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Model: Golf Cabriolet Christmas Cabrio (CC)


Model Information

Reportedly, only 750 were produced.

As its nickname implies, this model was made available in December 1985, just in time for Christmas.  Once the Christmas season came to an end, Volkswagen nicknamed this model "Lady Charme" beginning in January, 1986.  The car's official model name is, however, Golf Cabrio "CC".

Actor Jeremy Irons owned one; his CC was featured in the first UK issue of Volkswagen's Car & Driver magazine.  This car is still living and is now in New Zealand, and has been entered into the Cabriolet Registry!

Contrary to popular belief, CC does not stand for "Coco Chanel".  It is believed this myth began due to the Christmas Cabrio advertisement associating the special CC-covered parts to bag/purse designers YSL, Louis Vuitton and MCM; not to mention the relationship between VW and Etienne Aigner in '90/'91. However, nowhere does Volkswagen ever refer to Coco Chanel, and the two logos are quite different.

Original MSRP

Model M-code(s)


EW engine: DM 27,105

DX engine: DM 31,055

^Translates to, in 1986 values:

EW: €13,859/$18,647

DX: €15,878/$21,359




Standard Equipment

Optional Equipment


  • GL: EW, EX with carburetor; JH with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
  • 4R 4-speed manual transmission (EW)
  • 4T 5-speed manual transmission (EW, EX)
  • 9A 5-speed manual transmission (JH)
  • GLI/GTI: DX with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
  • 9A 5-speed manual transmission


  • Dark blue vinyl convertible top and boot embossed with "CC"
  • "CC" decals on rear quarter panels and below right rear tail light
  • 14" white Avus alloy wheels

Interior & Electrical

  • Front sports seats with height adjust
  • "CC"-embossed upholstery, door panels, headliner, sun visors, window cowls
  • MFA instrument cluster with DX engine
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift boot
  • Gamma stereo radio
  • 3-speed automatic transmission
  • TKA (EW)
  • TJA (EX)
  • TNA (JH)
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Stereo-cassette radio

Color Combinations & Codes




Paint: Alpine White, L90E

Roof: Dark Blue

Paint: Alpine White, L90E

Roof: Dark Blue

Interior Code: 42

Carpet: Dark Blue

Design Details