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1989 Volkswagen GTi VR6 swap

It’s been a fantastic week on GCFSB for fans of the Golf. Paul started with a great Rallye Golf, then yesterday I tacked on a neat Golf Variant 2.9 VR6 Syncro and Golf Country. Well, we’re not done yet, and today there’s a neat 1989 GTi that has been updated externally and internally with some parts-shelf grab. Gone are the early bumpers, replaced by the 1990 up “big bumpers”, along with a Euro Jetta front end. Additionally, there are Golf G60 flares fitted and some GTi 2.0 16V BBS RMs that have been widened. It’s also got the great later Recaro Trophy seats to help you through the corners and a Corrado dash swap. If that wasn’t enough, a desirable VR6 powerplant has been dropped in to make this ride more fun. Take a look!

Year: 1989
Model: GTi
Engine: 2.8 liter VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Volkswagen GTi VR6 on eBay

Top of engine redone
Car runs super strong
Car has no leaks and does not over heat
Car is being sold as is
I have brand new grill for car that fits round headlights
I have 5 inch and 7 inch round headlights
I also have the round headlights and stock tail lights

Things the car has:
Viper alarm system
262 Autotech Cams with C2 chip
2.9 clone intake manifold
Carbonio CAI
ECS tuning lightened pulley
Supersprint header
Autotech lightened flywheel
TT 2.5″ stainless exhaust with Borla
42-draft hi-flo cat

Bilstein coils
Eiback flat front trut bar
BBS RMs 15×8 all around
Neuspeed rear sway bar
VF engineering mounts

OEM Recaros
Carrado dash
Sparco steering wheel
Pioneer CD player
Diesel Geek Shifter
Plaid healiner
Power Windows

Euro Mk2 Jetta front end
G60 Fender flares
Bonrath single wiper
Euro smoke tail

I’m not a fan of all the mods – I’d rather see either the quad-headlight grill installed (which is included, apparently) or Rallye Golf headlights here. I also think the BBSs are just a bit too mid and look a little out of place. The front bumper also needs paint on the lower section and the mirror on the driver’s side appears to be missing. Otherwise, this car has a lot going for it; it looks clean, well setup by an enthusiast overall, and unlike most of other Golfs we’ve shown it’s stateside. The bidding in below $5,000 as of this writing but the reserve is still on; I’d expect that reserve is probably set in the $7,000 to $8,000 range, and this is a lot of car for that kind of money if that’s where it ends up.

-Carter

1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia

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The ultimate apocalypse-buster might be the VW Synchro Westy, but my friend continues to prove that 2WD Westfalias can be capable companions through all types of weather. He has recently reached the American Midwest for the cold snap after a few months in Alaska and Northern Canada, all traversed in a 2WD Vanagon, albeit with a light lift kit. Winter tires on these can clear up connections to their Northern European roots and continue the fun year-round. This stock beauty has less than 70k miles and is fantastic condition for a 25 year-old van. The price is orders of magnitude higher than any other late-80s Volkswagen, but thus is the Vanagon’s market value as well as its worth. And it’s still fractions of a Synchro Westy.

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Year: 1989
Model: Vanagon Westfalia
Engine: 2.1L inline-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 67,500 mi
Price: $19,900 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia on eBay

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The Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) was the third generation of the Volkswagen Transporter and was marketed under various nameplates worldwide – including as the Transporter or Caravelle in Europe, Microbus in South Africa, and as the Vanagon in North and South America. The T3 was available with amenities such as power steering, air conditioning, power door locks, electrically controlled and heated mirrors, lighted vanity mirrors, and a light above the glove box.

The VW camper vans, converted by Westfalia-Werke in Germany, were discontinued in 2003. They offered tremendous versatility, owing to their pop-top tent roof, and fully-equipped interior including a deployable table, a sink and two-burner stove, as well as a hybrid propane/electric-powered refrigerator. The pop-top contains one bed, and the rear seat folds down to create another. The front seats spin around to face rearwards when camping. The interior also has several storage cabinets.

