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Matt O

Hi. 1988 MK1 GTI Cabrio

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Hi just bought my first GTI. It's a 1988 MK1 Cabrio in Helios Blue. Got it for £1500 so it needs a bit of work, although it's MOTd until April. Always fancied a MK1 since having a 1992 1.8 Golf gl in my early 20s which I made a few mods to. A friend on Facebook was selling it so i grabbed the opportunity and since I'm in my 40s now the time is right finally own one. I've very limited regarding my mechanical skills but hopefully I can muddle my way through with a Haynes manual. I'm put some pics up a start a "build" thread.  I've already got a long list of things I want to do. 

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18 hours ago, slippy8v said:

great to have another mk1 being restored and even better a cabby.


I wouldn't go I wouldn't go as far to say this is a restoration lol. I'll see what happens. I'll do some basics first and see how it developes. Having seen some of the other restoration projects ( the mk1 gti stripped right back  and put on a jig etc was amazing) I don't have the facilities, time, money or know-how to do a proper job but hopefully I can learn as I go along. The roof adds another complication in that it will need replaced. But we'll see - hopefully I can just take my time, have patience and tinker at it.

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