Volkswagen Celebrates The Golf’s 40th Birthday


Published on March 26th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volkswagen Celebrates The Golf’s 40th Birthday

VW Golf 1974_1

Together with other marques in the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Classic is celebrating with a major appearance at the world fair for vintage, classic and prestige automobiles in Essen. The focus in 2014 is on the 40th birthday of the Golf and seven sporty Beetles.

Goodyear 650x85(DSF)

Volkswagen Classic is bundling all activities relating to the history of its cars and exhibiting some sensational models from its vehicle collections in Wolfsburg and Osnabrück in hall 7.0. To start with, there is a big anniversary: under the motto ‘40 Years of Golf’, one of the oldest models from the first series still in existence will be on show. The Golf I marked the beginning of an impressive success story: to date, more than 30 million Golfs have been delivered.

VW Golf 1974_3

The exhibit has been made available by the AutoMuseum Volkswagen Foundation for the Techno Classica. Also coming from this museum is a cutaway Golf I featuring a number of extras. It can be seen on the neighbouring Volkswagen Classic Parts stand and will be highlighting the oldest Wolfsburg vehicle collection: the car museum in Wolfsburg’s Dieselstrasse, situated to the east of the Autostadt, showcases the entire product history of Volkswagen.

VW Golf 1974_4

To mark the anniversary of the first Golf, which rolled off the production line on the Mittelland Canal exactly 40 years ago, Volkswagen Classic is celebrating this special birthday at its fair stand with all the visitors in fitting style. One surprise can already be revealed: Hans-Joachim ‘Strietzel’ Stuck, one of the best-known German-speaking racing drivers and himself an owner of a Golf I GTI, will be on hand to sign autographs.

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