1989 Volkswagen GLi 16v Project Car Part 1

Introducing the first official GCFSB project car! I’m going to encourage the guys to start blogging their rides too, but since this one fell into my lap when I needed a cheap daily driver, I’ll start first.

1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLi

This car isn’t a perfect fit for our site as it has it’s share of bumps and bruises. Overall it’s a bit of a kid’s car in it’s current state and we obviously prefer to feature the cream on this site: examples that are worthy of the attention of well informed enthusiasts. But that’s exactly what led me to buy this car.

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1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V

We’ve featured a few clean Scirocco’s on GCFSB lately, but for some reason, I think this particular one will be hard to top. Purchased new in September 1988, this car left the showroom towards the very end of the Scirocco’s run in the US. A two-owner car, this 16V is original in many ways, right down to the paint, floormats and unmarred teardrop alloy wheels. While white is a popular color nowadays, this hue lends a decidedly eighties flavor to what was already a favorite of those times. For those who have been on the hunt for a clean, late model Scirocco, your search might be over.

Year: 1988
Model: Scirocco 16V
Engine: 1.8 liter 16V inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 79,711 mi
Price: $15,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V on eBay

Absolute time warp 16 Valve Scirocco, “Stunning.” You just do not find these left in this condition, collector owned & cared for. Every reciept, all documentation, & books from date of purchase (Sept 1988). Two owner car. Original paint & interior, immaculate. Timeing belt just done, all fluids done in about March of this year. Brand new set of orig factory OE teardrop rims along with new set of Michelin tires “just” put on the car. New teardrops are nearly impsossible to find with the center caps intact. I was fortunate to find these. Factory orig OE black VW badge added back to front grill. Interior dash, carpets, moldings, fittings, headliner, everything is absolute mint incredible condition. Orig spare tire, jack & tool kit completely intact in perfect mint cond. Four sets of orig keys. Orig 16V mats. All orig glass. Paint & factory OE body kit in phenominal condition. You will look long & hard to find a car as nice as this & as well maintained. Stainless Bosal muffler. Period correct Blaupunkt Heidelberg just finishes off the interior with a real retro look & feel. The car won several VW Concourses back in the late 80’s & 90’s & the trophies are included with the car.

This is for the collector looking for the very best. Please call for an appointment to look at the car in person. Larry 310-339-6517

At $15,000, this is decidedly heady territory for a Scirocco, but I’m having a hard time finding fault with this one. Sciroccos are not usually on my radar, but this car gives me that serious “want” feeling. Sometimes a car like this will look clean on the surface, but when you inspect further, you’ll come across things like a worn bolster here, a tweaked or scratched bumper there, or a tacky aftermarket stereo. This VW has none of this. Many Sciroccos have a warped dashboard on the passenger side around the glovebox door. This flaw is also remarkably absent. The folks who owned this car certainly did a good job in looking after it. Will someone bite at $15,000? I doubt it. But something tells me if this car was up for sale at around $10,000 to $12,000, one brave soul may have already snapped it up. Even at that price, it’s reaching for a Scirocco, but when you consider how many good ones are left like this, could this be the next big thing on the collector scene? It’s something to consider while Volkswagen toys with US Scirocco fans by withholding the current, third generation car from our market.

-Paul

1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V Trophy

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Today we bring you what is, hands down, the nicest MkII Jetta I’ve ever seen. And no, it does not have a twin-turbocharged 3.2l, all-wheel drive or slammed suspension. It is stock in a beautiful way, completely optioned-out as a GLI 16V with the Recaro Trophy interior. You’d be hard-pressed to find any signs that it’s covered even the conservative 90k miles put on over the past 25 years. For 21 years it was a babied weekender and it shows! If MkII Volkswagens are your thing, you should start looking at flights to Ohio.

Year: 1988
Model: Jetta GLI 16V Trophy
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,571 mi
Price: No reserve auction

Click for more details: 1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V Trophy on eBay

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You are looking at my 100% stock 1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI with ONLY 90,571 miles. This GLI is in pristine condition inside and out. I am the 3rd owner of this time capsule, the second owner bought it in 1992 with 29,900 miles and kept in a garage for the next 21 years seldomly driving it only on the weekends (less then 3000 miles a year).

