VW Golf GTI mk2 ’90

This project car is a beautiful original black Golf GTI 8 valve (“8v”). I sought out an 8v GTI because despite a lower total power output the 8v has more torque low down in the rev range when compared to a 16v. This makes the driving experience smoother and less manic. Additionally, the relative simplicity of the 8v engine versus the 16v translates into lower running costs and greater reliability.

With just 3 owners from new, a full documented history and totally original exterior/interior, this is a real gem.

Initial Plan

Stage 1: Cleaning

New wheels and tyres

Coilover suspension

Final writeup






VW Show winner!

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