1967 Volkswagen Beetle “Cal Look”

Love it or hate it, the original Volkswagen Beetle was a milestone car. Millions were sold and nearly everyone you talk to has a story about one. Granted it was not very fast and the brainchild of a dictator, but it brought simple, well engineered motoring to the masses the world over. My father owned several, including a 1967 model. This was a significant year for the Beetle, as a larger, 1500cc engine was introduced, along with 12 volt electrics. Around that time in the 1960s, the Cal Look became popular with Beetle owners, which usually included Porsche wheels, a lowered stance and various engine and exhaust modifications. This example for sale in California is an example of the Cal Look, benefitting from a recent rebuild and some tasteful modifications.

1967 Volkswagen Beetle on eBay

Exceptional 1967 Sunroof Bug. Original California Black Plate Car. New Bare metal paint, complete new interior, new Type 1 Raby 2165cc Engine (best of the best internals), new Rancho GBox, new brakes, new suspension.

Exterior: Fresh Paint, new chrome etc throughout. Euro Bumpers, pre 63 indicators, US spec rear lights, pop outs, new seals throughout and top tint screen. Cab decklid – Fuchs (Flat4 detailed by Al Reed), new tyres Yokohama 205/70 Rear and 165/60s up front. Interior: new headliner, new red mesh seat covers, new German squareweave, new shifter (BugPack), new steering wheel (Flat4), 150mph speedo, rebuilt Sapphire AM/FMRadio, new black and red Coco Mats.

Running Gear: New 2165cc Jake Raby motor (certified dyno sheet available 165.4 hp at 7000rpm), new Rancho ProStreet Box 3.88 and 0.89, CB Performance disks F and R, CB 2 inch narrow front beam, new KYBs all round. Intermediate tranny support, zero wheel hop.

Only just finished the build. Don’t know what to say really, super cool ’67, the car goes like stink, sounds and looks awesome and stops on a button, very very special car. Built, perfected and assembled to my specs in Southern California by Mike Moses. Mechanicals from Proformance and VW Paradise, the car will cruise at well above modern speeds, with ease all day. Looking at another purchase, hence reason for the considered sale, may consider a pre 67 Crew Cab or mango/mignon pre 64 old speed RAGTOP BUG. Please note everything on this car is NEW…..EVERYTHING including the engine which is a 10k item, with complete build spec sheets and dynomometer paper work 165.4hp at 7000rpm come with the car.

The car is a flying machine, not a stonechip not a blemish NEW, will take some new interior pics in the next few days, needless to say its perfect red mesh and grey squareweave, new rubber mats etc.

Vintage Beetles don’t usually pique my interest, but certain ones, such as this example, catch my attention. The color combination is pleasing, the wheels are superb, the stance is just right and I can’t even imagine how peppy this thing would be with 165 horsepower.

-Paul

RHD 1982 Volkswagen Polo For Sale

I am a sucker for imported cars.  Somewhere in the rat trap that is my mind this equation exists, Euro stuff>Stuff we can get here.  It can be anything, if it comes from Europe is has to be better, right?  I mean why else would we be paying $1,000 for this?  OK, that I actually get.

Anyhow, here we have a 1982 Volkswagen Polo.  The owner states it is the only one in the states, which is, um, false.

Exhibit #1.

Exhibit #2.

I’ll forgive the seller’s enthusiasm, this is a pretty neat car.

1982 Volkswagen RHD Polo:

From the seller –

“let me start off by saying the car runs and drives 110% very well kept never sleeps out side and turns heads everywhere…

i have all documentation clean New Jersey title in hand

i also have all dealer service records from points of origin

i am asking for best offer so don’t be shy make a offer that is respectful and you just mite be the proud owner of the only polo in the US from what i no

the car has 81000 miles on it every thing is original the only mods that i have done was..

1. side exit exhaust

2. 15″ bbs rs

3. music

it has a 1.3 liter motor and 4 speed Manual trans.”

As great looking as this car as this is, and it is beautiful.  It is packing a 1.3L mated to a 4 speed transmission.  That is going to be sluggish, like Zastava slow.  I can think of a lot of other cars I would rather drive for $10k.

But, it’s imported so by all means I completely understand the cool factor here.  Now, about that Jamon…

~Aaron.

 

1984 Volkswagen Callaway GTI With All Sorts of Euro Goodness

See an update on this car with a more recent post here: http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1984-vw-callaway-gti/

When looking at cars, and I spend more than my fair share of time doing this very thing.  I judge value by internally assigning a grade to the exterior, interior, and mechanical state of the vehicle in question.  Sure there are other factors but these are the three I generally focus on.  Anything in the B+ range seems like a “good” car.  If not, it best be priced in such a way to let the buyer address whatever faults there may be.

