CC Outtake: VW Diesel Rabbit Overlander

I watched this red Rabbit arrive at this house last fall or so, in original condition. And then I watched it sprout overlanding gear: a suspension lift, bigger and knobbier tires, a roof rack, and, well, I guess that’s about it. Enough to change its character considerably.

How many dozens of gen1 diesel Rabbits have I shown you here over the years? About one every couple of months, seems to me. And there’s still more to be found. Rabbits that are fed diesel have a longer life it would seem than those fed gasoline.


This is one of the later Westmoreland Rabbits, from the looks of the grille.

And it has a vintage VW friend that lives across the street.