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1984 Volkswagen GTi


Hot on the heels of the unverified record-setting $17,750 1983 GTi comes this 1984 model. Missing the turbo but with a sunroof, this year newer model sports the blue interior option under the white exterior. This car has undergone some subtle modifications after a prolonged period in storage and certainly looks fresh. Unlike the first car which was certainly collector status (or at least, price), this example shows some more wear but would make a potentially great driver:


Year: 1984
Model: GTi
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 105,900 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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Up for sale my 1984 White and blue rabbit GTI. I bought the Car almost 3years ago after a 15 year stint in heated barn storage . Needless to say much work has been done to get running smoothly and California smog legal again. Replaced recently are :

The missing catyltic convertor
the fuel tank
the oxygen sensor
all the vacuum lines have been replaced and routed properly
the fuel system has been flushed all injectors disassembled and cleaned
The water pump and thermostat replaced cooling system flushed
the cap rotor wires plugs all new
new carpet installed
tires were new 3k miles ago
The right wheel bearing and cv shaft have both been replaced

The car appears stock on the outside other than being lowered slightly. The paint appears to be original small dings on the sides of the vehicle . There is a small dent on the right front fender and a small rust spot in right rear lower roll pan, The interior is very nice the dash id rate 9 out of ten. the seats 8 carpet again is new .The stock snowflake wheels are in very good condition

The aftermarket stuff :
Nuespeed throttle body
front and rear strut tower braces
lowering springs
k/n air filter in the stock air box
double down pipe header and complete techtonics exhaust

This is a nice car not perfect. it runs and drives great and looks good and is California smog legal !. Current mileage is 105,xxx
It is in better condition mechanically and body than the one I had in the ninties

Still needed :
rear hatch sticker needs to be replaced old one was removed because it was faded / cracked
headliner was sagging I cleaned shell off it needs to be recovered
rear wiper is arm is missing
rear seat door panels and shifter console are faded I was going to have them dyed when I got the headliner recovered.

Making it smog legal for California is no small task, so rejoice sun lovers, here’s one for you. The list of needs isn’t too long, but a careful look at the photos shows the seller noting rust in a few areas. As long as it’s not extensive it should be able to be corrected before it spreads too far. With new tires, mechanical service and some subtle modifications, this car looks like a great driver! I highly doubt that it will get anywhere near the pricepoint of the 1983 model, but there are already 19 bids with 4 days left as of writing; it will be interesting to see where this car ends up relative to the 1983, but if I had to guess it would be in the $6,000 – $8,000 range.


One Comment

  1. Fenners
    Fenners October 22, 2013

    Ahh the days when cars were simple and girls were easy, feels like you need a masters to understand either these days! Makes me hanker after my youth – but let’s face it everything makes me hanker after my youth!

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