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.…

Afternoon Accessories: Rare Volkswagen/BMW 4×100 OZ Turbo Wheels

OZ made some pretty incredible period wheels in the 1980s, and today’s “Turbos” are no exception. These are rare for sure – if you’ve never seen them you’d be excused, but they were produced in the mid to late 80s and were pretty pricey – just like their BBS counterparts. These particular wheels appear to be polished and in fantastic shape with a lower opening bid of $599.

Year: 1980s
Model: OZ Turbo
Diameter: 15″
Width: 7″
Bolt Pattern: 4×100
Offset: Not Specified
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: OZ Turbo wheels on eBay

This is RARE OLD SCHOOL ORIGINAL OZ TURBO 4 WHEELS NOT INCLUDE TRIES. These Wheels are 4/100. So will also fit any car 4/100 If you want more picture or have any question please contact the seller.


FRONT OZ TURBO 15X7.0 4/100
REAR OZ TURBO 15X7.0 4/100


The shipping quote 290USD for Australia , USA , Canada only I will SHIP BY SURFACE HAVE TRACKING NUMBER Times frame of shipping about 8-10 weeks I can ship by Airmail too but shipping quote are high. For Other countrier please contact me first for check your Shipping quote.


The shipping quote alone is enough to keep most bidders away, but as they sit they’re a $900 set of wheels shipped. Considering the prices of some other rare period wheels, that’s not outrageous at all. If you’d like to set yourself apart from the rest of the VW or BMW crowd with a period set of cool wheels, look no further!


4WD Week: 1991 Volkswagen Golf Country

You’d be forgiven for thinking that we were excited to run over to German sites to check out all the cool all-wheel drive cars you couldn’t get here, because some of the most fun we have is looking at those cars we didn’t get. Falling squarely into the “Coolest Volkswagen Ever” top 5 has to be one of the many Volkswagen Golf models that failed to come to the U.S. Well before the SUV and Crossover craze grasped American’s taste, Germans were trying their hardest to exercise their sense of humor when they created one of the niche-iest Golfs – the Golf Country. As I said in the Golf Variant Syncro post, I was pretty floored in my visit to Germany in the late 1990s when I saw these jacked up Golfs rolling around Freiburg. Featuring big brush guards, an external spare tire for additional rear ground clearance (of which there was a lot!), some great looking Speedline wheels and the iconic Mk.2 Volkswagen hatchback body, the Golf Country was an instant legend among VW fans. Coveted even in their home country, many are still in great shape and come up for sale today on German Ebay, such as today’s Tornado Red example:

Year: 1991
Model: Golf Country
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 138,000 km (85,749 mi)
Price: €6,900 ($9,516.48 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Volkswagen Golf Country on eBay.de

Vehicle description:
Interior blue,

Alloy Wheels

A vehicle which can not be compared with the others, as the paint is not faded and in very good condition. Driver’s seat is not torn and only shows light daily use. / / * EXCHANGE, TRADE-IN YOUR VEHICLE OR MORTGAGE LENDING, AND FINANCING POSSIBLE! * Changes, mistakes and prior sale reserved.All information without guarantee

You can find more offers on our website: www.derfaller.de

More details on the car can be found here
the faller + co.

4WD Week: 1996 Volkswagen Golf Variant 2.9 VR6 Syncro

If this morning’s Passat G60 Syncro Variant wasn’t your speed, perhaps a crazy Golf wagon will be. Long before the Jetta “Sportwagon”, Volkswagen produced some actually sporty wagons, and arguably this is one of the best. The Mk.3 GTi may have felt heavy compared to the original but it was still a great car to drive and lots of fun, coupled with the great VR6 exhaust note and torque. Now, channel that GTi experience through a 4-door wagon with the Euro-spec 2.9 VR6 and Syncro all-wheel drive and you’ve sure got a lot of win in my book. I was pretty captivated when I visited Germany in 1998/9 and saw some of these cruising around. Like the Passat Syncro, they were quite expensive and fairly rare, but this is a lower mile end of the run example that looks just about perfect:

Year: 1996
Model: Golf Variant VR6 Syncro
Engine: 2.9 liter VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 144,500 km (89,788 mi)
Price: €4,500 Buy It Now ($6,194.70 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Volkswagen Golf Variant 2.9 VR6 Syncro on eBay.de

Vehicle description:
Beautiful Vr6 wagon with all-wheel drive rust free and well maintained!
Original condition, Full service history available.

Top model of the Golf 3 VR6 ABV series 2.9Liter 190HP
Motor runs quietly and without noise, full power, transmission / drive train perfect


Phone: +49 (0) 171 8.68617 million
eMail: KFZHandelAS@mobile.de
Wilhelm Andreas
Angle Brunn 16C
94078 Freyung

Tel: 01718686170 (William Andrew)
Tel: 015124085400 (Hohenwarter Klaus)
Fax: 085519139026

St-NR 157 288 205 40

Truth be told, were I importing a rare wagon from Germany it wouldn’t be this car. For around the same price, you can get into the S6 V8s and S2 Avants; both cars that I’d rather own than this.…

1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia


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.


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


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.

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.


