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Is it just me ?

Not the best source of knowledge I know but it tend to watch eBay every couple of weeks and simple search mk1 golf.  There are posts of listing but it seems to me this winter prices have really jumped

Both caddy’s and tin tops seem to live around the 10k mark now.

This is about a 3k jump from about 2 years back and even more on the caddy’s which seem to be more on par pricing wise with a tin top than ever before.

I can honestly say that if I hadn’t got mine 3 years ago I would have never been able to afford one again (this is my 4th).

I feel lucky to have mine but sad for people who would like one, especially those who would be revisiting a 20 or 30 year old dream. For those who own one and are just buying and selling then I am not so upset for.

I guess the MK2 is now the affordable vw experience entry point, which let’s be honest is a great car and much more refined but it does not give me personally any where near the same feeling of driving the much more simple and basic mk1.

Let’s hope we can still afford to stay in the game for a long time to come and enjoy our little gems [emoji106]


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Bloody auto correct it was Cabby’s. Grrrrr

Anyway you get the point I’m sure. Good night.


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There are still bargains about but people are not researching properly and coming a cropper on them.



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Buy one over here, prices are low.  But then it would be LHD.


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Do you have many for sale stateside, bri?

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The issue being though a fit sale price isn’t necessarily the selling price. The old Karmen, Karman, Karman limited edition always crops up.
So they say it’s ultra rare cos it’s got the Karmann wing badges on it.

So I remind them all Cabbies would of had them so it’s bs they’re spouting lol.
Rivage and Sportline prices are higher though.



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Anyone else got annoyed with the sneering tosh the guy who is selling a Rivage on cars and classic  is spouting?

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I cant find the ad?

Edit…. Found it.:thumbs:

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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Just sneering at anyone who doesn't own arivage or has modified their golf . I own an auto cabby with a manual choke…was going to ask for a trade in on the Rivage but maybe that would be childish

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Post a link. I can join in the grumpy abuse of the advertiser then. Small things keep me happy [emoji2]


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Soz klutz I am don't know how to do link

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1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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Thanks gls

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cabriolet said

Do you have many for sale stateside, bri?

Yep, you can find them on Craigslist over here and you can use one of the on-line search tools to search all of craigslist.

We have the autotrader.com and kbb.com.  Forums on the WWW like here and the VWvortex, Thesamba.com are good places, you are more likely to get accuracy on the Fan site than a general listing, and reading some of the craiglists adds are hilarious.

Just looked up when I bought my 93, and it was only 1500 USD.
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Haha. Forget the crappy cc. What a tit.


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You call it right

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Briano1234 said


Just looked up when I bought my 93, and it was only 1500 USD.



Sounds about right for this side of things…
I was fortunate enough to pick up my '77 tin top two years ago for under $2,500cdn… (after some quick math, that would be 1.43 and a half-pint of bitter.  :lol: )

It's no wonder we are starting to see Mk1's getting exported overseas.

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The thing is he makes some very good points. Probably not best put down in words though.


It depends on what your after and how big your pocket is.

Like I wrote earlier the Rivages etc command more money.
But yet I know of one Rivage that was standard the owner set out to bastardise it. Anything that makes it a Rivage has been removed and they want ridiculous money for it.
The modified crew like it but it’s too much money. The purists hate it because what’s been done could of been done to a lower value spec car. It’s been devalued.

It’s horses for courses I’ve had 2 clippers and my first was an auto.

Loved that car.  

The later run out models are more desirable for various reasons.
You can still buy a cab at reasonable money.
It’s about what you can afford or can do yourself.
Buy a tired one, restore, modify etc.
Or pay more for a restored car.
Whatever floats your boat.


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The Roof job isn’t any better than what I do either. Hard to tell from his photos. Or lack of photos of the roof. So not sure how you can call it exquisite.  My Hoods are OEM Harttz Material and  sonnenland  Material is just the weave pattern of the outer fabric.  
To be honest most people wouldn’t know the difference.  



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I agree cohort there are some good points but it's the tone of it I hate. Personally I don't like single headlight conversions, single wiper Gris or debadged cars. But I'm happy to share a forum with people who do. The new roof on mine was one of the reasons I bought it…not sure it would be up  to your standard tho.
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