Edit: See link here for more pictures and description --> 11-26-2021

1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Driver’s Edition – Ginster Yellow

Modification List
Car Audio --Memphis Audio 1000W Amplifier (for subwoofer)
--Panasonic CD/MP3 Player
--Memphis Audio 50x2 Amplifier (for highs and mids)
--Memphis MClass 6½” Synchronous Component Speakers
--Memphis MClass 6½” Coaxial Speakers

Transmission
--Diesel Geek Cable Holder for SS Kit
--Diesel Geek Sigma 5 Short Shift Kit
--MK4 Shift Tower & Cables
--G60 Transmission Mount
--Peloquin LSD
--ARP Differential Hardware
--Southbend Stage 1 HD Racing Clutch
--Sachs Flywheel
--USP Stainless Steel Clutch Line
--New Master/Slave Cylinders
--New CV Axles

Lighting
--Cabrio Headlight Switch
--Hella European Frosted/Clear/Red Tailights
--Hella Euro MK4 Look Headlights
--Hella Euro Wiring Harness Kit Interior
--Aluminum Door Pins
--Richbrook R2 Steering Wheel (black)
--Recaro SRD Front Seats (recovered in black leather with red stitching)
--Custom Mounting Brackets for Seats
--Dub Design Industries Reverse LED Kit
--Dub Design Industries Illuminated Gauges
--False Trunk Floor w/OEM Carpet
--All Lighting Changed to Red LEDs
--Car Mats Diamond Stitched Floor Mats (also comes with stock mats)

Suspension
--AirLift Performance Front and Rear Air Bag Suspension
--AirLift Performance 3P Management
--AirLift 5 Gallon Polished Tank
--Viair 444C Compressor
--Neuspeed 25mm Front Sway Bar
--Neuspeed 28mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
--Volkswagen OEM TT/R32 Control Arm Bushings

Exhaust
--42 Draft Designs VR6 Test Pipe
--Autotech 2.5” Exhaust w/Magnaflow Muffler
--Kinetics 2.5” Stainless Downpipe

Engine
--Kinetics Stage 1 Turbo Kit
--Wire Tuck/Shaved Bay
--Autotech 262 Cams
--2.9 Liter Intake Manifold (clone)
--Evolution Odin Skid Plate
--48 Plate Oil Cooler
--Autotech Oil Cooler Sandwich Adaptor
--Autotech Oil Filer Stud Extension
--Stainless Steel Braided Oil Lines
--XRP Oil Hose Fittings --Forge 007 Diverter Valve
--Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
--Mishimoto Aluminum Fan Shroud
--Mishimoto Racing Thermostat
--Mishimoto Slim Fans
--Neuspeed 8mm VR6 Wire Set
--Gruven Parts SS Crackpipe
--42 Draft Designs VR6 SAI Plug
--Neuspeed Power Pulley Kit (62.10.71)
--OEM Water Pump w/Metal Impeller
--Summit Racing Coolant Cap
--WRD Motor Mounts
--UroTuning Short Oil Pan – Baffled Version
--Torque Solution Turbo Blanket
--Mishimoto Oil Catch Can

Braking
--Hawk HPS 5.0 Brake Pads
--Hawk Talon Drilled & Slotted Rotors
--Motul 5.0 Brake Fluid
--Autotech Stainless Steel Brake Lines
--OEM Non-ABS Setup (all new pieces)

Wheels/Tires
--Toyo Proxes 4 Plus Tires (205/40R17 all the way around)
--RH ZW5 ML-Cup Wheels (17x8 front 17x8.5 rear)
--Nickel-Plated Air Valves
--42 Draft Designs 8mm Spacers (front)
--42 Draft Designs 5mm Spacers (rear)
--42 Draft Designs Extended Lugs

Exterior Styling
--Badgeless Grill
--Reiger Metal Boser Hood Extension
--OEM Front Euro Bumper
--OEM Rear Euro Bumper
--OEM Euro Radiator Support
--OEM Euro Core Support
--OEM Euro Rear Rebar
--B6 Audi A4 Door Handles
--MKII License Plate Tub
--Pontus Rear View Mirrors (powered)
--ABT Front Lip
--ABT Side Skirts
--Shaved Wiper Nozzles
--Shaved Rear Emblem(s)
--Shaved Antenna
--Shaved Body Lines
--Shaved Front Bumper
--Respray (3 years ago w/Duplicolor Paint)

It’s time to sell my GTI. I have literally been putting blood, sweat, and a lot of money into this car over the sixteen years that I’ve owned it. I have kept meticulous records over the entire time (even have the plane tickets from me traveling to buy it). I have just about every dime that I’ve spent on this car documented in a folder. I also have pictures of almost every modification I did for both before and afterward. Every time that a modification was done, everything was replaced with either OEM stuff or better, aftermarket stuff.

The car is definitely one of a kind and that’s why I’m asking what I’m asking. I realize some people don’t want to spend the kind of money that I’m asking and that’s fine. Take a look and move along. I’m in no rush to sell and, honestly, I’m not sure if I want to sell at all.

Currently the car has 106,xxx miles on it. I bought it with about 78k miles sixteen years ago so that tells you how much it’s been driven over the years. The bulk of the miles came in the first few years of ownership and it’s probably gotten about 1,000 miles on it in the past 4 years.

Most recently, about a year ago, whenever I did all the work for the air suspension and transmission, there was a lot of maintenance done. I did all this with the intent to drive this car daily. But my life has changed so much, it’s just not the right car for my life right now.

The only things that are not 100% are the following:
1. The rear bumper is cracked.
2. The front grill is unpainted.
3. The front boser extension isn’t exactly smooth. It could use some touch up body work to make it flawless.
4. The power mirrors work sometimes and sometimes don’t (although they’re too small to see anything out of them anyways).
5. It used to have a strut bar and still has the holes in the strut tower from that.
6. It is missing the steering column cover.
7. The reverse lights are on a manual switch in front of the shifter. This is 100% passable by Texas inspections but you will need to check with your state for legalities. Whenever I did the wire tuck, I didn’t do the reverse wire and it was easier for me to hook it up this way.
8. I was daily driving the car for the past month or two and hit a pothole and now there's a small bend in the front driver's side wheel. I may have that repaired, depending on when it sells.

Most recent pictures