This GLI comes equipped with the following options:

-1.8L 16v motor (124hp)

-Manual transmission

-Sunroof

-TROPHY INTERIOR

-Power Recaro seats

-working A/C

-MFA trip computer

-4 wheel disc brakes

This GLI is in 100% original and in stock factory condition and has not been modified or molested in any way. It has all the original factory performance options, even the front air dams that collect air and cool the front calipers are still hooked up and ready for action! The exterior is very clean with no signs of bubbles or paint fading. The undersides of the doors are clean and the shock towers look like the day the came off the assembly line.

The TROPHY interior is in fantastic shape! The power driver and passenger Recaro seats are spotless. The drivers seat is supple and hugs your backside like a glove. There are no rips, tears, or significant signs of wear. The crank sunroof slides back with ease and will give you a great hairdo while your carving up the turns on your local back country road. The suspension feels tight and sure footed, 4-wheel disc brakes provide the stopping power for the 124hp 16v power plant and the clutch actuates where it should with no issues.

This GLI is a true throwback and a blast to drive!

This car is 25 years old and as such it is not brand new. Please expect normal issues of wear and tear consistent with the age of the car, but also keep in mind this is one of the nicest 1988 cars I’ve seen in my life. There are some very minor oil leaks and the car takes a minute or so to run really smoothly when cold.

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The factory tricked-out nature of this car (not to mention year) are reminiscent of the near-and-dear E28 M5. I love it and am extremely impressed at how beautifully the exterior and interior have been maintained. If this were an M5, it might be pushing $30k, but it’s not – it’s a Volkswagen. Bidding is very active but the price is still low. The GLI may forever be overshadowed by its little brother, but I’ve always loved it. Special, low-mileage, and well cared for, if its price stays within four digits I think it’s an awesome buy.

-NR

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.

The success of the Mk1 GTi was continued with the sporty Mk2 GTi and to capitalise on the world wide success of the MK1 GTi. Volkswagen chose to release the Mk2 GTi in the same year as the rest of the fleet. The Mk2 featured a 1.8litre 8v engine but also a second engine choice, a slightly more powerful 16v variant followed shortly, the 8v displaying good low down torque and driveability while the 16v enjoyed high revs and more top end power. During its midlife update the 8v unit benefited from the introduction of a Digifant engine management system.

Popularity of the MK2 grew from the 1987 commercial “changes” in which Paula Hamilton bearing a close resemblance to Diana, Princess of Wales is seen leaving her husband, posting her wedding ring back through the letterbox, ditching her mink coat, throwing the house keys at the cat and dumping the pearl necklace BUT keeping the car keys – the tag line ‘If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen’. The commercial was a hit and changed the way cars were advertised from then on.

In 1990 the Golf GTi G60 was introduced featuring the 8v 1.8 with a Supercharger, wider wheel extensions, BBS alloy wheels, tinted rear lights and clear front indicators. The engine delivers 160bhp and a very impressive 166ft lb of torque.

EQUIPMENT
Supercharged, Wide G60 arch extensions, 15″ Lenso alloy wheels, Smoked rear lights, Brilliant black (LA9V) paint, Central locking, Full black leather (PL7) interior, Trip computer, Sunroof, Alpine head-unit.

EXTERIOR
This rare and desirable G60 is finished in sparkling (LA9V) brilliant black and is in excellent shape with no dents, scratches or signs of corrosion. The only negatives to the paint being a couple of minor stone chips to the front. All of the plastic trim and body kit are in good order with no signs of fading or damage and the factory Hella lights on the front are free from chips or cracks as is the windscreen and other glass. The original VW sticker is still inside the boot confirming the specification and that it’s an original G60.

