1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI - Mars Red Golf Mk2 - $2,500 RECENT SERVICE NEW TIRES!

Price: US $7,900.00 Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Golf
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 186990
  • VIN: 1VWDB0173FV056241
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1985 Volkswagen Golf

YEAR: 1985
VIN: 1VWDB0173FV056241
MILES: 186,990 (TMU)
To arrange an appointment to view the vehicle, please contact or call 317-522-8260.
When this lovely GTI popped up on Facebook Marketplace in early 2019, the current owners interest peaked. As an enthusiast, when certain vehicles present themselves, we sometimes find ourselves throwing logic out the window and minds begin to cloud with illusions of grandeur. After swiping through the three grainy photos, hairs began raise on his neck and a voice said he was destined to pick this gem up ASAP. A Carfax was then purchased and it checked out. A mileage discrepancy was noted, but this isn't a collector, it's a car that's meant to be driven and enjoyed by the masses. He was even more interested knowing the vehicle has remained in the Indy area since at least 1988. Upon initial correspondence with the previous owner, he was pleased to see the amount of service completed throughout his ownership.
Items included:
Timing belt
Water pump
Valve cover gasket
New cap, rotor, wires, plugs, oem ignition coil and igniter module.
Low temp thermostat
New tie rods inner and outer on both sides
New control arms
Sach G60 struts, H&R OE sport springs, mounts on the front and rear.
New FTE master cylinder, ATE proportioning valve, hard lines, rear rubber lines, and TRW Mk4 aluminum rear claipers
Brembo discs on mintex pads front and rear with FAG rear wheel bearings
New front engine mount
Trans oil flushed
91 Corrado wheels
Everything was lining up and the car gods seemed to be on his side. After a quick chat with the wife, he drove south of Indianapolis to Columbus, IN to pick up his new Mars Red 8v Golf GTI. Immediately rewarding himself with smiles for miles on the slow two hour cruise home! Windows down for cross air ventilation and the raspy sounds emitting from the tail pipe.
Immediately after picking her up, the vehicle was taken to Reggie's Motorworks, a go to shop in Indianapolis where a complete safety inspection was performed.
Upon inspection, the following services were completed on 03/22/2019 - $824.38:
Ignition tune up
New air filter
Brake fluid flushed
About 10 miles and a week later, the vehicle was brought back in for the recommended steering shaft replacement. Vehicle was then aligned and a new breather hose grommet and heater hose were installed. - $608.10
New Nitto Neo Gen 205/50/R15 tires were installed on May 8, 2020 - $434.89
As with all other vehicles, additional opportunities have presented themselves so the vehicle was taken in to Jon Fricker Automotive in Westfield, IN. for a check over and a pre-sale inspection.
The following items were serviced on 05/08/2020 - $2,163.38:
New exhaust hanger
New timing belt kit including idler pulley
Adjust clutch
Repaired blower motor speeds
Drilled bottom of the airbox to hear more noise!
New speedometer cable
Fuel system cleaner, service and clean throttle body and CIS air flow plate
PDR work
Exterior saw complete paint correction
In preparation for sale, you can clearly see how much this car touched the owners heart. He hopes someone will enjoy it as much as he has, but hopes they drive it! The vehicle was driven on nice dry days and had only accrued less than 200 miles in the last 18 months.
Items to note:
The a/c does not blow cold and the previous owner noted it wouldn't hold a charge.
Driver's side seat track could be removed, cleaned, and lubed.
Idle screw sometimes needs adjusted.
Vehicle comes with service receipts, period correct new MTV and Reagan Bush 84 bumper stickers, carfax vehicle history report, and a clean Indiana title.
Please consider this an invitation to visit MOTORVAULT! If you have any questions or wish for more information about this vehicle or any other vehicle, please do not hesitate to call Brian Henry @ 317-522-8260 or email