Saturday, September 12, 2015

Magazine Car: 1989 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen's second generation Golf was a larger and slightly more comfortable version of the first generation, so the hot GTI version was similarly better for comfort, but not as much of a pure driving machine.  This next GTI is a magazine car, which is a subset of the general show car culture, but more emphasis is put on sponsors and how the car was built.  Find this 1989 Volkswagen GTI offered for $10,500 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Nilioo.

This GTI has been heavily modified, both cosmetically and mechanically a few years ago -- it was featured on the cover of Volkswagen & Porsche Magazine in 1989.  It appears that the top has been chopped off and replaced with a light bikini-top, but the seller says it "could be a very good daily driver for collegiate commute in California or Nevada if you'd like to take that route." 

See another classic show car?


  1. A roll cage is supposed to protect the occupants in case of a rollover. Right?

    So I'm guessing this car is specially designed for both friends and enemies.

    Enemies go in the back seat.

    1. It's for gays that are more into the flamboyant lifestyle than having people they like behind them.

  2. Reminds me of a prop car from a 1990 rap movie like CB4 or Boyz n the Hood

  3. It looks like something that J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys would drive.

  4. Granted you can't park it anywhere. Steering wheel gone, stereo gone, seats gone, etc...

  5. At 6500 miles, keep the good bits and put them in a real shell. Sell the rest to pay for it all.


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