The MkII GTI has always been in an odd no-man’s land for me. I respect the styling and the large tuning community of it, but any time I consider one myself, I wonder why I wouldn’t just get a MkI. When I see an example like this, however, I start to covet them a little more. They may not be as pure and old-school as the original, but they’ve got some serious style, a bit more “grown-up” cred, and can obviously more readily accept modern parts. Case in point, this fast 1991 with a healthy dose of modification that stops short of going overboard.
Despite a misunderstanding of quotation marks’ function, the seller provides a good rundown:
HI I have a 1991 gti white with about 70K on the engine. This car is faster then my 2004 vw r32. I have about $6500+ into this car not including labor or the car itself. Most if not all the parts on this car have under 500 miles on it including wheels and tires. This car can be a show car the way it sits.ENGINE “less then 500 miles on engine parts”The engine has 268 cams, lifters and springs to go with the cams. The intake manifold is shaved and painted black and the spark plug wires run under it ” for a cleaner look”.The engine mounts have BFI inserts. ” they are stiff”Corrado radiator and fans with there own relay set upSamco hose kitNeuspeed P-flow intakeBrand new catsNew magnaflow muffler and resonator the car is quiet but still sounds like a VR6 and you can hear the cams lope.Fairly new clutchSUSPENSION/wheelsH&R ultra low coilovers from a mk3 vr6 jetta “stiffer springs” “less then 500 miles on them” the car is stanced out and can be more to your likingBBS RM’s fresh powder-coating 15×8.5 REAR, FRONT 15×8 flat black faces with gloss black lips…… both front and rear have good size lips. brand new bbs bolts.. these wheels are worth about $2,000ALSO has BRAND NEW disc breaks all the way around.INTERIORIs in good shape has recaros out of another mk2 gtiMK3 guage cluster.everything on the inside works.BODYAlso has keyless entryHas the dual-round headlights with badgless grill, also have quad-rounds that come with the car.led tail lights ” doesn’t look as cheap as you think”16v fender flair all the way aroundThe paint is about a 7 out of 10 stock alpine white paint and the body itself has some dents ” its a 19-20 year old car”