Posts Tagged ‘mk1’

Supercabby – 1989 VW Cabriolet G60

February 22, 2016

Pigeon-holed as a cheerleader’s car in its first life, the VW Cabriolet has been uncovered by many early-water-cooled VW enthusiasts as the good car it is – a 4-place convertible with decent power (especially with the manual) and good passive safety for the time. Of course, stock power is never enough for some folks, and that’s why there’s another popular pastime among VW fans – dropping in a later VW factory powertrain to add power. So that brings us to this 1989 VW Cabriolet for sale for $3000 in Revere, MA.

1989 VW Cabriolet right rear

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Same Same But… – 1984 VW Jetta GLI

November 23, 2015

Searching online listings sometimes brings up interesting dilemmas, like the fact that you can choose between a car that originally sold for $8610 in its year of manufacture, or one that sold for $36,000 in the same year, both in apparently similar condition. Both are faded silver, one has 26,000 more miles, and both have 1980s-ish mesh wheels with rubber that’s too low-profile. All that said, one might be a little more complex to repair and more durable, while the other will have you scrambling to keep up with flimsy rattling plastic trim, but reward you with simpler construction. Yesterday’s 733i is one half of this equation – the other half is this 1984 VW Jetta GLI, for sale for a surprisingly familiar $2400 in Wilsonville, OR.

1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI left rear

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ItalDesign Classic – 1978 VW Scirocco

June 2, 2015

Since cars like VW’s Scirocco are not seen as classics by many in the vintage car scene, they’re an unrecognized bargain. For some reason, Italian design plus simple German mechanicals do not add up to a usable classic car, yet at this point the Mark 1 cars are at least 34 years old. If you’re not convinced by age or design, how about the fact these Karmann-built cars rust with the best of them and can suffer electrical problems brought on by leaking windshield seals? Check out this 1978 VW Scirocco for sale for $2800 in Vancouver, WA.

1978 VW Scirocco left front

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