Now that's 3 wheeling!
I always felt that those Momo rims were the ugliest damned things to ever hold tires, but that's just me. I had the same Blaupunkt 3001 head unit and that 50-watt equalizer/amp in my VWs (it migrated across 3 cars over the years). Nice package, but a joke nowadays.
I know 1979 is post Opec oil crisis, but I couldn't help LOL at this quote:
With 78bhp on tap, the GF Fox has quite adequate performance, doing 0-60 mph in 12.8 seconds and covering the 1/4 mile in 19.2 sec at 72.0mph. The power doesn't come on strongly until 4000rpms...
Of course it sounds pretty silly nowadays when even a sh*tbox has to have 165hp to keep up with traffic, but 30 years ago we were pretty happy with that 78hp in our one-ton VWs and Audis. We didn't KNOW what mega-power felt like then. The fact that these lightweight runners were responsive and nimble in a way that no other maker's cars could even approximate made them "wunderwagens" for those of us who followed the "German gospel" of that time. You'd be surprised, btw, at how quick these cars felt when in capable hands. It's all a matter of perspective and context, I guess. Today, to my way of thinking, cars are grotesquely overpowered and overweight; they're a joke. But, that's MY perspective.