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1984 Volkswagen GTi – REVISIT

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The 1984 GTi with a cool G60/turbo engine setup and some great Recaros and BBSs is back up for sale a little over a month after I first wrote it up. With some details fixed like the corner lights and some better photos, you can see some of the work that needs to be completed to finish out this GTi – something that’s much more realistic now that the price has dropped a substantial $2,500 to a nice round $6,000. I think it should go this time around!


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The below post originally appeared on our site September 2, 2014:

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Volkswagen projects slowly left my mind as I got more into classic M-cars, but the concept of interchangeable parts and endless custom possibilities made VWs take the place of sheep each night through many of my early car-loving years. A 1984 GTI with a nice swap has always been high on the dream list, and the G60 provides a solid platform that’s a little more contemporaneous and fitting than the VR6 or 1.8T ideas. Despite unassuming aesthetics, this GTI G60 has had the full workover with revised running gear, a turbocharger instead of the normal super, and some desirable exterior items. The “needs” items are few but give the impression this is a project he needs to get rid of, and projects can be a hard thing to transfer.

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Year: 1984
Model: GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: Unknown
Price: $6,000 Buy It Now

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Up for sale is my recently built 1984 GTi with Turbo G60 setup.

1984 GTi
61,099 miles/ Odometer not working. Unsure of actual mileage.
No rust
New brakes all around w/ stainless braided lines & new hard lines
Raceland coilovers
Eurosport rear strut bar
New control arms and bushings
New gas tank

55k original mile G60 with mild rebuild. All new seals.
All new belts, hoses, etc.
T3 turbo
ATP manifold
Custom intercooler
Custom 2.5″ downpipe
Custom 2.5″ exhaust
Bahnbrenner tune
Sachs heavy duty clutch
ABA alternator

New headliner
MOMO steering wheel
New accordion shift boot with golf ball knob
16v Recaro seats
Boost gauge

Cabriolet tail lights w/ plate filler
Smoked corners (Not pictured) & bumper lenses
Euro bumpers
Flag mirrors
15×7 BBS RS wheels, freshly refinished w/ 195/45 Federal tires w/ less than 1k miles

The bad:
Cracked windshield
Gauge cluster is ok minus fuel gauge and odometer.
Some missing interior pieces

This car is turn key and ready to go. I drive it daily during nice weather and it’s reliable and a blast to drive.
All work professionally done within last 3 months with many receipts and references available.

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If the windshield, gauge cluster, and interior pieces were taken care of, I think he’d be getting plenty of bites at his asking price. Unfortunately, those otherwise easily dealt-with items make me question the rest of the car, turning this into another example of a price too close to the money in it as opposed to the money it’s worth. On the other end, if the rest of the work is as good as he claims, it could be a showstealer with a little bit of effort.


One Comment

  1. Nick
    Nick October 6, 2014

    Well, he’s selling without the BBS wheels, so who knows what the car comes with (if anything) and there’s quite a bit to sort out in the interior for this to be something you just drive and enjoy. Front dash speaker covers and rear panel covers aren’t exactly easy to come by, so it seems a little steep to me. But that’s just like, my opinion, man.

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