Volkswagen Golf CL Mk1

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BSO/OST: Led Zeppelin – We’re Gonna Groove

Hola de nuevo!!

Parece ser que volvemos a los orígenes. Teníamos este buga en el tintero tras nuestra huida de Noruega y nos gustaría compartir este pepin. Fue cazado durante la visita de dos bomberos, con sus respectivas mangueras muy majetes, y después de un viaje suicida a Åre, donde descubrimos que los bugas suecos no molan tanto.

Despues de tanta tontería nos centramos en lo bueno: este pedazo de Golf Mk1 en perfecto estado (lo cual nos congratula) fue cazado en el ferry hacia Mølde (famoso por la fábrica de Bimbo). Este buga se empezó a fabricar allá por 1974, manteniendo su producción hasta la llegada del Mk2, en 1983, mientras en otros países como Sudáfrica se sigue fabricando este bólido (bajo la denominación de Volkswagen Citi Golf). Su formato Hatchback y sus apenas 3,7m de largo le dieron el famoso apodo de Rabbit en Norteamérica, denominándose asimismo Volkswagen Caribe en México. Cuenta con un motor transversal refrigerado por agua, comprendiendo desde un 1.1L con 50 CV, hasta un 1.6L con 75CV. Pero ¡OJO! en 1976 se empezó a comercializar el Gran Turismo de Inyección (GTI), con uno de los primeros mecanismos de inyección de gasolina para turismo, y dando al buga una potencia de 110 CV con una cilindrada de 1.6L. Por supuesto hay unos Diesel atmosféricos que son una caca.

Para que decir más, un pepino, una máquina, un bólido. ¡Gracias Giorgetto Giurgiaro!

English:

Hello again!

It seems that we return to origins. We had this buga in the deposit after our scape from Norway and we would like to share this cucumber. It was caught during the visit of two firefighters with their hoses, very good people, and after a suicide trip to Åre, where we found that Swedish bugas are not the same.

After all the nonsense we focus on the good: this piece of Golf Mk1 in perfect condition (which we welcomed) was shot in the ferry to Mølde. They began to manufacture this buga in 1974, maintaining its production until the advent of the Mk2 in 1983, while in other countries like South Africa is still producing (under the name of Volkswagen Citi Golf). Its format Hatchback and its 3.7 m long just gave him the famous nickname of Rabbit in North America, also known as Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico. It has a transverse engine water cooled, from a 1.1L with 50 HP, up to a 1.6L with 75 HP. But HEY! in 1976 began the shipping of the GTI, in one of the first fuel injection mechanisms for a tourism, giving 110 HP with 1.6 L. Of course there are some atmospheric Diesel which are a poop.

What to say about it, what a cucumber, what a machine, what a sport car. Thanks Giorgetto Giurgiaro!

Volkswagen Jetta C

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B.S.O.             David Bowie   “Starman”

¿Qué dos ejemplares de mono guineano, habituales colaboradores de SB, nos observan desde la ventana?

PERO ESTO QUÉ ES!!…… Como bien cuestiona nuestro gran amigo Matías, incondicional seguidor de SB, ¿esto qué es?. Os lo voy a contar pero para ello vamos a retroceder a tiempos pasados, cuando nuestros retorcidos cerebros maquinaban sin parar cual sería el siguiente buga a publicar (ahora ya no, el acomodo y esta burda sociedad capitalista nos lo impiden). Sí amigos, estoy hablando de Noruegar.

Este pepino, descubierto en Moholt por aquel entonces, se trata de un VW Jetta C de primera generación (1980 – 1987) de tres puertas. Este modelo fue diseñado por este señor, llamado Giorgio Giugiaro, quien anteriormente también había creado el Golf I, y que debería (en opinión de SB) recibir el premio Nobel por ello.

