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. …
Created for the Volkswagen Design series for International auto shows, the Volkswagen Golf Harlequin was never supposed to catch on. However, Volkswagen decided to create a limited run of these interesting Golfs in 1996, dubbed the Harlequin. There were four different types of Harlequins, each having their own base color, which included Tornado Red, Ginster Yellow, Pistachio Green and Chagall Blue. In addition, special interior cloth, silver faced gauges and a few different wheel options were added extras.
The seller states:
Rare and unique 1996 Chagall Blue Harlequin Golf Special Edition (264 made – only available in U.S. and Canada) – for more information check out www.rossvw.com
2 litre engine, manual transmission, air conditioning, 6 CD changer, original owner (female elementary school teacher), 260,000 km (primarily highway between Langley and Chilliwack), driver and passenger air bags, all-season Michelin tires (2 years old), 15″ alloy rims, regular gas, regular maintenance
I would REALLY like this car to go to someone who will love it as much as I did. If it calls to you, please make me an offer. Let’s talk!
accessories also available:
roof rack – $150.00
luggage platform – $100.00
bike holder – $100.00
4 new BFG (made by Michelin) Winter Slalom KSI tires (purchased for $656.46 Nov. 09) on 15″ alloy rims – $500.00
Having owned a MkIII GTI, I understand the appeal of the Golfs from this generation. I wish I had my 1998 Anniversary edition GTI back, as it was all the car I ever needed. The Harlequin isn’t for everyone, but when was the last time you witnessed what could be mistaken as an assembly line mix-up turned into something cool?
I’d nearly forgotten about the awesome Golf Rallye until this amazing modified example started circling the interwebs. Maybe it’s because only 5000 were made, or maybe that none were sold in the US, or maybe its lack of racing heritage leaves it in the shadow of the similarly-styled E30 M3, Ur-Quattro, and Lancia Delta Integrale. Whatever it is, more people should know about this car. It was essentially an R32 made in 1989- an aggressive-looking Golf with Syncro and a hot engine, in this case the 160hp supercharged G60. As with the Lancia, Americans were not graced with the importation of the sexy box-flared hatchback, but there are some that have gone through the extreme hoops to federalize. This example has gone even further, adding a Euro 2.9l VR6 and a turbocharger without changing much of the 80stastic exterior.
1989 Modified Golf Rallye for sale on VWVortex
This car reminds me why I went through an intense Rallye phase. It’s in great condition and the modifications make it a sleeping monster, even garnering a feature in EuroTuner. I love box flares, wherever they come from, and combined with the clean Golf II, we’ve got a winner. For $22k, I might keep looking for an E30 M3 or even a first-gen R32, but that’s not to say it isn’t worth it to the right person. Rarity, impressive modifications, and general cleanliness all get high marks on this one. Now let’s see some Golf Countrys over here!