1983 VW Rabbit GTI Clean Runs Great

Price: - Item location: Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Rabbit
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: GTI
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 87,845
  • VIN: 1VWDC0171DV032577
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 1.8
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

Up for sale is my 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GT, I bought this car 3 years ago from another VW enthusiast who had it for 2 years, other than that I do not have knowledge of the vehicles history. I bought this because I had one as my first car in 1992, and have always wanted to own one again. I only ever intended to drive it once a week on nice days for fun and for the 1st year I did that, but when my wife had our second child my priorities changed and I only may have taken it out a handful of times in the last 2 years, it runs great,pulls hard, shifts good and I always had a blast driving it, never has given me one problem.
The car has been registered as an Antique for the last 5 years, so its never needed inspection.
I cannot be absolutely sure mileage is accurate, the previous owner was not sure either and I do not know how to exactly figure that out. It does not match what the title says which is 9200, not sure why is says that other than a misprint maybe. When I ran a check on Faxvin.com it came back clean with no reports of odometer rollback or tampering.
The only things I have had to do to it is put new battery in last year, added a radio, which works but does not have the greatest sound.
I had H&R springs installed when I got the car, but still have the springs that came on the car when I got it.
The condition of this car I would consider is very good, it is NOT a show car, it has its fair share of scratche, a couple of small dings here and there, their is a couple spots of rust right behind the front wheels same spot on both sides, never has gotten worse since I have owned it, most of its blemishes can only be seen up close, this car has never been driven in winter, or any type bad weather in the last 5 yrs.
The car was repainted at some point of its life and I would say its an average job, from 10 feet looks great, and I have received many compliments on its looks.
Wheels and bumpers were refinished at some point and look very good.
Interior looks very good, with no rips or stains on the seats, some minor fading on some of the dash part, some cracking on some other parts, but nothing I would consider bad, the headliner is sagging a little toward the back of car, overall looks better than most of this era.
Some things that don't work,
Sunroof - To be honest I have never even tried it, the previous owner told me it might work,but their was a possibility it could get stuck, so I never tried it.
Windshield wipers- One side work, but I never drove in any type of bad whether so I never needed them.
The light switch for headlights works, but will come off if you pull too hard, never drove at night so never needed it.
This car is sold as is, I have done my absolute best to describe all its flaws, I am not a mechanic. I recommend asking any questions you may have before bidding. I will do my best to answer them.
Buyer is responsible for shipping.