A few weeks ago I wrote up a great looking Rabbit Diesel that was well modified to look like an updated model. While I loved that particular model’s restoration, I have to say that I like the clean lines of the original slightly more, and today I found a great GTi alternative for those not in a hurry. Check out this great condition 1984 Rabbit Diesel L Wolfsburg Edition:
Model: Rabbit Diesel L Wolfsburg
Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 121,575 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
Hello and welcome to my auction, today you are bidding on a restored rare 1984 VW RABBIT WOLFSBURG edition original southern California car with ZERO rust and a real barn find . To begin with I tore the interior apart and had both the front and rear seats reupholstered to match the original as close as possible, the head liner had to be redone as it was non existant, next the motor was totally torn apart and rebuilt with every thing new including a brand new TOP LINE head, new pistons, new piston rings, rebuilt connecting rods, new main bearings, new rod bearings, all new seals and gaskets, new oil pump, new windage tray,new water pump, all new belts and hoses, new radiator, new clutch , new brakes front and rear, new front strut and upper strut bearings, new battery, new tires ,rebuilt transmission, rebuilt front drive shafts, new motor mounts,new wiper blades, new rear hatch strut, new front seat nylon slider bushings, new glow plugs, new glow plug relay(fast glo), new fuel filter, etc etc, too much to list
The car starts right up even on the coldest day,and the injection pump does not leak, shifts and drives smoothly thru all 5 gears and has plenty of power, the interior is perfect as is the dash which is in very good condition.Every thing works on the car as it should including the speedo/odometer, the car has factory AC but will need a recharge, the car also has a dealer installed pop up sun roof, the car has less than 200 miles since the rebuilt and will need to be broken in gently , the car has a clear California title which I have in hand, I have spent a lot of time and money to bring back this bunny to its original glory, if taken care off it should last a couple of hundred thousand miles easily, if you have further questions I would be more than happy to answer them .I have set a very reasonable reserve much much less than what I have in the car, I would not hesitate to jump in it and drive it any where, THE CAR DOES NOT COME WITH THE FRONT VW PLATE. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!!!!!!!!!!
From the photos, the seller’s claim of a lot of money invested looks quite believable. From the condition of the interior and exterior to the spotless suspension and engine bay, this looks about as good as any Rabbit diesel I’ve ever seen. On top of that, buying a car that’s been previously sorted is almost always a much more cost-effective way to get to a nice car than to try to go through the restoration yourself. I like the addition of the early GTi chin spoiler but the retention of the Westmoreland hubcaps – I had the same set on my 1985 Golf when I bought it, and they bring back memories. I might go for a slight OEM+ upgrade to 15″ Corrado “Steelies” for a stealthy but improved look, and maybe down the road some period Recaros for a more comfortable drive. This is an impressive car and I’d expect the reserve is set reasonably high, but considering the amount of work I’d estimate the value of this car easily in the $5,000 – $7,000 range for the right person. At that price, you couldn’t replicate this car and it would be sure to be an entertaining show/weekend driver for a Volkswagen Diesel fan.