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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2011, 06:40:21 pm »
My one is worth around 2 grand id say and thats with quite a lot going for it. The body is so rough.
 I wouldn't sell it for less than 3 though.
 Its got all its interior bits etc.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2011, 06:59:01 pm »
Bought it...  :angel:

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2011, 07:07:03 pm »
Well done!
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2011, 07:17:46 pm »
haha you've gone an done it now!  :D

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2011, 07:39:25 pm »
Welcome to the 'spend all your income on a Mk1' group

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2011, 07:43:49 pm »
2 x Mk1s to spend all my money on now...

Not that I'm planning to do a whole lot with it right away. Deal to some of the rust, chuck in some new shocks and drive it.

We'll see how long that plan lasts.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2011, 07:45:24 pm »
2 x Mk1s to spend all my money on now...

Not that I'm planning to do a whole lot with it right away. Deal to some of the rust, chuck in some new shocks and drive it.

We'll see how long that plan lasts.

Deal to the rust ..... 5 years and counting!!

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2011, 07:48:57 pm »
Deal to the rust ..... 5 years and counting!!

I hear ya, they knew a few things when they built these, how to make them a s**t loaf of fun and how to make them rust.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2011, 08:13:21 pm »
I hear ya, they knew a few things when they built these, how to make them a s**t loaf of fun and how to make them rust.
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Im guessing with the M plate that its a UK import?
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2011, 08:28:06 am »
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Im guessing with the M plate that its a UK import?

Yes, it was imported in 1986 by the original owner, I'm the 3rd owner I think.

Apparently just 4 years in the UK was enough to kick start a pretty widespread rusting process. On the other had, that's also the reason I could afford to buy it and now have the pleasure of driving it.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2011, 08:41:17 am »
More pics please. Well done.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2011, 10:00:16 am »
Here it is, untouched.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2011, 10:05:08 am »
Here is why it was so cheap...  :-\

The 2nd pic is after I started scraping back some of the paint.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2011, 11:13:55 am »
Tiz a shame the old rust :P
 I have a mk1 here that I am scared to start working on as I really have so many other things I should be doing.........
 Make sure you use a acid rust converter and then wash it clean with lots of water and then etch prime it when its as pitted as that.
 Lotta work.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2011, 04:24:35 pm »
I have a rust free hatch if you need it?