Lot 296 - 2007 Volkswagen Eos ‘custom’
|Sold - £4,414
Prior to production, the Eos was shown as the Concept C car at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show designed by a team headed by Peter Schreyer, Head of Volkswagen Design in Wolfsburg. The production Eos, produced at the Autoeuropa plant in Portugal, was presented in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Unlike the Cabrio, which was a convertible version of the Golf hatchback, the Eos was a standalone model with all new body panels, although it shared the platform and components from the Volkswagen Golf (Mk. 5). The Eos incorporates into its five-piece folding roof an integrated and independently sliding glass sunroof making the Eos the only retractable hardtop of this kind. The roof folds automatically into the boot in 25 seconds, thereby reducing boot space from 10.5 to 6.6 cubic feet. The roof was designed and is built by OASys, a subsidiary of Webasto Germany.
This petrol, automatic 2.0 litre turbo Eos with that fabulous folding hardtop is presented in metallic silver with grey trim and has covered a mere 68,215 miles from new with two previous keepers. What stands this example out from a crowd is the custom front to this example, which is part VW Scirocco (the bumper and bonnet) with the front wings bespoke to fit while retaining all the original features necessary on a modern sports car. The work was performed by a young and talented design student who has moved away from aerospace to fulfil his passion for cars at Vara-Technik, the workmanship would have many thinking this was an original VW design (perhaps a design they should have considered). With a good history file and an MoT test certificate until May 2023, panoramic roof and private plate included, this practical yet sleek hardtop convertible, which seats four and still has room in the boot is a one-off and sure to turn heads.
Guide Price £6,000 - £10,000
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