Family sedan a classic ride

Lionel Seah's article Classic Ride (Life, Jan 30) brought back fond memories for me.

I owned a VW Type 3 sedan (the fastback version) about 40 years ago.

It was a solidly built, well- engineered family sedan with an attractive design.

The flat-four, air-cooled rear- mounted engine was a model of efficiency and reliability.

The engine housing assembly was an automotive engineering marvel. Built into a compact unit about 18 inches in height, it created space above it for use as a luggage compartment. Thus, the car had two luggage compartments, one at the front and one at the rear.

The Type 3 gave me and my family a classic ride for many years. I am not surprised that car owner Michael Cai's 50-year- old-plus precious possession is still running.

Anthony Oei

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 06, 2016, with the headline 'Family sedan a classic ride'. Print Edition | Subscribe