vdubinsd
vdubinsd New Reader
Feb. 15, 2014 4:37 p.m.

1983 Volkswagen GTI sunroof A/C car

Only changes from stock:

ACN wide ratio transmission (cruises 70 mph at 3k RPM-nice)

Blaupunkt AM/FM Cassette with small amp and 4 speakers (probably done in mid 80's)

Cherry bomb glass pack rear muffler

A/C compressor and condenser removed

Very clean and original

Mostly original paint (drivers side has been painted, a long time ago, and it shows) has plenty of little scratches dings and touch up spots as expected on a 31 year old car; not a show car, but no rust anywhere and very presentable as it sits.

Interior 95%-headliner coming loose in spots, slight fabric wear on interior and shift boot cracked. Crack free dash and very nice dash bezel, firm seats and nice interior panels. No extra speakers, no toggle switches added. Even the trim at base of dash/windshield intact.

Daily driver when weather allows; would drive anywhere

Everything works except A/C, reverse lights (switch-never cared) and windshield washer (bottle fell apart-still have it)-all gauges including clock, interior lights including glove box, hatch and ashtray lights, even the odometer....shows 168k (correct? don't know)

Have build sheet; owner manual and warranty books- spare tire and jack/tools

New tires; oil pan gasket and transmission flange seals-recent water pump, timing belt and full service-needs nothing mechanically but thermal time switch (have to give gas to start cold) no smoke, no leaks, no grinds or clunks.

Have grill emblem coming, and a-pillar covers removed for windshield replacement (scheduled for Tuesday)

Would love to keep it (with this transmission I cruise at 75 mph and get 28-30 mpg, it is a ton of fun to drive) but tax man disagrees....

Possible west coast delivery available-will assist with shipping anywhere

Thinking somewhere in the $4k range; figured I would post here prior to fleabay

No trades; cash only; located about an hour south of Reno, NV

Will post more pics of interior, engine and underneath soon

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maj75
maj75 New Reader
Feb. 17, 2014 3:31 p.m.

God, I love this car. Bought a white one with the same interior, brand new.

These things were THE hot handling car in the early 80's.

Finding one in this kind of condition, is rare.

vdubinsd
vdubinsd New Reader
Feb. 18, 2014 8:33 a.m.

http://bringatrailer.com/2014/02/17/stock-1983-volkswagen-rabbit-gti/

and more pics here

http://s174.photobucket.com/user/vdubinsd/library/gti?sort=3&page=1

Woody MegaDork
Feb. 18, 2014 12:34 p.m.

I think you should be asking more for that car.

noddaz Dork
Feb. 19, 2014 6:44 a.m.

That is a beauty....

vdubinsd
vdubinsd New Reader
Feb. 19, 2014 10:32 a.m.
Woody wrote: I think you should be asking more for that car.

Yes I should have....sold same day (within a couple hours-if that) of being on bringatrailer.....

Off to a good home, that was actually important to me

BoxheadTim PowerDork
Feb. 19, 2014 1:02 p.m.

Crud, right in my back yard and I didn't see the ad until now .

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