1987 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 – REVISIT

The low mileage 1987 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 we featured earlier this month is back on offer. Like the Polo we saw on our Facebook page the other day, this is a great way to get maximum VW rarity for minimal money.

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The Volkswagen Quantum is one of those German cars relegated to the back pages of history, but truth be told, it helped spawn a mid-sized sedan success story in the late 1990s with the B5 Passat. The Quantum, known as the Passat and Santana elsewhere, was based on the Volkswagen B2 chassis that was shared with the Audi 80. While customers were busy snapping up Rabbits, Golfs and Cabrios in US showrooms, the Quantum went relatively unnoticed, even though it was also offered late in life as a four-wheel drive wagon, sharing the mechanics with the Audi 80 quattro. The Quantum is a rare sight on the roads stateside these days, making this 1987 GL5 with only 78,000 miles a true find indeed.

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Year: 1987
Model: Quantum GL5
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 78,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

For sale 1987 Volkswagen Quantum GL5. One owner car with only 78k miles. Always garaged. Mint original condition. Body has original paint in immaculate condition, not a scratch, ding or any rust. No accident or any fender benders. Vehicle was serviced on time with Volkswagen specialists. Interior looks like the car just left the showroom with only couple blemishes on the door panels (Very minor). Seat looks very nice and dash has no cracks or any sign of deformation. All the option works as they should include power sunroof, door locks, power windows, cruise control and climate control. Engine sound great and pulls very strong. Automatic transmission shifts clean and smooth. Undercarriage is rust free and no sign of any major oil leak. Car has alloy GTI style rims (Like New Condition see picks with newer tires and brakes. Recently car was serviced and following items were replaced, Behr Radiator, A/C Compressor, Tune Up, Oil Service. Car drives straight and feels very solid on the road at any speed. Cleanest and nicest Quantum you we find anywhere. I have clean title on hand with original and only one owner since new. Please bid if you serious about buying this great car. Very low reserve. Do not miss this opportunity to own this great vehicle. Thanks and good luck.

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The obvious downside of this Quantum is that its saddled with the automatic gearbox. The 5-speed manual would certainly help get the most out of the inline-5 under the hood. At the end of 2013, we saw a 1988 Quantum GL5 automatic with just under 90,000 miles sell for $1,525. I’d consider that a bit on the low side, and with bidding already past $2,000, I’d expect this example might reach around $3,000 and possibly a little bit more. That’s not much cash for what is becoming a very rare Volkswagen indeed.

-Paul

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  1. M family had 2 of these, both white and pretty much (if not exactly) the same as this one. Kind of odd to have 2 identical cars at the very same time. Anyway, of our two, one was a total lemon, for which we received our money back after suing VW under our State’s Lemon Law. The other one was the exact opposite, running pretty much trouble free for years. Nice car to drive (lemon notwithstanding), at least for the late 80’s. Doubt it would be that special now, especially with the 3 speed AT.

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