My name is Mark Youngquist and first of all, I'm a Volkswagen fanatic! I've been working on, restoring and racing various Volkswagen models since 1985. I specialize in Scirocco, Cabriolet, GTI, Caddy (pick up), T2 busses, Things, and Beetles.
When I go through a car, I not only make sure it's no longer a "project" mechanically, but it's cosmetically finished as well. I do all the service work, install new convertible tops, have all dents removed, minor paintwork done, wheels refinished, and completely detail the car. I have also done complete restorations.
In the last few years I've bought and sold dozens of vehicles. I work closely with my customers to take the worry out of buying and shipping ensuring they are happy with the vehicle. I make sure they understand they can call with any issues that may arise.
This is my third VW bus and without question the nicest. It has a very straight body, new paint and a beautiful new tartan plaid interior. Mileage shown is 102,000 kilometers or 64,000 miles. It has Porsche replica wheels, new tires, new steering, suspension, brake system, shocks and mechanicals and has been converted to an upright 1600 engine. It also has a new roll back sunroof.
Selling this very nice 1974 Volkswagen Thing. This car was owned by the same family for 20 years. It’s showing 73,000 miles on the odometer. The car has a rebuilt motor with less than 1,000 miles, original type through bumpers muffler, nearly new tires, new frame and top, new side curtains (windows), new stereo and custom speaker enclosures,new front seat covers, and fog lights. The pans are original and in excellent condition. The body has some repaired places and was repainted at some point.
This is a Mexican bus I acquired. The body work and paint have been completed and it has a new plaid interior, and new headliner installed. It is powered by a 1600 upright engine. I spent nearly a week going through it, updating a number of things and replacing numerous mechanical parts to make it run excellent and increase reliability. I have many more pictures if interested.
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit convertible 25,000 mile barn find. This car was purchased from the original owner by the owner of a Porsche/BMW repair shop who went through the fuel system, got it running and put about 3,000 miles on it - then I purchased and restored it to new condition. The paint was in rough shape, and there were a few dents from barn storage. The only rust was a small hole in the trunk area due to a mouse nest. The windshield was removed and the car was completely re-painted. Lots o
If you are interested in any of the cars and would like to see more photos and want more information, contact me below.
“I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for the exceptional work you put into restoring my 1981 Scirocco S. Your dedication and skill have truly brought my beloved car back to life, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results. It is clear that you take great pride in your work.
The transformation of my Scirocco is nothing short of remarkable. The car not only looks like it just rolled off the assembly line in 1981, but it also drives with the same smooth precision and power that I remember from my early days with it. Beyond the technical expertise, I appreciate the open communication and transparency you maintained throughout the restoration. Your updates on the progress of the project and your willingness to discuss any decisions or changes helped me feel confident and involved in the process. Wishing you continued success and many more successful restorations.”
“I had a wonderful experience working with Mark to restore my 1987 VW Cabriolet. This car has been with me for over 15 years and it has a lot of sentimental value so finding someone I trusted to work on it was important. Mark was honest, transparent and easy to work with throughout the process. I feel fortunate to have found Mark for quality work - he treated my VW as if it was his own. Highly recommend!
"I have been restoring old Volkswagens to original condition as a hobby for over forty years and have bought cars from many people. I wanted to buy a water-cooled Volkswagen that I could just drive and enjoy. The 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet that I bought from Mark is a wonderful car and it is exactly what was described. These days when so many people are scamming others it is nice to know one who can be trusted and is very honest. Mark made my purchase a pleasure and I was able to buy a car without any worries."
"I love the GTI I bought from Mark. The car was in fantastic condition and drives just as good as it did in 1984 - I'm amazed at how quickly it starts every time I turn the key. This was my first time buying a car sight-unseen (I live in California) but his communication was such that I never had any worries about trust at all. He's also been great about answering any questions I have and I know I can count on his help down the road."
“Mark gets it; plain and simple. He understands the special place these early VW’s have to their owners (and prospective owners). You can hear and see the passion these cars hold for him in conversations and the final results for every car he works on. Because he works in the MK1 and MK2 platforms (mainly), he knows the mechanicals very well. Just looking at the cars Mark has churned out on his website speaks volumes, and I was sold! They are amazing and they generally look brand new when he is done! Thanks again Mark, for all you did to get my black 16V Scirocco back into driving and show shape! I’m so happy with how it turned out and it was well worth the money, time and transportation to get this car back to the pure thrill of just driving it.”
”Great skills and communication!
Mark knows his way around and treats your car like his own! Cool guy too”.
“I recently purchased a 1985 Scirocco and I couldn’t be happier. I reached out to Mark about any cars he was working on and he sent me pictures of the car as well as all the work he did to get it in like new condition. It drives great! Knowing I can call him with any questions regarding the car makes it even better. If you’re looking for a VW, look no further.“
"My wife wanted me to find the Cabriolet she once owned in High School and after some searching online I found Mark. He immediately sent pictures of the car he was currently working on. It happened to be what she wanted so we purchased it. The entire transaction was smooth and he also helped with shipping. Once received, the car was in great condition inside and out. Great experience with an honest seller and my wife couldn't be happier."
”Mark takes great pride in his work and you can tell that he really loves it. Restoring peoples beloved vintage vehicles is his passion and it shows! Mark went above and beyond any and all of my expectations with the restoration of my 1973 pink VW transporter bus. He is a consummate professional and really listens to what you want and need. If you ever have any reservations or doubts about working with Mark please get in touch with me and I will be happy to show you the finished product so you can see for yourself. I am one happy girl. Thank you Mark!
"Just got the car! It's beautiful - thank you so much, it was a pleasure doing business with you!"
“The deep red is my current Scirocco and it runs like a gem / new car as I was lucky enough to buy it with 13,000 miles on it last June and since then it’s up to 28,000 miles”
I'm always looking for low mile Cabriolets, GTI's, Rabbit trucks, etc. that have minor mechanical or cosmetic issues. I enjoy working on Volkswagens, and have experienced quite a number of issues with them. Feel free to call if you have any questions! I'm generally working on several "project cars" at any given time.
140 SE 8th Street, Cape Coral, Florida 33990. US