Tuner Tuesday Afternoon Accessories: Volkswagen Corrado Zender bumper covers

Zender. There are few other names in tuning quite as polarizing in the Volkswagen crowd. Though I think they don’t do much to enhance the look of most of the cars they kit out, there are many enthusiasts who love the Zender pieces. For you, this is a rare treat look at a Corrado Zender kit that is brand new – the front and rear bumper covers are in different auctions, so follow the links or the pictures to see each individual auction:

Year: 1989-1995
Model: Corrado Zender
Condition: New
Price: $374.95 Buy It Now (Front), $349.95 Buy It Now (Rear)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Zender Corrado Front Bumper on eBay

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Zender Corrado Rear Bumper on eBay

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.…

4WD Week: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GT Syncro G60 Variant

We’ve gone on at length about the wonderful German cars we haven’t gotten to experience here in the U.S., and the 4WD Theme Week offers us a chance to expose even more gems that were not imported. For various reasons including low overall sales number and a fear of cannibalizing Audi’s already small all-wheel drive market share in the early 1990s, Volkswagen chose not to import many of their Syncro cars. True, we did get the Audi 80/4000 based Quantum, but the third generation Passat introduced the first non-Audi based floorpan for the larger Volkswagen. What it was based on instead was the Golf, meaning that it could use a lightly modified version of the Golf’s Syncro system and engine choices. Hence, while the American market did get the great 2.0 16V in the front-wheel drive Passat, Europe and Canada got the more potent, tunable and all-wheel drive supercharged Passat G60 Syncro. They were expensive and rare cars when new, but can be found from time to time. Today there is a decent looking one on Ebay.de:

Year: 1990
Model: Passat GT Syncro Variant
Engine: 1.8 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 220,000 km (136,702 mi)
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GT Syncro G60 Variant on eBay.de

Passat GT G60 Syncro ( 35i )

EZ 06.09.1990

Top notch runner until 02.01.2008 due to Audi quattro purchase . 240km/hr speedometer was not an issue here . G-Lader updated. Larger Pulley installed , chip tuning . Thereafter, about 8,000 km covered.
Boost gauge installed cleanly. Oil cooler installed . Trailer hitch. Original aluminum wheels with 205 ‘s and of course, all-wheel – drive !

Total mileage 220,000 km .

After taking it off the road I began rewiring for sound system – cables are already installed but sill panels etc.

1990 Volkswagen Rallye Golf

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With the last few generations of Golfs, a hot variant appears from time to time in the lineup. I’m not talking about your garden variety GTI, however. No, we’re talking about cars like the R32 and Golf R that provide near supercar thrills in a rather unassuming, everyday package. But where did this tradition start? Right here, with the Mk2 Rallye Golf. Built in Belgium, this was a homologation special that featured flared wheel arches and projector headlamps to compliment the 1.8 liter supercharged engine hooked up to Syncro four-wheel drive. Initially this car was considered for sale in the US, but Volkswagen ultimately decided it would be too expensive to be taken seriously by consumers in North America, costing nearly two times as much as a GTI. This Rallye Golf for sale in Barcelona, Spain is only one year away from legal importation for US enthusiasts.

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Year: 1990
Model: Rallye Golf
Engine: 1.8 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,700 km (~ 70,649 mi)
Price: €10,500 (~ $14,427 USD)

Click for more details: 1990 Volkswagen Rallye Golf on Mobile.de

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First registration was in Germany at 16-08-1990 and was imported middle new to Spain at 1991. Only 1 owner in Spain. Perfect condition like new. Complete service new including timing belt, oil, filters, spark plugs, new battery, new tyres and lot more. The car have original sunroof, original BBS RM 012 wheels optionals from factory and electric mirrors.

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As with many hot hatchbacks, the problem with the Rallye Golf these days is finding an unmolested one. Due to the initial cost and complexity of the Rallye Golf, fewer have been modified than GTIs, but that hasn’t stopped some from trying. This particular car certainly appears as original and looks decidedly purposeful in black. While $14,000 might seem steep for a Mk2 Golf or GTI, this isn’t your ordinary Golf.…

1991 Volkswagen Golf G60

The GTI has always been the performance oriented Golf, but there’s been a few über Golfs that have graced the lineup throughout the years. Many VW fanatics are familiar with the MkII Rallye Golf. This was an all-wheel drive homologation special with box fenders and was powered by the 1.8 liter, supercharged G60 four cylinder engine. Built in Belgium, these special Golfs cost almost twice as much as a base GTI. Since then, we’ve seen a few more all-wheel drive Golfs, including the current Golf R. While the Rallye Golf was being sold, there was a cheaper, more tame option: the Golf G60.