So what to do with this?

1984 GTI with Callaway build – A

Pristine interior with all sorts of NOS parts – A

Body riddled with rust and poor paint – D+

You be the judge.

1984 Volkswagen Callaway GTI:

From the seller –

“UPDATE……………02-04-2012

**New T-Belt & Water pump w/all accessories installed today( peace of mind)

**Add’l Pics Taken** 02-04-2012 4pm

UPDATE……………01-29-2012

New Pics: Today..

Org Miles @ build start date 2/10/1996 date: 112,192

Miles current as of today : 113,638.. you do the math!

Project started in 1996,

Engine + trans completed

Bala2012nced Blueprinted + built by Collin @ TT

Stage two port + polish head job

int shift bearings set

piston set 81.5 G-60 Corrado

Rado rods

Bored + Hone block

Modi 8v Intake

Mani Pork + Polish + flowed

Aps 272 cam

Callaway turbo stage II ( last new pipes for ND ) Non AC

Jet hot coating 2000-4100 header pipe / Turbo housing 1300-2000

Water cooled conver.

Trans wide ratio 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

3.94 / .75 5th

quaife

And much more….

Road tested for 846 miles and counting as of November 2011… all receipts avail.”

Kudos to the seller, click through the link and you will see that he is showing the good, bad, and ugly of his car.  The question becomes, can you handle the ugly?

In my mind there are two ways you can go with this.  One would be too fix all that ails this GTI and you would have a wonderful car.  It may be expensive but you would know that the work was done the right way.  The other would be to take this car and use every last piece as a donor for a roller GTI that is solid.  It would seem a shame as that would basically turn this car into a vessel to transport all this fine euro goodness but in the end it may be more cost effective if you already have a spare rust free GTI laying around.

Either way, this car is an impressive collection of rare and obscure parts.  I am also quite certain that given the build it is about as quick a MKI GTI as you will find.  I am not sure if $9.6k is too high a price to pay but you would be hard pressed to find some of these parts cobbled together on a car anywhere.

~Aaron

2010 Volkswagen CC

I thought it was about time GCFSB featured one of the prettiest mid-sized sedans to hit the market in the last few years: the Volkswagen CC. Devised as a more stylish alternative to the Passat sedan, The CC aped the four-door coupe concept from the Mercedes-Benz CLS but brought it down to a more reasonable price point. Available with the turbocharged 2.0 four cylinder or 3.6 VR6 engine, these rakish sedans almost made one wonder if Volkswagen overreached with the Phaeton luxury sedan and should have introduced something along these lines instead. The 2.0T engined variant seem to be more common, as new VR6 versions are cresting $40,000. Here is a two year old 2.0T automatic with the 6 speed DSG automatic transmission for sale at an attractive price point.

2010 Volkswagen CC on eBay

Lowest price in Florida for a CC! It has 42,300 miles and factory warranty. Great Condition, loaded with options. This is the 200 HP 4 cyl 2.0L Turbo and a great driver. Great gas mileage. Striking leather-look interior. Just off lease, fresh oil change. Always properly maintained.

Pre-owned CCs are inching down in price to where they are becoming an alternative to more sedate sedans such as the Camry, Accord and Altima. With the four seat configuration, these cars aren’t as practical as the competition, but appeal to the individual who can’t bear boring transportation. The asking price of under $17,000 is certainly tempting for a two year old near luxury sedan and I would wager to say the looks of the CC will withstand the test of time, as the car’s styling includes just enough flash without looking contrived.

-Paul

13k Mile ‘ish 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy For Sale

I am not sure what my fascination is with these cars, er, I mean trucks.  They aren’t fast, they aren’t pleasing to the eye, they are just cool I suppose.  Cool is a difficult thing to quantify and varies wildly from person to person.  I guess in this focus group of one that is what matters most.

What we have here is a stock 1980 Caddy with 13k or so miles.  I say “or so” as you never quite know with the older 5 digit VW odometers.  But from the looks of the vehicle that claim seems plausible.  The LEER canopy is a nice touch of 80’s goodness.

1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Caddy:

From the seller –

“UP FOR SALE IS A VERY RARE 1980 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT CADDY PICK UP TRUCK, WITH TOPPER, A/C, CRUISE CONTROL.  CAR RUNS, DRIVES, SHIFTS AND BRAKES FINE, CAN BE DRIVEN ANYWHERE.