INTERIOR
A rare option on the G60’s is the (PL7) leather option which really improves the look and feel of the interior and sets it apart from the standard Mk2s. The leather remains in excellent order with only the smallest amount of wear to the drivers bolster and some discolouration and marks on the steering wheel. The door cars are also very nicely trimmed and show no signs of wear. The boot area is perfectly clean and the space saver wheel and tool kit are neatly stored under the boot carpet.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The car comes with an excellent history showing plenty of maintenance work and light regular use. The engine benefits from some mild modifications to improve drivability, these include a stage 3 supercharger, 68mm pulley and performance a performance tune. The engine runs very well and makes a fantastic noise as the supercharger winds up. The cambelt service was done less than 3k miles ago in 2010.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The alloys are all in excellent condition with no signs of corrosion or curb marks and are shod in a matching set of Yokohama tyres. The brakes and suspension are all in fine order and the car recently benefited from some new front discs, pads and shocks. Since arriving at 4 Star it has also had a brake fluid service.

HISTORY FILE
The car was first registered in Germany in May 1991 and was then imported to the UK in 2004. The history file contains a certificate from VW confirming its originality along with lots of German history and the import certificate. Since being in the UK all the history has been kept which includes parts and service invoices, all the old MOT certificates and tax disks. The last service was done in 2011 at 81,670 miles. The car also comes with the original VW sales brochure and 3 keys. The mileage is 135,403 KM with equates to 84,135 miles.

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This dilemma some people may reach with the Golf G60 boils down to one word: Corrado. Why not buy Volkswagen’s sport coupe from the 1990s with it’s similar engine? Well, the Golf G60 is certainly an unorthodox choice for VW aficianados and you’ll be in more rarefied air than if you owned a Corrado. Then again, only the most astute VW fan will be able to spot one of these in a crowd. This particular seller always does an excellent job of photographing their stock. It makes these cars look showroom new. While the mileage is low for a MkII, the asking price is a lot more than anyone could reasonably consider spending, at least in the US. It’s hard to say what it would be worth once it’s legal stateside, but I would be willing to hazard a guess of somewhere around half of this asking price.

-Paul

1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI

It’s always hard to top the original. The MkI GTI is revered for being the progenitor of the hot hatch breed, remaining a top choice to this day for those who want affordable, practical thrills. The MkII GTI has steadily been gaining traction in the VW enthusiast realm as the GTI to have if you want a little bit more size and comfort to go with your hot hatch formula. However, it’s hard to find a MkII that hasn’t been tinkered with. Two decades have passed since the last one left the showrooms and with that comes a spate of modifications that run from VR6 engine swaps to ones with slammed suspensions, appealing to the stance crowd. But, every now and then, a true unmolested MkII will surface like this one for sale in North Carolina. This is a higher mileage car, but has been given the attention it deserves.

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Year: 1987
Model: Golf GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter 8V inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 207,000 mi
Price: $5,600

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI on The Samba

Golf GTI, Mint Condition, Always Adult Owned, Price: $5,600

For Sale: “Tornado” Red, 1987 Golf GTI 1.8L 8V 207K. All original, unmolested, unmodified 2 adult owner vehicle. Have every service recored since it was new and original window sticker from dealer lot. This is your chance to own a fun reliable hatch back with all the features of a modern equivalent vehicle at a fraction of the price.

Has been heavily serviced in the last year, all factory correct parts used, including; new clutch, transmission seals, tall ratio 5th gear, clutch “finger”, pushrod, pressure plate, drive shafts, alternator, complete shift linkages and bushings rebuild, new brake pads, brake master cylinder, valve cover gasket, heater core, thermostat, coolant flush, new VW specific antifreeze, ball joint, tie rod ends, steering bellow, cabin fan resistor, 4 new single direction sport tires with under 5000 miles…

Factory options include: Sunroof, power windows (motors work perfect no hesitation), power door locks, cruise control, intermittent wipers, rear window wiper, multi function indicator (avg speed, MPG, time, trip miles, oil temp…), air conditioning (system has been upgraded to modern freon, Ice cold), rear defroster, folding rear seats, power steering, electric adjustable mirrors, factory optional sunroof wind deflector, factory Recaro sport seats.

