As much as the E30 M3 has become a wild vintage success story, and as much I’m proud of the E28 M5 for being a “buy now!” list-maker, the true David that took down Goliath when it came out and will continue to do so until the end of time is the indomitable Mk1 GTI. It looks right, it goes right, and for all the hype, it’s still available. Today’s has some highs and lows, low-mileage and lots of love being the prior, some cosmetic needs for the latter, but overall it is getting some extremely hot bidding because people know it is a diamond in the rough. With a paint job and some interior work, this would be one of those GTIs that is reaching above $10k. If the bidding stays low enough, the buyer will end up with a triple threat: a fun project, a legendary daily driver, and a great investment opportunity.
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Typically, cars like the Passat CC don’t catch my eye. But as I dabble with the idea of a new daily driver, this particular model – a manual-equipped R-Line – it’s hard not to relish the idea of a comfortable, stylish cruiser with the engagement factor still present that only three pedals can deliver. I’ve always thought the CC was a striking design augmented by fantastic seats and interior colors. Pair it with VAG’s venerable 2.0 liter turbo and a 6-speed, and I see a very attractive (if not overly entertaining) daily cruiser. Still, it’s hard to let the M3 ownership experience slink away, as driving something as unique as it is doesn’t lend itself to easily being replicated. Still, in the league of boring family-sized vehicles, the CC is one of the more intriguing options to arrive in recent years.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2012 Volkswagen Passat CC R-Line on eBay
Sometimes lightning does strike twice. The low mileage Corrado SLC that we featured last month was one of those cars you just don’t come across very often. Or was it? Here comes another mint condition Corrado SLC for sale in California from our reader Christian. He bought the car from its original owner, it has covered just over 52,000 miles and it’s red. Do sport coupes from the 1990s get any better than this?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC on eBay
Last month, Carter featured an impossibly clean Corrado SLC with very low mileage. A lot of these sport coupes were snapped up by young enthusiasts a few years on and sadly were modified beyond recognition. I remember frequenting Volkswagen shows during my college years and seeing many of these cars chopped up, driven hard and laid up wet. Now two decades since the last Corrados were sold new in the US, a good one is hard to come by. This silver, one-owner Corrado G60 for sale in Connecticut is fairly original with little modification but has high mileage. The G60 isn’t the more desirable powerplant in the model lineup, but given the condition, this car is sure to catch its fair share of attention.