Back in the late 90s I owned an 8V GTI that I absolutely loved.
Funny back story...while trying to sell it.....I stumbled upon a VW site known as the vwvortex
Back then I knew the 8V was trash. I always wanted to do a g60 or VR swap but working at Winn-Dixie at that time combined with very little knowledge did not allow for this. Well I sold that GTI to buy my now wife a wedding ring. Here we are...somewhere 10 years later and I've only owned 1 other mk2 since then. (A gorgeous 16V that I owned for 6 years)
I'm 90% a mk1 guy but seeing as how my first watercooled was a mk2 as was my wife's and brothers...I leave a space in my for the mk2
Here is a shot of my turbo rabbits:
Fast forward a decade and I finally will build the Golf VR I've always wanted to. Inspiration has come from two VERY specific cars....Mom's Golf and Futrell VR build.
So...two weeks ago I finally got the much needed donor. Here's a quick video of her before she is parted and scraped:
So the next part of my mission was to locate the perfect receiver car. I knew EXACTLY what I wanted...a mk2 4dr Golf. I have two kids guys...I enjoy 4 doors.
Well in my search I found this hot mess about 20 mins down the road:
Good car but to beat and no title. So...that little 87 with factory NO a/c and NO p/s is getting parted.
Good news is I have located the perfect car...just have to iron out the deal but most likely you will be seeing a very clean 88 Golf 4dr. It's CE1 digi 2 but all that mess is coming out.
I know VR builds are a dime a dozen but I build cars for me and as I said...because I want to