1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Boutique

This A1 sold for the best offer under $8k on November 15, 2021.

Following the launch of the revised “Clipper” bodywork on the Cabriolet in 1988, Volkswagen divided the model into three different tiers. The base spec was just “Cabriolet”; move up a notch and you got you alloy wheels and sportier front seats with the “Best Seller” model. The top of the range was the “Boutique” model we see here; these incorporated many of the details of the Wolfsburg models that came before. You got 14″ Avus (Snowflake) alloys, which if you ordered white as a body color were keyed to match and leather upholstery.

While dynamically the cars were all the same, the combination of the best colors, the leather upholstery, and the nicest alloy wheels as standard mean that the Wolfsburg and Boutique models are “the” ones to get – unless you luck out and find an Etienne Aiger. Let’s take a look at this 1990 and see if this one’s a good deal:

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Year: 1990
Model: Cabriolet Boutique
VIN: WVWCB5158LK018463
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 140,000 mi
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Price: $7,995 Buy It Now

*PLEASE REVIEW ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND PHOTOS PRIOR TO BIDDING. PLEASE CALL SPECIALTY CARS TRUCKS AND CLASSICS AT 208-641-9852 WITH ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE PRIOR TO BIDDING.*

BIDDER REQUIREMENTS: WINNING BIDDER MUST MAKE A NON-REFUNDABLE $500 DEPOSIT IMMEDIATELY UPON AUCTION CLOSE. FULL PAYMENT TO BE MADE WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE VIA SECURE BANK WIRE TRANSFER OR BY CASHIER’S CHECK. PLEASE DO NOT BID ON THIS ITEM IF YOU DO NOT FULLY INTEND TO PURCHASE IT OR IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO PAY WITHIN THE ALLOTTED TIME. NO CREDIT CARD PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE $500 DEPOSIT AMOUNT. PLEASE MESSAGE OR CALL DIRECTLY BEFORE BIDDING IF YOU HAVE A ZERO EBAY FEEDBACK SCORE OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. THANK YOU.

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For sale is a nice 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet with 140,135 miles. This Cabriolet is finished in Bordeaux Red over a white interior with a white convertible top. The car is equipped with a 1.8 liter inline 4 cylinder mated to a three speed automatic transmission. A brand new set of tires have just been fitted on the original snowflake wheels. The original owner’s manual, maintenance booklet and warranty booklet remain in the car inside of their original vinyl case.

The interior of the car shows very well. The seats do not have any separating seams or major wear. The carpets are all intact and the dash is in great shape as well. The glove box door has a bit of shrinkage in the vinyl as shown, but there are no cracks anywhere on the dash. The power windows are working. The car has been fitted with an aftermarket bluetooth radio head unit as shown along with the addition of some 6″x9″ speakers and enclosures in the trunk. The original space saver remains in the trunk. The original convertible top boot remains with the car in good original condition.

The exterior of this Cabriolet looks very nice. The paint has a deep shine with some great metallic content. The car does have its fair share of small chips and light scratches as shown, but no peeling or fading clear coat areas. The body is very straight with just a few minor dings. The body is entirely rust free aside from one small blister near the windshield seal as shown. The undercarriage is completely rust free. The convertible top does have a few separations as shown.

This car runs and drives well and cruises 75mph on the highway with ease. The transmission shifts smoothly and the car runs straight down the road. This is a very fun little car and is the perfect beach cruiser or around town commuter.

Please call Specialty Cars Trucks and Classics at 208-641-9852 to discuss this Cabriolet.

This Bordeaux Metallic example looks nice at first glance, but there are a few problems. Most evident is the slushy automatic, which coupled with the 94 horsepower lump up front makes these cars cruisers at best. Not that the manual variant is a sports car by any means, but the close-ratio five-speed at least wakes them up a bit. Strike one. The interior has also been partially reupholstered; it should have pleated diagonal leather upholstery in the center of the front seats. Strike two. And though the tires are new, they’re very much a budget affair. Look closely, and I also suspect the right-front fender has been repainted. Not only is the badge askew, the stone chips on the door are very much not matched on the fender. Strike three? Well, ultimately that’s up to you. It’s a Pacific Northwest example, which is a plus, and it generally looks nice for a weekend beach cruiser. To me the $8,000 asking price is high given the faults and automatic transmission – but it’s still a handsome design that won’t cost you a ton.

-Carter

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