The Golf G60 was another pumped up Golf that wasn’t available to US customers and featured the G60 engine in front-drive form. These lesser known Golfs are not too common, as they were launched in 1990 and were marketed for only about a year and a half. This particular G60 is on offer not too far from London and will be legal for importation to the US in a little over two years.

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Year: 1991
Model: Golf G60
Engine: 1.8 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 135,403 km (84,135 mi)
Price: £10,995 (~ $16,769 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Volkswagen Golf G60 on 4StarClassics

MODEL HISTORY
The VW Golf Mk2 succeeded the Mk1 from 1983 and remained in production until late 1992. Volkswagen reportedly spent £500 million developing the Mk2. The car slightly grew in wheelbase, exterior and interior dimensions over its predecessor but still retained the overall look of the MK1 albeit slightly more rounder so to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag. During the life of the Mk2 there were a variety of updates and revisions to styling and trim, the most notable was the introduction of the ‘big bumpers’ introduced in the European market during the August 1989 facelift.

1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60

The Corrado always gets a lot of love from the Volkswagen faithful and has been recognized as an up and coming classic in various automotive media outlets. However, when people fawn over this sports car for regular volk, more often than not its the VR6 engined Corrado that gets all the attention. The earlier G60 model, with it’s G-lader supercharged four cylinder engine gets a bit overlooked. Has the time come for these early model Corrados? This G60 for sale in Illinois is a two owner vehicle with a shade over 80,000 miles that looks rather fresh with a recent repaint.

Year: 1990
Model: Corrado G60
Engine: 1.8 liter supercharged inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 82,400
Price: $6,500 Buy It Now

1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 on eBay

I am selling a 1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60. This uniquely rarely seen car runs great, is extremely clean inside and out, and is in very good condition. It has just over 82,000 original miles and I am the 2nd owner of this car. The 1st owner maintained this vehicle well and kept good records. It has a 1.8-liter 5-speed manual supercharged engine, 158 horsepower, 4-wheel disc brakes, 15-inch wheels, an and active rear spoiler which extends automatically when the car reaches 45 miles per hour. Standard features include power windows and mirrors, power door locks, air conditioning, rear window defrost, fog lights, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, an AM/FM/cassette stereo system, and a sliding power sunroof. Everything works on this car and is a blast to drive.

The car has been recently upgraded with:

new paint job
front brakes and rotors
new battery
plugs and wires
new tires
new heater core
new A/C compressor, condenser and radiator

Please read up on this car by doing a search on the internet before contacting me.

1992 Volkswagen Passat G60 Syncro

After the Quantum’s exit from the US marketplace in 1988, Volkswagen decided to use the Passat name for the first time stateside. The B3 Passat was released in North America in 1990 with the 2.0 liter, 16 valve four cylinder engine. The 2.8 liter VR6 engine did not appear until 1992, but in between, there was a little known variant offered with the Syncro four-wheel drive system: the G60. Under the hood was the same supercharged 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that first appeared in the Corrado, producing 160 horsepower. This model was not for US consumption, but a handful did make their way to Canada. This G60 Syncro sedan for sale in Illinois is one of those few.

1992 Volkswagen Passat G60 Syncro on eBay

You are bidding on a extremely rare 1992 Volkswagen Passat supercharged G60 Syncro (AWD) sedan, which only 250 were sold in Canada. The car has zero zero rust! In showroom condition! New headliner, rebuilt supercharger, updated T-belt, newer clutch. Hella round headlights with HIDs, smoked tails from Europe, Clarion CD player, 274,000 kilometers about 170,000 miles, original Fuchs 15 rims with like new winter tires. Keyless entry alarm with remote start! A/C has been retro fitted to R134. New tints on the windows. Rear reclining seats! Bilstein shocks with H&R springs! The runs and drives perfect, can be driven all the way to Alaska if you like. Heating pads replaced in the seats. The HVAC controls are acting up so it will need to be replaced soon. Clean Illinois title in hand!

