I mentioned to my wife on new years day that my intention for 2020 was to pay off my loan, finish rebuilding my Montego & not buy any more cars...
I lasted 1 day! That must be some kind of record!
I mentioned, via a FB post, that I might fancy rebuilding an older polo again (a mk3 coupe or breadvan)..... a good friend of mine got in touch to tell me that he was thinking about selling his.... A price was discussed & a deal finalised on Sunday 12th Jan.
So I'm now the owner of a 1991 VW Polo G40 coupe - its been sitting in a garage for almost 6 years, the keys have been stolen previously when the garage was broken into, the brakes are seized and the thermostat is stuck shut..... But other than that its going to be my new on going project....
Pictures will follow as soon as I can post them....
I had a ‘91 J-reg G40 about 13 years ago, was great fun. I paid for the supercharger to be professionally re-built and swapped the awful chavvy exhaust it came with back to a genuine brand new VW one immediately after buying it! Seemed quick at the time, but not sure it really was all that, 113bhp I think, but didn’t weigh much!
Looks nice. I keep saying that I’m not going to buy anymore cars 😂 add a Fiat Coupe 20vt and a free 69 vw beetle last year This year I’m going to get my Alfa 155 2.5 v6 done as it’s been off the road since 2013 and gets left every time I by another car. The Alfa 33 1.7ie is nearly finished and should be motd early February
2 hrs of going over things and checking what needs to be looked over.
Battery removed & put on to trickle charge Thermostat - found one in the garage still new in the box - score Fitted new door handles and boot lock - so everything back on 1 key now! Clifford alarm fob ordered Found a box of bits for the last G40 that I though i'd got rid of 10+ years ago!
Back up there tonight to try and unseize the boot lock fully - get the interior cleared out and Then its first wash!
2002 Vw Polo 1.9 TDI sport - Daily Diesel 2006 Vw Passat 3.2 v6 estate - family wagon 1990 Rover Montego 1.6 LX - Project 41