Rare Rabbit: An Indonesian Two Door Volkswagen Golf Mk1

2y ago


Originally posted on fueltank.cc

Photography: Ibi Muljosantoso.

Who are you and what do you do for a living?

Hi, my name is Erwin, I’m 48 years old, Indonesian and I’m a car enthusiast. I am a senior manager working for a heavy equipment dealer in Indonesia during week days and since my kids are all grown up I spend my weekends either with my good lady or enjoying my ‘me time’ with friends and car enthusiasts.

Tell me about your first love for cars. Right back when you were young. What inspired you?

Well I guess my Dad was the biggest influencer. I remember he drew me pictures of cars almost every time he fed me when I was very young. He bought me Matchbox or Tamiya toys back then as my birthday present. And he has been into Volkswagen Kombi and Mercedes Benz all his life.

What was your first car?

My first car was a 1972 Fiat 125 Special, Dolphin Grey, twin cam engine with four barrels carbs (Weber), first generation timing belt, intermittent wiper, wire tugged, lowered with R13 TRD rims, and a totally white interior. This was back in 1985 and I was only 17 years old. I remember my dad was very happy to see that I chose an old Fiat instead of a brand new Suzuki Jimny! He said that I am man enough to dare to take the risk of owning an old car. But really, that Fiat made me who I am today. I am the handy-man when it comes to repairing classic cars.

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