Posts Tagged ‘gti’

Hare Raising – 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

January 9, 2014

As Generation Xers get older, so they have more disposable income to purchase the cars of their youth, or so the theory goes. Right now, the money seems to be in early Porsche 911s and BMW M3s, so if you’ve always wanted to try out a GTI, there’s no point in waiting around until it’s one of the ones that got away. With handsome, Italian-influenced boxy styling and a 90hp engine and some improved suspension bits, this is a fun little car. You can find this 1983 Volkswagen GTI for sale in San Diego, CA for $3500.

1983 VW Rabbit GTI left front


Lancia Mechanic’s Special – 1991 Suzuki Swift GTi

November 21, 2013

Who doesn’t like themselves a small, nimble, lightweight car that can untangle the twisties? By the early 1990s, such a car was becoming fairly rare. Sure, you could buy fun compacts all day, like the GTI, Civic Si, Mirage Turbo and Corolla FX16. But the subcompact class was pretty sparse, with the depressing Ford Aspire (tagline: “I aspire to no longer drive this car”), Geo Metro, and Kia Spectra as your main options… with one glowing exception: this Suzuki Swift GTi. You can find this little rocket, which is sure to be 2041’s Mini Cooper S in terms of collectibility, for sale with bidding at $2000 and only one day left to go in Oakland, CA.

1991 Suzuki Swift GTi for sale left front


Scottish Golf – 1987 Volkswagen GTI 16 Valve

October 31, 2013

Older cars can be like diamonds in the rough – sometimes they need some polishing to suit a new owner’s tastes. And often, the only appropriate reaction to modifications not done to your taste (okay, we’ve all scoffed under our breath at someone else’s choices) is one question – how would I do it differently? Here we have a case in point – the seller of this 1987 Golf GTI 16 valve , for sale in Edmonds, WA for $3600, has a very solid car with some modifications made to his taste.

1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI left front