1989 Volkswagen Golf Boston

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Much like the original Mini, there was a plethora of special editions that came and went during the Volkswagen Golf Mk2 production run. Just when I think I’ve heard of them all, up crops another one. This Golf Boston was a 1989 only special, featuring unique trim and exterior graphics. This particular Golf has led a fairly easy life, with the equivalent of under 100,000 miles being traveled.

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1989 Volkswagen GTI 16V

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Following on to the Montana Green Mk2 GTI that Carter featured earlier, here is a nicely preserved, one-owner 1989 GTI 16V sure to appeal to our fans in right-hand drive markets. This one is for sale about forty miles northeast of London and looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. This one is sure to put a smile on the faces of Mk2 fans everywhere.

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1987 Volkswagen GTI

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It’s been a while since I’ve found a GTI that sticks out, but in a nice green on gold BBS wheels and an old-school BBS bodykit, this one will definitely turn a few heads. It seems like its been around a bit (Autocheck shows 9 owners), but the GTI is probably the best “project car” to continue working on without fear of something that you can’t find/fix/replace. Similar to the exterior, the interior has sweet Recaros and some other add-ons that are fine but not great. Overall it’s a pretty good GTI with many desirable upgrades inside and out. A little simplification would help it become a sweeter ride.

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Sport Coupes for the People: 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V & 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC

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Let’s face it: there’s a gap in the US lineup at Volkswagen. I’m looking at you, Scirocco. On a visit to Lisbon, Portugal earlier this year, I admired the white example I saw sitting in the showroom floor in a dealer in the middle of the city. Nevermind the neat little Up sitting right next to it. True, the Scirocco is not much more than a Golf with a fancy body, but some people want that extra style. Let’s look at the last two coupes that Volkswagen offered stateside, a late model Scirocco 16V and a Corrado SLC VR6.

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Afternoon Accessories: Rare Volkswagen/BMW 4×100 OZ Turbo Wheels

OZ made some pretty incredible period wheels in the 1980s, and today’s “Turbos” are no exception. These are rare for sure – if you’ve never seen them you’d be excused, but they were produced in the mid to late 80s and were pretty pricey – just like their BBS counterparts. These particular wheels appear to be polished and in fantastic shape with a lower opening bid of $599.

Year: 1980s
Model: OZ Turbo
Diameter: 15″
Width: 7″
Bolt Pattern: 4×100
Offset: Not Specified
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: OZ Turbo wheels on eBay

ORIGINAL OZ TURBO 4WHEELS
This is RARE OLD SCHOOL ORIGINAL OZ TURBO 4 WHEELS NOT INCLUDE TRIES. These Wheels are 4/100. So will also fit any car 4/100 If you want more picture or have any question please contact the seller.

OZ TURBO 4 WHEELS

FRONT OZ TURBO 15X7.0 4/100
REAR OZ TURBO 15X7.0 4/100

I CAN SHIP THIS ITEM TO WORLDWIDE

The shipping quote 290USD for Australia , USA , Canada only I will SHIP BY SURFACE HAVE TRACKING NUMBER Times frame of shipping about 8-10 weeks I can ship by Airmail too but shipping quote are high. For Other countrier please contact me first for check your Shipping quote.

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The shipping quote alone is enough to keep most bidders away, but as they sit they’re a $900 set of wheels shipped. Considering the prices of some other rare period wheels, that’s not outrageous at all. If you’d like to set yourself apart from the rest of the VW or BMW crowd with a period set of cool wheels, look no further!

-Carter

1990 Volkswagen Rallye Golf

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With the last few generations of Golfs, a hot variant appears from time to time in the lineup. I’m not talking about your garden variety GTI, however. No, we’re talking about cars like the R32 and Golf R that provide near supercar thrills in a rather unassuming, everyday package. But where did this tradition start? Right here, with the Mk2 Rallye Golf. Built in Belgium, this was a homologation special that featured flared wheel arches and projector headlamps to compliment the 1.8 liter supercharged engine hooked up to Syncro four-wheel drive. Initially this car was considered for sale in the US, but Volkswagen ultimately decided it would be too expensive to be taken seriously by consumers in North America, costing nearly two times as much as a GTI. This Rallye Golf for sale in Barcelona, Spain is only one year away from legal importation for US enthusiasts.

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Year: 1990
Model: Rallye Golf
Engine: 1.8 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,700 km (~ 70,649 mi)
Price: €10,500 (~ $14,427 USD)

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First registration was in Germany at 16-08-1990 and was imported middle new to Spain at 1991. Only 1 owner in Spain. Perfect condition like new. Complete service new including timing belt, oil, filters, spark plugs, new battery, new tyres and lot more. The car have original sunroof, original BBS RM 012 wheels optionals from factory and electric mirrors.