Other extras: 1 extra brand new never mounted snow flake wheel, full header back stainless steel Techtonics Tuning exhaust system with Borla muffler, Jetta dual port header, cylinder head replaced with new big valve head, new black headliner, extra original seat fabric, extra GTI badges, extra door handle, extra CSI fuel distributor, many extra parts…

I’m selling because I have too many vehicles and need to consolidate. Please call, text, or email Will Porter during reasonable hours (9am-9pm) at: (336) 908-two69four Porterwebsales@gmail.com. ALL REASONABLE TRADES AND OFFERS ARE WELCOME

Full size pictures here: http://s93.photobucket.com/user/dashawndakeng/library/87%20GTI

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While it’s not the more desirable GTI 16V, there’s a lot to like about this MkII. The MkIII and MkIV generations added on pounds and size, so for those wanting one of the last originals, a MkII of any sort will suffice nicely. It’s not hard to tell this car has been adult owned, as it shows. It’s condition is impressive for the mileage. It would be a shame if a boy racer gets their hands on it though, as this is one particular car that should be preserved as it sits. If it is as good as it looks, $5,600 isn’t too bad a deal for such a mint MkII. Given the distance on the chassis, however, some bargaining may be in order and it’s nice to see the seller is open to offers. Ready for a nostalgia trip back to the 1980s? This is a good car to do it in.

-Paul

1987 Volkswagen Jetta Street/Track Car

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Gone from this world for several generations, the Jetta Coupe has always appealed to me. The slight tightening of the sharp Mk1 and Mk2 aesthetics is a good look. Today’s Jetta showed up on Jalopnik’s “Nice Price or Crack Pipe” and is solidly in the “Nice Price” column right now. It’s an SCCA Time Trial car that is still street legal. Sound like a blast? I think so too. With an amazing/outrageous German flag paint job, this is not too far from the Jetta my middle-school self dreamt about.

Year: 1987
Model: Jetta Coupe
Engine: 2.0 liter 16-valve inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 79,000 on chassis, 8,000 on engine/transmission
Price: $5,000

CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS: 1987 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe on VWVortex

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Well the time has come to sell my Jetta coupe. I bought this car off a good friend to use as my daily while I finished building my Harlequin. The Harlequin is done, so now it’s time to sell. Before myself, my friend owned the car for nearly 10 years in which all of the modifications were done, it has been meticulously maintained and is an absolute great car.

1987 Jetta Sport (79k Chassis miles)
SCCA Time Trial Level 4 car
2.0 Digifant setup, 8k miles on engine (rebuilt in 2007)
16V transmission (built 6k miles ago, fresh clutch kit)
Corrado VR6 Konis
Neuspeed upper strut tower, lower front sway, bottom mount rear sway, K-frame brace and Eurosport upper rear strut tower brace.
Clear/red tails
Short shift kit
Cross hair headlights
KIRK 4point roll cage
Sparco driver AND passenger seats
NEW G-Force pro series camlock harnesses
MOMO steering wheel w/LTB Motorsports quick release
AutoMeter auxiliary guages
BBS Corrado wheels, freshly restored, new factory center caps and tires in the last 5k miles
Quick release Hub, camera cage mount, 2 fire extinguishers etc…
This car has NO RUST!
Crank sunroof works and doesn’t leak!

There is a LOT of stuff I am forgetting, but if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Asking price is $5,000 OBO

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I love that the seller used this as a daily driver. I want to see it with all the decals removed, just one giant German flag ready to have some FWD fun in the twisties. As the votes confirm, $5k is a good price for a Jetta this nice and well-prepped. It sounds like it’s stayed among friends for a while and has been well taken care of. Whether you want a track-day tosser or a fun daily Jetta, this will be good at either or both!

-NR

1985 Volkswagen Scirocco Storm

The Volkswagen Scirocco is one of those cars I miss. True, they are selling a new version elsewhere in the world, but I still have fond memories of this fastback, which seems to have all but disappeared from today’s roads. Every now and then I’ll come across one in decent nick and this Scirocco Storm brought over from the United Kingdom caught my attention. For sale in Pennsylvania, it’s a right hand drive model, which could pose a problem in certain driving situations stateside. But for the Volkswagen enthusiast who has everything, this modern classic would raise some eyebrows at the next club meet.

