FFotW: 1983 Modified MK1 Jetta Turbo Diesel



Posted: 10.27.14


Here we go. The ultra rare MK1 VW Jetta Turbo Diesel. This one fits nicely into the Fuelfed spirit of understated performance. Don’t be fooled, as this sleeper has been correctly modified and should pull like a freight train and still get 50 mpg. Hell, it even has a Fuelfed sticker on the back! Too bad the BBS wheels don’t come with it, but the price is more than fair for this very rare classic.



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1983 Modified Jetta Turbo Diesel 

PLEASE NOTE THE EURO BBS RM WHEELS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE CAR. Car comes with GTI Snowflakes. Factory black paint. Grey/black tweed interior. 5 speed. No sunroof. No radio. AC. 93k miles. No Rust. No winters. This very rare factory turbo car is faster than a 16v GTI and gets 52 mpg at the same time!

Bought the car in 2008 replaced the following:

• clutch & cable
• all fluids and filters
• timing belt
• water pump
• belts
• glow plugs.
• front struts & rear shocks with Boges
• GTI sport springs & GTI front calipers, rotors, drums, brake cylinders, brake lines
• ball joints
• wheel bearings
• rebuilt injection pump
• shift linkage

• Custum 3″ downpipe
• 2.5: Techntonics stainless exhaust
• K&N
• Modified fuel governor
• OE Golf ball shift knob
• R134 Freon conversion
• Eurosport strut tower brace





In Fall of 2009 we put the car into storage. Fall 2014 we recommissioned the car with a complete detail to the paint. Changed the oil & filter with 5w40 Rotella synthetic & new fuel filter. Drained the diesel fuel and replenished with fresh. Now the heater blower motor does not work. We have a new blower motor that comes with car. The heat and AC worked great before storage. There is a crack in the paint on the roof above the rear window that was there when we bought it (see pic). We’ve kept grease on it so it would’t rust. Otherwise, the body is in excellent condition.




We prefer to sell this very car to an classic car enthusiast who will maintain cherish it as all the previous owners have. Comes with extra Euro tail lights and front Hellas.

$3400. The car is located in Chicago.


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