NEED SOMEBODY WHO ADMIRE THIS SURVIVOR AND TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL OR DRIVE IT FOR MANY MORE YEARS LIKE IT IS.  MILES READ 13,347 AND IS BELIEVED TO BE ACTUAL.

TRUCK HAS HAD A REPAINT JOB, LOOKS GOOD BUT IT IS NOT THE KIND OF PAINT JOB THIS CAR DESERVES, LOOKS MORE LIKE A MAACO $300 JOB.

INTERIOR IS NEAR MINT, SEATS, CARPET ETC. THE DASHBOARD HAS CRACKS DUE TO SUN AND AGE, ALTHOUGH THERE IS A PAD THERE NOW…..

ALL GAUGES WORK, ALL LIGHTS WORK, EVEN THE CRUISE CONTROL WHICH IS A RARE OPTION, WORKS. IT HAS A 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION, AND CAR IS GASOLINE, DOING ROUGHLY 35 MPG.

NOTE THERE IS THE ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL STILL ON THE ORIGINAL VW POUCH.

NEEDS FRONT SHOCKS, THERE IS AN EXHAUST OR MUFFLER LEAK AND THE DRIVER SIDE VENT WINDOW NEEDS TO BE GLUE BACK IN PLACE.

ALMOST FORGOT, THERE IS A CRACK ON THE WINDSHIELD

A/C CAR BLOWS BUT NEEDS TO BE RECHARGED WITH FREON.

HAVE 4 MATCHING TIRES, 2 REAR ONES ARE 80%, 2 FRONT ONES WORE OUT UNEVENLY DUE TO NEED OF SHOCKS. DON’T KNOW HOW LONG PREVIOUS OWNER DROVE IT LIKE THAT.

HAVE A CLEAN AND CLEAR TITLE READY TO TRANSFER.

SELLING WITH NO RESERVE AND THERE IS NO BUY IT NOW PRICE, HIGH BIDDER AT END OF AUCTION WINS.”

With cars like this you have to assume they have more mileage than the seller claims and current bidding seems to agree.  Even if everything points to the lower number.  This Caddy is sitting at $2k with all kinds of time left.  With no reserve I can see this Caddy fetching $3.5k.

My hope is this Caddy finds a good home and the new owner does not hack it to bits.  This is a very nice car as she sits and will make someone a capable driver for years to come.

~Aaron.

 

1988 Volkswagen Fox For Sale

When I was young, oh so many years ago.  The only new VW I could even dream about owning was the Fox.  The Fox was like the step brother of the VW family.  Under powered, styled, and built the Fox was only available in the states from 1987-1993.  Although I would challenge you to find a Fox built in the 90’s.

Fast forward some 20 odd years and very few of these little econo boxes are still around.  The two door wagon models actually have aged pretty well in terms of styling.  This example is about as nice as I have seen in some time.

1988 Volkswagen Fox:

From the seller –

“We are selling our 1988 Volkswagen Fox GL, considering the age of the vehicle it is in extremely good condition. The best we can tell it has never been involved in any kind of wreck and has never had any paintwork. We purchased the car for our son to use while he did an engine swap on his BMW E30. He used the car to commute back and forth from college without any issues. Within the last 200 miles we have done the following work:

Replaced the alternator with a brand new one, not a reconditioned one

New Fuel Pump

New Fuel Filter

New Catalytic Converter

New O2 Sensor

New Exhaust Hangers

The timing belt and the injectors have been replaced within the past year

This is a very rare car, very seldom do you see them go up for sale, as of today there is not another one on ebay. The miles are not 100% accurate, according to the previous owner the odometer stopped working about six months before we purchased the car. If I had to estimate the miles I would say they are less then 130,000, but I have no real way to verify that. It is equipped with the well tested vw 1.8 liter engine, they run forever, get great gas mileage and are easy to work on. The brakes, steering and shifting are perfect, no issues. It is the GL wagon, which is more scarce then the non GL  version. The body is in fantastic shape, everything is straight and true. The hatchback includes the cargo area cover that allows you to store a bunch of stuff and keep it out of the sight of others. It has a stick shift, the boot around the stick shift needs to be replaced, we have been unable to locate a replacement. The drivers seat has a tear in the bolster, very common for a car of this age. Aside from those two issues the interior is in very good shape. the dash, the carpet, the carpeted floor mats, the headliner, everything is nice. Ever since we have owned the car we have not had a single drop of anything on our driveway. The car just had its oil changed. The wheels and tires on the car are NOT included with the car. They can be negotiated after the auction if someone is interested, otherwise the original black steelys will come with the car, tread is 65-70%. This is a no reserve auction, the car will sell to the highest bidder. We reserve the right to end the auction early as we have it advertised elsewhere. The new owner will not be disappointed, the new owner can drive it home, regardless where they live, with no problems. If anyone has any questions, or needs any additional information or pictures, just let us know.