Year: 1985
Model: Scirocco Storm
Engine: 1.8 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 164,270 miles
Price: $5,700

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco Storm on VW Vortex

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My Scirocco Storm is up for sale. It’s a registered in 1985 Scirocco Storm, one of 600 total, and of 300 made in this colour. It has factory electric windows, matching blue interior (leather seats/door cards/carpet/dashboard/trunk cover etc), headlight washers and the awesome 112hp European Golf GTi 1.8L 8v non-catalyst and manual CIS injection engine. Everything works well, the windows, speedo, etc etc, although the MFA is hit-or-miss with what it want to display. Obviously it’s full European Spec so Euro bumpers, headlights, turn signals, taillights, body kit, etc.

It does have the original Storm logos on the front and rear. This was important to me when buying it. You can see more details on the well known special edition here: http://website.lineone.net/~dr.dub/mk2ext.htm. I imported it personally, with all federal importation paperwork completed. It has a standard Pennsylvania title in my name, which will be transferred to the new owner. I am asking $5,700 with the recently fitted coilovers and a set of standard wheels or BYOW). The 15″ European market forged Castellettes with good 165/45/15″ tires can be included for a additional $500.

The car has 160k miles on it, and has a recently fitted exhaust, water pump and other parts. It drives very well, and has been driven all over the East Coast when the weather’s been good. It was used by the assistant editor of Performance VW magazine for his trip to H2Oi last year, and was quoted as being the reason he sold his MkV and got into a older VW, which I thought was pretty cool.

I would describe it as a survivor – the original paint has clear issues on the horizontal surfaces (a-pillars, fenders, roof), and the roof paint has obvious imperfections too. The hood and cowl have been repainted by a previous owner. The interior is similar – it’s all original spec but the dash and leather wheel are showing some cracks, and the front seats have been re-dyed (they actually look quite similar in person). There is a spot of rust showing on the passenger door, and other small spots, underneath looks good. It’s ready to drive and maybe to show, and I do personally like it with age related slight-patina, but overall it’s very solid. You can see various scratches and marks on the body in the photos, but it has somehow stayed relatively ding free.

Test drives are welcome, on the passenger seat with no money, or you can drive if you’re serious and bring money. If you just want to do so because it’s a right-hand drive car, please be honest with me though. It is currently registered as a Antique vehicle in Pennsylvania and is on a classic insurance policy with a agreed value substantially higher than my asking price.

Last month we featured a 1984 Scirocco Wolfsburg Edition that sold for just over $4,600. That car had about 50,000 less miles on the clock. This Storm has the rarity factor going for it and I like the fact that it has been left fairly untouched cosmetically. You will, however, have to get used to driving a right-hand drive car in a left-hand drive country, which could be fun…until you get to a drive-thru window.

-Paul

1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V

A dying breed, an unmolested pre-93 Volkswagen is a rare find. An unmolested 16v GLI is even rarer. A favorite of VW enthusaists, the 16v GLIs and GTIs are the top level of performance offered in the MK2 (at least in the US). The 1990 model sported the 134 bhp 2.0 16v (it was 1.8L on earlier GLIs) mated to a quick ratio 5 speed gearbox making these cars are a blast to drive. The GLI also offered Recaro sport seats, BBS RA alloys and a GLI trim package that differentiated it from your every day GLI.

This clean Alpine white GLI for sale in Columbus, OH looks like a nice clean slate for a driver, modified car, or a collector piece.

Year: 1990
Model: Jetta GLI 16v
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $1,000

Click for Details: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI on Craigslist

BBS aluminum alloy rims, Recaro seats, needs work. $1000 obo. Please call or text to 614-216-2107.

I’ve always been fan of the GLI 16v ever since a highschool buddy of mine rolled up to track practice in one. It was quick and sounded the business when he masheded the gas. While the seller doesn’t offer a whole lot of detail on the car, it’s hard to go wrong with a $1000 price tag. If I had the space, this is yet another car I’d add to the corral.

