Up for auction is this 2004 Volkswagen Golf MK4 R32 finished in Reflex Silver. Produced for one year only and limited to 5,000 examples for the U.S. market, the R32 was introduced as the pinnacle of Volkswagen’s R-line family. Equipped with the venerable VR6 engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, and Haldex all-wheel-drive system, the original R32 is one of the most iconic and beloved hot hatchbacks of all time. This 2004 example is said to have undergone considerable recent service including a new timing chain, guides, and clutch. With just under 105k miles showing on the odometer, this highly desirable MK4 R32 is being offered for auction by its third owner out of New York.
This R32 is finished in Reflex Silver and is equipped with upgraded European-spec glass headlights. The R32 can be distinguished from a standard Golf by its model-specific bumpers, side skirts, and dual-exit exhaust. This example retains its R32 exclusive 18” OZ Racing Aristo wheels which come dressed in Falken Azenis FR510 tires showing date codes from 2019. Some minor curb rash can be seen on the wheels as well as general road-going wear throughout the exterior, additional photos are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
Inside, the black interior features R32-specific Konig leather-trimmed bucket seats along with brushed aluminum trim, R-line pedals, a power sliding sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a shift knob emblazoned with the 4Motion logo. Noted imperfections include creasing and a slight tear on the driver’s seat, loosening of the headliner material toward the rear, clogged sunroof drains, and bubbles under the removable window tint. The seller notes that the A/C compressor has been recently replaced.
This R32 is equipped with a highly regarded 3.2L DOHC 24-valve VR6 engine which is rated up to 240 HP. All four wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission making for a 0-60 time of approximately 6.5 seconds. The Haldex 4Motion all-wheel-drive system strategically delivers power to the rear wheels when front traction is lost, providing additional grip through corners. Routine oil changes are said to have been carried out and the seller notes recent service items to include a new timing chain, timing chain guides, throwout bearing, and clutch. A check engine light is currently illuminated on the dashboard which the seller reports as a faulty secondary air pump. An upgraded dogbone mount will also accompany the sale.
This sale will include owner's manuals, an upgraded dogbone mount, and a clean title. Do not miss out on your opportunity to own one of the most highly sought after and collectible hot hatchbacks of all time.