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1987 Volkswagen Jetta GLi

Nearly as rare to see as the 1984 Jetta GLi is the model that replaced it, the 1985-1987 8V Jetta GLi. While I’ve lamented several times that we didn’t receive the 4 door GTi until just recently, the reality is that for all intents and purposes, through 1992 the GLi was a 4 door GTi with a trunk. They shared nearly all of their running gear, styling and performance; the only difference was the non-folding seats and the trunk. Despite this the GTi was the more popular option for most, and the GLis that were sold suffered from rust and heavy use. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I saw a fairly clean early A2 GLi for sale; but here’s a pretty good example today!

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Year: 1987
Model: Jetta GLi
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,962 mi
Price: $3,500 Buy It Now

1987 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI … 85,962 Original Miles

Engine : 4 Cyl, 1.8L
Transmission : Manual
Exterior : Silver
Interior : Gray
Body Style : Sedan
Vin : WVWGB016XHW611416

This Two Owner Jetta GLI comes to us from North Carolina, It has Manual Gearbox, Power Brakes, CD / AM / FM, Air Conditioning as well as Many Service Records.

Engine is in Good Shape, does not smoke, does not leak, nice and quiet.
Gearbox feels Perfect, shifts without any problems, without delay, and without noise. Clutch feels like New.
Suspension is in Excellent shape, Car tracks nice and straight.
There is No Evidence of any Electrical problems.

The exterior is in Excellent shape for a 1987. ( !!! Check out the pictures !!! ). The paint looks original with absolutely no rust anywhere on the car.
Cloth Seats, Carpet Floor and Glass are all in Great shape ( !!! Check out the pictures !!! )
Interior of this car is Nice and Clean ( !!! Check out the pictures !!! ).
This Jetta has 4 Tires with Good tread that are mounted on Good straight rims.

Our mechanics have performed Basic service on the car, they have installed complete new Timing belt kit, New Water pump and Valve cover gasket. They have also performed Tuneup, replaced the V-belts, Oil Pressure Sensor as well as Exhaust.

It will be sold with a clear title and it will be sold as-is, where-is.

For a complete CARFAX REPORT click the link bellow
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Though it wasn’t the most popular interior, I’m a sucker for the seats in this GLi because I owned a set when I made my GolfTi back in the 1990s. It’s a nice interior for sure, and though there is some bolster wear overall the interior looks nice. The GLi and GTi got red trim surrounds and blacked out B-pillars and badges as their only external identification; the original GLi grill badge is missing from this model. Inside in addition to the GLi Recaro-style seats was the golf ball shifter, a higher speedometer and trip computer. Eagle-eyed readers will also see the fog light switch, though the original lights seem to be missing. These GLis also got intermittent wipers and A/C, a reminder of when those were both options and luxuries! Overall condition is quite good for this vintage, though the front trim piece under the lights is a bit pushed in on the driver’s side and the driver’s door looks like it has a sizable dent. Despite these problems, mileage is on the lower side and the seller provides many detailed photos showing what looks to be a rust-free rarity. At $3,500, you could get into a higher mile 16V example; but for the condition and rarity I think this car is reasonably well priced and looks like it could offer the next owner some practical fun!



  1. DeaconBlues
    DeaconBlues January 18, 2014

    It’s great to see a Mk2 GLI in such a well-preserved state. My father owned a 1985 GLI in Atlas grey, 5-speed, with the same leatherette/pinstripe velour interior… very attractive for its time and had no major mechanical issues in six years of ownership. I wish he’d kept it for a few more years until I reached driving age… instead, he swapped it for a Ford Taurus SHO and I wound up with our wheezy Volvo 740 wagon!

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