Last Of The German Built Rabbit Golf Diesels. 5 Speed, 1.6l, on 2040-cars
Morrison, Colorado, United States
Rabbit Diesel, L Model, top of the line. Mostly original. ALL Original parts included if you wish (engine, tranny, steering wheel, shift knob, 4 wheels and lots more) Last of the german built. Great condition, but, all is new. New Engine 1.6L instead of original 1.5L, rebuilt special 4S 5 speed tranny imported from Germany. This special tranny gives the car an overdrive that is not too high a gear, so the car can pull hard in 5th gear. New Upgrade to GTI Brakes and suspension all the way around. Body is rust free, but there has been maintenance. GTI brakes and sway bars. Great car and real fun to drive. Not slow, keeps up with traffic just fine and will cruise at 75 MPH and get 50 MPG. Normal MPG is 42-55, that I have seen, but only 5000 miles on the new driveline. This car is running great at Denvers 5800 feet altitude. It will be faster and more fuel efficient at sea level.
Everything works, paint is original but well worn. Interior is gorgeous but dash is shot with great cover on it. Car is a classic and sitting covered in a garage for winter. This is not for your kid, but a car to be cared for as there are few left in this condition.
What the car needs
The paint is original, I was working towards full exterior repaint in Original color, but budget prevented it so far.
Right front fender is crinkled. I did it and feel bad. I have had fender off, but needs to be replaced at re-paint.
There are none of these original german diesels left. They were built only 77-79 before moving to US built. The modifications I have made have raised comfortable cruise speed from 65 to 75 MPH.
Starts year round no problem. Block heater, side passenger mirror remote control, Deluxe leatherette seats, original material but re-stuffed with modern foam. No rust, except some from scratches that need upkeep. Spare paint to match. Original stripes still visible on outside, but someone damaged the paint trying to remove them.
This car drives great, handles great. Loads of spares. Very few of these left. I have classic car insurance and it sits covered in the garage most of the year. I am a professional mechanic and build all sorts of cars. Karl I just had to rescue. Colorado car all its life. I believe I am the second owner, other that dealer that I bought it from.
Includes Car cover, manuals and more. Original owners manual, warranty manual, and dealer sales literature.
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Auto blogThu, 08 Aug 2013
Bloomberg Markets is reporting that BMW, Volkswagen and Ferrari have been using tungsten ore sourced from Columbia's FARC rebel terrorists. The extensive story focuses on Columbia's illegal mining trade and calls into question the provenance of the rare ore that is used not only in crankshaft parts production, but is also found in the world's computing and telecommunications industry for use in screens.
The ore is mined by the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army), and exported to Pennsylvania, where it is refined. The refined ore is then sent over to Austria, where a company called Plansee turns it into a finished product. Now, it's important to note that we aren't talking about the world's supply of tungsten here. In 2012, Plansee's American refinery purchased 93.2 metric tons of tungsten, valued at $1.8 million. That's peanuts, with the entire Colombian tungsten mining industry producing just one percent of the world's supplies.
That doesn't make indirectly supporting FARC any more acceptable, though. BMW, VW and Ferrari are all committed to not accepting mineral supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is also in the grips of a guerrilla insurrection funded, in part, by illegal mining. The same commitment would figure to extend to Colombian mining, but as BMW points out, it's difficult for a multi-national manufacturer to know where every item in its supply chain comes from. A company spokesperson says as much, telling Bloomberg, "These few grams out of the billions of tons of raw materials passing through the BMW supply chain are of no practical relevance."
We've reached a new step in the ongoing drama at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, TN. The United Auto Workers recently dropped its opposition to the union vote and agreed that it wouldn't hold another ballot for at least a year. Now, the new question becomes where VW is going to build its forthcoming midsize SUV.
Earlier, it had been considered all but certain that the SUV, likely a production version of the CrossBlue concept (pictured above), would be built in Tennessee. However, it seems the Chattanooga factory might have competition to produce it. In emails obtained by The Detroit News, VW's lawyer wrote to the Tennessee economic development department in January saying, "While we understand there are some 'non-deal' issues that are causing a delay in the TN solution, VW has been successful in reaching agreement on terms at the alternative locations."
As previously reported, the state of Tennessee allegedly offered VW about $300 million in incentives to build the vehicle there and create an estimated 1,350 jobs, but it later rescinded the deal. Newly leaked documents from NewsChannel 5 (WTVF-TV) in Nashville allegedly show just how close that offer was to being completed. It appears that VW actually sent the government the first draft of a memorandum of understanding agreeing to the incentives, but the state removed the offer in late January.
Let's say you're an automaker bent on world domination looking to grow your sales. That's going to have you looking at Asian markets, because that's where some of the biggest growth has been, and that's exactly what Volkswagen is doing as it considers making another run at Malaysia's Proton.
Reuters reports that Volkswagen is interested in at least a partial stake, if not a controlling interest in Lotus-parent Proton as a way to continue a production presence in the region without having to build its own factory.
Volkswagen already builds the Passat in a DRB-HICOM facility in Pekan, Malaysia, and plans are in place to build the Jetta and Polo there, as well. With both southeast Asia and its relationship with Proton figuring so importantly in Volkswagen's plans for expansion, buying into Proton can help ensure stability. Volkswagen is being tight-lipped about the whole idea, but CEO Martin Winterkorn did recently say, "it's our clear goal to continue the successful (expansion) course of past years with great dynamics and stability," which sounds an awful lot like deals are on the table to smooth the path to further growth.