1987 VW GTI 16v Turbo

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf
Type: Hatchback
Trim: GTI
Year: 1987
Mileage: 120,000
VIN: 1VWDC0172HV073712
Color: Mars Red
Engine: 1.8l 16v
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Description of 1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI

I started this build in 2001 with a bone stock Tornado Red GTI 16v that I found in Jersey. Its seen many variations over the years, but here's how it sits now. It hasn't really been driven much in the last 5 years or so other than the occasional GTG or car show. I love this car but I don't have the time and space for it any more. It needs to go to a new and loving home.

I have no idea how many miles are on the car b/c the odo is broken, but I'd venture to say it's only about 4,000 miles since everything was built back in 2001-2004. The car isn't a show winner... it’s not perfect, but its clean, it’s straight, and it’s fast. A good combination of show and go. I wouldn't recommend it for a daily driver because its bare bones, rough, and tough... but in the last 6 years I have had ZERO problems outside of a pesky exhaust bolt and some seals leaking from it sitting a lot. Granted I don’t drive it much, but it always starts and always runs strong. Runs on 93 octane pump gas, and 91 at altitude. There's a lot more into this car than what the list shows... I just can't get it all down.

Anything that's listed as "Custom" or "Handmade" was made by ME. The exhaust, the intake, the turbo piping... it's all one of a kind and very high quality Stainless Steel and TIG work.

The car is in Atlanta. Comes with 2 sets of wheels. Oettenger Type-E's and Rota Grids. Both with rubber.

One thing to note... this car is running on an Electromotive TEC-II standalone. The ECM is solid as a rock, however from sitting so much it's developed an occasional stutter under acceleration. You can kind of hear it a little in the video. That being said, you'll either have to drive the car as is or have it retuned. I considered retuning it before I sold it but I don't have the time. Plus it'll make the car more expensive. Comes with 02A shift box and linkages.

LMK if you have any questions. Here's a crappy little video of the car in motion:https://youtu.be/cq24SlomIc0

Seller reserves the right to end auction early for any reason.


1987 GTI 1.8 Liter 16vTurbo
~325whp @ 16psi• 1.8l 16v w/lowered compression / AGB Transmission
· TECII Standalone Engine Management
· T3/T04B Turbonetics S-Trim turbo w/ .63/StageII Hot Side
· Turbonetics Deltagate w/ Manual Boost Controller
· Custom (handmade) 304l Stainless 3” exhaust from turbo to tip w/high flow cat
· V-band clamps on exhaust flanges
· Custom (handmade) stainless wastegate plumbing
· Custom (handmade) aluminum Helmholtz tuned intake manifold
· Oversize Mustang 5.0l throttle body
· TurboXS Type-H Blow Off Valve
· XS Power Air to Water Intercooler (3” in/out) w/heat exchanger and 5 gal reservoir
· Ross Machine Fuel Rail w/ RC Engineering 550cc matched Injectors
· Aeromotive FPR w/gauge
· ARP Head Studs
· Custom Hybrid Cooling System: Scirocco 1 Radiator w/ Reservoir Delete
· Summit aluminum radiator shroud and electric fan
· EIP Solid Front Engine Mount
· Custom Crankcase breather Setup w/New Beetle breather cap
· Power Steering & A/C Delete
· Manual MKII GTI steering rack w/new ball joints and tie rod ends
· Battery Relocation
· MKIV Power Distribution Block
· Custom Swagelok high pressure 5/8” fuel lines

· H&R Coilovers
· Front & Rear Neuspeed Anti-Roll Bars (25mm/28mm)
· Polyurethane Bar Bushings
· Polyurethane Control arm bushings
· Corrado G60 Front Spindles
· Girling 54 Front Calipers
· Brembo Drilled & Slotted 11” Rotors
· 15” Rota Wheels (Ok Rubber)
· 16” Oettenger Type E wheels w/center caps (curbed by PO) (Good Rubber)

· Mars Red (LA3A)
· Euro Big Bumpers
· G60 Flares & Sideskirts
· Shaved Badges
· Shaved Corner Markers
· MKIII Style Door Handles
· Single Round Badgeless Grill
· 7” Crystal Crosshair E-Code Headlamps w/ City Lights
· M3 Style Tails Lamps w/ Euro Bulb Trays
· Functional 300ZX Hood Scoop
· Zender Hatch Spoiler
· Scirocco Monowiper Conversion

· OEM Door Panels
· OEM Recaros (GLI)
· Autopower Race Bar w/ Camera Mount
· Simpson 4-pt Driver’s Harness (expired)
· Rear Seat Delete (Weight Considerations)
· Headliner Delete (NLA)
· Custom Center Console for Engine Controls and COM Port
· New rear hatch shocks

Things the car needs:
· Couple small garage dings that are PDR’able
· Interior plastics fit and finish is questionable, lower column plastic is missing
· Oettenger wheels need to be refinished. PO of the wheels wanted to introduce a couple of them to a curb.
· Euro bumpers need to be shimmed. You can kinda see it in some of the pics.
· Driver's side Recaro seat has a gansta lean issue. Needs bushings I think
· Chinese MKIII style door handles suck, but they work
· I'd like to get rid of the Ricer A-Pillar, but I don't have a replacement OEM one...
· Zender wing got ripped off in an unfortunate smelting accident. I have a replacement but it needs a little work before it can be installed.

Just to be explicitly clear:

  • Check to make sure this vehicle is legal in your state/county/city
  • This vehicle will not pass emissions
  • This vehicle is sold AS-IS. There is no warranty, implied or other.
  • This is a project car, and it is far from perfect. It will require some work on the buyer's part to make it anything more than a weekend driver.
  • This vehicle has been sitting for some time, so it may require tuning, maintenance, or unforeseenrepairs as a result.
  • Many parts of this car are custom made and replacements are not available in stores