VW decided to show some of their rarer prototypes to the public in a limited-time-only exhibition in Wolfsburg. The cars include this EA 128 (EA stands for “Entwicklungsauftrag” or development order) a take on a luxury full sizer, powered by an air-cooled flat six from Porsche that sits in the back and drives the rear axles, which also came from Porsche. The styling is a bit bland to say the least, but come to think of it, the Pheaton isn’t much to write home about style-wise either. It’s supposed to wear the fur inside to keep you cozy, not outside to flash off to the peasants.

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And look! They even thought about a flagship wagon! It’s like one of those rare coachbuilt S-class or 7-series wagons. One can only assume what it might have been to drive. My bet is that it could have spooked some drivers that might have gone for this engine-out-in-the-back set-up, instead for one of the more conventional German offerings at the time.

They are also displaying this Caddy MKIII. I never thought of the MKIII as a happy car, but this one seems to say “I like it when you shove all that stuff in ......” I’ll stop here.

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And the actually not so rare “Car 2000” which has a weird Passat B3 vibe going, years before that saw the light of day.

A few more can be seen here: