Well, lookie here, one of our own sells his incredible ride. Today's find of the day began as a simple project. But as soon as the inspiration emerges, the simple plan can drop sharply. And Global Moderator Paul @ VWVortex 's 1996 turbocharged VR6 Convertible is the definition of sharp.
We have sung the praise of Volkswagen's legendary VR6 before. Lots of torque, fits in the same space as most 4-cylinder engines, parts are readily available, blah blah blah. One thing that owners of these potent powerhouses love is the Wookie-style engine touch. Is there a better way to enjoy these sounds than in a convertible? You will be looking for highway underpasses, empty parking garages and long tunnels to pick up the noise of the turbo-bottleneck six-cylinder.
The engine was driven from top to bottom: new timing chains and tensioners, rebuilt head, new coilpacks, new plugs and much more. The list of modifications including turbo bits is long. From the description and the photos, this is a high quality, professional construction.
The upgrades do not stop with the engine compartment. Take a look at the complete leather interior. The interior has set the whole project in motion. The seats, door panels, shift shoe and entire center console are the perfect red color to compliment the Black Magic Pearl Metallic exterior. Note the MK4 "square cushion" seats; Paul modified the seat rails on the car to assemble them properly. Another noteworthy point: all switch and dashboard lights in the interior are red. His attention to detail is incredible.
This & # 39; 96 has an upgraded gearbox, H & R coilover kit, thicker stabilizers, European bumpers, power brakes and more. We can not possibly cover all the changes that Paul made here on the car, let the classifieds tell you more.
If you're looking for an almost menacing summer ride, Paul's Turbo VR6 Convertible deserves your attention. See for yourself in Phoenix, Arizona. Paul asks $ 15,500, and while that may seem steep, he points out, " You buy this car for the cost of the engine, the suspension, and the turbo kit and brakes." Not to mention the interior, the engine conversion and all the work. Not too shabby for a turnkey car.
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