If this next car looks simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, you are not alone. This car is a result of some international disputes that made Brazil ban (or make them really expensive) the importing of foreign cars for a number of years. The folks at Volkswagen got around the furrin car hate by building a factory (or two) in Brasil and eventually letting the locals design and develop their own cars. Nossa Senhora! This car is a Volkswagon of Brasil built type 3 that was designed by Marcio Piancastelli and it was given the nickname of Zé do Caixão (“Coffin Joe”) because of its boxy shape. This 1969 Volkswagen 1600L failed to meet reserve at a bid of $9800 (but will probably be back up for sale soon) located in Daytona Beach, FL.
The Volkswagen Brasilia was sold in Brazil (and Mexico) from 1974 through 1982. The type 321 was manufactured by Volkswagen on Brazil and borrowed most of its chassis from the Karmann-Ghia and engine from the Beetle., but the styling was pure squareback cool. This is the first we’ve featured on DT, probably because they were […]