Swallowtail Shift Linkages
This is a pictorial of the three different shift linkages (all 4 speed) available in Swallowtail cars.
This first one is the shift linkages on Golf MK1's up to Chassis number 175 3 108 888. Notice the different selector shaft and the totally different "cage" or selector lever.
This next one is the shift linkages on Golf MK1's from Chassis number 175 3 108 888 up to Chassis number 175 3 439 592. Notice the different selector rods, but the majority of the system closely resembles the later style.
The last drawing is the shift linkages on Golf MK1's from Chassis number 175 3 439 592 onwards. This is the shift linkage most of us are used to.
The information and images on this page were taken from the Second Edition of the Volkswagen Repair manual Type 17 Rabbit and Type 53 Scirocco. Published in Wolfsburg on 2/77. It looks kinda like a Bentley except it doesn't say Bentley on it anywhere, and is green and doesn't have any pictures on the cover.