1964 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 13 Window Dormobile Kombi For Sale

I usually don’t get too fired up about restored VW vans.  They aren’t really sporting in nature and just not that interesting to me.  Then the fellow down the street started to restore one.  It was a fascinating process to behold, every time I left the house I had to stop and chat him up.  Little by little he made his way through the arduous process of rebuilding one of these vans.  His finished product is a thing of beauty, much like this 1964 Kombi.

1964 Volkswagen Dormobile Kombi For Sale:

From the seller –

“Here is Your Chance To Own a Very Beautifully Restored to Perfection 1964 Dormobile Kombi Deluxe Model Micro Split Window Screen Bus

13 Window van

What Makes it a Dormobile is the Poptop Extends to Open Like an Accordion And They are Hard to Fine And You Rarely See Them For Sale If You Do

We have Posted 24-Pictures on E-bay & 2-Videos W/ Photobucket & also a slideshow W/ 24  Extra Pics For you to View

For Sale WorldWide

The Paint & Body is Absolute Beautiful with an Amazing Show Quality paint job that Glows it is Less than a Year old. The Original Color Was Red

Everything Inside The Interior is New Except the Radio/Cassette Player & it can Easily be Taken Out if You want

New Upholstery That is Flawless

New Headliner Throughout

New Custom Door Panels & Paneling

New Full Matching Privacy Curtains

New Carpeting

New Pop-Top canvas & the 2 Top Sleeper Bunks are also New

Runs & Drives Excellent With a an 4-cylinder That Has Been Upgraded to an 1600cc Duel Port Engine with Manual stick shift Transmission and .009 Distributor

All brake lights. headlights. turn signals. Hazard lights. all work fine.

The emergency brake works

I have a clear Washington state title In Hand

I am selling it AS IS. NO Warranties. NO Guarantees. NO Returns with this item You are welcome to Order an independent inspection done at your cost.”

I have not seen one of these in as long as I can remember and I am certain it was nowhere near this nice.  Kudos to the seller on a fantastic restoration, pictures, and description.

Bidding currently sits at $17,750 with no reserve, this van will sell.  $20k seems reasonable but I would not be surprised if this van fetched more.

~Aaron.

Daily Driver Special: 2000 Volkswagen GTI VR6 For Sale

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.

2000 Volkswagen GTI VR6:

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.  It will need some PDR and the front and rear bumpers repainted.  Not sure why it is running on Nokian tires but if you are in a colder climate that is a nice selling point.

24 bids currently have it at $3.9k, I think at $5k this is a good value even with its faults.  There are tons of MKIV GTI’s out there with 130k out there so this low mileage example is a nice find.

~Aaron.

Too Good To Be True, 43k Mile Volkswagen Scirocco

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.

1983 Volkswagen Scirocco:

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?

9k Mile 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit L For Sale

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.

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit L:

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.  The location is not very noticeable. The carpet is a little dirty but I did not want to clean it. I have also detailed the engine a little from the photos.

The 1.6 L motor runs great. I had to change several of the fuel injected components to get it to run great. One item was a new Bosch fuel pump. The transmission is a 4 speed which shifts fine. I picked up a NOS Abarth muffler for it and that really made it sound nice drive even better.

The pictures on my photo album describe the car well. If you have any other questions just ask. This is quite the museum piece. The mileage is actually  8,200 mile (unless I take it out this weekend).”

Neat car, there is a part of that is so very happy that cars like this still exist.  The other part that makes me wonder how on earth people find stuff like this.  Either way, $9.5k is a whole lot of $$$ for any vintage Rabbit.  That said, you would be hard pressed to find one nicer.

Kudos to the seller for a thorough seller and keeping the this bunny stock as possible.  Best of luck.

~Aaron.

RHD 1982 Volkswagen Polo For Sale

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.

Exhibit #1.

Exhibit #2.

I’ll forgive the seller’s enthusiasm, this is a pretty neat car.

1982 Volkswagen RHD Polo:

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

3. music

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…

~Aaron.

 

13k Mile ‘ish 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy For Sale

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.

1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy:

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.

HAVE 4 MATCHING TIRES, 2 REAR ONES ARE 80%, 2 FRONT ONES WORE OUT UNEVENLY DUE TO NEED OF SHOCKS. DON’T KNOW HOW LONG PREVIOUS OWNER DROVE IT LIKE THAT.

HAVE A CLEAN AND CLEAR TITLE READY TO TRANSFER.

SELLING WITH NO RESERVE AND THERE IS NO BUY IT NOW PRICE, HIGH BIDDER AT END OF AUCTION WINS.”

With cars like this you have to assume they have more mileage than the seller claims and current bidding seems to agree.  Even if everything points to the lower number.  This Caddy is sitting at $2k with all kinds of time left.  With no reserve I can see this Caddy fetching $3.5k.

My hope is this Caddy finds a good home and the new owner does not hack it to bits.  This is a very nice car as she sits and will make someone a capable driver for years to come.

~Aaron.

 

1988 Volkswagen Fox For Sale

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.

1988 Volkswagen Fox:

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.

~Aaron.

1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Finished in Helios Blue

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.

1989 Volkswagen GTI GLI Helios:

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
hella heckblende
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.
car has manual door cards from the 89 carat which is the same color as the helios interor.
also the power steering and a/c has been removed.
car has a brand new alternator, wheel bearings, head gasket, tie rod ends and ball joints, new plug wires, plugs
this car is an awesome car and i would not hesitate driving it across the country.
i have placed 2nd at one of the 2 shows i entered it in.
i constantly get compliments in this car everywhere i go.
anyways heres the pics. if you have any more questions let me know.

i am asking $4,000 firm.”

In looking at the pictures it is hard to see 200k miles on there.  If well cared for these cars wear pretty well but that can be a pretty big “if”.  Not sure about the lack of power steering or the ride height, I would prefer to get as close to stock as possible if it were me.  But, it’s not like there are a lot of other Helios cars to choose from.

$4k does not seem out of line, that is not a great deal of money for a daily that you could show on the weekends.

~Aaron.

 

Low Mile 1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC + Tons of Goodies For Sale

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.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC:

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. It has been almost 4 years since I was active in the Corrado community or went through all of the stuff, so my memory may be hazy about some of the details about everything. If you have questions, I’ll try to get you answers ASAP.”

$9k for all of this, I have seen lesser cars than this go for more than this.  Take it all, sort through what you want, sell the rest and drive your Rado with pride.  Doesn’t sound like such a bad deal if you ask me.  But I am a sucker for this sort of thing.

Click through the link for all the details on the Rado, the parts car, and the goodies.  Bravo to the seller for a thorough description of the pros and cons of both cars.  The seller seems to want it all gone, and soon.  Does $7.5k get it done?  If so you have a head start on making a very nice Rado nearly perfect.

~Aaron.

Super Clean 1986 MK II Volkswagen Golf GTI For Sale

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.

1986 Volkswagen Golf GTI:

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.  But this GTI could be a great driver or the basis for a fairly straight forward restoration.  There are 12 bids thus far, bidding sits at $1.9k with the reserve not met.  If you are truly interested in this GTI you have to look at the buy it now of $3,995 as bidding may well exceed that.  I mean, this is no time to be cheap…

~Aaron.