Selling a very clean original 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit. This car is a rust free, original paint example with the exception of the roof - which was repainted due to clearcoat peeling. There are no dents or dings, just a few rock chips and scratches. The car was purchased from a guy in Seattle who said it was the families “go to” car when a second car was needed. If Volkswagen made a gold GTI, this would be what it might look like. I added the fender lips and the black side trim. The wheels are original “snowflakes” which were reconditioned and new tires were mounted. The windshield is also new. The interior was cleaned and the drivers seat reupholstered with material from a donor rear seat. The headliner was completely re-done, and the visors were reconditioned. The dash was replaced with a perfect crack and defect free example. Four new speakers were installed and a new radio was fitted. Mechanically, the injection system was gone through and tuned, timing belt, tensioner, spark plugs, waterpump, and valve cover gasket were replaced. The muffler was replaced with the OEM German part. The timing was set, oil and filter changed and new anti-freeze added. The only non-stock items are the shock absorbers which were replaced with coil-overs for height adjustability. The stock ones will go with the car. Mileage is exempt, but the odometer shows a little over 92,500 which given the cars condition is believable. The factory delivery sticker is still attached in the drivers door jamb (pictured), the original build sheet was found under the back seat (pictured) and the original never used spare tire is in the trunk with the jack and lug wrench. This Rabbit is an exceptional example. It runs and drives excellent, and it would be hard to find one nicer.
Like all of the vehicles I sell - this is not a PROJECT. I try to go through each car and fix or replace what is needed so that the new owner will be able to enjoy it without worrying about repair bills. If you have any questions, my name is Mark and I can be reached at 239-292-2370.
Here are several recent testimonials:
Mark C.
“I couldn't be happier with the GTI. I have no reservations or regrets after purchase which is a surprise to most people. There's plenty of horror stories out there about people buying cars on eBay or other websites that don't see the car prior to purchase. Mark is different. I feel He's an honest guy and he went out of his way to help me with making it easy.”
Reid C.
“It's only been two weeks, but I am very happy with the Cabriolet which I bought for my wife. It had only 40,000 miles (Carfaxed) despite being a 1988, and the interior especially is immaculate. Best of all, Mark has been a great communicator. Any questions I have, he responds promptly. He doesn't just make the sale and then hide with his money. I know I can count on him regarding any questions I have today or six months from now.”
Kevin F.
“I have been restoring old Volkswagens to original condition as a hobby for over forty years and have bought cars from many people. I take pride in making sure the cars are right when I am finished with them. I wanted to buy a water cooled Volkswagen that I could just drive and enjoy. The 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet that I bought from Mark is a wonderful car and it is exactly what he described to me. I have to say that after all these years he is on my gold list of respectable people. These days when so many people are scamming others it is nice to know one who can be trusted and is very honest. Mark made my purchase a pleasure and for the first time I was able to buy a car without any worries!”

“Great condition, many new parts, runs and drives excellent.”
Year: 1983 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1VWBB017XDV008949
Mileage: 92,600 Interior Color: Tan
Make: Volkswagen Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Rabbit Transmission: Manual 4-speed
Trim: Fuel Injected Body Type: Hatchback
Engine: 1.7 Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: FWD Fuel Type: Gasoline
For Sale By: Private Seller Exterior Color: Gold