Picked this up on Saturday. 1989 VW Cabriolet. Its got 172,000 miles on it and its in amazing shape. It runs pretty well just has some issues starting and after some troubleshooting I figured out the starter was the cause and am currently replacing it.
Ordered and shipped are Raceland coilovers and new strut mounts front and rear. Other plans include tune up, wheels, A/C delete and who knows after that.
Haven't been able to drive it a lot for better pics so I took some quick ones after pulling the starter.
Picking up the new starter tomorrow and hopefully it'll start up and run. Then for some new pics and then await install of coilovers and more low.
That's part of the reason I got it. I was looking for an old convertible bug but couldn't find any in my price range that were running. I came across this, its a vert, its running and it was in my price range. So, I started looking into them and love the way they look slammed with some nice wheels. They just look akward, I love them. It's a blast to drive.
never liked cabrio, but thats a clean example. i loved my 87 gti 16v. interior was tits with the recaro's. too bad teh fuel injection was suck a bastard. I wish you luck with her it would be a good candidate for a vr6 swap.
IMO I would honestly find a bug convertible if that's what you really want. Any air cooled car will actually be worth decent money after you fix it up, especially a convertible, an 89 cabrio not so much...... My dad and I have probably fixed up over 20 beetles over the years. I currently have a 59 ragtop
That's a local buddy of mine and I must say that car is really nice in person, I've got a lot more pictures of that car if you'd like.
If you are going for that stance then be prepared for a lot of rubbing, I remember driving next to him down to Sowo last year and I swear he's car rubbed the entire way down there, I couldn't believe it still has decent tires/fenders. That's the price you pay for that great static stance though.
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