North American enthusiasts complain that we don't get all the good stuff from Volkswagen. Europe buyers get more colors, more engine choices, and more stand-alone options. Many owners spend their hard earned money on bits and pieces from Germany to give their U.S. model that Euro look. Whole companies, like Orchid Euro , have sprung up just to get buyers what they want.

One owner has gone a step further and imported a 1993 Golf GL directly from Germany. The seller states the car was brought here in 1999 as a 'gray market' automobile. The ad says the car is 100% legal for our roads with a clear title and documentation is included.

For maximum Euro-ness, the car features a 1.9L TDI engine. The Golf started its life with a 1.6L engine, which was swapped out for the turbo oil burner. The motor and transmission have had a number of improvements including all new seals, new VR6 clutch, new starter, new throw out bearing, and much more. On top of that, performance upgrades include a larger fuel pump, bigger nozzles, chip tuning, coil over suspension, larger downpipe, and a Magnaflow exhaust.


European goodness abounds on the exterior and interior of this little kraut. There are smoked headlights, turn signals, and taillights. The lowered suspension highlights the aftermarket wheels, and there are a substantial front lip spoiler and body kit. Topping the car off is a Thule roof rack with basket.

The interior really shows the car's straight-from-Germany roots. As buttoned down as their people are, the Germans love expressive interior fabrics, and this '93 does not disappoint. The seats are covered in a bold pattern featuring a blue and purple pattern. The owner has swapped out the original steering wheel for one from a Polo.

This 1993 German beauty is located in Lenexa Kansas and asking price is $7000 for everything or $6500 without the roof rack and monster mats. One look at this Golf on the Samba and you'll agree: it's so Euro it hurts.