Find of the Day: VW Jetta Coupe with Big Turbo 1.8T

For its first two generations, the Jetta was available as a two door coupe.  While the coupes never really got a performance version, that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from creating their own.  This brings us to today’s Find of the Day, found right here in our classified section.


This Jetta coupe has been completely overhauled since it first rolled off of the assembly line 27 years ago. Under the hood, the original motor has been upgraded to an AEB code 1.8T and because that was not quite enough, the OEM K03 was replaced with a GT28RS Turbocharger.  Currently the boost is set at 8psi, which we assume is due to the turbo only being on the car for 800 miles.  A full 3″ exhaust was routed underneath the car and a larger Intercooler is in place to keep things performing smoothly as temperatures (and boost) increase.  Inside are reupholstered Recaro seats, a black alcantara headliner, and red striped dashboard and door cards have been installed.  Dynamat has also been installed to keep noise levels and heat down.  We also noticed the sliding cloth top, which when coupled with this amount of power potential, could be either very cool or extremely scary based on the quality of installation.

Want to learn more?  Check out the full listing below. Additional photos can be found at the original ad in our classifieds, right here.

For sale: 1987 Jetta Coupe
Engine: AEB 1.8t with 71k miles on engine it with ATP GT28RS kit about 800 miles, front mount intercooler, custom downpipe, custom 3 inch exhaust, and United motorsport ECU tune. Running currently at 8PSI. Peliquin LSD, KW V1 coilovers, 15×8.5 and 15×9 BBS RMs with TOYO TIs. Porsche 944 door handles..11inch brakes all around..Wilwoods up front and MK4 conversion in rear. Matte grey hotrod paint recently sprayed….custom ragtop sliding roof. Interior has been fully dynamated and Recaro seats that have been upholstered about 3 months ago and in perfect condition. Red strip dash and door cards to match the seats. Black alcantara headliner.

Asking $10k as the car sits. $8k for no interior. $6k for no interior and wheels/tires.