I'm a huge Pink Floyd and VW fan. Figured I'd share my dream team, "Pink Floyd Edition" project and my daily ride. The Golf is really a 1998 GL, U.S. spec..
The genuine Floyd edition were sold between 94 and 95 and found mostly in Germany but have been spotted all over Europe as far as Norway. A friend spotted a two door version sitting in front of his parents house in Oslo so he took a pic and sent it to me. See?
Anyway... the Floyd edition wasn't available for the North American market. I wish they were, so I took it upon myself to replicate one. It's way too expensive and daunting for me to import one. I knew eventually I'd make this a reality so over a period of 14 years, I collected all the parts and now finally, got to use them. Insane? Yes, totally.
Right side and rear decals. Part number for right side decal: 1H6-853-432-A-1ZE. Note, the Floyd edition didn't come with smoked tail lights. They should of, because it I looks better.
left side boatman logo decal. Part number: 1H6-853-431-D-1ZE
Tail decal. Part number: 1H6-853-750-D-3KP
Hood decal. Part number: 1H6-853-431-F-2JE
the very rare and elusive reflection decals. there is a set for each door. Part number: 1H6-853-431-G-4FE
My last full set of out of print factory decals.
Front seats... factory new and a little wrinkled from being in a box for over 10 years. If anyone knows how to get the wrinkles out, please let me know. Part numbers for the front seat covers are... backrest: 1H0-881-805-BD-DXM, seat: 1H0-881-405-BM-DXM
rear seats. unless you're from Germany, these are hard to get (i didn't say find). i got only the covers because the seller wouldn't ship the full seat the U.S. I later learned the seat-backs are totally different in the EU than the U.S. spec. Golf. The covers attach differently and have headrests. blah blah blah so I ended up getting another different rear seat set and swapped the covers. it took seconds... well okay, not seconds, more like an hour.
a closer look. factory new headrest. i still need to get the rear headrests to match he front (the rear headrests had no embroidery but had the pleather sides, hard to find)
I've also collected all the swag, VIP, and sales items that had to do with the Pink Floyd editions. I'm still looking for a few more things but here's what I do have...
The interior dash, radio (rockin the old school cassette deck) and hat and the keyring in the ignition.
Pin... not sure what the purpose behind these were but they look cool. The Germans really enjoy their pins
Another pin given to VW sales people (so i'm told)
Whats cooler than having your car 1:43 scale by Schabak? (they came with beige interior plasitc, so i painted it black)
And as if a 1:43 scale toy isn't enough, there's this 1:87 scale toy believed to be given to VW workers. Some were given out individually (this one) and others were given with a certificate and phone card, limited to 1000
book of wooden matches
a mini Bic lighter (still works)
Pen and stationary notepad
never worn tshirts
extra set of blank dash buttons
suspenders and tote bag
keyring, small car, pin
Old school radio/cassette player. This 2x20 watt receiver "Beta" is the base model
while the "Gamma" included a CD changer and 4x20 watts. Audio was/is not on the list of top priorities with the Germans (neither were cup holders)
one of the few posters (as shown in the background in the sales brochures)
the sales brochures (Golf, Golf Cabriolet and Golf Variant) Here is a scan if the Golf brochure
ticking away the moments that make up a dull day....
This is a very rare banner that VW dealerships in Germany used outside for promoting the Pink Floyd Golf. The size is 5'x13'
Small sticker. Not sure what they were used for (crappy scan)
VIP hologram laminate. obverse/reverse (crappy scan)
I'm still looking for these folding binoculars.
This was the VW/Pink Floyd press conference from 30. November 1993. The press seem more interested in the band than the car and the Floyd seem slightly uncomfortable as they usually were with these type of events.
VW Floyd TV commercial
...so yeah, I'm slightly obsessed.