Feast Your Eyes On A Supercharged 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

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On a recent first drive event of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, a selection of classic Volkswagens were made available to drive around the block, including a MK1 Rabbit GTI. It put a grin on our face so big we immediately started looking for old GTIs in the classifieds. We found this supercharged Rabbit GTI on Bring A Trailer, and it's a glorious looking example.

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We weren't looking for modified GTIs, but who wouldn't get excited about a MK1 that looks this good and has been supercharged? We were reminded when driving Volkswagen's museum piece just how light and rev-happy the 1.8-liter engine is, and a little extra oomph is always welcome. This one has plenty of aftermarket modifications on top of the vintage Autotech Magnacharger supercharger, including Koni shocks and springs, a G-grind camshaft, and a Techtonics Tuning exhaust. What we love, though, is that the owner has kept the important things stock and from the factory, including the 14-inch snowflake wheels.

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The mods you can see are period correct, including the extra gauges, a Kamei shift knob, and Kamei hatch spoiler. For the most part its untouched though, including the original seats and floor mats, and the seller says they will include the factory parts that have been removed. The engine mods are listed, but there's no information on power outputs after modification. It's such a clean car with only 29,000 miles on the clock, and even though buying a car with modifications can be a minefield, we suspect it'll go for just over $20,000. Everything is right from the color to the trim to the modifications as a period piece.

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