Sin más rollos os contaré que esta máquina disponía de una gama de motores desde 1.1 l y 50 CV hasta 1.8 y 112 CV, algunos montados con carburador y otros (fundamentalmente para américa) con inyección. Se comercializó tanto en Europa como en Norteamérica (con algunas modificaciones) y además existía una planta en Bosnia para proporcionar cobertura al mercado balcánico. Como curiosidades comentar que su dirección DES-asistida fue muy criticada por su dureza, aunque en general era un coche que gustaba a la peñita de entonces. Su peculiar nombre se debe a que su diseñador era un caradura.

Como podeis observar en la foto, su dueño aplica las pautas de restiling Solobugas, colocando guardabarros de dimensiones exageradas, en dos colores y en ambas ruedas, como si se estuviera preparando para correr un rally en su barrio o en el polígono.  Ojete a los antinieblas delanteros y a las inexistentes placas de matrícula (así nos gusta). Un 10 para este chic@, tomamos nota para nuestros bólidos.

Y…….sin más oscilaciones……os dejo que disfruteis el final del temazo.

Adiósssss

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenglishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

O.S.T.                 David Bowie “Starman”

What two pieces of  Guinean monkeys, SB usual collaborators, are watching us from the window?

BUT WHAT IS THIS!!…… As our good friend Matthias, unconditional supporter of SB,is asking, what it is?. I’ll tell you but, to do so we will go back to old times, when our twisted brains were planning every time what would be the next buga to publish (now no longer,the  accommodation and this crude capitalist society doesn´t allow us). Yes friends, I am speaking about Norway.

This cucumber, discovered in Moholt at the time, is a VW Jetta C first generation (1980 – 1987) of three doors. This model was designed by this gentleman named Giorgio Giugiaro, who previously had also created the Golf IV and which should (according to SB) receive the Nobel Prize for it.

With no more rolls I will tell you that this machine had a range of engines from 1.1 liter 50 hp to 1.8 and 112 hp, some mounted with carburetor and other (mainly American) injection. It was marketed in Europe and North America (with some modifications) and also there was a plant in Bosnia to provide coverage to the Balkan market. As curious comment that its des-assisted direction was widely criticized for its harshness, but overall it was a car that people liked. Its peculiar name its because its designer was a rotter.

As you can see in the picture, the owner applies the Solobugas restiling  patterns, placing guards of exaggerated size in two colors and in both wheels, as if preparing to run a rally in his neighborhood or on the polygon. Eyelet to fog lights and missing front license plates (as we like). A 10 for this guy, we take note for our cars.

And …… …… without further oscillations……. I let you enjoy the end of  the superhit.

Adiosssss

VOLKSWAGEN Golf II GL – “The Winter Beast”

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  • Owner: Ole Markus (ambassador SB Austria, car mechanic SB bugas), since August 2005
  • Year of manufacture: 1991
  • Mileage: about 135.000 km
  • Engine: 4 cylinders in-line, 1272 ccm
  • Gasoline Injection
  • 40,0 kW / 54HP
  • Consumption: 6,8 – 7,2 liters / 100 km (official tested)
  • Frost-proof until minus 40°C
  • Extra: Catalyzer
  • Transmission: Front-wheel drive
  • Gearbox: Manual, 4 speed, after those you can shift to the “Rallye Gear (= R )”
  • Chassis:
  • Brakes: disc at front, drums at back, NEW brake fluid since 2 months, new discs and brake pads at front
  • Tires: Winter Tires SAVA Eskimo S3 – 175/70 R 13
  • Body:
  • Weight: 910 kg
  • Allowed weight in total: 1370 kg
  • Number of doors / seats: 5 / 5
  • Performance:
  • Maximum Speed: Official 151 km/h; Tested: 160 km/h (with following wind on a sloping road)
  • Features:
  • Fully winter equipped: tires, snow chains, shovel
  • Analog navigation system (compass)
  • Adjustable mirrors from the inside
  • Toll sticker for the road tax Austria, valid until November 9th 2009
  • Pioneer car radio with IPod docking
  • “Rabbit” emblem from my first Golf II from the year 1986
  • Last but not least: ORIGINAL SOLOBUGAS TRAFFIC PLATES

