Exhibited for the first time in March 1979 at the Geneva Salon de l'Automobile, the Golf Cabriolet sparked rumours that the Beetle Cabriolet was about to cease production (this actually occurred January 1980) - a difficult situation for the new soft-top Golf model, which had to be content with a powerful wave of nostalgia for the old Beetle Cabriolet. Common sense declared the Golf Cabriolet to be the more sensible, practical and safer of the two models. As time progresses, however, the Golf Cabriolet itself comes to be regarded as a fully viable substitute for the much loved older car, and by the time it is taken out of production in May 1993 no fewer than 388, 552 have been made.
Golf Cabriolet I
Karmann, Osnabruck, Germany