As we work our way down the list of lesser-brands, we come to ACM Biaggini Passo.
If you want one there are 7 on sale at Autoscout24 but some might not be the real thing. Judging by the numbers, an ACM Biaggini Passo is a 4×4 cabriolet based on the Mk1 Golf. The one shown here has its own grille and a few extra touches to signal its off-road intent. The interior had a huge tubular bar fitted across the dashboard. Prices are flimsy to firm. A cheap one costs in the region of €4000 and they go on up to whatever someone typed in at the time, say, €15,000.
Since only 63 of these vehicles rolled off the line, this little trove of them represents a fair proportion of those remaining and perhaps explains the wildly variable prices. ACM, in Italy, made them from 1990 to 1993.
Isn’t this vehicle a little ahead of its time? Land Rover make a convertible version of their Evoque. It might be a little more refined but it’s the same thing. Prizes for anyone who can think of other such short-run variants. I say “prizes” but I mean only metaphorical ones, of course.