Find of the Day: 16 Valve Turbo Mk1 Volkswagen Golf

In the wake of the TDI fiasco, our normal laps around the web’s various marketplaces have become a bit more frequent.  Luckily for us, we were able to find a brief distraction from the 24 hour news cycle’s unrelenting coverage in this 1983 Rabbit track car.


Coming in at just 2005lbs with a half take of fuel, this Golf’s 305whp is more than enough to get our blood flowing.  In order to improve traction, a Berg Cup kit has been fitted to allow for 275-width Hoosier slicks, which paired with KW Coilovers and Neuspeed sway bars should work wonders in keeping the 16 valve turbo under control.


All of the work on this appears to be top notch, and expensive.  The seller claims to have roughly “$20-25k in parts alone” in this build, and we believe it.  It also makes the already reasonable asking price of just $9,000 even more fair.

To get more info about the car, check out the full Craigslist ad, here.