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Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« on: September 06, 2011, 07:49:47 am »
So I was out minding my own  business in my wife's GTI Cab, and this guy comes up to me and starts talking about it. Turns out he has one too... a hardtop... that he's considering selling... s**t... :o

He's not giving it away, but I think it can be had for fair money - but it does need work...  what to do?

I currently have 2 scooter and a car for sale on Trademe, if even one of them sold it would make the decision much easier as I'd actually have a place to put it.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 07:53:04 am »
The first thing to do I reckon is not to tell anyone on here or you'll have vultures circling. 

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 08:12:58 am »
I think hes pretty safe there are about 3 mk1 deals going at the mo and nobody's biting.
 Basils Jetta.
 Viktros mk1 cabby.
 JDVW's 2 mk1s.
 Any others?
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 09:57:20 am »
So I was out minding my own  business in my wife's GTI Cab, and this guy comes up to me and starts talking about it. Turns out he has one too... a hardtop... that he's considering selling... s**t... :o

He's not giving it away, but I think it can be had for fair money - but it does need work...  what to do?

I currently have 2 scooter and a car for sale on Trademe, if even one of them sold it would make the decision much easier as I'd actually have a place to put it.

We cam give you an idea on price if you tell us the information and condition of the car.

Real Mk1 GTI's are hard to find. If I was you Id jump at it.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 12:20:33 pm »
JDVWs cars are real mk1 GTIs.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 12:24:57 pm »
Well, I'd love to hear what people think it's worth, based on my description.

It is WOF'd and Registered, but it's done less than 5000kms in the last 10 years.
It is a 1982 build with the DX 1800. Imported from the UK at about 3 years old and done 113,000 miles.

Generally speaking, it's poorly presented, but then the guy didn't have it all clean and ready for sale, it's just pretty much as it's sat in a carport for year with an occasional run around the block or down to the testing station.
The interior is "ok" not mint, but all there, the worst bit is the standard worn out drivers side seat bolster. Also, it's a bit mouldy in there from being shut up for a long time.
The body is the let down really. It's tatty and fairly rusty. All along the roof gutters is rusty. It looks like surface rust, but in my experience stuff that 'looks like surface rust' usually hides something worse. There are bits and pieces of rust all around, nothing that seems too bad, but I plan to go back with a jack and stands and get under the sills and in the wheel arches and along the firewall.
The back drivers side rear quarter panel, between the wheel and tail light is all bogged, some time ago, but it's cracked and needs to come out.
The bumpers are not awesome, the front guards are a bit dented. the grille is cracked and had a s**tty paint job. It's the twin headlight front.
Sadly it doesn't have P-Slots, it has those 9 spoke 13s.
It does have a gay '80s after market glass sunroof.  and the windows are clear glass, so it's not a 'Campaign Edition'
Fuel cap 'snowflake' part is broken off.
Does have the 'A' pillar plastic trims
Engine runs fine. a bit less rattly than our Cab.
Rear shocks are rooted, front probably not much better but hard to tell with the backs as they are.

My assessment is that it is by no means too far gone, but it wouldn't be a moment too soon to start hitting all that rust hard.


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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 12:30:17 pm »
I have been to see this car with the after market sun roof. Its a metallic green isn't it?
 He was asking WAY to much for it when I think its was Deedub asked me to check it out for him.
 Its been for sale a long time.
 Its worth about a grand but would cost a lot to get the rust done.
 I would wonder how he got a wof with the rust along the roof line unless it really is just surface rust.
 Its on the shore down a longish drive on a culdesac eh?
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 12:43:01 pm »
Yeah Jem it was me who got you to check that out. Sounds like a lot of work. Aftermarket sunroof is a bit of a bummer too.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 12:50:28 pm »
Black, not Green.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2011, 01:26:44 pm »
Sounds like a dedicated save. Hope someone does.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2011, 02:29:47 pm »
Well, I'd love to hear what people think it's worth, based on my description.

It is WOF'd and Registered, but it's done less than 5000kms in the last 10 years.
It is a 1982 build with the DX 1800. Imported from the UK at about 3 years old and done 113,000 miles.

Generally speaking, it's poorly presented, but then the guy didn't have it all clean and ready for sale, it's just pretty much as it's sat in a carport for year with an occasional run around the block or down to the testing station.
The interior is "ok" not mint, but all there, the worst bit is the standard worn out drivers side seat bolster. Also, it's a bit mouldy in there from being shut up for a long time.
The body is the let down really. It's tatty and fairly rusty. All along the roof gutters is rusty. It looks like surface rust, but in my experience stuff that 'looks like surface rust' usually hides something worse. There are bits and pieces of rust all around, nothing that seems too bad, but I plan to go back with a jack and stands and get under the sills and in the wheel arches and along the firewall.
The back drivers side rear quarter panel, between the wheel and tail light is all bogged, some time ago, but it's cracked and needs to come out.
The bumpers are not awesome, the front guards are a bit dented. the grille is cracked and had a s**tty paint job. It's the twin headlight front.
Sadly it doesn't have P-Slots, it has those 9 spoke 13s.
It does have a gay '80s after market glass sunroof.  and the windows are clear glass, so it's not a 'Campaign Edition'
Fuel cap 'snowflake' part is broken off.
Does have the 'A' pillar plastic trims
Engine runs fine. a bit less rattly than our Cab.
Rear shocks are rooted, front probably not much better but hard to tell with the backs as they are.

My assessment is that it is by no means too far gone, but it wouldn't be a moment too soon to start hitting all that rust hard.

I wouldnt think its worth a hell of a lot of money. You could spend 10K+ on a car like that to get it nice.
If you go back to have a look for more rust have a look under the "A" pilar caps.
Money wise I wouldnt see this being worth anymore than $1,500.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2011, 07:59:53 pm »
I wouldnt think its worth a hell of a lot of money. You could spend 10K+ on a car like that to get it nice.
If you go back to have a look for more rust have a look under the "A" pilar caps.
Money wise I wouldnt see this being worth anymore than $1,500.

Cheers. You are probably right.
What I can see happening is I'll offer him what I think it's worth, which he won't take because I'll be the first person giving him the bad news. Then he'll try and sell it and a few more people will tell him that and finally he'll end up selling it for less to someone else after several months of heartache and aggravation with all sorts of people coming and taking a look.
I've been there and done that many years ago with a Datsun 1600 SSS. I gave the guy the bad news, he was very upset, he tried to sell it for months and finally sold it for a couple hundy less than I'd offered him.
Or, he might get lucky and some one will pay too much for it.

I'm going to go take another closer look and If I don't find anything too frightening, I'll see if I can negotiate a price.  If I pass it up I'll spill the beans on it for anyone else who is interested.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2011, 08:01:14 pm »
Has it got a rain roof?
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2011, 11:05:58 pm »
I know the car it has a PP like MK1GTI?  it has some rust and some rough grill mods.
was it an english guy called Paul?

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2011, 11:19:57 pm »
Lives on the shore in Beachhaven area? Rough as the three or four times I've seen it. ROUGH!