B1 Volkswagen Passat L 4speed Manual
Now a little back story on My New rides history, or at least how it was passed down to me through the owner/s
I saw an ad on craigslist in Jan of 2011 for a 1973 VW Passat. I did a bit of research and came to find that the 1973 wasn't available in the US. Not until 1974 did the Passat come over, but rebadged as a Dasher. This information peaked my interest so eventually some time in February i went and looked at the car. The original owner was stationed overseas in germany at the time that he purchased the passat and when he came back home he imported it over here. And thats how a eurospec B1 came to be in the states. Only 62,000km original miles on the clock. and Registered in Ohio (State i'm in, no inspection for instate transfers ) The owner got it running for me off some ether and a jump box. Ultimately i passed on the car cause i just didn't think i could fix the rust issues that were present and i thought of the possibility of other hidden rust. Well about 2 months ago i had an itch to look for some another car since i was in the midst of selling my mk4 golf and my mk3 cabrio was good enough to drive as a daily. Lo and behold i get on thesamba.org and do a search for early watercooled vehicles and up pops the same car i had looked at almost 2 years ago. I get in contact with the new owner and messages back and forth we come to an agreement and now here i am with quite a project. PO had replaced the coil, throttle cable and fixed a birds nest of wires left from the neglectful first owner. Definitely something you don't see often and many parts are similar on the B1 and Mk1 and Mk1 Sciroccos. I hope you guys enjoy the pics and can give me some help on bringing it back to a much more presentable rendition.
The "Vin" number stamped on the firewall leads me to believe that this is actually a 1975 Passat even though the title does in fact say 1973. anyone have any more info on Vehicle identification by numbers on the firewall please let me know.