Not every car on GCFSB can be rare, obscure, or exotic. Sometimes there are just some out there that would make for a good everyday companion.
Case in point, this 2000 Volkswagen GTI VR6. Looking back in the way way back machine I purchase one of the first MKIV VR6 GTI’s in the area. I drove it right off the showroom floor and it stole my heart. Before things started breaking I loved the rev happy engine and gobs of torque. I have a couple friends that remember a spirited drive to the Oregon Coast and the GTI proved to be more than willing to provide many grins for all involved.
This example is not perfect but it is an exceptionally low mile example offered at no reserve.
From the seller –
“Here we have a very low mileage 2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX VR-6 with only 51,000 Original Miles! This golf runs and drives out excellent. It came in a trade in MASS and that is how we got it. The car runs and drives like new. The motor starts right up each time and it sounds solid with lots of power and torque. The clutch is perfect and it grabs strong. The outside shows some paint peeling of in the rear bumper/hatch. There is also some hail damage on the front hood and roof. The inside is very clean and well kept. Everything works as it should. The car has CD player, heated seats, sun-roof, leather seats, cruise etc. The tires are very good, I will also include another 4 tires with the car. Over all a great running UNMOLESTED GTI VR6! We have a clean title. No check engine lights no warning lights no stories!”
Nice car, no reserve so it will go for nothing more than market. …
I tend to be a cup half full kind of guy. Every car is an opportunity, no matter how sketchy it seems.
Well, maybe not.
What we have here is a 1983 Volkswagen Scirocco with 43k miles. One owner and recent mechanical work to get it up to par. Too good to be true? Perhaps, but I would be tempted to find out.
From the seller –
“Very clean 2 owner (same family) vw scirocco. body is in fantastic shape. this vehicle has been garage kept and rarely driven. has new tires, belts, current registration and safety check.”
Short but sweet, while I appreciate the brevity I would like a little more detail. To the naked eye the car looks straight if not a little sun burned. You would too if you spent the last 29 years in Hawaii.
But from a seller with next to no feedback, short description, and almost worthless pictures it does raise some concerns. Which brings me to the buy it now price, $3k seems imminently reasonable for a 43k Scirocco. Even with the shipping outside Hawaii you are looking at less than $4,500 shipped for one of the lower mile Roccos in the country.
The question becomes, are you feeling lucky?…
Who buys a Rabbit back in 1981 and, well, does not drive it?
Little old lady? VW fanatic? Neat freak?
Regardless this Rabbit L has lived for 31 years and has only covered 9k miles. Unlike many “time capsules” this one actually looks the part. Still in stock form it looks frozen in time.
From the seller –
“Selling our 1981 VW Rabbit. It is an L model with the only option of a cloth interior. It was a step up from the base model with the vinyl interior. The L model was all about transportation with minimal frills. The vent windows don’t even open and there is not a radio. The factory radio block off plate is still in place.
I have all of the records since new that back up the mileage of the car. It even comes with the original window sticker. On my photo gallery I also posted some of the carfax pages that document the miles are correct.
The car is very original and not altered. The headliners tend to sag on old VWs and this one was replaced. I found some NOS trim rings to brighten up the rims but didn’t paint the rims so that they have that original patina look. The car was driven a few miles each year. The only surface rust is on the front lower A arms and suspension but not bad at all. You can see how nice the underside is on the car if you view the photo book on my web site. The car shows well and people just love it when we drive it. The paint shines very nice and all paint is original. There are two stains on the lower back fender where tar was left on the paint for a long time and stained it lighter than the paint.
I am a sucker for imported cars. Somewhere in the rat trap that is my mind this equation exists, Euro stuff>Stuff we can get here. It can be anything, if it comes from Europe is has to be better, right? I mean why else would we be paying $1,000 for this? OK, that I actually get.
Anyhow, here we have a 1982 Volkswagen Polo. The owner states it is the only one in the states, which is, um, false.
I’ll forgive the seller’s enthusiasm, this is a pretty neat car.
From the seller –
“let me start off by saying the car runs and drives 110% very well kept never sleeps out side and turns heads everywhere…
i have all documentation clean New Jersey title in hand
i also have all dealer service records from points of origin
i am asking for best offer so don’t be shy make a offer that is respectful and you just mite be the proud owner of the only polo in the US from what i no
the car has 81000 miles on it every thing is original the only mods that i have done was..
1. side exit exhaust
2. 15″ bbs rs
it has a 1.3 liter motor and 4 speed Manual trans.”
