Here’s a wee beasty, the likes of which you don’t see very often. We all know the magic that surrounds the Mk1 GTI, but this has to be magic turned to 11. A custom steel widebody kit has been grafted on, leaving it with the same classic silhouette but shifting it much lower and much wider. This is no Heidi Montag though, as it comes with content to back up the extremely modified looks.
What the seller has to say:
My 1983 VW Rabbit GTI (Wide body) is up for sale.
This car was fully restored. Has steel wide body hand made. Fender flares are extended 3” each side. This car is in perfect condition runs great. I drive the car to work every day. The reason I am selling this car is because I have another toy. I have no room for this one in the garage. I will be honest with you I have autocrossed with this car and this car is amazing.
Auto tech cams
New stock pistons
Transmission: Euro spec transmission with diesel 5th gear
Gears are heat treated
Transmission is brand new has only about 2000 miles on it.
Brakes: Stock brakes on front
Rear 92′ Jetta GLI disk brakes
Exhaust: Techtonics full exhaust with race downpipe
Techtonics short shifter
Techtonics K bar
Interior: 92′ Rabbit Cabrio dash with center console
Corbeau A4 seats
6 point roll cage
Spare tire area has been removed to make more room for fuel cell.
Momo F1 steering wheel
92′ Jetta GLI gauge cluster with working FMA
Exterior: Euro front end with badgeless grill
Euro tail lights
Rear wiper has been removed
Wheels: 15×8 Sport max one piece wheels
Suspension: Neuspeed race spring with Koni adjustable
That’s a pretty serious upgrade list. …
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.
How about this show winning 88 ‘rocco with only 50k miles that I spotted on VWVortex:
quote from seller’s listing:
I have had this up for sale before, figure I would see if anyone saw it at waterfest and may want to buy it.
Asking $9500. (with everything on the car)
BBS RG-F wheels
H&R coil overs
Neuspeed Strut brace
JL audio 12″ sub
At $10k, I think the seller is going to hold out for a fanatic. But when was the last time you saw a Scirocco of any year for sale that was this clean? You could eat out of that engine bay!