This is a nice ride!!”

Neat car, I wish my parents bought me a Fox to run around in while I was doing a swap on my E30!

Anyhow, the wheels would have to stay, they are a great addition to the car and going back to the stock steelies would be a massive disappointment.  The recent work shows pride of ownership and this little Fox should not need much more to stay on the road for some time.

I must not be alone as there have been 26 bids on the car with a couple days to go.  She currently sits at $2,500 and it is conceivable that it could hit $3k before it is all said and done.

~Aaron.

1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Finished in Helios Blue

1989 was my last summer working as a lot boy (official job title) on my uncle’s Volkswagen lot.  It was a great summer that comes with being 17 but also because of the great cars that VW was rolling out.  The G60 Corrado was just hitting showroom floors and a “special” GLI finished in Helios Blue was introduced as well.

What is a Helios exactly?  The term is used in the VW community with a great deal of awe and deference.  It is a 1,500 car run of GLI’s finished in a color somewhere between a blue and purple depending on the light.  The interior also carries the look and is one of the more unique you will find.

There are not many of these cars left, so when I see a clean one I have to give props.

1989 Volkswagen GTI GLI Helios:

From the seller –

“car is a real 1989 jetta gli helios
car is all OEM. except for these mods….
optima blue top battery
Foha trunk spoiler
hella heckblende
oem dealer option bosch fogs
oem gli 16v floormats
fischer cd holder in center console
gli dash plaque emblem
grey velour cloth dash mat
sony xplod deck with full sub wiring with 2 gauge wire to trunk.
amp and sub are in custom built 80’s suitcase. sub fires down under the suitcase. sounds great and completely hidden.
oem accordian shiftknob
sitting on rokkor coilovers
206k miles head rebuilt at 205k
runs and drives great and fires right up everytime
ALWAYS parked in the garage.
car does NOT have power windows anymore. regulators are all there as well as wiring behind the center console. i put it all back in. the only thing you would need is the power window center console power window door panels and switches. and regulators.
car has manual door cards from the 89 carat which is the same color as the helios interor.
also the power steering and a/c has been removed.
car has a brand new alternator, wheel bearings, head gasket, tie rod ends and ball joints, new plug wires, plugs
this car is an awesome car and i would not hesitate driving it across the country.
i have placed 2nd at one of the 2 shows i entered it in.
i constantly get compliments in this car everywhere i go.
anyways heres the pics. if you have any more questions let me know.

i am asking $4,000 firm.”

In looking at the pictures it is hard to see 200k miles on there.  If well cared for these cars wear pretty well but that can be a pretty big “if”.  Not sure about the lack of power steering or the ride height, I would prefer to get as close to stock as possible if it were me.  But, it’s not like there are a lot of other Helios cars to choose from.

$4k does not seem out of line, that is not a great deal of money for a daily that you could show on the weekends.

~Aaron.

 

Low Mile 1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC + Tons of Goodies For Sale

I have this recurring dream where I have a garage full of rare and obscure VW parts and a great car to put them on.  Don’t like your interior, swap it out with something different.  Want to try a another exhaust, that’s OK I am sure I have a few more laying around.

Enter this low mile Corrado with a donor car and gads of parts.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC:

From the seller –

“12/31/11: Been away from the forums for a few months, back on here now and even more motivated to sell than ever! NOW CONSIDERING TRADES TOO.

8/16/11: Lowered price. $9,000 takes it all. That leaves you room to sell what you don’t need and have a killer corrado for an amazing price. Let’s see someone step up and give these cars a good home.

8/14/11: Added gallery of parts car: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/…1%3A1345526819

8/13/11: Added a few old photos of Car #2 to the photo link, added descriptions to photos & added ballpark prices (up for discussion) to last post in this thread
So, the time has come for me to sell the Corrado stuff I’ve been hoarding for the past 6ish years. Before I dive into the description, I wanted to let people know that I’m looking for a buyer who can take ALL of the below. For now, I’m not going to be entertaining ANY offers to sell off any parts from the collection or piece things out. Please don’t ask. Even if I have to lose a bit of money, I prefer to sell it to someone who can come and take it all away in one haul. If you can get it sooner, I’m willing to bend even more on the whole price for everything.

