I have just bought my self a project car.
And I ended up with an Golf Mk2 GTI 16V 1986 [pre 1988]. With 264.000km/165.000miles on the counter.
It is not in good condition, but to be a car, driven i Norway, it is actually not bad.
There is barley any rust or corrodation on the body. Only one small hole in the floor, and some rust on the doors, front fenders.
The car has been standing still more or less ouside for about 5 years. And has been sold 2 times with the plan of restoration.
When I got it, it was soaking wet inside, due to a leaking sunroof and bad door-/windowseals.
The original interior is therefore full of mildew. And I found a mice nest, so there is some droppings in there too.
Along with the car I got a new interior, new doors and a new hatch. Along with many other things.
The plan for this car, is to get it back to "stock", but lowered, and getting the "right look".
The car when I went to pic it up:
Respray in original color
HEL injection lines
HEL brake lines
Sunroof with tilt [From Audi type 81 B2/Passat Type 32/321 B2]
7x15" "BBS reps" (Summer)
6x14" Snowflakes black/polished (Winter)
Dynamat throughout the car
Custom stereo, but use the original placement of the speakers, and a hidden sub in the spare well.
Contemporary license plates
And then driving with pride.
In Norway there is a scheme for classic cars, older then 30 years. It will only cost $57 a year in road tax (compared too $430 for "regular cars"), and you can get a nice price on the insurance. If you are a member of a enthusiast club, you can get your vehicle insured for up too $35.500 for as little as $70 a year. My VW Touran costs me $700 a year in insurance.
So I will not get plates on my GTI until 2016. And the plan is to get it ready for the summer of 2016. I actually think I will make that goal. But I will not rush. So if it isn't ready, I won't beat me up for it.