These seats are out of my 1990 golf 4dr GTI 16v, imported from Japan.
Anywhere I can find these covers/fabric?
Quote, originally posted by cameron_mk3 » Would anyone in the UK be able to ship me one? What do they cost? Thank you very much. I really need the driver side.
not sure what they cost, but i dont think he will split up his full set of front and rear.
Quote, originally posted by cameron_mk3 » The car was built in Germany, sent to Japan, and sold. Hence the LHD.
UK mk2 GTI seats, I'll give that a shot. Thanks!
They sold RHD cars built in Germany. That was imported to Japan from somewhere elese probably before being imported here.
Quote, originally posted by VDub2625 » They sold RHD cars built in Germany. That was imported to Japan from somewhere elese probably before being imported here.
I know of a LHD BMW 5 series that went from Germany to Japan and then Japan to Canada.
Most beautiful car I've ever seen.
Was it imported or sold new in Japan?
Some cars they won't bother converting... they never bothered to make a RHD Rallye IIRC. Too much cost to convert.
Japan is an odd country for VWs because they largely got a lot of their own kit, but some was shared with other countries too (they got a lot of the US engines for emissions reasons for example). There isn't any real way to tell which market a car was destined for, sadly (unless it's the US, then the VIN tells all). You have to look for that special component or combination of options that tells you.
Modified by VDub2625 at 2:15 PM 7-16-2009
i have a japanese import golf 4 door too. actually two of them. in the past most european cars were imported to japan through a company called 'yanase'.
look on the rad support or drivers side door jamb for thier sticker it might still be there.
bad shot of a faded and torn rad support sticker on my parts car:
i notice you have the front power/rear manual window set up too.