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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:38 pm    Post subject: What's the "S" stand for? Reply with quote

A friend of mine just purchased a '65 "Varient S". It was purchased in Europe and used to tour, shipped to the states, and kept clean and pristine. Only has 87K ORIGINAL miles on it. I know that's a stretch, but the history of the car is there and all parties involved reputable.

It has a 1500cc engine, but I'm not familiar with those flat ones like I am my upright 1600dp.

But what does that "S" stand for? Anyone know?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sport?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

special?
super?

maybe SICK!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what the "S" designation ment, but I do know it consisted of quite a bit of stuff, like a high compression 1500cc engine, dual carbs, upgraded inside trim and interior packages, outside chrome upper trim, and other bits and pieces.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupendous, superfluous, simple.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S=Sport

N=Neuter

E=Economy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go with "Sport" since most german cars have the same designations

"S" = Sport
"I" = Fuel Injected
"C" = Coupe
"V" = Varient
"E" = Economy

they have a whole code system with their numbers as well ie.
BMW 635csi = Baverian Motor Works 6 series 3.5ltr coupe sport fuel injected Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well dont forget the

N......Nothing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

66fasty wrote:
I'd go with "Sport" since most german cars have the same designations

"S" = Sport
"I" = Fuel Injected
"C" = Coupe
"V" = Varient
"E" = Economy

they have a whole code system with their numbers as well ie.
BMW 635csi = Baverian Motor Works 6 series 3.5ltr coupe sport fuel injected Wink


Damn. I didn't know that. Learnt sumthing new, yes I did. I'm thinking of getting an old Bimmer someday. Thanks for the tip!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:38 pm    Post subject: High compression? Reply with quote

It seems like I read somewhere about two 1500 engines, one high compression, and one low. Would that be the S? And then there's the SL(?). This stuff will soak into my brain eventually, honest.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 different friends of mine are Porsche freaks. I plan to someday be one if this economy would get off it's ass!

E on the older Porsche 911 models = Einspritzung. Deutsch for Injection.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry...forgot to add: S was for Sport in the Porsche world.

I would like to think it carried over to VW since Ferdinand Porsche gave life to the first VW's before moving on to his own thing.
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