As great looking as this car as this is, and it is beautiful. It is packing a 1.3L mated to a 4 speed transmission. That is going to be sluggish, like Zastava slow. I can think of a lot of other cars I would rather drive for $10k.
But, it’s imported so by all means I completely understand the cool factor here. Now, about that Jamon…
I am not sure what my fascination is with these cars, er, I mean trucks. They aren’t fast, they aren’t pleasing to the eye, they are just cool I suppose. Cool is a difficult thing to quantify and varies wildly from person to person. I guess in this focus group of one that is what matters most.
What we have here is a stock 1980 Caddy with 13k or so miles. I say “or so” as you never quite know with the older 5 digit VW odometers. But from the looks of the vehicle that claim seems plausible. The LEER canopy is a nice touch of 80’s goodness.
From the seller –
“UP FOR SALE IS A VERY RARE 1980 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT CADDY PICK UP TRUCK, WITH TOPPER, A/C, CRUISE CONTROL. CAR RUNS, DRIVES, SHIFTS AND BRAKES FINE, CAN BE DRIVEN ANYWHERE.
NEED SOMEBODY WHO ADMIRE THIS SURVIVOR AND TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL OR DRIVE IT FOR MANY MORE YEARS LIKE IT IS. MILES READ 13,347 AND IS BELIEVED TO BE ACTUAL.
TRUCK HAS HAD A REPAINT JOB, LOOKS GOOD BUT IT IS NOT THE KIND OF PAINT JOB THIS CAR DESERVES, LOOKS MORE LIKE A MAACO $300 JOB.
INTERIOR IS NEAR MINT, SEATS, CARPET ETC. THE DASHBOARD HAS CRACKS DUE TO SUN AND AGE, ALTHOUGH THERE IS A PAD THERE NOW…..
ALL GAUGES WORK, ALL LIGHTS WORK, EVEN THE CRUISE CONTROL WHICH IS A RARE OPTION, WORKS. IT HAS A 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION, AND CAR IS GASOLINE, DOING ROUGHLY 35 MPG.
NOTE THERE IS THE ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL STILL ON THE ORIGINAL VW POUCH.
NEEDS FRONT SHOCKS, THERE IS AN EXHAUST OR MUFFLER LEAK AND THE DRIVER SIDE VENT WINDOW NEEDS TO BE GLUE BACK IN PLACE.
ALMOST FORGOT, THERE IS A CRACK ON THE WINDSHIELD
A/C CAR BLOWS BUT NEEDS TO BE RECHARGED WITH FREON.
When I was young, oh so many years ago. The only new VW I could even dream about owning was the Fox. The Fox was like the step brother of the VW family. Under powered, styled, and built the Fox was only available in the states from 1987-1993. Although I would challenge you to find a Fox built in the 90’s.
Fast forward some 20 odd years and very few of these little econo boxes are still around. The two door wagon models actually have aged pretty well in terms of styling. This example is about as nice as I have seen in some time.
From the seller –
“We are selling our 1988 Volkswagen Fox GL, considering the age of the vehicle it is in extremely good condition. The best we can tell it has never been involved in any kind of wreck and has never had any paintwork. We purchased the car for our son to use while he did an engine swap on his BMW E30. He used the car to commute back and forth from college without any issues. Within the last 200 miles we have done the following work:
Replaced the alternator with a brand new one, not a reconditioned one
New Fuel Pump
New Fuel Filter
New Catalytic Converter
New O2 Sensor
New Exhaust Hangers
The timing belt and the injectors have been replaced within the past year
This is a very rare car, very seldom do you see them go up for sale, as of today there is not another one on ebay. The miles are not 100% accurate, according to the previous owner the odometer stopped working about six months before we purchased the car. If I had to estimate the miles I would say they are less then 130,000, but I have no real way to verify that.
1989 was my last summer working as a lot boy (official job title) on my uncle’s Volkswagen lot. It was a great summer that comes with being 17 but also because of the great cars that VW was rolling out. The G60 Corrado was just hitting showroom floors and a “special” GLI finished in Helios Blue was introduced as well.
What is a Helios exactly? The term is used in the VW community with a great deal of awe and deference. It is a 1,500 car run of GLI’s finished in a color somewhere between a blue and purple depending on the light. The interior also carries the look and is one of the more unique you will find.
There are not many of these cars left, so when I see a clean one I have to give props.
