Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I cribbed this one off the Wagons HO! Facebook Page (Yes, again). This is a very special wagon, one of about only 150 imported into the states. The current owner decided to forgo the car based sites to advertise this rare wagon (Craigslist, eBay, AutoTrader) and instead decided to feature it on his own Company Website. So, does this Wagon push all the right buttons for you?
According to the very detailed listing:
I’m a 200 20v enthusiast and have been over the car thoroughly, I did some maintenance and fixed some things (details below) but I have other project priorities now.
First, about the miles: This is probably the lowest mile example currently available for sale, and possibly the lowest mile one remaining. (i’ll correct this statement if someone advises me otherwise) This car was owned by one New York family from 1991 to 2012. They had a number of cars and only used this car for “when they needed a wagon” (actual quote from seller) New York state has required yearly emissions testing since this car was new, and the carfax shows a steady very low annual mileage trial since new.
This car has very original configuration with the exception of Euro headlights that I added this year. Original radio, wheels, no engine mods…very un-molested car. The car had sat from about 2010 to 2012 when i had bought it. It ran and I drove it home over 100 miles but it had some issues, mostly from maintenance neglect. The car was untouched, sporting its original oxygen sensor, timing belt, r12 air conditioning, etc.
EVERYTHING works: heat, climate control flaps, air conditioning, electric mirrors, instruments, fault check system, diff lock, check engine light functions properly (NO codes) after run system works (look it up) cooling fans, pulls 1.8 bar of boost like its supposed to, windows, sunroof, etc. I have a VAG-COM and I know how to use it, and I’m a little OCD about everything functioning as it should.
I would love to say its perfect, but its not:
It needs a paint job. it has 100% original paint that is 100% crazed and cracked. No a buffer won’t do it. Its got door dings, a few small dents, and a pretty good scrape along the rear passenger door and quarter. Just bumps and bruises, car was never in a accident over 3 MPH. There is NO ROT RUST, meaning no rotten cancerous sheet metal. There is some surface rust on some undercarriage suspension components and brackets as you would expect from a Northeaster. The perfect original headliner is just starting to let go and fall down. This has just occurred in the last two months.
This car has great potential for a few uses. It could be left as is and be driven for probably 10 years without requiring major intervention. With the low miles and recent maintenance this car is ready for another 200K miles.
The low miles and current condition also make it a great candidate for a disassemble and strip to metal repaint.
The car has a little over 58,000 miles on the odometer. As far as asking price, there isn’t anything within the listing as to how much the owner wants, which is very odd. So, if you want to contact the seller, I would suggest clicking on the listing here. If you manage to purchase the vehicle, we would love to feature it right here on Hooniverse.