This 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Westfalia Camper is in great condition with only 67,500 miles. This is the full Camper variant, meaning that it includes the pop-up roof and fully-equipped interior with fridge, stove, and sink. The van also has a roll-out side canopy. The grey exterior is in great condition with the exception of a couple of small scratches, and the grey interior has been similarly well-preserved. This Camper van is just waiting to head out on a cross-country road trip!

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Yes it is, as am I. A friend thinks he wants a T4 Eurovan for his cross-country adventures, but I’ve always been partial to the T3. Any opinions out there on why to go either way?

-NR

4WD Week: 1989 BMW 325ix

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Paul wrote up a very nice, true-Euro ix for 4WD week, but it is possible to find nice examples on this side as well. The true German rocked 4 doors and just 20k miles, but is also over $20k and an ocean away. Today’s is a very clean silver copy in the US with a lot of well-educated enthusiast love to keep it fresh despite over 180k miles. It’s also the fun combo of 2 doors and 5-speeds, with 4 driven wheels making this a late-80s charmer. The care is clear, but does it really elevate an ix above $15k?

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Year: 1989
Model: 325ix
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 183,300 mi
Price: $15,750 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 1989 BMW 325ix on eBay

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89 325 IX Coupe, 5 speed, Lachsilber with grey cloth interior. Extensive restoration and upgrades. Plenty of torque at the low and high end. Adult driven, not tracked, no rust, no excuses car. I’m technically the 3rd owner of this car. My friend (also an IX fanatic) purchased the car for me in Boulder Colorado where it lived most of its life and delivered it to Santa Fe, NM. It has records from previous owners. I bought it in August 2012 with 167,300 miles and proceeded to restore and upgrade the car. The odometer just turned 183,300 miles with the following completed.

Engine and Drivetrain

– Mega Squirt II chip, air box.
– Custom ceramic coated headers
– Goetz head gasket, valves re-ground, polished intake valves, Raceware studs
– Clutch, machined flywheel.
– Short shifter kit.
– 4:10 transfer cases, re-built drive shaft, seals.
– Brake rotors, pads.
– Ignition coil, distributor, 19lb. injectors, plugs, fuel pump, alternator, timing belt
– A/C compressor, power steering pump, muffler.
Suspension
– Coil over springs and shocks.
– Rear sub-frame bushings, rear camber kit bushings, inner and outer cv joints.
– M3 front control arm bushings.
– New control arms.
– New wheel bearings.
– BAM front shock tower bar.
– Motor mounts.

Trim – Exterior – Interior
– Euro Hellas, grilles
– Euro bumpers
– Replaced sport seats, door cards.
– Analog clock, Alpine Bluetooth stereo, premium speakers.
– New skid plate
– New sunroof transmission and crank.
– Paint
I would rate it as 7. Original except for hood re-spray. Clear coat excellent. $500 spent on paint less dent repair. It has usual wear on flares, nicks in paint.
– Two sets of wheels, basket weaves and bottle caps, Blizzaks and summer tires.

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The engine bay and exterior appear extra clean, while the apparently-redone cloth seats don’t look quite as showroom-status. It is a very pretty and well taken care-of ix, but with 180k miles I think the asking price is rather optimistic. We’re not quite there yet, E30 folks.

-NR

1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet

During the decade in a half that the Porsche 930 was produced the turbocharged 3.0 liter, and later 3.3 liter, flat-six was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, even though the 911 had been available for years with a 5-speed manual. It was only in the final year of production, in 1989, that the 930 received the G50, 5-speed manual, transmission, and as such cars from that production year tend to be prized a bit more than their predecessors. For buyers who found the standard looks of the 930 too tame, Porsche also offered a Slantnose version through their Sonderwunsch program. Any Slantnose 911 is a bit of a rarity but when combined with a 1989 930 we then have a confluence of rarities. The car featured here is a 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet located in California. Not only is this car pretty rare amongst ’80s Porsches, but it is also low mileage and is on auction with no reserve.

