What is my 1988 Cabriolet Boutique worth?

Asked by Jun 13, 2011 at 10:17 PM about the 1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I am the original owner of my 1988 VW Cabriolet Boutique.  It has 65,000 miles and has never been driven in the winters.  It has always been stored inside a heated warehouse when not driven.  I replaced the top 3 years ago. LOVE the car buy own 6 other vehicles.  My gas gauge doesn't work and I can not find the manual for the radio to reset it after replacing the battery.  Is there a "'universal" code to reset the radio?

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Give your VIN number to your VW dealer and they can give you the reset code. It also may be in your owner's packet. Value is probably $5,000 to $6,000. Is everything else (interior, body, mechanicals, etc.) good? Good luck.

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The radio in a 1988 has an owner programmed code. (Heidelberg V radio). If you look at cabby-info.com, you can find reset instructions. Value of the car may varry but for a car in good clean condition, $5,000 is a good start. I was offered $8,000 for my '87 last year.

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I am about to buy a 'mint-bodied' white 1988 VW Cabriolet (Wife says NO, not until one of our other cars is gone!!!), that has sat 4 years with gas cap off, 129,000 miles, last licensed 2010, needs top pretty bad (but useable), headliner too & conv. 'top boot', windshield, both long chrome side moulding stips and probably a set of tires and brakes. It didn't pass smog back when it was parked. It supposidly runs, but: (1) is this puppy worth $800? (2) if not or if so, is there anyone out there that might be interested? Body seems perfect except filled with spider webs after sitting that long.... I would be too ... Thanks, Richard, Sacramento, CA

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