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1989 Volkswagen Fox GL Wagon – REVISIT

The Volkswagen Fox GL Wagon we featured last month is back up for sale at no reserve. For those who like their Volkswagens with a bit of South American flavor, these Fox Wagons are affordable and rather rare modern classics.

The below post originally appeared on our site June 30, 2014:

Click for more details: 1989 Volkswagen Fox GL Wagon on eBay

Since the original Beetle sedan left the lineup in 1977, Volkswagen has had a difficult time finding a car to fill the bare bones niche in the US market. There have been reports that Volkswagen is readying the next generation Polo to be sold stateside, which would have plenty of breathing room in the lineup as the Golf has moved up in size and content. VW took a shot at the entry level market in 1987 with the Fox, which was a rebadged Gol built by Volkswagen in Brasil. Initially the car was offered in three body styles, a two-door or four-door sedan and the two-door wagon like the one we see here for sale in California. Sold until 1993, the wagon would only be sold for the first four years of production.

Year: 1989
Model: Fox Wagon
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 52,788 mi
Price: No reserve auction

1989 Volkswagen Fox 2D Wagon, mint condition. Very rare, low miles. Very rare to find, special in this condition. Up for sale without reserve price. One owner, only 52,788 miles. Great running car in excellent condition. Always garage kept, original paint looks like new. Drive daily and ready to drive long distance.

Manual transmission, 4 cylinder, 1.8 liter, mint condition in and out. This is a smoke-free vehicle. Extra clean interior, there are no noticeable dings on the exterior of this vehicle. This car starts, runs and drives great with no known mechanical problems. The engine runs strong. It doesn’t need any work, not even an oil change at this time. Clutch is in good condition, brakes are good, tires are 90% good and all electrics work properly. Everything was done according to manufacturer’s schedule. Get inside, turn the key and drive home.

This is a one owner vehicle full serviced at the dealer with no accident history on the NMVTIS system! Vehicle history report available from us at no charge. Please provide your email for a PDF transfer. There are no accidents, no rollback miles, no problem with the car’s history. Independent inspections welcomed before auction end.

The Fox doesn’t enjoy quite the following as some Mk1 and Mk2 Volkswagen metal these days, which is a good thing for fans of older Volkswagens on a budget. The only thing I would probably do to this car would be to throw on a set of Mk1 GTI Snowflake wheels to add a bit of a sporty look. Carter featured a 1988 Fox Wagon back in April that had a starting bid of $2,200 but pulled zero bids. This example is considerably more well-preserved, so I’d figure this example should have no problem reaching that level, and could very well fetch quite a bit more. It’s rare you see a Fox Wagon this mint. It would certainly make a unique and quite practical classic you could use daily.



  1. markiteight
    markiteight June 30, 2014

    Unless this is a Wolfsburg Edition (it isn’t) it has a 4 speed gear box, not a 5 speed.

  2. Carter
    Carter June 30, 2014

    markiteight, Paul and I had this conversation earlier – we both thought 4-speed too; but “never wrong” Wikipedia lists the GL model as having a 5-speed. Imagine them being wrong!

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