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.

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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.

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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.