Remember those Harlequin VW Golfs? You know, the ones where all the body panels were different colors? Well, this is the same thing, only it's a Ferrari 348, and it's for sale in the UK. According to the seller, the car draws stares (gee, big surprise) and is finished to a high standard. Whether or not the Technicolor bodywork meets your standards is another question entirely. We know it's all in good fun, but seriously, brown doors? Yuck.
We admit it, VW has engaged our attention with its recent ad campaign for the Rabbit that centers on the furry creature's penchant for procreation. The ad on the back cover of Playboy is great, but the commercial that kicked it off is destined to be a ad classic. Perhaps the coolest thing about that commercial is the reappearance of the Harlequin model that hasn't been around since 1996. Produced by swapping the body panels on three already built, different colored cars, Harlequins are immediate
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
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