In 1977 and 1978, VW issued one "Champagne Edition" convertible to each US dealership, also known as a "Special US Sales Campaign" model S723. This was essentially a "Triple White" convertible, but used a sand colored convertible top and had a set of four gold stripes running along the bottom of the doors and rear quarter panels. The 1977 model had faux burled elm dash inserts and the 1978 had faux rosewood dash inserts. Both had Opal colored vinyl seat (ribbon weave) and door panel coverings. Approximately 1000 total triple white S723 convertibles were sold in the US.
My favorite uncle bought this in the fall of 1973.
You may not earn an invitation to Amelia Island or other major concours d’elegance with this Pick of the Week, but you certainly would be a hit at a Concours d’LeMons.
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Anthony Donno’s handmade benches are turning some pretty famous heads
The Pick of the Day is a piece of American history, one of just 51 cars built during the famed production venture of Preston Tucker
A shiny Chevy grille, a little electrical tape, and we were stylin’, at least for a weekend
Docket also includes G-Wagon formerly owned by Stanley Kubrick
1972 365 GTB4 sells for $725,328 at inaugural Sale of Ferraris in the UK
Seven tools for racers and others tuning their own shocks