Monday, August 26, 2013

0.5k: Good Times Investment?: 1984 Volkswagen GTI

The Volkswagen GTI  is a well known classic front drive econo-sports-car that needs no introduction...therefore we will skip the usual background banter (other than to mention that this one is based on the 2nd 1st generation Golf).  Find this 1984 Volkswagen GTI for sale in Los Lunas, NM for $500. Tip from Rod S.

Precious few details are provided from the seller of this "has not bee run for about 10 years" GTI.  It is safe to assume that it isn't the more desirable 16V GTI and is powered by a 1.8 liter inline-4 8V engine putting out 110 horsepower into a 5 speed manual gearbox.

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  1. This is a first generation (MK I) GTI, not a 2nd generation as you list it. If it is a U.S. market car then it had 90hp when new, not 110. Also, the Mk I was never available with the 16 valve motor. 8 valve only for this one.

  2. A good investment? Only if it stays in the dry of NM.

  3. Too bad you skipped the banter part, since that would have involved informing your readers that this specimen is a US built GTI and they were decidedly inferior to the German built GTIs in many ways.

    1. Ach du lieber! US-built, you say? I will offer $475 and not a pfennig more.


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