1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6

After its unceremonious and unexplained exit from the U.S. market with the introduction of the third generation Golf in 1993, the GTI came roaring back in a big way for the 1995 model year. Sure, it was bigger, bulkier and well…roundier, but it came with a bunch more gusto thanks to the addition of the VR6 motor as seen in the Corrado and Passat models. The single-overhead cam, twelve valve head lacked the race-bred feel of the Mk.II 16V, the new motor more than made up for it with the addition of two more cylinders. Good for 172 horsepower and 173 lb.ft of torque, it swept the hot hatch from 0-60 in 7.1 seconds and produced a 15.5 second quarter mile at over 90 mph. But much like the original, the GTI was more than the sum of its numbers, with drivers enjoying the great 6-cylinder soundtrack which accompanied the waves of usable torque.

Of course, like all VWs from the period, it was expensive. Really quite expensive. A base GTI VR6 rolled out the door in 1995 at $18,875, and with a few options it wasn’t difficult to breech $20 grand. Yet that was still only a little more than half the money it would take you to grab a same-year M3, which offered only a bit more motivation and cornering prowess. Catch the pesky BMW driver off-guard, and they’d be unlikely to easily out-drag you. So you could either look at this model as a really expensive Golf or a really cheap BMW. That was what the legendary GTI had always been about, and this was a resounding return to form and continuation of the brilliance that was the GTI 16V, even if they felt (and, looked) completely different:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 on eBay


Year: 1997
Model: GTI VR6
Engine: 2.8 narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 146,115 mi
Price: $4,500 Buy It Now

PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION..EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS OR SEND YOUR CONTACT INFO IF YOU WOULD PREFER A CALL!

5day Auction!

1997 VW GTI
2.8L VR6
5-SPEED MANUAL
LEATHER
SUNROOF
RUNS / DRIVES EXCELLENT
ORIGINAL FLORIDA CAR
NO RUST!
THESE VR6 GTI’S ARE BECOMING VERY RARE!
Welcome eBay buyers, here on the block we are offering this gorgeous white 1997 Vw Gti VR6 that we recently Purchased from A Toyota dealership out in Florida the car has been in NJ for a little over a week , I am a licensed NJ used car dealer / towing company and I have a few accounts with major new car dealers / charities in which we acquire most of our inventory. Please take a close look at the many detailed pictures listed below we do our very best to take pictures of everything so that you can feel as if the vehicle was directly in front of you.

The exterior of this Gti is in excellent condition for a 20 year old car The paint is all original and has 0 rust! The floor pans / towers / doors / trunk and all commonly know rust point’s on these Mk3’s are in excellent condition. This car spent all of it’s 20 years out in the Sunshine State of Florida up until a little over a week ago when i bought and had it shipped down. The car stands out amazing with only a few minor blemishes. Please scroll down and take a look at the many detailed pictures i have posted of this car’s exterior.

The interior is in good condition it does show some wear but mostly in the driver seat overall the car is clean and it has not been detailed.

2.8L VR6 with 146k miles, the car fires up instantly and sounds great! it has great power and no rough idle. The car looks to have been recently serviced because the coil / wires look new.

5-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and clutch grabs great.

Power windows / driver side regulator will need to be replaced.

Factory wheels in great condition with excellent tires.

NO WARNING LIGHTS LID UP!

Clean Florida title.

Fly in and drive it anywhere.

note: the heater core lines look to have been by passed possibility of a bad heater core, like i stated in my ad this vehicle was a Florida car until purchased by me and shipped down to NJ a few weeks ago.

This Gti runs and drives great! i am personally a huge fan of Volkswagen’s as i personally own a few Mk2’s and have owned numerous Gti’s in the past but i will say they are now becoming extremely hard to come by almost as hard as the mk2 gti’s and i am not saying its impossible What i mean is when you do they are in extremely bad shape or abused and with the common cancer. This Gti is a prime example of a hard to find clean vehicle.

Please take sometime and read the full description and view all of the detailed pictures in the ad, Also take sometime to think if this is an investment you would like to make please do not wait to win the auction to then decide this is not the car you want! After the auction ends we expect to complete the transaction in the requested time if you have any questions prior to bidding please send us an email and we will answer all of your questions.

I AM A LICENSED NJ USED CAR DEALER

$300 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT MUST BE MADE IMMINENTLY AFTER THE AUCTION ENDS IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY WITH THIS PLEASE DO NOT BID!

ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD AS IS WHERE IS WITH NO WARRANTY {YOU ARE MORE THEN WELCOME TO HIRE A PRIVATE INSPECTOR TO COME TO OUR LOCATION AND INSPECT THE VEHICLE FOR YOU TO MAKE SURE IT IS THE INVESTMENT YOU WANT TO MAKE BUT NOTE THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE WINNING THE AUCTION NOT AFTER!

THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL $150 DOC FEE THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE FINAL PRICE! THIS FEE IS NON NEGOTIABLE SO IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH IT PLEASE DO NOT BID. WHAT IS THIS FEE FOR? IT IS FOR EXPENSES THAT COME ALONG WITH LISTING ON EBAY IT ALSO INCLUDES A 30 DAY RESIDENCE TEMPORARY TAG OR 20 DAY OUT OF STATE TEMPORARY TAG PLEASE NOTE: TO GET A TEMP TAG THIS VEHICLE MUST BE ADDED TO YOUR INSURANCE AND EVIDENCE OF THAT INSURANCE WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED ONCE AGAIN THE INSURANCE MUST BE FOR THE VEHICLE YOU JUST PURCHASED….YES I KNOW MANY STATES ALLOW YOU TO DRIVE UP TO 48 HOURS WITH YOUR CURRENT VEHICLES INSURANCE BUT NJ WILL NOW ALLOW ME TO ISSUE A TEMP TAG WITH OUT THE EVIDENCE OF THE PURCHASE VEHICLE THAT IS NJ NOT US!

PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING WE UNDERSTAND MANY PEOPLE ONLY LOOK AT PICTURES AND FORGET EVERYTHING ELSE BUT ONCE YOU BID YOU OWN! WE ARE NOT HERE TO SCARE OR THREATEN ANYONE ITS ONLY EBAY BUT LISTING ON EBAY IS TIME CONSUMING AND ITS NOT FREE BIDDERS WHO BID AND DECIDE TO JUST FORGET WILL LEAVE US NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW LEGAL ACTIONS TOWARDS THE EXPENSES.

THESE VEHICLES ARE NOT OUR PERSONAL VEHICLES WE DRIVE THEM A MINIMUM OF 50 MILES AND SOME TO A MAX OF 1000 MILES WE DESCRIBE ALL OF THESE VEHICLES TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE WE DO NOT TRY TO HIDE ANYTHING OR KEEP ANYTHING FROM ANYONE WE SIMPLY LIST WHATS VISIBLE WHICH IS ALSO WHY WE LIST NO RESERVE.

IF YOU ARE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING A LOAN FOR A VEHICLE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE APPROVED AND READY TO COMPLY WITH OUR REQUIREMENTS DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE IN THE BEGINNING PROCESS TO THEN COME AND SAY YOU WERE NOT APPROVED OR ITS GONNA TAKE A BIT LONGER THEN EXPECTED …7 DAYS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE TO FINALIZE THE TRANSACTION.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PAY PAL IS ACTIVE IF YOU WIN AND THE DEPOSIT IS NOT RECEIVED IMMEDIATE AS REQUESTED WE WILL SELL THE VEHICLE TO THE PRIOR HIGH BIDDER

THE NEAREST AIRPORT IS NEWARK LIBERTY AIR PORT WE ARE LOCATED MINUTES AWAY FROM THIS AIRPORT IF YOU WIN THE BID AND DECIDE TO FLY IN WE CAN PICK YOU UP FREE OF CHARGE TO THIS AIRPORT ONLY! WE DO NOT GO IN TO NY BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC DELAYS.

This is the second go-around for this car, which appeared to sell a few weeks ago for much less money than the current ‘Buy It Now’. As with all second-hand dealers, that makes me a bit nervous as to what the situation with this car is, but on the other hand it could easily have been a flaky buyer. I love the look of rarely seen Candy White on the GTI, too, as it makes the black trim bits stand out all the more. In my Mk.III ownership, I changed out the beltline trim for the European textured bits to break up the monotony; it was worthwhile visually, and would be so here, too I think. The BBS Pininfarina-design wheels are correct and look great to see though I think the earlier BBS wheels and later Speedline 7-spoke designs are both better visually. Inside is upgraded leather in generally good shape. The car appears primarily stock outside of the aftermarket fog/blinkers in front. There’s some evidence of the 146,000 miles on the odometer; dents below the passenger taillight, a cracked passenger headlight, cheap replacement tires and an ugly pinstripe. But much more important to a prospective buyer are the rust-free doors, fenders and hatch – throughout, this car looks to be in very good condition. No service history is offered, but the seller speculates there may be recent service based upon the look of the wires and sneaks in at the last moment that the heat may not work. Still, for $4,500, overall this example doesn’t look like a bad driver. You can get GTI VR6s cheaper but they’re often beaten within an inch of their life, and proper rust mitigation could easily consume most of the asking price here. Models like this should continue to appreciate if cared for, too, just as the 16V model which preceded it – though a safer bet for collections would be the harder-to-find Driver’s Edition model. This one will likely never be a collector example due to the mileage alone, but for a great looking driver that’s a ton of fun it still offers great bang-for-the-buck.

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. Great cars. I currently have a 98 VR that I daily and love nearly every second behind the wheel. The exhaust note alone is worth the price of admission. Although, I do have a Magnaflow cat back to thank for that!!! I agree with you Carter on the Speedline wheels.

  2. Great cars. I currently have a 98 VR that I daily and love nearly every second behind the wheel. The exhaust note alone is worth the price of admission. Although, I do have a Magnaflow cat back to thank for that!!! I agree with you Carter on the Speedline wheels.

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