1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI Rally Race Car

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“Up for sale is my 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI rally car. This car is a proven winner that is very powerful and incredibly quick. It was first built to compete in Autocross, then road racing, and finally overhauled to compete offroad in rally events.

I bought this car 2 1/2 years ago in Massachusetts and competed in rally events all over New England and the Northeast claiming numerous podiums and wins. The car is set up to be extremely flexible and has been one of the most competitive cars across numerous terrains: gravel, mud, sand, ice, snow, and tarmac. Unfortunately, college came around and I had to hang up my helmet to complete my schooling. Since coming to Florida for school, I have ran the car at the Ivor Wingham Rally School in Starke, as well as at the Ocala National Forest where it turned hundreds of heads and attracted much attention.

After my last trip to the Ocala National Forest, I parked the car in the garage and mothballed my racing program. The car has been safely tucked away for almost a year now and I have decided that its time to sell her to someone who will enjoy and flog it since I just don’t have the time.

As I’ve said, it is a BUILT and POWERFUL little bunny. The build sheet is as follows:

Full 6pt cage
Bilstein suspension valved for 500lbs front and 300lbs rear
Camber plates
Custom front sway bar
Custom 1/4 inch skid plate
Custom full underbody plates
1.8 block bored .05
High compression MAHLE pistons
Solid lifter head with TT heavy duty springs
TT Sport 280/276 camshaft (comes with spare 306 race cam)
TT adjustable cam gear
Audi 4000 throttle body
Ported intake from VW Corrado 
020 close ratio trans from MKII
Quaife LSD
ACT stage 2 clutch/pressure plate
TT race headers

Three sets of tires and wheels:
Dunlop tarmac race tires on VW alloys 
Hankook medium compound rally gravel tires on alloys
Carbide studded Winterforce snow/ice rally tires on steelies

Full safety system done by HMS Motorsport:
Corbeau race seats with Schroth Profi 6-pt harnesses 
Custom drivers seat lowering/adjusting bracket (allows for any sized driver)
Battery relocated to rear hatch
Battery cutoff
Fire system in compliance with American Rally standards
Detachable Momo racing steering wheel w/ extended column 

This is the perfect car for any level of driver in any discipline, I know this first hand because I used it to compete against the top-level drivers in New England/Northeast, while at the same time my brother and father used it in beginner events to learn the skills of auto racing.

I am looking to sell it for $4300 as-is. I will get it running (new battery, new gas, re-hang exhaust) and sell it for $5300 if the bids make that level.”

Flog ready.

On eBay with the reserve met and bidding at $4,400.

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