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RealRides of WNY #2378 - 1977 VW

This 1977 Volkswagenwas still officially called the Beetleconvertiblehere in the States. The French version referred to it as the Cabriolet,which is of course French for convertible. When the 1980 Rabbit drop-top debuted, French-Canadian advertising material called it La Rabbit décapotable(Rabbit convertible, which is how it was marketed in English-speaking North America). Model year 1985 w

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Volkswagen

Came across this Savannah Beige 1968 Volkswagen yesterday during a light rain in North Tonawanda. Some might call it a “Cabrio” but VW, at least in 1968, still referred to their open-roofed Beetles as convertibles. (FYI, “cabrio” is short for “cabriolet” which, according to Google’s etymology,derives from the French “cabriole” — goat&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1979 VW

This 1979 VW Beetle is notable for two reasons: it marked the final year of the old-style Beetle’s sales in North America, and it was the final production year world-wide for the convertible model. VW sedan sales ended in America with the 1976 models (although they would still carry on in some other countries until 2003). The new front-drive, water-cooled Rabbit/Golf pretty much put the fina