-Brian

1991 VW GTI 16v for sale

Historically, I haven’t given the MkII GTI enough credit. My dreams have always gravitated towards the ur-GTI and been soiled by the fattyfat later models (though VW is doing an admirable job of rekindling the fire). Today’s 1991 16v, in a perfect red/black paint scheme, has me sold on the newer-but-not-too-new MkII style. They’re ripe for great engine swaps and all that, but I think a clean one with the classic 16v engine would be a great place to start. The owner appears to put plenty of time and effort into making this a very clean GTI, so even with 160k miles it looks fantastic.

1991 VW GTI 16v for sale on eBay


From the detail-oriented seller:

Up for sale is my 1991 VW GTI with the 2.0L 16v engine. I have owned this car since the summer of 1999. I bought it with 89,204 miles. It now has 160,702 miles. This has been a revolving project car since purchase. I have never driven this car in the snow or salt under my ownership. It has been garaged every winter in a heated garage under a car cover. I believe this is one of the nicest original Mk2’s you’ll find in the northeast. I have put hundreds and hundreds of hours and I have no idea how much money into this car over the years. I don’t even want to tally it up, even if I could. If a part was questionable on the car it was replaced. Many parts were replaced simply to make everything look like new. Everything from engine gaskets, hoses and inlets/outlets, brakes, calipers, driveshafts, wheel bearings front and rear, radiator, water pump, fuel filter…the list goes on and on. In fact I really wish I did keep a list now trying to think back what I have done over the years.

I am the 3rd owner of the car as far as I can tell. The original owner rear ended another vehicle when the car was brand new and it was fixed by the dealer who sold the car. I have the paperwork from this repair. The 2nd owner struck a deer in the right front fender which I had repaired after purchasing the car. The rest of the paint on the car is original and in pretty good shape considering the age. It really cleans up well with some elbow grease and polish/wax. The lower front bumper is scuffed by the fog light and the lower rear bumper is peeling behind the wheel. Other than the typical nicks, scratches and pitting you would expect to find on a high mileage vehicle, the paint is what I would consider excellent condition for being 21 years old. See the pictures; I tried to show some of the worst areas.

I have absolutely no desire to sell this car except for the fact that I simply don’t have the time to use it anymore. It has been off the road and inside my garage under a car cover for the past 2 y ears. Periodically I start it, move it in and out and/or drive it up and down the driveway.

Exterior:
-Stock quad headlight grille
-Upper grille spoiler by Kaimei
-Cross hair headlights
-European headlight adjusting motors which enables you to aim the headlights up or down via a dash mounted switch. These are factory European parts I installed. Custom wiring harness with all soldered wiring connections-not crimped!
-Euro plate held on with rare earth magnets embedded in the front bumper cover.
-European spec taillights with rear fog light.
-Smoked front turn signals.
-Stock BBS RM wheels. These are a set of the best RM’s that I’ve seen in the northeast. One lip has a slight bend in it from a pot hole but it is slight and does not affect the balancing or seating of the bead in any way. Some of the lips have peeling of the clearcoat but nothing like the typical peeling on RM’s that you see. Otherwise they are straight and balance out well.
-Porsche door handles installed with brand new mounting pads. Lock cylinders converted over to stock so the original ignition key fits.
-Lay-flat rear wiper modification.
-LED lighting in rear license plate illumination lights.

The bad: the rear panel under the hatch is dented and the emblem is missing. The paint on the rear bumper is peeling in one area and the front bumper paint is scuffed as mentioned earlier. There are nicks and scratches as well as pitted areas of paint that you would expect from a high mileage car but it really does clean up well. I had refinished the lips on the wheels back when I first got the car. They are now peeling again and need to be refinished. Once again, see the pics. In my opinion, the wheels are still in much better shape than any other RM’s you’ll find in the northeast these days.

