Welcome back to Week in Review, where we recap the last few weeks of vehicles we have featured:
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The Westfalia rollercoaster continues with today’s 1987 model looking like an outstanding value. With many Westfalias reaching above $30k (way above, in some cases), this one comes in at about half that. It’s done its share of roadtripping, with 200k miles on the van, but the engine was rebuilt just 12k miles ago, indicating tons of fun yet to come. Despite some questionable wheel covers, it looks very clean inside and out. Bidding is hot, reflecting a market hungry for affordable Westfalias.
Click for details: 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia on eBay
My love for the Mk1 Volkswagen body styles is well-documented, and it extends even to the little-sister Cabrio. Today’s has covered a shockingly-low 28k miles, mostly as an RV attendant. Top to wheels, it’s a gorgeous example of 80s Volkswagens. We’ve all had the convertible argument, and while many still frown upon them, the extra fun can’t be denied. My hierarchy may start with the GTI closely followed by the Caddy, but if a Cabriolet were going to be in the collection, a low-mileage Wolfsburg is about as good as you can get.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Wolfsburg Edition on eBay
The MK2 Jetta Coupe is a bit of an odd duck, a point I discussed with fellow blogger Carter at a recent meet-up of other German car owners. There was a very clean, modified-but-restrained example at the show, and as much I enjoyed inspecting it, I agreed that it seemed like an unusual car for Volkswagen to have even considered assembling. Still, despite it answering a question nobody asked, the Jetta Coupe had great proportions (in my opinion) and was certainly attractive despite being somewhat pointless. This car has benefited from what appears to be a cleanly-executed swap, and is up for grabs at a very reasonable price. Though I’m not much of an aftermarket wheel guy, ATSs are a great choice for MK2 Volkswagens.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 VW Jetta Coupe 16-Valve on eBay
The Corrado remains one of those cars I need to drive, if only to satisfy my curiosity in owning an SLC. Is it at all gratifying? Is it really just a heavy front-wheel drive coupe with killer looks but lacking in killer handling? Will I ever grow tired of watching the rear wing automatically raise itself at speed? All burning questions, not helped by the fact that stock versions like this one are difficult to find. Although I much prefer the gorgeous Speedline wheels that many SLCs are graced with, I don’t mind the impossible-to-clean BBS’s on this 1993 for sale in New York. However, this seller really needs to add some interior photos so I can feel better about the so-so cosmetic condition.