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1977 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17]

1977 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17] in Dach überm Kopf, Movie, 1980 IMDB

Class: Cars, Hatchback — Model origin: DE — Made for: DDR

1977 Volkswagen Golf I [Typ 17]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


DynaMike NL

2009-10-21 01:43


10.000 Golfs were imported to GDR in 1977/78.

ingo DE

2009-10-21 09:57


And except that deal of the GDR-government (as the Mazda 323, the citroen GSA and the Volvo 244, too) the Golf I and later Golf II could be ordered by relatives in Western Germany for GDR-citizens. The company was named GENEX, a GDR-owned import/export-company, located in Copenhagen and Zürich. The dependance in Copenhagen was named Jauerfood AG.
The prices had to be paid in D-Mark, so the cars were delivered immediately. The whole range of COMECON-cars, which were offered in the GDR, was available at the GENEX, also some Western made models.

I own some GENEX-catalogues in my GDR-literature-collection. Their prices at eBay are fu..ing high nowadays.
btw.: it was strictly illegal to bring a GENEX-catalogue into the GDR! Even the most products were GDR-made. The reason was, that the GDR-people shuld not know, what were the prices of their own made good in the "real", the Western world.

In 1978 the GENEX had offered that Western cars:

- VW Golf I
- Volvo 343
- Fiat 131 S (Fiat, not Polski Fiat)
- Volvo 244
- Volvo 264


- Yamaha XJ 600 (more Yamaha's on request)
- Ford Orion CL
- VW Golf II C
- VW Golf II CL
- BMW 318i
- Renault 9
- Peugeot 309
- Fiat Uno
- VW T3 Transporter Kombi (Tansporter with windows and back seats)


- as the 1988-programme plus the VW Passat CL and Passat CL Variant [35i]

1990 (released a few weeks before the Wall felt down):

- Yamaha XJ 600; XJ 900 F; FJ 1200; XTZ 750 "Super Ténéré"
- Renault 5 GTR
- Fiat Tipo
- Ford Orion CL
- BMW 316i; 318i; 320i
- Golf II CL and CL plus (CL plus?, never heard about it)
- Passat CL and Passat Variant CL

And the Lada Niva was available, too. Usually it was not possible for regular GDR-citizens to buy a Niva.

Sorry, I just own these few catalogues. Perhaps I'll find some more (but for reasonable prices).

And I remember, that one guy has tried once to spent his GDR-relatives a Ferrari 328. This was not possible.

Tönz DE

2009-10-21 11:25


Ingo wrote 1990 (released a few weeks before the Wall felt down):
- Golf II CL and CL plus

CL plus seems to be some edition for Swiss market only.

ingo DE

2009-10-23 19:58


P.S.The colour of the two Golf is "manilagreen", very popular in the VW/Audi-range around 1977-80.
My father had a 1977 Audi 80 GLS in this colour.

Ralph DE

2009-10-23 23:07


@Ingo: nur mal so für die Statistik, der Golf gehört den Echtholz-Pakettboden Dealern. :)

ingo DE

2009-10-24 18:17


Ich kenne den Film nicht, aber es war doch klar, daß die kapitalismus-verseuchten Bösen in DDR-Filmen immer die mit den Westwagen sind. :D

For the English speakers: similar as in old western-movies, where the bad guys always wear black hats, in GDR-made movies the bad or suspicious guys were driving Western cars. :)

Jale PL

2009-10-24 18:22


Entirely like in soviet films (even better - not only western cars, but all non-soviet). :)

-- Last edit: 2009-10-24 18:27:40

ingo DE

2011-08-06 23:26


Made for DDR due the mandatory mudflaps.

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