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Offline jjfourie1979

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Re: Mk1 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2017, 10:18:46 pm »

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Re: Mk1 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2017, 01:20:05 pm »
Yup!

Its an interesting car.
ExUk imported by Anne. There has been a cock up and its been registered as a 1987 which I think its a 1977. I think it might be a 1977? Also, it could be a Richard Lloyd racing conversion, I think they did the conversion from LHD to RHD before the factory started doing in in 1978 - hence why the wipers go the wrong way on your car. Its had some 1980's aftermarket bodykit on it, and had its steel bumpers updated to the later plastic ones - this was done in the UK.
Im pretty sure those wheels were the original wheels off my Mk1 GTI.
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1980 VW Golf GTI Track Car
1995 Audi RS2
2003 Mini Cooper S
2006 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi
2009 Renault Megane 230 R26

Offline jjfourie1979

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Re: Mk1 Owners - Your cars please
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2017, 10:18:05 am »
Its an interesting car.
ExUk imported by Anne. There has been a cock up and its been registered as a 1987 which I think its a 1977. I think it might be a 1977? Also, it could be a Richard Lloyd racing conversion, I think they did the conversion from LHD to RHD before the factory started doing in in 1978 - hence why the wipers go the wrong way on your car. Its had some 1980's aftermarket bodykit on it, and had its steel bumpers updated to the later plastic ones - this was done in the UK.
Im pretty sure those wheels were the original wheels off my Mk1 GTI.

Correct on all counts, I've also checked the chassis number with the help of a fellow member dave, and confirmed this is in fact a 77. It was converted from LHD to RHD and the bodykit has since been removed. It was also turbo'd at some stage and removed. The bottom block is Audi80 I think from what I've been told. The wheels was swapped a few times, not sure where those one's came from. The engine still turned round 5 years ago and they said it goes like stink, but it's in pretty bad shape atm. I haven't pulled anything apart since the body is really bad and don't want to proceed until I know for sure what to do. I'm looking for a donor car, but from what I've heard it's not going to be easy.

I'm going to get some expert advice on the body, as that's my main concern. The interior and mechanics I'm not too worried about. 

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Re: Mk1 Owners - looking to buy
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2017, 09:04:59 pm »
Hello

Sorry for breaking the flow of these posts....and great pictures....Im new to this!!

I was wondering, does anyone know anyone who has one of these beautiful classics for sale...just trying to relive my youth!!
Any help will be greatfully received.

Thanks all


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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2017, 01:22:08 pm »


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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2017, 04:15:17 pm »
1980 VW Golf GTI Track Car
1995 Audi RS2
2003 Mini Cooper S
2006 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi
2009 Renault Megane 230 R26

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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2017, 04:41:20 pm »
Looks rad bro 8)

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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2017, 04:50:37 pm »
Cheers.

Yes I'm happy with it. My goal was to make it look 'well cared for' rather than 'restored' and I think I've achieved that.  Now I can focus on brakes and then the fun stuff under the bonnet.  ;D

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« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2017, 03:22:03 pm »
Looking like this now with Rays / Centra 3 pieces and H&R coilovers.

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« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2017, 07:52:59 pm »
Here is my old mk1. Was running 1.8t AGU with all the gubbins. Great car, wish I hadn't sold it :(




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« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2017, 10:51:45 pm »
Awesome! What year was it? Mitchell in Wellington has some Aluline Turbines on his Mk2 Gti, stunning wheels

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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2017, 06:05:19 am »
It was an '82, originally a 1.3 iirc. Porsche tombstones in the front too. Really wish I had kept it and shipped it over :(