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. It is equipped with the well tested vw 1.8 liter engine, they run forever, get great gas mileage and are easy to work on. The brakes, steering and shifting are perfect, no issues. It is the GL wagon, which is more scarce then the non GL version. The body is in fantastic shape, everything is straight and true. The hatchback includes the cargo area cover that allows you to store a bunch of stuff and keep it out of the sight of others. It has a stick shift, the boot around the stick shift needs to be replaced, we have been unable to locate a replacement. The drivers seat has a tear in the bolster, very common for a car of this age. Aside from those two issues the interior is in very good shape. the dash, the carpet, the carpeted floor mats, the headliner, everything is nice. Ever since we have owned the car we have not had a single drop of anything on our driveway. The car just had its oil changed. The wheels and tires on the car are NOT included with the car. They can be negotiated after the auction if someone is interested, otherwise the original black steelys will come with the car, tread is 65-70%. This is a no reserve auction, the car will sell to the highest bidder. We reserve the right to end the auction early as we have it advertised elsewhere. The new owner will not be disappointed, the new owner can drive it home, regardless where they live, with no problems. If anyone has any questions, or needs any additional information or pictures, just let us know.
This is a nice ride!!”
Neat car, I wish my parents bought me a Fox to run around in while I was doing a swap on my E30!
Anyhow, the wheels would have to stay, they are a great addition to the car and going back to the stock steelies would be a massive disappointment. The recent work shows pride of ownership and this little Fox should not need much more to stay on the road for some time.
I must not be alone as there have been 26 bids on the car with a couple days to go. She currently sits at $2,500 and it is conceivable that it could hit $3k before it is all said and done.