In the quests that Sander and Femme undertake on their travels at home and abroad for classic Volkswagens, special cars like this Seat Ronda 1.2 GL pop up. When was the last time you saw one?
By: Dirk de Jong
It turns out that only a few have a Dutch registration and this LX-99-JH is one of them. For these young boys (twenties) cherishing youngtimers or classics is more than a fun hobby, they are working professionally to keep the automotive past tangible on the road.
Seat Ronda 1.2 GL
This 35-year-old animal needs no attention. It is technically perfect and also in beautiful condition in terms of appearance.
The real connoisseur sees that the car is derived from Fiat Ritmo. To make it clear that this is a real piece of Spain, there are external differences such as the square headlights, the modified grill and also minor adjustments such as door handles, rims, and taillights. With this Ronda, the Fiat collaboration was also discontinued and the baton was taken over by Volkswagen.
Sander: “It is known that he drove for a long time with the first owner in Groningen, after which he also had a very long standstill. We found this car during our searches and decided to buy it, so that the car could serve as a service car / loan car for our 'Funky' VW company. Unique opportunities come unexpectedly and are not announced, so it is important to react quickly.”
A person makes a lot of plans that then by chance or circumstances take a completely different turn. A visitor to the garage showed an interest in the now rare Seat Ronda and the car was subsequently sold. Sander soon regretted it, but he couldn't change the circumstances. So he started a search for the same type. After a few years he was successful. A Seat Ronda was offered on the internet with the registration number LX-99-JH. And that turned out to be the previously sold Spaniard. You certainly understand why the Seat Ronda 1.2 GL is back in the Westereen?
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