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As with many hot hatchbacks, the problem with the Rallye Golf these days is finding an unmolested one. Due to the initial cost and complexity of the Rallye Golf, fewer have been modified than GTIs, but that hasn’t stopped some from trying. This particular car certainly appears as original and looks decidedly purposeful in black. While $14,000 might seem steep for a Mk2 Golf or GTI, this isn’t your ordinary Golf. With the first of these models nearing the legal age for import to the US, will values rise even further? That remains to be seen. But for now, it should be possible to snag one of these, barring transport and importation fees, for well under $20,000. Some might consider that a small price to pay for a cool piece of World Rally Championship history.

-Paul

1992 Volkswagen Jetta EcoDiesel

Chief on the mind of today’s new car buyer is fuel economy. There’s a variety of different ways to go about saving fuel, from electric vehicles to “clean” diesel. Back in the 1990s, gas prices had eased a bit and the US market strayed away from the string of underpowered and underwhelming diesels offered in the 1980s. However, Volkswagen was among the manufacturers that didn’t abandon the technology for too long. In the early 1990s, VW offered the EcoDiesel engine in small numbers. Under 1,000 were sold in 1991 and 1992. The engine was based on the standard 1.6 liter turbocharged diesel engine, modified with the addition of a catalyst and removal of the boost enrichment device. This EcoDiesel for sale in California gives the Volkswagen diesel enthusiast a very rare chance to obtain the precursor to the modern day TDI engine.

Year: 1992
Model: Jetta EcoDiesel
Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4 turbodiesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 159,544 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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One of only 47! This 1992 Volkswagen Jetta Eco Diesel is a very rare version of clean diesel technology that VW brought to the United States in 1991-92. Only 159K miles and in very nice condition, this is a rare opportunity to own one of the pioneering fuel efficient clean diesel vehicles. The body work looks great with only a few minor dings and chips. The paint is still in very good condition, but the right headlight lens is cracked and the door molding on the driver’s door is loose. (see photo) Tires look virtually new.

Inside, the seats look fantastic and show very little wear. Not a highly optioned car with roll up windows and no cruise control, it does however have AC (not cold) and an aftermarket CD with MP3 connection.

Mechanically it runs and drive great. I expected this car to be slow and noisy like an early Rabbit Diesel, but it isn’t. It feels like a gasoline powered Jetta with a slightly different sound. Not a slug at all. Obviously well maintained, this car was fastidiously cared for and has survived the years wonderfully. For more information just Google search 1992 VW Eco Diesel

So what price rarity? Apparently there were only 47 EcoDiesels sold for 1992. That production levels more akin to Italian exotics out of the 1960s. Still, in the end, this is a Jetta diesel we are dealing with. An EcoDiesel was advertised back in May on VWVortex with 173k miles for $3,000. This particular EcoDiesel seems to be in great shape for the amount of miles covered. Given that, I doubt this car would crest $5,000. Realistically, $3,000 to $4,000 is what an EcoDiesel should pull these days.

-Paul

1986 Volkswagen Golf GTI

I have vivid memories of going to the local Volkswagen showroom in 1987 when my father picked up a new Tornado Red Golf GT. I often wondered why he didn’t just go for the GTI, but he’s never been one to choose the beaten path when it comes to vehicles. In the showroom, I couldn’t help but notice a silver GTI over in the corner and think, gee, wouldn’t you rather have this for not much more? This GTI for sale from 4Star Classics in England brings back a lot of those memories, as this car is looking showroom fresh like most of their other stock.

Year: 1986
Model: Golf GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 64,292 mi
Price: £7,495 (~ $12,114 USD)

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Of course, the right hand drive setup in this model will be a detriment to most people, but not for those living in the United Kingdom and many other island nations. Mk2 GTIs of all sorts are getting their fair share of attention as of late, no part in thanks to the multitude of enthusiasts pulling off the ubiquitous VR6 swap. For me, I’d rather have a 16V lump, but an 8V engine like this would suit me just fine as well.

-Paul

1989 Volkswagen Jetta Carat with 71k Miles

I featured an impossibly low mileage Mk2 Jetta Carat a few months ago and amazingly, here comes another one. I thought this might have been the same vehicle had it not been for the automatic gearbox inside. Anyone lusting after a clean Mk2 Jetta should have a look at this one.

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Year: 1989
Model: Jetta Carat
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 71,000 mi
Price: $4,400 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Volkswagen Jetta Carat on eBay

I plan to take this car to Fixx Fest in Bradenton, FL this Saturday so if you’re in the area stop by, it’ll be parked in the general Euro parking lot. If I get a reasonable offer there, I reserve the right to cancel the ebay auction.

