1992 Volkswagen GTI 16V

Update 7/2/19 – this GTI 16V sold for $12,900.

Back in April, my favorite GTI popped up for sale – a 1992 9A 2.0 16V version in signature Montana Green Metallic. While not perfect, it certainly looked good enough to contemplate jumping in on:

1992 Volkswagen GTI 16V

But alas, before the auction ended it disappeared and we didn’t get to see what the final price would be. Fast forward two and change months and here we are again; a lightly modified GTI 16V in the color I love. With far less mileage on the clock and a lot of recent work, this one looks primed to score – and with the reserve off, bids are flying. How much will this iconic hot hatch fetch today?

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Year: 1992
Model: GTI 16V
VIN: 3VWHE21G8NM009929
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,570 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

Up for sale is this extremely desirable and hard to find 1992 Volkswagen GTI 16v finished in Montana Green! Just 85k original miles, zero accidents, clean Carfax, clean title, etc! This 16V GTI has received a lot of love over the years and recent work includes a new distributor, battery, plugs, cap, rotor, starter, suede headliner, oil change, head rebuilt 2k miles ago, etc. The car comes with a COMPLETE service history from new, including all the original books and original PDI checklist and sales invoice. The car is mostly stock, but does have a handful of nice upgrades. These upgrades include a header back Borla exhaust, Bilstein coilovers, and a Megasquirt complete fuel management system. The car runs and drives well. No grinding in any gears. Brakes and tires are all on good shape with 60-80% on all 4 corners. The AC has been removed from the engine, but the controls and under dash evaporator are still in place so AC could be re-added. The car was 100% original paint when we received it, but the clear coat had failed on the hood and roof, so we had the topside of the car professionally repainted (windshield out, done properly) which cost $3,000. The paint is AMAZING and the car attracts loads of attention anywhere we take it. Please call or e-mail with any questions. The car is listed for sale locally and we reserve the right to end the auction early. Please call or e-mail with any questions.

While I miss the more stock look of the BBS RMs and original lights, this one impresses with lowered ride height, Corrado 15″ steel wheels and the Megasquirt conversion. The recent partial respray makes the color really pop, too. The engine should be healthy with a recent service and the mods are generally tasteful, high-dollar items. Downsides? Sure, if you’re into not just looking cool, but being cool, this isn’t the car for you. It’s also surprising how it has the wrong shift boot and horrible mats – but especially so when considering the current bid at $10,300. With two days to go, this one looks to be setting a high mark that will make most Mk.2 fans happy – except those that want in on the action.

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. I was told not to buy a VAG product out of warranty: I’m out.

  2. Those wheels….why on earth?!?!
    Otherwise nice MkII. The mods aren’t too crazy. First VW I ever drove was a 1991 MkII GTI 16V. Set me off on a life of VAG cars (mostly Audi) that continues today. A few were even owned beyond warranty including my still owned MkIII GTI VR6… never a problem. Maybe it’s because I baby the living daylights out of my cars…but in any event, no problems….yet.

  3. Beautiful!!

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a non-body color rear spoiler with the integrated brake light. Weird. The leather steering wheel is missing. Nice well documented car though. $10k plus is strong money, especially without RM’a – Nice to see!

    I’d prefer stock cis motronic over the megasquirt.

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