1977 Volkswagen Dasher Base Hatchback 2-Door 1.6L
Price: - Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Other
- Type: Hatchback
- Trim: Base Hatchback 2-Door
- Year: 1977
- Mileage: 123,500
- VIN: 3272171905
- Color: Tan
- Engine size: 1.6L 1588CC 97Cu. In. l4 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Options: Cassette Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1977 Volkswagen OtherIt brings me no joy to sell this. It does bring me joy to find the ideal owner. The Dasher was the first modern VW with numerous forward looking features. It enjoys crossover with the Porsche 924, he Audi Fox, nd other German manufactured cars at the time. At the high end price bracket for its time, t was marketed as a performance car with the sensibilities of a sedan. Clean title, ood tags until 2017.
All systems are go. Motor is tuned to specification. Bentley repair manual, lus factory owners manual included. I have worked extensively on it. Here are the parts that I have replaced, ebuilt, r inspected thoroughly, ince March this year.
Tune-up: Spark plugs, istributor cap, otor, ables, ondenser, ointsTiming belt and tensionerBrake system complete: master cylinder, ads, oses, alipers, heel cylinders, ystem flush
Kenwood cassette deck and Kicker door speakersCold start valve
Tires rotated, nevenly worn but not hazardousCV Joint (right side)Alternator belt and bushingNew Fuses
Fuel and air filters
Fuel hosesOil change, oolant change
And more... complete report of parts and work included. I kept extraordinary notes. I'm a writer.
Known Maintenance Issues:
The car needs to be garaged to reduce water intrusion. Portland recently had a 2-week rain storm and it revealed the weakness of its rubber gaskets.
The passenger side door has a small vent window with a corroded and broken swivel system. I have locked it into place. Junkyard that part.
Hatch lift supports need replacing. I could not find the right fit anywhere, ut don't give up.
Fuel pump relay circuit has been bypassed; the entire fuse panel needs to be replaced to resolve that one circuit. There was a recall because of this circuit. Evidently, his car was never recalled. I confirmed with the dealer that the recall would no longer be honored.
Other improvements will be recommended in writing.
This was a single-family owned car. This car was purchased new from the dealer in Santa Rosa, alifornia. The owner, conservative man, rove it for the rest of his life. It was passed to his son. His son, moderate tempered City of Sacramento employee, rove it for years before passing it on to his son. This person, he son, s a friend of mine. The vehicle, t 115,000 miles, as in good shape, et it immediately started having trouble in Portland. He continued its maintenance, ut became discouraged when it stopped starting, nd allowed it to sit for two years in his driveway. There, ust started to encroach. Water intrusion caused mold and some rusting inside. Rust collected a little bit outside. All in all, e gave me the car in good enough shape that I have reversed the trend and I can say confidently that it does not suffer from any structural damage or severe interior damage.