Interior:
-Stock Recaro interior. The interior is close to perfect shape. The bolsters on the front seats are in almost perfect condition. They are not clapped out at all like most Recaro seats these days. The driver’s side seat bottom has a slight cigarette burn hole in it (this was present when I bought the car-I do not smoke, nor has the car been smoked in by anyone since I have owned it). I took great care in entering and exiting the car so as to not destroy the front bolsters.
-Custom center console with relocated cigarette lighter enabling a set of Audi VDO tri-gauges to be installed in place of the ash tray. Oil temperature (°C), oil pressure (bar), voltage. Gauges are backlit with red bulbs and dim with the dimmer switch. Custom wiring harness with all connections soldered not crimped.
-Italovanti steering wheel with 16v script on the center.
-Stock rubber floor mats.
-Stock carpeted floor mats with GTI 16v inscription embroidered in. These were only installed at shows and were never on the floor while driving the car.
-Aftermarket CD player (pioneer) with remote control.
-Pioneer speakers all around.
-337 red stitched golf ball shift knob/boot.
-Duostyling Air/Fuel ratio gauge.
-LED lighting in dome light.
-OEM “pillbox” ignition key with lighted head and case. I also have a second pillbox key that is missing the case.

The bad: the headliner is falling down in the rear and needs to be re-glued. The dash has some cracks but nowhere as bad as you typically see in an Mk2 these days. The plastic trim piece under the rear hatch area is broken.

Suspension:
-Weitec XS coil over suspension with approximately 5,000 miles. Fully adjustable including ride height and damping. New poly upper strut mounts installed and front upper strut bearings at time of installation.
-Highly sought after Eibach flat aluminum front stress bar.
-Neuspeed triangulated rear stress bar but missing the triangulated portion. One could be easily fabricated and installed.

Engine:
-Stock 2.0 L 16v
-TT tuning EPROM
-Jet hot coated stock exhaust manifold
-TT tuning dual stainless down pipe with catlytic converter delete.
-TT tuning all stainless exhaust with borla muffler.
-ABA serpentine belt conversion including alternator and a/c compressor.
-Mk3 weighted shift rod with new bushings.
-Brand new optima battery with factory battery cover.
-Custom lighting wire harness to “relay” the front headlights (all 4 of them) with 8AWG wire feeding the relays and 12AWG feeding the bulbs. Each circuit is fused separately with a custom fuse block mounted in the engine compartment.
-No radiator fan. I had modified a B4 passat fan and shroud which I ran for quite a while but it quit so I just took it out. The plug for the fan has been converted to this style.
-Skid plate under engine and transmission.
-K&N air filter
-BBM solid front motor mount

I have replaced just about everything on this engine over the years short of tearing it out of the car. I have had the head off and did valve seals and head gasket, engine pan, water hoses and inlets/outlets, water pump, timing belt, tensioner, you name it. If it needed it or the item looked questionable it was replaced. I have always run synthetic oil and Mann/Mahle oil filters. Oil has been Mobil One/Elf/Total meeting current VW specs for the new cars. I always change my oil at 5000 miles and always in the spring after sitting all winter. I have always used VW spec coolant. Currently it has G12 plus plus in it.

The bad: I never hooked up the a/c compressor after I did the ABA serpentine belt conversion. The old suction and discharge lines need to be converted over to the single block mount connection to match the newer ABA compressor. I also never put the a/c condenser back in after a radiator change as it was shot anyway. You would have to install a condenser and swap over Mk3 lines or modify the existing suction and discharge lines at the compressor to make the a/c function. Valve train has typical high mileage tappet ticking but goes away a short time after running.

Transmission/drivetrain:
-Stock 5 speed transmission. 2nd gear syncro is kind of tired and will grind on a really fast shift. No clicking in reverse and otherwise is smooth and quiet. Currently has synthetic gear oil (Amsoil) in it.

The bad: driver side inner CV joint boot is ripped and needs replacing. I will include a brand new replacement joint kit with the car.

Brakes:
-Stock front and rear rotors. Front pads are high performance Hawk pads and rear pads are stock replacements.

The bad: rear e-brake inoperable. Well it really is operable but it sticks thanks to VW’s wonderfully designed rear calipers. I was always going to convert to the Mk3 aluminum war calipers but never got around to it. I replaced the e-brake cables so I know they are not the issue.

Besides a few scuffs and the coilovers turned down a few too many clicks, this GTI could definitely fit in my dream garage. Put a few more miles on the 16v and when it goes out, you have a great base for a swap. No bids yet so we have no idea where the reserve is, but taking the good (loving attention) and bad (not perfect, lots of miles) into account, I think somewhere above $4k and below $6k is fair price for this second-gen GTI.

-NR