This extremely rare VW Polo is targa and drop-top at the same time
A 28-year-old Volkswagen Polo Cabriolet is available for sale in Germany with 91,890 km (57,098 miles) under its belt and an offer price of 11,900 euros. Its body style makes it very exclusive, so let’s get into the specifics.
Walter Treser, ex-Audi designer and colleague of Ferdinand Piech, came up with this mixture of Cabriolet and Targa three decades ago. As early as the 1970s, he headed the pre-development department at Audi and eventually became one of the “fathers” of the iconic Audi 100. According to legend, he was also the one who invented the name “quattro” for the company’s innovative AWD system.
Treser later founded a car repair shop in Ingolstadt and converted classic Audis. The Volkswagen car currently for sale was his only VW-based conversion.
The Polo Treser GT (see video) has a hard top and a detachable body, so you can convert it into a Targa and a Cabriolet as you wish. For the conversion, the company only accepted 55 and 75 hp versions of the Polo, and this one is the 75 hp model.
A total of 290 such vehicles were built, 10 of them by Treser himself and the remaining 280 by a third party. This belongs to the exclusive group of ten and mostly served as a show car throughout its life.
VW Polo has no open modifications on the market today, which makes this one quite unique.
Editor Andrew Raspopov