The cars are located at my parents’ home in Maryland. It has been almost 4 years since I was active in the Corrado community or went through all of the stuff, so my memory may be hazy about some of the details about everything. If you have questions, I’ll try to get you answers ASAP.”

$9k for all of this, I have seen lesser cars than this go for more than this.  Take it all, sort through what you want, sell the rest and drive your Rado with pride.  Doesn’t sound like such a bad deal if you ask me.  But I am a sucker for this sort of thing.

Click through the link for all the details on the Rado, the parts car, and the goodies.  Bravo to the seller for a thorough description of the pros and cons of both cars.  The seller seems to want it all gone, and soon.  Does $7.5k get it done?  If so you have a head start on making a very nice Rado nearly perfect.

~Aaron.

1990 Volkswagen Golf Country

Following on to the success of the Mk1, the MkII Volkswagen Golf saw an ever expanding range of body styles and engine options to carry this popular model through to the 1990s. One variant to emerge from the MkII range, which incidentally was never sold in the United States, was the Golf Country. Designed as a light off-roader, it had a raised suspension, Syncro four-wheel drive and other off-road accoutrements such as a skid plate and brush bars. Finishing off the appearance was an externally mounted spare tire. All Golf Countrys were equipped with the stalwart 1.8 liter 8 valve four cylinder, producing 114 horsepower. In total, fewer than 8,000 Countrys were manufactured, with a handful having found their way across the pond. Here’s one of those examples for sale in California.

1990 Volkswagen Golf Country on eBay

Selling my ’90 Golf Syncro Country. This was my car last time I was in Germany and I legally brought it back with me last year. Located in Sacramento, CA and currently registered in Maine because Cali just wants too much money! Nice driver, clean car, everything works. 135k miles. 5 speed transmission. Sunroof. All original except the wheels. Brand new mud & snow tires with less than 1,000 miles. Runs well, but could use a complete service including timing belt. It looks old and I do not have any maintenance history. There’s a muffler rattle at idle. Interior is in excellent condition. Headliner is brand new. Body is very solid. No rust execept a small spot on the windshield and a spot on the rear deck where someone had a sticker that went bad. Some scratches on the hood and a light scrape on the passenger-side, rear door. Please see the pics. Asking $12,500.

I’m a big fan of these Golf Countrys. It’s an example of “everything you need, nothing you don’t” motoring. Crank windows, cloth interior, good ground clearance and Syncro make this an idea car for someone living in the Snow Belt who doesn’t want your typical gas guzzling SUV but still would like to get around during the cold months. At $12,500, this is a bit rich for a MkII, but it is in good shape for such a utilitarian vehicle. Given it is missing the factory wheels and needs a bit of service, it would be reasonable to bargain a bit off this price and have folks stare in awe the next time you roll by a Volkswagen dealership.

-Paul

Super Clean 1986 MK II Volkswagen Golf GTI For Sale

I am not sure what it is, while it is hard to find a clean MK I GTI.  It is exponentially more difficult to find a MK II in that sort of condition.  I have my theories as to why but the fact of the matter is that cars such as this are rare.

1986 Volkswagen Golf GTI:

From the seller –

“Up for auction is my 1986 GTI. This is a great original GTI. When was the last time you saw one Handles like a go-cart with Koni shocks on all four corners. Shifts are crisp and smooth with the Neuspeed short shift kit. Stops well with 4 wheel disc brakes. Interior features grey cloth sport seats with Red stripes. The exterior is Tornado Red with front and rear spoilers, black wheel house flares and tinted windows all around. Absolutely no rust, car has always been in CA or AZ. Original paint still shines. Interior front driver’s seat shows slight wear, no wear in passenger seat or backseat area. Door panels, dashboard, headliner and carpeting are all excellent. I have the original window sticker and build sheet, also the owner’s manual and service manual. Car comes with an extensive amount of service history. The car has 101k original miles and is in very good shape for a 25 year old car. It has an aftermarket radio/cd player in the dash but I have the original radio. It has a performance cat-back exhaust system, K&N air filter, upper and lower front strut bars, and rear upper strut bar. Car could use an A/C recharge and tires, but otherwise is in great condition. GTI enthusiasts take note!!! There are not many of these left out there in this condition. Experience Fahrvergnugen for yourself!!! You won’t regret it.”

It’s all there.  Is it a garage queen, no.  But this GTI could be a great driver or the basis for a fairly straight forward restoration.  There are 12 bids thus far, bidding sits at $1.9k with the reserve not met.  If you are truly interested in this GTI you have to look at the buy it now of $3,995 as bidding may well exceed that.  I mean, this is no time to be cheap…

~Aaron.