Known issues:
1) FM radio only heard through right channel. Every once in a while when driving on rough road the left channel will work for a few seconds. It’s got to be a connection. AM and Tape work fine and come through both left and right channels.

2) The power antenna is suppose to go up and down when you turn the radio on and off. It stays up all the time.

3) The window wash works sometimes. When I first got the car it worked about half the time. For the past couple months it hasn’t sprayed at all.

4) There are a few (4-5) light dings on the roof(see picture). The original owner said it was due to a hail storm some years ago.

5) The tires are in good shape. Fronts are at about 60% rears are at around 40%

6) Sap stains on the hood(see pic).

A car very similar to this one sold on Ebay in September for $7500. That car had 34k miles so I know this one is worth a bit less. Search ebay completed auctions to see it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/181213536885

Excellent condition. Always Garage kept.
I bought this car 13 months ago in Melbourne, FL with 64k original miles on it.
The original owner stopped driving it years ago due to her failing eyesight.
She sold it to her neighbor when it became evident that she would never drive again.
I bought it from her neighbor with the understanding that there were some issues with the fuel system. Normal for a car that has sat in a garage for a few years.

The car runs great now I’ve been using it mostly for trips between Tarpon Springs and Orlando. On I-4 I’ve had it up to 90mph and it drives perfectly smooth. Not a single vibration.

Here’s what I’ve replaced over the past year:
Fuel pumps. Bosch in-tank prepump and main pump.
Fuel injectors
Fuel pressure regulator
Fuel filter
Pcv valve grommet
Transmission service, seals and filter
Bosch knock sensor
Bosch plugs and wires
Bosch distributor rotor and cap
Bosch ignition coil
Bosch Oxygen sensor
Rear exhaust
Front motor mount
Vacuum hoses
Valve cover gasket
Water temp sender
Coolant temp sensor
Rack and pinion
Timing belt
Cam and crank shaft seals
Belts
Cleaned ignition lock cylinder and cut new keys from factory code

Optional equipment:
Comes with rare original VW 14″ forged alloy rims.

Standard equipment:
Air conditioning
AM/FM STEREO RADIO/CASSETTE W/6-SPKRS/CASSETTE STORAGE BOX/ADDITIONAL AMP PWR/ ANTI-THEFT CODING
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Black rocker panel mldgs/wheelhouse flares
Carpeted luggage compartment
Center rear armrest
DIGITAL CLOCK
Cruise control
Dome light w/time delay feature
Dual pwr remote mirrors (RH convex)
Dual vanity mirrors (RH illum)
Eurostyle halogen headlamps
Front spoiler
Leather-wrapped 4-spoke steering wheel
PWR ANTENNA
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
SKI SACK
Tinted glass

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This car presents a dilemma. While it has more mileage than the 5-speed manual Carat we featured a while back, it is still an impossibly mint example of a car you just don’t see in good nick, if at all, these days. So would you dare swap out the transmission and engine in this thing to make it something a bit more desirable? Say, drop in a VR6 or a 16V lump? I certainly would. And I would keep the color, trim and wheels about the same as well, just to add to the stealth factor.

-Paul

1988 Volkswagen GTI 4-door

Oftentimes, the follow on to an original is overshadowed, but it’s not the case with the Mk2 Volkswagen GTI. The second generation version of this pocket rocket has developed a strong following, from people who favor clean original 8V and 16V variants to those taking clapped out chassis and swapping a later VR6 motor in them. Whatever the case may be, they offer a neat and usually cheaper alternative to the Mk1 classic. This Mk2 GTI four-door comes to us from our reader Walker and is tempting for those willing to go to the extra mile to import something just a bit different.

Year: 1988
Model: GTI 8V 4-door
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $5,946

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Volkswagen GTI 4-door on Trade Car View

Power Windows / Rear Window Wiper / A/C:front / Power Steering / AM/FM Radio / CD Player / Leather Seats / Alloy Wheels / No accidents

It always baffled my why Volkswagen never offered a four-door version of the Mk2 GTI in the states. Surely there were people who would have favored even more practicality than what the traditional two-door offered. Being a 1988, this car escapes any scrutiny from the federal government if you would choose to import it to these shores. I dig the four lamp grille and extra two doors. It would be nice if the dealer had provided a bit more information, as is the case with a lot of the cars we come across (especially the mileage figure). But, when it comes to most of the Mk2s we see, this car seems to have been well cared for. If you are resourceful and have the time and patience to import something from the Land of the Rising sun, you’d surely draw admiring stares at the next VW meet.

-Paul