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.…

1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

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There was a lot of chatter about the Mk1 Volkswagen Callaway Turbo GTI that was purchased by our friend Lance Miller from Carlisle Events. Nostalgia played a big part in the high price paid for this 18,000 mile beauty. It was certainly one of the highest prices I’ve seen paid for a Mk1 GTI in recent memory. Now, along comes a stock GTI with an equally low 20k miles on the clock. For sale in Wisconsin, it certainly seems to have escaped a lot of the abuse that your average vehicle up in those parts would endure.


Year: 1984
Model: Rabbit GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 20,521 mi
Price: $18,500 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI on eBay

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GTI – records dating back to to 1984 including sales document, warranty documents, window sticker and maintenance. Original gorgeous Zender rear spoiler and original Hella fogs, original Pirelli P6s upper and lower front GMP and Neuspeed braces, Konis. Original owner put all the great period mods of and then drove the GTI sparingly in summer for the next 26 years. Recently all fluids changed, new valve cover gasket and new shift bushings. The car has a flawless interior, period Alpine cassette. It handles sharp and pulls strong with a neuspeed throttle body and euro intake manifold. Original manifold comes with the car. Original owner installed light window tint and aftermarket period sunroof both have been installed professionally. If you are looking for a fabulous time capsule GTI this is one of the few left. Car has been garaged entire life.

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Given what was paid for the Callaway Turbo just last month, I’m not so certain this stock GTI will pull almost $1,000 more. It used to be the ceiling for a good, low mileage Mk1 GTI would be about $10,000.…

1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel L Wolfsburg

A few weeks ago I wrote up a great looking Rabbit Diesel that was well modified to look like an updated model. While I loved that particular model’s restoration, I have to say that I like the clean lines of the original slightly more, and today I found a great GTi alternative for those not in a hurry. Check out this great condition 1984 Rabbit Diesel L Wolfsburg Edition:

Year: 1984
Model: Rabbit Diesel L Wolfsburg
Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 121,575 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel L Wolfsburg on eBay

Hello and welcome to my auction, today you are bidding on a restored rare 1984 VW RABBIT WOLFSBURG edition original southern California car with ZERO rust and a real barn find . To begin with I tore the interior apart and had both the front and rear seats reupholstered to match the original as close as possible, the head liner had to be redone as it was non existant, next the motor was totally torn apart and rebuilt with every thing new including a brand new TOP LINE head, new pistons, new piston rings, rebuilt connecting rods, new main bearings, new rod bearings, all new seals and gaskets, new oil pump, new windage tray,new water pump, all new belts and hoses, new radiator, new clutch , new brakes front and rear, new front strut and upper strut bearings, new battery, new tires ,rebuilt transmission, rebuilt front drive shafts, new motor mounts,new wiper blades, new rear hatch strut, new front seat nylon slider bushings, new glow plugs, new glow plug relay(fast glo), new fuel filter, etc etc, too much to list

The car starts right up even on the coldest day,and the injection pump does not leak, shifts and drives smoothly thru all 5 gears and has plenty of power, the interior is perfect as is the dash which is in very good condition.Every thing works on the car as it should including the speedo/odometer, the car has factory AC but will need a recharge, the car also has a dealer installed pop up sun roof, the car has less than 200 miles since the rebuilt and will need to be broken in gently , the car has a clear California title which I have in hand, I have spent a lot of time and money to bring back this bunny to its original glory, if taken care off it should last a couple of hundred thousand miles easily, if you have further questions I would be more than happy to answer them .I have set a very reasonable reserve much much less than what I have in the car, I would not hesitate to jump in it and drive it any where, THE CAR DOES NOT COME WITH THE FRONT VW PLATE.

1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro

Over the years, it seems as if vans and four-wheel drive have been mutually exclusive terms. One would think given everyone’s propensity towards all-weather versatility, this combination would be more popular. Dodge and Toyota have dabbled with all-wheel drive in their minivans and there’s even some aftermarket companies who have retrofitted four-wheel drive systems to full-sized Chevrolet and Ford vans. But one of my favorite four-wheel drive vans is the Volkswagen Vanagon, or T3 Transporter, as it was known in other markets. A vehicle for anoraks, the styling was about as one box as you could get while the addition of Syncro all-wheel drive lent the rear-engined stalwort go anywhere capability. This Vanagon Syncro for sale in Colorado is a little bit rough around the edges but has a new engine and is up for sale at no reserve.

Year: 1986
Model: Vanagon Syncro
Engine: 2.1 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 222,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro on eBay

Up for sale is a very solid 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro. This is my baby; and unfortunately I’m forced to sell it. We recently put in a brand new 2.1 engine and it runs great. It has about 50 miles on in; all for the break in procedure. I haven’t even had a chance to enjoy it before I’m forced to sell it. Many other parts were replaced at the same time.


Brand new fully rebuilt 2.1 engine (New AMC Heads)

All fuel lines replaced

Brand new alternator

New Temp II Sensor

New muffler, catalytic converter, exhaust gaskets and oxygen sensor

Exhaust system in good condition, not rusted out.

New cap, rotor,

Battery replaced within the last year.

Throttle body, icv, afm, and fuel injectors all replaced with low mileage units.