1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel Survivor

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It seems that a lot of the cars we know and love from the 1980s have been taking flight when it comes to values. Whether it’s the ubiquitous E30 M3 or the 4000S Quattro that sold for over $12,000 yesterday, it’s apparent that the this era has now evolved into classic territory for us thirtysomething folks who remember these machines fondly from our youth. This 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel for sale in Maryland might not have the pace and cache of the Mk1 Rabbit GTI, but it’s an honest to goodness survivor sure to please the Volkswagen enthusiast.

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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

Afternoon Accessories: Volkswagen Mk.3 Golf/GTi Hella Driving Light Grill

To me, there’s always been something special about the Golfs with a few extra lights in the grill. Super rare are the Mk.1 Hella grills – one of which I wrote up around a month ago. The quad-round grill was and still is very popular with the Mk.2 crowd, but I remember the first time I saw in European Car back in the 1990s a Mk. 3 Golf GTi with the Hella grill pictured here. I thought I looked really cool, and I still do. They’re rare to see come up for sale, but here’s your chance today:

Year: 1993-1998
Model: Golf/GTi
Condition: Used
Price: $325 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Volkswagen Mk.3 Golf/GTi Hella Grill on eBay

Hi! I have for sale a Rare Hella Foglight Panel for any VW Golf 3 Mk3 III Cabrio GTI 16V VR6. This unit was only used one time on a car for less than a month. I have had it sitting around for 6 years now and its time to let it go. There are no broken clips or anything broken on this unit for that matter. The box shown in the picture is NOT included, box is sadly long gone for this unit. I just put it up as an example. Please contact me with any questions. Thanks! Paul

As I said with the 4000 cassette holder the other day, sometimes it’s the little details that help to set the car apart. This is a small addition that will really change up the style of the car. I wish I still had my Mk.3 Golf some days, and if I did this would be pretty high on my list to add in!


1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi

Recently Paul wrote up a lesser-known Jetta that was imported in quite small numbers into the U.S., the Mk. 2 Jetta EcoDiesel. It’s the father of the modern TDi line that came to be synonymous with both Volkswagen and fuel economy. While we typically like to focus on much sportier models, the TDis are both loved and well-worn by their devoted followers. Further, because of the relative ease of converting the car to bio-diesel, they often command a premium over other models despite their relative lack of sport. Due to their desirability and the propensity for their owners to mile on hundreds of thousands of miserly miles, few of these original TDis remain in good shape. However, today on eBay there is a lower mile Tornado Red 1998 Jetta TDi awaiting it’s next thrifty owner:

Year: 1998
Model: Jetta TDi
Engine: 1.9 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,900 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi on eBay

Please do not bid if you do not intend to purchase. If you plan on shipping the car please check your cost first. We have re-listed this car because the buyer did not realize what shipping would cost.

Thank you for viewing this 98 Volkswagen Jetta with the legendary TDI turbo diesel motor and only 76k Original Miles!!!! This car is CARFAX certified 1 Owner with no ACCIDENTS!! The exterior paint is in good condition. The vehicle’s interior looks great and it is in far better condition than what is expected for its age. All interior components seem to be in good working order. The engine starts right up with no problems. The 5 spd manual transmission shifts very smoothly. Clutch feels great. I drove this car last week 250 miles and it cost me about 25 dollars in fuel.

Afternoon Accessories: Votex Nardi Volkswagen/Audi Steering Wheel

If you’ve driven a mid-80s Volkswagen, you’re probably used to the cold, hard feel of plastic on your hands, and while the Audis got some upgraded leather-wrapped wheels they’re still usually prime candidates for a switch. Some of the nicest wheels produced for Audi/Volkswagen were made by Nardi, and while a few of the later stock wheels were Nardi sourced, earlier on you had to look towards the semi-aftermarket Votex accessories catalog to get what you wanted. Today there is one of these great Nardi Votex wheels for sale on Ebay:

Year: 1980s
Model: Votex Nardi Steering Wheel
Condition: Used
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Votex Nardi Steering Wheel on eBay

FOR SALE:Very rare Votex by Nardi steering wheel VW/Audi golf gti
CONDITION: Used condition some wear marks and scratches and bad bit (photo 8-9-10). Please note that this item is used, and some minor signs of use should be expected. Please check pictures carefully. What you see is what you get.

Shipping via International priority mail. Shipping time to USA may take up to 14-31 days after full payment.

I have more steering wheels, please look at other my auctions.

Thanks for looking!

It certainly looks to be in fantastic shape and it’s a rare item to see, so if you’d like to set yourself apart a bit this is a great way. At a $200 opening bid, it’s not the cheapest wheel you’ll find but in comparison to some of the other Nardi offerings it’s a downright steal and period correct!


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.