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    1. Member mokoosh's Avatar
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      09-16-2019 04:20 PM #1
      1983 GTI just sold for $33000!

      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...agen-rabbit-3/

      Who says MK1s aren't worth anything?

      Since BaT seems to be the hot online auction spot these days, let's keep this thread going by posting your finds here so the Vortex community can stay informed on what's available and what cars are selling for.
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      09-16-2019 04:28 PM #2
      Gorgeous GTI with a great provenance. But also slightly modified, respray with 100k miles.

      Apparently reserve was $25,000



      Quote Originally Posted by mokoosh View Post
      1983 GTI just sold for $33000!

      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...agen-rabbit-3/

      Who says MK1s aren't worth anything?

      Actually all the sale prices look high right now. People looking for real property to put their money in? Signs of looming recession? I better check the Dow...

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      09-16-2019 05:38 PM #3
      This looked to be a very nice, mostly original car. Not too easy to stumble across anymore.

      That said, I think there have been nicer examples go for a lot less. Heck, the "Ultimate GTI" may be able to be purchased for this same money.

      Regardless, hopefully the new owner will enjoy the car and maintain and use it accordingly.

      I guess my GTI may be worth a bit more than I thought too

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      09-16-2019 06:17 PM #4
      That's BaT for you. Sometimes really nice cars go for insane money. Modded cars are often hit or miss.
      I go there for the information in the comments which is still useful, especially for cars sold back in their earlier days.

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      09-16-2019 08:35 PM #5
      Well, I confess that's higher than I would have guessed, and I think it's a new record. What if it still had good original paint?...
      It's hard for me to know exactly what these things cost me. I'm guessing a LOT, but I like them, so that's that.

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      09-16-2019 09:07 PM #6
      One of my faves:

      https://bringatrailer.com/2016/05/19...abbit-pick-up/

      Gotta love a clean Mountain Green.
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    9. 09-17-2019 08:18 AM #7
      Not an auction but they wrote up my car when I had it for sale.
      Price would be higher now Id say.
      https://bringatrailer.com/2012/07/20...979-vw-rabbit/

    10. 09-17-2019 08:23 AM #8
      This super clean Jetta TD apparently will be on there soon..
      Wont sell like a GTI but looks minty.

      https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifi...php?id=2312718

    11. 09-17-2019 10:01 AM #9
      wow, 33k is crazy, I was approached by a guy at a local car show, he told me he has an all original white 82 gti with only 50,000 Kilometers (Canadian) car and hes thinking about letting it go. He told me his number would be around 15k Cad, maybe a worth while investment...

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      09-17-2019 10:35 AM #10
      that car went up between 2 people that had a hot nut for it. that was the moon and stars for that car.

      chassis was poorly detailed imho and that valve cover? they couldn't walnut blast and paint it? overall a clean pretty unmolested example, but the valve cover and the crack when you touch it expansion tank bug me.

      really makes me wonder what I could get for my 80k sharTTruck with a 1.8t and a/c.

    13. 09-17-2019 11:20 AM #11
      Just wait for Canadacraig's car to go up. Euro-spec Canadian import early GTI with a (n easily removable) turbo kit.

      The OP car hammer price is just insanity, but I'm very happy for the seller. Although in fairness I am also extremely surprised BAT was willing to go so high on the reserve. I don't think any Mk1s have gone over $20k have they?

      [ETA] Be honest, how many of you took part in the auction, commenting or bidding? br070, is that you Briano? Do mdc993 or KSP888 lurk (or even post) amongst us?
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      09-17-2019 02:48 PM #12
      this was a steal...you couldn't built it for the selling price

      https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Even...M-COUPE-222610

      there was also a red scirocco with a VR that went for about the same...can't find it now, it was either BJ or Mecum

      another BaT sale

      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...en-scirocco-6/

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      09-17-2019 10:07 PM #14
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      Guess I better increase the agreed value of my Rabbit with my insurance company. <img src="https://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
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    17. 09-18-2019 12:34 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by thegave View Post
      Just wait for Canadacraig's car to go up. Euro-spec Canadian import early GTI with a (n easily removable) turbo kit.
      Thanks for the shout out thegave 👍. My car is a Canadian spec car, not euro, different engine the main thing. I’ve dressed mine up euro style with the bumpers and A pillar fairings though. It should be up on BaT in 2-3 weeks so keep an eye open or even bid!


      Here is a link to my thread showing most of the stuff i’ve Done over the years

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...y-very-old-GTI

      Love to take it to the next level but already bought my dream car so, c’est la vie!!

    18. 09-18-2019 12:38 PM #16
      So you don't have the 1.6 EG?

    19. 09-18-2019 01:38 PM #17
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      So you don't have the 1.6 EG?
      No

      I do have the correct original engine, code EH

      But right now it’s got an EJ code 1.6.

    20. 09-18-2019 07:44 PM #18
      Here's another notable Mk1 BAT auction for the exact opposite reason, can anyone explain the discrepancy? I feel like that car might have gone for more just through private sale given the low number of prior owners and desirable color combination.

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      09-18-2019 10:21 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by thegave View Post
      Here's another notable Mk1 BAT auction for the exact opposite reason, can anyone explain the discrepancy? I feel like that car might have gone for more just through private sale given the low number of prior owners and desirable color combination.
      Having trouble with the link. 1984 GTI though, right? Maybe deleted? Keeps rerouting me to a generic BaT page.

      Point taken though. I think that building interest outside of BaT is probably key to getting a bidding war going for maximum yield.

      Regardless, (make no mistake); in reference to the 33K GTI high mark; to quote Reagan quoting Kennedy: "A rising tide lifts all boats". Welcome to the new paradigm.
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    22. 09-20-2019 08:00 AM #21
      Damn.....I guess my one-owner, 99% original '84 GtI w/ 92k on it is worth some serious scratch? I too should up my insurance value.

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      09-20-2019 03:57 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by msnewman View Post
      Damn.....I guess my one-owner, 99% original '84 GtI w/ 92k on it is worth some serious scratch? I too should up my insurance value.
      I think a lot of us are hoping this is the case, but I'm not so sure. For whatever reason(s) that car went for more than triple what I expected: IMO a well-maintained GTI with moderate miles and a well done respray might go over 10K.

      Those of us with all-original GTIs with good original paint, perfect seats, etc... can confidently expect over 10K, and maybe hope for 20K, but 33K is just unrealistic.
      It's hard for me to know exactly what these things cost me. I'm guessing a LOT, but I like them, so that's that.

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      09-24-2019 05:01 PM #25
      The bad thing about these cars selling for that kind of money is that people selling rusted out, non original ones will think they are now worth $33K. It will be annoying.

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