Find of the Day: So Euro It Hurts

North American enthusiasts infoplain that we don’t get all the good stuff from Volkswagen. Europe buyers get more colors, more engine choices, and more stand-alone options. Many owners spend their hard earned money on bits and pieces from Germany to give their U.S. model that Euro look. Whole infopanies, like , have sprung up just to get buyers what they want.

One owner has gone a step further and imported a 1993 Golf GL directly from Germany. The seller states the car was brought here in 1999 as a ‘gray market’ automobile. The ad says the car is 100% legal for our roads with a clear title and documentation is included.

For maximum Euro-ness, the car features a 1.9L TDI engine. The Golf started its life with a 1.6L engine, which was swapped out for the turbo oil burner. The motor and transmission have had a number of improvements including all new seals, new VR6 clutch, new starter, new throw out bearing, and much more. On top of that, performance upgrades include a larger fuel pump, bigger nozzles, chip tuning, coil over suspension, larger downpipe, and a Magnaflow exhaust.

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European goodness abounds on the exterior and interior of this little kraut. There are smoked headlights, turn signals, and taillights. The lowered suspension highlights the aftermarket wheels, and there are a substantial front lip spoiler and body kit. Topping the car off is a Thule roof rack with basket.

The interior really shows the car’s straight-from-Germany roots. As buttoned down as their people are, the Germans love expressive interior fabrics, and this ’93 does not disappoint. The seats are covered in a bold pattern featuring a blue and purple pattern. The owner has swapped out the original steering wheel for one from a Polo.

This 1993 German beauty is located in Lenexa Kansas and asking price is $7000 for everything or $6500 without the roof rack and monster mats. One look at this Golf and you’ll agree: it’s so Euro it hurts.