Thanks to Jalopnik posting this up in their recent “Theses are 10 unbelievable cars you never knew existed” article, along with a few others that will end upon here, its appeared on a few Facebook pages, but it was the same picture the one of the rear I wanted to see and know more.
has been posted up elsewhere Dacon was a Porsche Volkswagen importer in Brazil
but when car imports were prohibited in 1976, like a few other companies, they
shifted to building their own vehicles based on locally built VW platforms. The
828 though was little different built from the ground up but still utilising VW
and Porsche parts. Those rear lighta are from a 70's bay windowed van. But also VW’s 4 cylinder
boxer air-cooled engine which produced 65bhp mounted where it usually is, out back. It
was also offered with 3bhp more in an alcohol fuel engine!!!!!
car though was only a small two seater, only 2.5m long and were initially
built by fellow Brazil VW car builder Puma, who also designed it for Dacon
before production moved to Dacon’a own factory. Unfortunately in its production
from 1983 until 1994 only 47 were built most likely due to its high cost and
lack of practicality. Possibly one of those cars that was ahead of its time, a
city car before the term or in this case the need was known. Also as you’ll see
the rear seems to be its best side!!!!