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    Thread: Original 1984 VW Rabbit GTI w/ only 517 miles???

    1. Member rohman's Avatar
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      10-08-2009 11:57 AM #1
      I saw this in the classifieds and clicked the ebay link. I didn't think such a thing would exist!! I hope it goes to a good home.
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...f355e



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      10-08-2009 12:00 PM #2
      Damn.
      What kind of maintenance initially will have to be performed to get it running, when stuff sits for a long time you could have potentially more problems right?
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      10-08-2009 12:01 PM #3
      Damn. Assuming I could drive it home, I'd double the mileage getting it here!
      I would imagine it will go for more than $5100.00, though.
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      10-08-2009 12:02 PM #4
      How much does anyone want to bet the guy who buys it will slam, stretch, poke, rust and roofrack it to within an inch of its life?

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      10-08-2009 12:03 PM #5
      but do you drive it then? low low miles are overated.
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      10-08-2009 12:03 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Blitz16v »
      Damn.
      What kind of maintenance initially will have to be performed to get it running, when stuff sits for a long time you could have potentially more problems right?

      Absolutely. Change all fluids, including brake fluid. Test brakes (press pedal as hard as you can for extended period) for leaks/failures, do tune up, drive home and pray you make it.


      Modified by Air and water do mix at 12:05 PM 10-8-2009
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      10-08-2009 12:04 PM #7
      I'm high bidder, posted in the a1 classifieds too...

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      10-08-2009 12:05 PM #8
      wow... That is cool
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      10-08-2009 12:06 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by mikeferg75 »
      I'm high bidder, posted in the a1 classifieds too...

      Good luck. (not being smart, I just think it will go higher)
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    10. 10-08-2009 12:07 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by VarianceVQ »
      How much does anyone want to bet the guy who buys it will slam, stretch, poke, rust and roofrack it to within an inch of its life?

      That would be a shame, considering it is in such original condition. Not gonna lie though i would re-work the suspension and keep the original parts if i ever wanted to go back to original. But other than that i would keep it as is!

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      10-08-2009 12:08 PM #11
      yeah, I'm prepared to go higher...
      not sure how much this one should be driven, hate to say it, but it should be preserved, with exercise miles only.

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      10-08-2009 12:11 PM #12
      ugghhh wish I had the cash. I'd love to own that thing.
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      10-08-2009 12:11 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Blitz16v »
      Damn.
      What kind of maintenance initially will have to be performed to get it running, when stuff sits for a long time you could have potentially more problems right?

      I'd love to hear from someone who has actually done it. I think this is mostly a myth. My guess is that you could change the fluids and go have fun.
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      10-08-2009 12:11 PM #14
      amazing. I want this bad.
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      10-08-2009 12:15 PM #15
      I'd slap on historic plates and make it my 'sunny day when it's either too cold or too hot to enjoy the aircooled' car.
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      10-08-2009 12:15 PM #16
      Beautiful and one-of-a-kind...I'm going to guess the final price ends up somewhere in the $10K range. Fortunately when you talk about ones in this condition, and at price points that get up that high (relative to what a more typical example would sell for), your buyers generally end up being actual enthusiasts who have a love for the vehicle as it sits, rather than some kid who is interested in hacking it up...more like 40-year-old guys who had one of these in high school and have fond memories of it.

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      10-08-2009 12:27 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by retro_rocket »
      Beautiful and one-of-a-kind...I'm going to guess the final price ends up somewhere in the $10K range. Fortunately when you talk about ones in this condition, and at price points that get up that high (relative to what a more typical example would sell for), your buyers generally end up being actual enthusiasts who have a love for the vehicle as it sits, rather than some kid who is interested in hacking it up...more like 40-year-old guys who had one of these in high school and have fond memories of it.

      I would think that it will go for $18-20k if the right buyer(Leno-type) appears.

    18. 10-08-2009 12:36 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by VarianceVQ »
      How much does anyone want to bet the guy who buys it will slam, stretch, poke, rust and roofrack it to within an inch of its life?

      id probably drop it if i bought it... but then again... im not a real car enthusiast because im not 40 years old and keep it the exact way... although i did have one in high school


      Modified by GTI Fish 7 at 9:39 AM 10-8-2009

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      10-08-2009 12:43 PM #19
      Whats the point of buying something thats meant to be driven and not drive it?
      Buy a GTI for 500 bucks with 200k miles on it and have fun with it.
      Why buy a car for 10k thats worth 1k dollars?

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      10-08-2009 12:43 PM #20
      I am going to keep track of this one [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      10-08-2009 12:45 PM #21
      I will be bidding!!!

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      10-08-2009 12:46 PM #22
      I was thinking that it would gor fro around 6-7k before I clicked on the link. But seeing that it is already at $5600 with 6 days left I think ~10k will be the final price.
      What a great car. I really hope it goes to a correct home

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      10-08-2009 12:49 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by tyrolkid »
      I would think that it will go for $18-20k if the right buyer(Leno-type) appears.


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      10-08-2009 12:49 PM #24
      Still high bidder, sent some Q's off to the seller along with my cell, no response yet.

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      10-08-2009 12:53 PM #25
      Must...resist...urge ...to...bid...
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