Wednesday, March 02, 2005

FS: 85 VW Quantum GL5, Orlando FL


The time has come to get rid of the Quantum. It's an 85 GL5. Mid 100k miles-ish. I've forgotten, but probably have it written down somewhere (speedo was changed a few times).

This was a WV car most of it's life and was of course winter driven. It's not rust free. Nor it is entirely's been bonked around a few times. And the hood doesn't match.

But before I parked it it ran just fine (parked due to the rad fan dying).

I've replaced the radiator fan and radiator with good used ones. New rad. fan switch. New battery. Pretty reasonable (I have exact mileage written somewhere) shape Sumitomo SRIXON-4s on aftermarket 14" alloys. Also rebuilt the shifter pivot bearing and it shifts nice again.

While it's been sitting the alternator died again. It's an Advance Autoparts rebuilt unit with a lifetime warranty. I'll be happy to help the buyer get another if they'd like, and give them the information required to keep using said warranty. Hell, buy the car and I'll even be motivated to replace it myself.

The car has been off the road for about 2 years. Starts and runs fine, a bit rough when cold and seems to be down on power a bit. Probably could use having the injectors cleaned...

This was my daily and/or backup driver for years. I'll include the Bentley and the rear alignment shims [and specs] if you'd like to fix the slightly-out rear alignment.

Interior is in good shape, though there are a few bits and pieces missing from the dash. I probably have them all around here somewhere (though some may be in Savannah...). Headliner has fallen on the edges and the back, and before I got it someone had pulled the fabric from the inside sunroof cover.

Sunroof operates fine, but does leak sometimes a bit. I suspect the left front drain tube is cracked, has a hole, or is partly off the nipple....I honestly never looked very far. Recently re-lubed the tracks and cables.

I've got matching keys for all the locks, and the power locks do work. (though they were a bit fiddly last time I tried, there may be something going on with the trigger in the drivers door?)

Anyway. It's an ugly car that no one wants to restore...but it could run great again with a bit of work (or even just some mileage on it!).

I wouldn't hesitate to [after an oil/brake fluid change and fixing the alt] hop in and drive it anywhere....but I just don't need it anymore.

Make me an offer and come get it!

I'd love to see $900 out of this, but like I said, make an offer.

Email me at keen-quantum @

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