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  • Ability to sleep in it: YES, possible as well in the trunk (if you are not to  tall and drunk – tested), and in the main room, also better to be drunk
  • Ability to dive under a one meter snow cornice: yes, several tests satisfied

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As the boss of our solobugas car repair shop, it’s of course my duty to take care of this car and the cars of the co-director and the manager (still, they newer showed up at my shop, but they will for sure). This summer for example, the front brakes, the exhaust system and the rear suspension have been completely changed. My buga is ready for the next WINTER SEASON, muhahahaaaaaaaaa

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and NO, i am not selling this car 😉

stay tuned, yours Ole Markus

Volkswagen T1 – Transporter

Hello friends!

Finally I managed it to take some pictures of this amazing car, cause I pass by it almost every day: A Volkswagen T1 Transporter. What a car. Built somewhen between 1950 – 1967, so at least more than 40 (!) years old and still driving around in my main part of Solobugas world reportings, Vienna alias Viena.

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Maybe one night I will sleep on the loading area of the car, when I don’t find the way home anymore 😛

Adiosss, more bugas soon to come!!

Solobugas World – testing since 2004

Yesss hombres, the next story of  Solobugas World is here for you!!

Still some years ago, me and my Austrian testing crew had the wish to travel to our beloved country of Espana, and we didn’t know at all that this country is housing my Solobugas World partners of the future! We wanted to go with a fantastic buga from the farming fields in Austria to the country in the south, where the tomatoes and the red and green peppers also grow in winter. But WHICH car is able to make this trip was the big question ?  ?  ?

As gypsies none of us had a useful car or money to by one and so we decided to take one from the street (actually from a field where nobody and nothing lived – the car was not owned from anyone FOR SURE) and to repair it. And so the story of our beloved VW Passat B2 began. We called him “the undestroyable tank”, because he was supposed to resist every attack and stress. We reapaired the car at a mountain, where a friend of us lived, and started the trip to the south in the summer of 2004.  Three weeks of travelling, about 6000km and a lot of fun and adventures with the tank were in front of us. Look at this pictures of the hard working (and drinking) hours…

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The car was built in the year 1982,  so almost the same age we had, and its identification was “Type 32B”. The engine of our wonderful tank was a powerful 1.600 ccm one with 51 kW, 4 zylinders used with gas of course. So it was able to pull us up all the hills between Austria and Spain. Let’s see where our journey brought us:

testing step one - the dry fields in Spain

You can see that it was not always easy with the testing crew. One night we had almost a fight in the car, because we couldn’t find a place to sleep. As gypsies we didn’t want to pay at all for a place so we wanted to stay hidden in the car. But also the Passat was to small for 4 people and two of us (i don’t remember who cause we were so drunk) had to sleep on the street.

But those were just small problems until the real ones started. After we crossed the border to Spain the Passat didn’t work well anymore and we had to visit some car mechanics. But in the end nobody could help us and so we had to drive home to the beloved home country of Austria, with only 3 out of 4 cylinders, with about 12 and more liters of gas consumption for 100 km… In this movie you can see how many exhaust gases the car generated. AND you see on the traffic sign, that it is a real Solobugas testing drive, cause we used the “SB” license plates. But in the end our beloved tank finally brought us home – UNDESTROYABLE (neither by storm and hailstones) ! ! !

After all those stresses and strains my friends were happy to get their other cars at home again and I had the honor to test the car one more year, especially in the hard Austrian winter. The problem with the engine was solved (we had lost one sparking plug in Spain) and in the arctic mountains of Austria me and the car had a good but cold time. The heating of the car didn’t work and I had to drive with an opened window very often because otherwise the front window was full of steam… I survived the winter with and sometimes in the car, but finally i had to sell it, it was too exhausting with no heating 😛

testing step 2 - the arctic sites in Austria

R.I.P. beloved Passat – the undestroyable tank. I am sure you still drive around and some gypsies can count on you!!

