You've found Eunice, the 1973 Volkswagen Squareback (Variant). I bought this car for my wife on our 5th anniversary. She had been sore at me for selling her '78 Westy to finance the purchase of a 1978 Doublecab for me. So, I figured I would make it up to her by surprising her with her very own Squareback. I knew she would love it's uniqueness, and I was right. She immediately searched for a name for her car, one that would fit it's old, grandmotherly look. Eunice came up in discussion and immediately stuck.
The car is in OK overall shape. When I purchased the car, it had been lowered in the front. The first thing I did to the car was attempt to raise the front end. After raising the drivers side, I tried to raise the passenger side, but I couldn't remove the lower control arm. It looks like it had been welded on! So I had to buy a whole front end and swap them out. It was a long weekend, but I got it swapped and she looks and rides much better. The driver-side floor pan is almost nonexistant, and has been reinforced by a 3/8" thick steel sheet, with the seat mounts welded to it. There are no door seals, and I have only found a driver side seal, but I am waiting until I get both to replace them at the same time. I've replaced all the rear door seals. We've also got a new carpet set for her, but that has to wait to be installed until those door seals are fixed.
Update! I finally found some cheap brazillian door seals and installed those. I am impressed with the fit, I thought it was going to be much worse than it is. I finally got that carpet installed. I will be posting some pictures of the carpet and door seals soon.
Following are some general pictures of Eunice. Enjoy!
Last revised: December 30, 1999.
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