One of my uncles has offered me his golf gti A convertible model in dark metallic brown Apparently it has a seized engine and is badged as a rabbit , although it is a uk registered car from new in rhd I know nothing about these cars , I never knew he owned it either! It’s been left on a tarmaced driveway for two years And it’s mine if I collect it Anything I should check bodywork wise?? And where in the underbody should I check And more importantly can engines still be had for these? Have a couple of pics , cheers Danny
Grab the opportunity with both hands. We have had our clipper cabrio for 6 years now, been our daily driver on and off for the last 6 years, let us down only once with a flat battery. Expect it to need a new roof after being sat that long, arches and inner arches on mine have started to get crusty but it has been used and absued over the last 6 years, over 30k miles in that time. Ours is the 1.8 carb model and is plenty enough power to have some fun and annoy some modern cars!
Me and the lad went over to south London And had a look at the golf this morning It turns out to be a golf not a us spec rabbit And it’s a gl model Quite clean and seems rotfree Going to think on It as we need to find room for it
Make some space, give it 12 months ticket and sell it in spring should see you a couple of grand. Gl will be pretty much bomb proof (assuming its a 1.5) with only the crappy 1b pierburg carb to give you any grief. Give me a shout if you want any bits as I broke a virtually identical one last year.