Exceptionally Rare, Rear Engine, Air Cooled Flat 4
This SP2 is one of very few imported into the US. It spent much of
its life on display in an auto museum, where it was maintained
mechanically and occasionally driven. The car has recently been
fully sorted mechanically ($7,000+ in receipts) and runs and drives
strong. The car has won trophies at every car show we've taken it
to. If you're looking for a truly unique and fun car that will
likely be the only one you'll ever see in person, this just might
be the car for you.
In the 1970s, the Brazilian market was closed for imports, thus
Volkswagen do Brazil began developing a sports car for its home
market to replace the aging Karmann-Ghia. Penned in house by
designers Marcio Piancastelli, Jose Vicente Novita Martins and
Jorge Yamashita Oba, the result was stunningly pretty, brooding,
and later inspired Porsche's transaxle series. The low production
SP2 coupe fit a 'pancake' 1.7-liter air-cooled flat 4 at the rear,
which it carried over a 4-year production life. The Volkswagen SP2,
born from a company independent from its German VW bosses, is
arguably the prettiest and one of the rarest Volkswagens ever
built. The name SP2 officially stands for "S�o Paulo". Today, SP2
models are increasingly rare, and hard to find outside of their
homeland. The car is now sought as a valuable collector's item.
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