I’m an absolute fiend for a tidy Mk1 Volkswagen Golfing. I can location 1 from a mile away, can explain to you the possible yr from the rear slam panel, and still attempt to individual a cleanse example a single working day.
Element of the Mk1’s enchantment is its beautiful tiny condition the basic Guigaro-penned lines lend on their own effectively to all types of variations. Throw in a chuck-in a position FWD chassis and you have an exceptional base for a challenge. The ‘white hall’ at Greatest Dubs Uk 2022 showcased just how adaptable the Mk1 Golfing can be and how different the possession is, some 48 a long time just after its introduction.
This pastel blue instance is unquestionably immaculate with 1 of the most stunning motor bays I have at any time observed in a Mk1.
The 2.0L ABF conversion from a Mk3 Golfing GTI has been polished and chromed to in an inch of its daily life even the stunning exhaust manifold was shining in its point out of bronze warmth-stain.
Tailor made carbon fibre, glistening Ronal Racing split rims and restricted aired-out fitment mark this as the epitome of 2022 classic VW modification.
Now may well I attract your consideration to the large-arched, mud-spattered and aggressively green Mk1 just two cars absent.
This thoroughbred appears to be like as though it is in parc fermé, hot off an RAC historic rally phase. Almost nothing is clean, and nothing appears excellent. In simple fact, there’s probably as significantly pounds in dust and debris on this Golfing as there is in carbon fibre on the other!
The fog lamp caps aren’t aligned, and all the exposed wiring driving the rudimentary display screen panel would give most wire-tucking Dubbers an aneurism.
These two Mk1s couldn’t be far more diverse if they tried out, and which is the attractiveness of the platform. It is quick to dismiss most VAG builds as a new car on ‘air and wheels’, but this sort of quick-sightedness genuinely does prevent you from viewing the greater image.
Go to a auto display and see for by yourself – range in the VW scene is alive and nicely.