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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2011, 09:51:34 am »
So I had the hard conversation with him. He says he's just going to leave it for another few months (because the rust might get better?) and then he'll list it on Trademe.

I think it was all a bit emotional for him, he's had it for over 15 years.  He is not keen to show it to anyone else for the moment.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2011, 10:13:46 am »
Hes a dreamer.
 If he so attached to it he should just keep it, and loose the nagging wife >:D

 Mean streak comin out again :P
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2011, 10:17:23 am »
Funny thing is, this guy writes for Classic Car magazine - Including Buyers Guides!!!!  ;D

I guess it's easy to tell someone else how much they should pay for someone else's car, but putting it into practice on your own 'pride and joy' is a bit different.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2011, 10:26:28 am »
No law in what you can ask for ;)
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011, 10:29:04 am »
No law in what you can ask for ;)

Wanna give you your GTI then?  >:D
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2011, 10:54:08 am »
Have a chat to JDVW his gold Mk1 GTI would be a better project for you:

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,22932.0.html
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2011, 11:36:15 am »
Yeah, I think I'll hold out for something more completed.


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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2011, 11:40:47 am »
Wanna give you your GTI then?  >:D

 My one is a rough tough track car. Quite fast tho. :) Not for sale really...how much would you pay me?
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2011, 05:49:24 pm »
Funny thing is, this guy writes for Classic Car magazine - Including Buyers Guides!!!!  ;D

I guess it's easy to tell someone else how much they should pay for someone else's car, but putting it into practice on your own 'pride and joy' is a bit different.

That tips off who it is. Agree with your call though.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2011, 06:38:07 pm »
That tips off who it is. Agree with your call though.

The guy who writes the crossword?

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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 crap 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.