This Mark 1 Golf C is a ground up build, from a stripped chasis to Mk1 GTI running gear swap.
So the story with this Mk1 starts with a Mk1 GTI, which was due to be fully rebuilt. However the shell was suffering from a Lot of rot. After a while of searching the owner was unable to find another GTI Shell suitable for his build, and settled for a Golf C Shell, which I belive was running but most importantly the shell was spotless, after having it stripped and painted it was time for the GTI Running gear to take its place
It is great to see cars like this still going and still being loved, there is a huge community for cars like this and this car is a real head turner, the bright red paint having been lovingly detailed and protected with a ceramic coating looks like it has just been painted, and will do for years to come.
The Wheels set this car off perfectly and the ride height is just right. Not only does this Mk1 Have the looks it sounds amazing too, having had some work done to the original 1.8 GTI engine, making it breathe more freely from both ends realy opens up this platform and makes it sound great. At the time of taking these photos the Mk1 had a slight idle issue but I can assure you this is now fixed.
With some 911 Tombstone Seats now installed, and having been trimmed in the same Mk1 GTI Cloth as the originals the car now looks spot on.
Also included in this Post are some photos from Roll Hard at Biciester Airfield at the back end of 2019