Callaway Turbo: 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

Reeves Callaway was an aspiring race car driver who ended up working as an instructor at Bob Bondurant’s racing school in the 1970s. He fitted a turbo system on a BMW 320i and loaned the car to Car and Driver journalist Don Sherman who wrote a one page article on the beast. At the time, the number of folks who had the capability to turbocharge a car without ventilating the engine was extremely limited and in 1977 Callaway Cars was incorporated. In the following years Callaway worked closely with several OEMs to develop turbo systems for BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Chevrolet, some of which maintained factory backed warranty. Callaway eventually became world renowned for his bonkers twin turbo Corvettes, but this next feature comes from the early days of Callaway’s madness and looks like a good deal. Find this 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI offered for $8000 in Denver, CO via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.

From the seller:

1984 Vw gti rabbit
fuel: gas
odometer: 184000
title status: clean
transmission: manual

Here I have a vw rabbit gti Callaway turbo original

Has brand new tires

Brand new paint job

Paint job was done 4 months ago

Ther car runs and drives great

Battery and alternator and starter and rear shocks are new

The car has 184k

For any questions please let me know

See a better way to drive something turbo?