1983 Volkswagen MK1 Rabbit

Price: - Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Rabbit
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: LS
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 60,500
  • VIN: 1vwfb0170dv065582
  • Color: silver
  • Engine size: 1.7
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Dark blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit LS

This 1983 Rabbit is a true survivor. One of the few heard about, but seldom seen "Granny" cars. Estate sale. Purchased new in '83, garage kept. No AC, no power anything. Rare automatic transmission! Original AM/FM radio with antenna. Everything works, including clock. Unfortunately no old service records, but a fairly complete car fax is available. Copies of all recent records included. Owners manual! 60k original miles! No rust, all original, except steering wheel, which I changed to the GTI style. Original comes with car. Dealer installed seat covers! The front seats appear brand new under them, just like the back seat. Brakes, struts, tires all fairly recent before I got the car. Granny took care of this thing.
What I've done:New Bosal exhaust/mufflerSylvania halogen sealed beam headlampsNew Bosch battery, plugs, rotor and plug wires. wiper bladesNew O2 sensorOil, filter, transmission fluid and filter, fuel filter, air filterMotor mounts and transmission mount replacedNew drive belts, timing belt appears fairly recent.New star style gas cap
Original style key with duplicates
What does it need? The headliner is sagging on the drivers side. It has the usual rattles around the glove box, the new mounts helped a lot. Quiets down when warmed up and in warm weather. I'm sure you could dig in and find other issues, but this car is ready to go. Drive it home.Entered in Cincy VW show this year in the water cooled category. Didn't win, but got loads of great reviews.
This is an original, unmolested/unmodded US built MK1 Rabbit.