Volkswagen Polo I

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O.S.T.: Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

Hello my dear Solobugas friends!

First thanks to my Solobugas dudes for my introduction. I already have to make one adjustment to marcoshc‘s statement about my first car. Actually it was a secret and I didn’t tell my followers because I was afraid to be put into jail… Years ago, I didn’t have the driving license yet and against the will of my parents I bought MY FIRST BUGA: a VW Polo, colour beige, built in 1979. It was possible for me to test this car in some hidden places in middle Europe and I was impressed. With a weight of less than 700 kg the acceleration of this car was great for this age, but well, the gasoline in the fuel tank also went away quite fast.

The type was a Volkswagen Polo I, so the first of its category and the intern identification of VW was “Type 86”. This buga was built from the years 1975 to 1981 with 3 different engines from about 40 – 60 horsepowers. The size of those engines was from 895 up to 1272 ccm, which was far enough for this really light car. And actually this Polo was a rebadged version of the Audi 50 which had also the designation “Type 86” and Solobugas is still hunting for you to get also this car for you on our page!

By 1979, 500.000 Polos were produced worldwide and also the production of the Audi 50 was already closed by this year because it was not as good sold as the Polo.

In my test period of the Polo I detected, that the chassis suspension was not exactly perfect in my opinion. When I drove with acceptable speed into a close turn, the inner back tire of the car lost the contact to the street and was in the air. No grip at one side of the car at the back!

Well, it was no rally car and this was what I experienced: if you look properly at the pictures(sorry for the quality, about 10 years old and copied from analogue ones) you can see on the right car side some scratches. This happened when the fence at my neighbour’s farm was jumping on the road when I was about to race around the corner of his farm (well, actually I jumped into the fence and destroyed some sticks of the fence, haha). The resistance of my Polo was amazing: there was no single scratch or bump in the front bumper, just the barbed wire left his tracks at the side of the car and scratched the whole side. Poor Polo… Fortunately my neighbour was a friendly guy, I helped him to repair the fence and no police came.

Finally I got my driving license some day and the Polo was in too bad conditions to get the license for it to drive on the road, so I sold it again to a Polo lover. R.I.P. my beloved first car!

Stay tuned hombres, a hug from Austria for you!

Ole Markus

Volkswagen T3 Westfalia “Club Joker”

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B.S.O:       Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves     “Stay your Claims”

Que pasa melones!!!! Creíais que estábamos acabados?? O enterrados en la nieve??? O arruinados tras una interminable partida de Póker a cara de perro???? Pues NO! mi hijo drogas, no ha tomao drogas, lo que pasa es que otros menesteres, léase: bolos, viajes de promoción del blog, fiestones veladas sociales,etc; nos mantienen ocupados y nos impiden dedicar todo el tiempo que nos gustaría a nuestros magníficos post.

PERO!!…..no por ello vamos a dejar de presentaros maravillas sobre 4 ruedas, como esta T3 Westfalia que nos quita el sueño y que fue descubierta en el párking de nuestra escuela en Lerkendal. Ya publicamos anteriormente una T3 Westfalia de 1983-1985 en este post, pero la de hoy corresponde a los modelos fabricados entre 1986-1991. La principal diferencia con los modelos antiguos fue la sustitución de los faros redondos por los bifaro rectangulares, además de un interior más lujoso con opción de aire acondicionado. El motor que monta es refrigerado por water y puede ser un 1.9 o 2.1 L gasolina con entre 83-112 c.v. Como podemos ver la furgo es una “Club Joker” preparada por Westfalia exactamente como nos gusta a nosotros: techo abatible, cocinita, neverita, armaritos y toldete en el lateral para tomarse un buen gin-tonic frente a los fiordos y que no te moleste el sol.

Bueno, espero que os guste amigüitos, no os quejareis de furgo eee? Prometemos continuar con Solobugas tal y como se merece para que sigais disfrutando del motor noruego en todo su explendorrrrr.

Hasta luego!!!