It’s one thing to own a Volkswagen Golf, but it’s a whole different animal to own a Volkswagen Golf R32 with a 6-speed manual. This week your challenge is to find the rarest version of regular cars on eBay, for under a $15 grand budget. This may not be easy.

Here are the rules:

  • One entry per post.
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $15,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You can add modifications, as long as it doesn’t go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is the best rare version of a regular car for less than $15,000.

Start here and find a car that will make the local owner’s club do a double take.


Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes and makes videos aboutbuying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world’s cheapestMercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he’s the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn’t feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.

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