Happy Snappers’ Ride

A car like no other. 🙂 Fully restored 1969 Volkswagen 1600 Type 3 Fastback.

Click on the photo to enlarge.

happy snapper ride 4The Volkswagen Type 3 is a compact car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1961 to 1973. Introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), the Type 3 was marketed as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600, in three body styles: two-door Notchback, Fastback and station wagon, the latter marketed as the ‘Squareback.’

The Type 3 diversified Volkswagen’s product range beyond the existing models – the Type 1 (Beetle), Type 14 Karmann Ghia, Type 2 (Bus) – while retaining their engineering principles, notably the air-cooled engine and the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.