The 1978 VW Rabbit sedan weighed only 1,955 pounds, or about a half-ton less than the 2010 Golf. Somehow, weighing so little, it managed to haul five normal-sized humans around... but this car's hauling days are over!

I found this little Volkswagen— which was sold side-by-side in showrooms with the last model year of the North American-market air-cooled Beetle— in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard a month or so back.

It's rusty and battered, but looks to be pretty much complete. Was it still a runner when it got junked?