Regular readers of PetrolBlog will know that I have an irrational hatred of Shatchbacks. For the uninitiated, a Shatchback is the automotive equivalent of an afterthought – a hatchback which has simply had a cardboard box welded to the boot to turn it into a saloon car. There have been some horrors featured on PetrolBlog, but worse is to come I’m sure.
It is also no secret that I believe that green is quite frankly one of the greatest hues to grace a car. Indeed, only last week I listed ten of the greatest green cars ever. There wasn’t a single Honda Insight or Toyota Prius in sight either.
But it got me thinking. Does green paint have enough in the locker to do the unthinkable and make a Shatchback actually quite appealing? Well, after a swift Hobnob, I set the challenge on Twitter. Less than five hours later and the first candidate was put forward by @KuangEleven.
Take one 1980 Volkswagen Jetta. Add trick wheels. Lower it. Fit roof rack. Sprinkle on few retro stickers and hey presto, a rather splendid Shatchback is born.
A brilliant stance, perfectly balanced and subtle styling, this Jetta proves beyond all reasonable doubt that green cars really do rock. But does it actually demonstrate that Shatchbacks can be appealing? That’s debatable, but the hunt is well and truly on for more green Shatchbacks that you’d actually love to own.
Image courtesy of devianart.com. Thanks to @KuangEleven for hunting it down.