From the seller –
“car is a real 1989 jetta gli helios
car is all OEM. except for these mods….
optima blue top battery
Foha trunk spoiler
oem dealer option bosch fogs
oem gli 16v floormats
fischer cd holder in center console
gli dash plaque emblem
grey velour cloth dash mat
sony xplod deck with full sub wiring with 2 gauge wire to trunk.
amp and sub are in custom built 80’s suitcase. sub fires down under the suitcase. sounds great and completely hidden.
oem accordian shiftknob
sitting on rokkor coilovers
206k miles head rebuilt at 205k
runs and drives great and fires right up everytime
ALWAYS parked in the garage.
car does NOT have power windows anymore. regulators are all there as well as wiring behind the center console. i put it all back in. the only thing you would need is the power window center console power window door panels and switches. and regulators.
I have this recurring dream where I have a garage full of rare and obscure VW parts and a great car to put them on. Don’t like your interior, swap it out with something different. Want to try a another exhaust, that’s OK I am sure I have a few more laying around.
Enter this low mile Corrado with a donor car and gads of parts.
From the seller –
“12/31/11: Been away from the forums for a few months, back on here now and even more motivated to sell than ever! NOW CONSIDERING TRADES TOO.
8/16/11: Lowered price. $9,000 takes it all. That leaves you room to sell what you don’t need and have a killer corrado for an amazing price. Let’s see someone step up and give these cars a good home.
8/14/11: Added gallery of parts car: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/…1%3A1345526819
8/13/11: Added a few old photos of Car #2 to the photo link, added descriptions to photos & added ballpark prices (up for discussion) to last post in this thread
So, the time has come for me to sell the Corrado stuff I’ve been hoarding for the past 6ish years. Before I dive into the description, I wanted to let people know that I’m looking for a buyer who can take ALL of the below. For now, I’m not going to be entertaining ANY offers to sell off any parts from the collection or piece things out. Please don’t ask. Even if I have to lose a bit of money, I prefer to sell it to someone who can come and take it all away in one haul. If you can get it sooner, I’m willing to bend even more on the whole price for everything.
The cars are located at my parents’ home in Maryland.
I am not sure what it is, while it is hard to find a clean MK I GTI. It is exponentially more difficult to find a MK II in that sort of condition. I have my theories as to why but the fact of the matter is that cars such as this are rare.
From the seller –
“Up for auction is my 1986 GTI. This is a great original GTI. When was the last time you saw one Handles like a go-cart with Koni shocks on all four corners. Shifts are crisp and smooth with the Neuspeed short shift kit. Stops well with 4 wheel disc brakes. Interior features grey cloth sport seats with Red stripes. The exterior is Tornado Red with front and rear spoilers, black wheel house flares and tinted windows all around. Absolutely no rust, car has always been in CA or AZ. Original paint still shines. Interior front driver’s seat shows slight wear, no wear in passenger seat or backseat area. Door panels, dashboard, headliner and carpeting are all excellent. I have the original window sticker and build sheet, also the owner’s manual and service manual. Car comes with an extensive amount of service history. The car has 101k original miles and is in very good shape for a 25 year old car. It has an aftermarket radio/cd player in the dash but I have the original radio. It has a performance cat-back exhaust system, K&N air filter, upper and lower front strut bars, and rear upper strut bar. Car could use an A/C recharge and tires, but otherwise is in great condition. GTI enthusiasts take note!!! There are not many of these left out there in this condition. Experience Fahrvergnugen for yourself!!! You won’t regret it.”
It’s all there. Is it a garage queen, no. …
Just before I was born, my dad had a yellow Squareback. Once I was born, the affinity for wagons continued with a Peugeot and a few Subarus, but I’ve always been disappointed that I didn’t get to enjoy the Type III. This 1970 model jumped off the page at me, looking like it’s ready for a Hot VWs photoshoot or the classics section at a Dubfest. My jaw dropped when I found out that it’s not an expensive restoration or detailed show car; this thing is original. It is in full, unrestored glory with only 86k miles. There are small modifications like the tires and roof racks as well as a CD player, but beyond that this a 1970 German Time Machine.
What the seller has to say:
This is a beautiful one of a kind unrestored 1970 VW Type lll Squareback. It would be hard to find a 41 year old type lll this well kept. The vehicle has always been garage kept and maintained. At 74,000 the heads were redone, tune up, and new belt / alternater. Lite modifications have been done, the car has been kept close to it’s original condition. New Coker Tires and crome rims were added last year, along with a roof rack. The interior was left completly stock. New seat covers were recently installed. A CD player was hung under the dash with carefull attention not to damage or modify the dash.
This car is a weekend driver, but could be used as a daily driver. I would drive this car from coast to coast with out any fear of a mechanical break down. Bid with confience, this car looks and runs like a 6-8 year old car, not a 41 year old car.
I love the tan, and the clean chrome, and the old school interior.…