One of GCFSB’s own, Dan, recently dabbled with a 1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V. While the world was hot for the GTI, the four-door equivalent, the Jetta GLI, went rather unnoticed for two different generations. This was a bit of a thinking man’s performance sedan, whereas the GTI appealed to the boy racer in us all. While I see a fair number of tuned Mk2 Jettas out there, many of them GLIs, unmolested examples these days are almost all but nonexistent. This 1989 Jetta GLI 16V for sale in California has but 51,000 original miles on the odometer and brings back a lot of good memories from my childhood.
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Even though it was my first car, I’ve lost a bit of interest in the BMW E30 3 series over the years. I’m not sure whether its the fact that other cars have grabbed my attention or I’ve just grown bored with them. But there are still two E30s that still fascinate me. One is the Touring model, of which examples are just starting to trickle over to these shores. The other is the 325ix. The all-wheel drive E30 was somewhat rare, with just under 30,000 produced and a little over 2,600 examples sold in the US market. This particular 325ix for sale in Virginia has been restored and is equipped with a manual gearbox. In Alpine White in four-door trim, this is quite the desirable, eye catching combination.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 BMW 325ix on eBay
Closing out this week of our seven year anniversary, we decided to give you all something special as you ride into your weekend. Another E24, albeit one even a bit more special than the 5-speed manual 635CSi we saw on Monday. This one is so special that I was unaware of its existence until now, which led me to do some digging. Apparently this was a special model for the UK market, with only 21 cars produced. The Motorsports Edition was available only in three colors, Nogaro Silver, Macau Blue and the Misano Red that you see here from this example on offer from one of our favorite dealers, 4Star Classics.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 BMW 635CSi Motorsports Edition at 4Star Classics
All good things come to an end. As the 1980s came to a close, a few legendary German vehicles exited stage right. Along with the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL and Audi Coupe GT, the BMW E24 6 series took its last breath in 1989, to be replaced by the 8 series at the dawn of the 1990s. This 635CSi for sale in California represents the last of the breed for the E24, and comes equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, a rarity outside of the Motorsports version of this venerable coupe, with only 61 imported for the 1989 model year.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 BMW 635CSi on eBay
Oscar Wilde once opined “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” Every time I lay eyes on a Mercedes-Benz S-class from the 1980s, those words come to mind. The W126 was sandwiched between two worlds of luxury cars. That of the W116 S-Class and it’s evolving safety and emissions equipment and the W140 S-class with its girth and over the top engineering. The W126 hits the sweet spot when it comes to executive sedans. It’s advanced without being overly complex, stylish without being trendy and comfortable without feeling like you are driving a sofa down the interstate. The short wheelbase 300SE was the “entry” level S-class towards the end of the production run, perfect for someone who wanted something just a tad smaller who didn’t need the oomph of a V8 engine. This example spotted by our reader Craig is for sale in New Jersey and belies the fact that it’s about to hit six figures on the odometer. It’s appearance looks almost fresh as new.