Original Votex Roof Rails

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Original Votex Roof Rails

Post by RussGLAuto » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:14 pm

Afternoon gents,

Never seen a set of these before! Bit pricy but they look almost new;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294056297951?ul_noapp=true


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Re: Original Votex Roof Rails

Post by GT_II » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:04 pm

One of the few accessoroes for the Scirocco listed in the circa 1990 UK VW accessories brochure. Not the prettiest roof bars I've seen from Votex, I'm guessing rarity may be their biggest asset.
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Re: Original Votex Roof Rails

Post by RussGLAuto » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:45 pm

Well quite!

Who or what was Votex? Were they a VW subsidiary? They made the "OEM" mudflaps I have fitted, VW & Wolfsburg logo et al.


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Re: Original Votex Roof Rails

Post by GT_II » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:40 pm

Yes Votex is a Volkswagen group subsidiary, with part numbering fully integrated into Volkswagen's parts range, unlike Quantum which was a brand name originally introduced by VAG UK I think in the 1980s to market a range of UK-specific accessories for VW and Audi as well as aftermarket parts covering all makes.

Apparently Votex is a shortened form of the rather clumsy name VW originally gave the company when it was launched in 1974 - Volume Trade and Export Company. The VOTEX brand was officially dropped by VW in 2007 when the company was renamed Volkswagen Accessories:

https://www.autokiste.de/psg/archiv/a.htm?id=6728


1992 VW Scirocco GT II 1.8 90PS Brilliant Black 30k
2011 VW Caddy Van C20 Startline 1.6 TDI 102PS 60k
2015 Skoda Yeti SE Outdoor 1.2 TSI DSG 105PS 30k
2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.2 69PS 40k
2009 VW Fox 1.2 54PS 60k
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0 mhd 71PS 25k