The B3 and B4 Passats were never known for their reliability, so taking a chance on this oddball with mechanicals more complex than your usual B3 Passat takes a brave soul. A car like this would more than likely appeal to the die-hard water cooled VW enthusiasts or for someone who likes obscure cars and lives in a climate that necessitates four-wheel drive.…

1989 Volkswagen Rallye Golf

One of my favorite periods in car history was the 1980s, specifically, the creations that hit the street as a result of rally homologation. The Lancia Delta Integrale, Audi Ur Quattro, Ford Escort Cosworth and Porsche 959 are some great examples of competition vehicles that transformed the world of performance cars. Some cars, like the Volkswagen Rallye Golf, had a more limited racing career than others, as this car competed for just one year in Group A WRC, in 1990. The Rallye Golf featured Syncro four-wheel drive, the 1.8 G60 engine with the G-lader supercharger, anti-lock brakes, flared fenders and Recaro front seats, among other features. A little over 5,000 examples were built at Volkswagen’s plant in Belgium, but none came to North America. A few are starting to trickle over to our shores, such as this one that is for sale in Ontario, Canada.

1989 Volkswagen Rallye Golf on eBay

1989 Volkswagen Rallye Golf. 1 of 5.000 limited production factory homologation cars built at their factory in Belgium. 103,854 km, OEM condition. Syncro AWD, G60 supercharger, widebody fenders, rally suspension/brakes (all factory). Power mirrors, locks, Factory split leather Recaro seats. leather door cards, sunroof.Outside of Blaupunkt CD, there have been no modifications done to the car. 2nd owner. 1st owner from Zurich, SUI. Car purchaced from Rothbee Autohaus in Nurburg Germany. All service records. Garage stored by both owners. Car has some minor flaws as to be expected from an untouched 23 year old car, but is in solid shape, undercarriage is remarkably clean. Original paint. 4 time 1st place in class show winner, 1 second place, and one best interior in show. Car has been driven once in the last two years, and has some issues related to lack of use. Window regulators are lazy (common problem – standard Corrado parts).

Mean Machine: Crazy-Clean Corrado G60 for sale

I haven’t written up (or lusted after) a Corrado in a while, but that just changed. Many thanks to reader/seller Wes for sending in his ad on VWVortex for his 1990 Corrado. It’s the best kind of Corrado: well taken care of, low mileage, with some tasteful add-ons that make it fast and furious, but not Fast and Furious. Gorgeous in black with a clean cloth interior, it comes with oodles of parts and two sets of wheels, as if just getting a Corrado this nice weren’t enough.

Seriously, Wes: you did this thing right.

1990 VW Corrado G60 for sale on VWVortex


Wes has a great description of the car, and follows up with a list of parts whose mere length shows how thorough he and his mechanic were:

More Details:
Engine/Transmission:
All new OEM mounts (front, rear, and transmission)
New Thermostat, Coolant Temperature Sensors, Fuel Filter, Bosch Spark Plugs, Distributor Cap, Gasket, Rotor, Slave Cylinder, OEM Oil Pan, OEM Oil Pump (2010), Ignition Switch.
Redline MT90 Transmission Fluid
Diesel Geek Short Shift Kit (Left to Right Reduction not installed, but have parts and still have original shifter)
Later OEM Shift Weight
268/260 Cam
Autotech Shock Therapy 10.4mm Spark Plug Wires
EuroWires Ground Kit
New Rod Bearings and ARP Connecting Rod Bolts (2009)
Aluminum Idler Pulleys
BBM Adjustable Belt Tension Cap
Autotech Sport Windage Tray
Eurospec Rally Cylinder head. Ported and Polished with +2mm oversize valves.
Tectonics Adjustable Camshaft Sprocket
BBM Aluminum Crank Pulley
3.5 bar FPR
ARP Head Studs.
30 lb Injectors.
Scientific Rabbit Stage III Ported Intake Manifold.
Techtonics High-Flow Catalytic Convertor.
Techtonics 2.5” Aluminized Exhaust with Borla Muffler and JRE Black Powder Coated Tip
Powder Coated Valve Cover
BBM Stage IV “High Rev” Chip
ARP Head Studs
Low Temperature Thermostat and Radiator Fan Switch
J-Caps Coolant and Oil Caps
I also have a ported throttle body that I never got around to installing.

1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 Bumblebee

This is a tastefully modified Corrado with lots of bright yellow. It has low miles, 50,000. Add on parts from Kompressor Kanada, Zender, Tial, Techtonics, Borla, H&R, Koni, and Zender show the car was liked. It has 18,000 on the rebuilt engine. The car is up with no reserve and starting bid under $2,000. The seller indicates it needs new axles and that it slips out of 5th gear. It isn’t clear how major these problems are. These problems will keep the price down, but a new owner will need to plan financially on expecting the worse just in case. Also not the low feedback seller, this should also keep the price down, but bid at your own risk.

~Evan…