As I’ve mentioned before, my first car was a white caddy. It was an awesome little car, light enough to be fun, plenty weird, and irrefutably German. Mine had a later 2.0, but these two options on eBay right now have very different motors but are each uniquely desirable.
The first is a very clean white diesel LX. Mechanically, if you’re looking for an efficient and utilitarian car with personality, this is the one. A Euro-market 1.6l diesel with just 60k miles and Jetta 5-speed gearbox highlight the restoration, along with a clean paint job. I could do without the wheels, but this is a great (if plain) Caddy.
Next up we have something a little more fancy. This black 1981 Sportruck is a little more Dubby, blacked out with quad rounds, lowered on some prettier 5-spokes, and supplemented with just about 16v-Scirocco everything. It’s been thoroughly gone through top to bottom and is more show car than econo-commuter, but would still be a great little driver. Would have been nice if he provided more than thumbnails, though.
The diesels definitely command a premium these days, and this restored white LX is reserve-not-met at $5,600 with less than a day left. The black one is just r-n-m at just over $2k, but should go up a bit in the 3 days it has left. If it could be had for $5k or less, it would be a great purchase, and is probably the one I’d rather have.