In 1996 Volkswagen took four Harlequin Golf models on the auto show circuit. A similar Polo model sold in Europe inspired these cars that feature body panels painted in Pistachio Green, Ginster Yellow, Tornado Red, and Chagall Blue. Building four single-color cars and then exchanging their body panels was how these Harlequins were produced, and Volkswagen did this for approximately 275 cars that were sold in the U.S. as 1996 models. A Harlequin model's rocker panels, rear quarter panels and roof reveal its original color.

Volkswagen has officially kicked off sales of the renamed Rabbit (Golf MKV) in the U.S., and sharp-eyed viewers have caught a 2006 Harlequin Rabbit zooming around in one of the car's new commercials.

Is this VW just having some fun or is the Harlequin set to make a comeback?

Hats off to RossVW.com for all the info about the rarest VW model ever produced.


Check out the Volkswagen commercial in question here via YouTube.

Thanks to Michael for the tip!


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