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Year: 1989
Model: 930 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 38,500 mi
Price: Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet on eBay

Only modifications are Stereo (ADS amp & speakers) and 17″ Kenisis Super Cup wheels (original wheels included).
RARE & UNIQUE Pearl White Metallic with Dark Grey/Black interior with off white piping. G50 5-speed trans. You will not find a more unique 930S Cabriolet in any nicer condition than this car! Well cared for by Porsche enthusiasts its entire life, never abused & rarely out in rainy weather (no winter weather). No known issues or recurring problems and needs absolutely nothing. This 930S has recently had a 9k service, new tires & alignment.

AC upgraded & converted with new compressor, fan, drier, etc. and is ice cold. Also included are two boots, car cover and front end Porsche Mask. Overall, the paint is in fantastic condition. Fastidiously maintained and documented. The car has never been damaged and the paint is original except for the rocker panels. It needs nothing, all service up to date. I reserve the right to end this auction early. I will not accept any trades, so please do not contact me about that.

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It is difficult to find a car more befitting of ’80s style than a Slantnose Cabriolet. The overall lines of the beast are so incongruous that it’s difficult to take the whole thing in with one viewing. Add to that the raucous tail-happiness of the 930 and the total package presents an excellent example of ’80s excess and flamboyance. It’s not for everyone, but any driver seen in this car will attract all the attention he may desire. I’ll be honest, while I love the look of the Slantnose, I find it far more appealing on a coupe than a Cabriolet. Oh well. In the world of the 930, a Cabriolet will many times sell for more than a Coupe, a Slantnose will sell for more than the standard design, and an ’89 model will sell for more than any other year. So what does that mean for this car here? Possibly a sale price north of $80,000 assuming that everything checks out with the car and that it’s in the condition in which it’s described. The pictures in this ad are not really of the quality befitting the rarity (and likely price) of the car and perhaps that will hold this auction back slightly. Still, there aren’t a lot of these Porsches out there so for anyone who really wants ’80s style it’s tough to top this.

-Rob

Week In Review

Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Edition did not sell at $89,991. The seller has lowered the price to $79,993: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1982 Porsche 911SC did not sell with a final bid of $16,200 and has been relisted with a $20,000 Buy It Now price: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 sold for $17,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1990 BMW M3 from the owner of Grassroots Motorsports garnered 72 bids and sold for $25,700: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1989 Volkswagen Jetta Carat with 71k miles sold for $3,400: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1990 South African spec Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper did not sell for $23,401 and has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1990 Audi V8 Quattro did not sell, failing to meet its reserve at $1,825: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

After 50 bids, the 1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 sold for $3,605: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2003 Audi A6 2.7T did not sell at $11,950 and has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2002 Audi A6 4.2 did not sell at $9,800: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2008 Audi TT 3.2 sold for $15,495: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1973 Porsche 914 sold for $17,885: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1994 BMW 850CSi failed to meet its reserve and has been relisted at $59,950: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 sold for $12,101.11: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1973 BMW 2002tii did not sell, failing to meet its reserve at $25,340: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1961 Mercedes-Benz Unimog did not sell with a final bid of $10,731. The truck has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Truck

The 1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E did not meet its reserve at $3,728: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1958 BMW Isetta 300 sold for $22,900: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1999 BMW M Coupe sold for $16,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1999 BMW M Coupe sold for $16,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2002 BMW M5 sold for $14,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2011 Audi S4 did not meet its reserve and has been relisted at $42,950: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The Heap Of The Week 1961 Porsche 356B: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL sold for $11,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder did not meet its reserve with a final bid of $122,100: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Variant 6-speed sold for $8,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1985 Porsche 944 did not meet its reserve with a final bid of $2,175: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1985 BMW 535i did not sell, failing to meet its reserve at $5,855: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1988 BMW M3 sold for $18,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD garnered a final bid of $9,800 and did not sell. The car has been delisted at $19,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The rare 1992 Volkswagen Jetta EcoDiesel sold for $3,551: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1991 Porsche 944S2 with the LS1 swap did not meet its reserve at $21,000 and has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2001 Audi A8L did not sell at $6,900 and has been relisted at $6,800: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V did not sell with a final bid of $6,805: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1991 BMW 318i with the S52 swap did not sell, failing to meet its reserve with a final bid of $8,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2001 BMW 540i 6-speed did not sell at an asking price of $8,995 and has been relisted at the same price: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro sold for $5,600: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

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