1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

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There was a lot of chatter about the Mk1 Volkswagen Callaway Turbo GTI that was purchased by our friend Lance Miller from Carlisle Events. Nostalgia played a big part in the high price paid for this 18,000 mile beauty. It was certainly one of the highest prices I’ve seen paid for a Mk1 GTI in recent memory. Now, along comes a stock GTI with an equally low 20k miles on the clock. For sale in Wisconsin, it certainly seems to have escaped a lot of the abuse that your average vehicle up in those parts would endure.

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Year: 1984
Model: Rabbit GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 20,521 mi
Price: $18,500 Buy It Now

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GTI – records dating back to to 1984 including sales document, warranty documents, window sticker and maintenance. Original gorgeous Zender rear spoiler and original Hella fogs, original Pirelli P6s upper and lower front GMP and Neuspeed braces, Konis. Original owner put all the great period mods of and then drove the GTI sparingly in summer for the next 26 years. Recently all fluids changed, new valve cover gasket and new shift bushings. The car has a flawless interior, period Alpine cassette. It handles sharp and pulls strong with a neuspeed throttle body and euro intake manifold. Original manifold comes with the car. Original owner installed light window tint and aftermarket period sunroof both have been installed professionally. If you are looking for a fabulous time capsule GTI this is one of the few left. Car has been garaged entire life.

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Given what was paid for the Callaway Turbo just last month, I’m not so certain this stock GTI will pull almost $1,000 more. It used to be the ceiling for a good, low mileage Mk1 GTI would be about $10,000. Whether the game has moved on that much remains to be seen. I’d suspect this one might pull $12,000 to $14,000 if the right people got involved in the bidding.

-Paul

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2 Comments on "1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI"

  1. audemars says:

    I’m a purist and I’m totally against engine swaps on cars, but if I were in the market for a Golf, I would search for a Porsche 928 powered Artz Golf, like the one below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8LpnhTJGY0

  2. Jeff says:

    Sunroof is a shame, but oh how I love the big, honkin’, OEM fog lights.