I have always wanted to bring over a European spec MK3,in a specification not offered in the U.S.I started checking other sites across the Atlantic, just screwing around with the idea of actually doing this...I stumbled upon a MK3 Golf that seemed too good to be true, a genuine example, in Dutch spec,with all German documentation,and it was Windsor BLUE!It's a base model CL, with no options besides a roof.The example has covered 8066 Kilometers since new, and was being sold from a private collection.I have a acquaintance named Edward Sheets.If you don't know him, well, he started NewGermanPerformance years ago, and has since become a RI.I contacted him with the intent to buy this MK3,even though in the back of my mind, it was still just a fantasy...Well it wasn't!A few phone calls later, a wire transfer,and some shipping confirmations, and the car was on it's way to the U.S. to become mine!It's not exactly cheap to do this,so the MK3 I was going to go thru this trouble to import had to be my ideal spec.It had to be a 3 door MK3, Golf,in a base level trim with no power windows,ac,none of that stuff...And it had to be a museum quality car,something with super low miles, original paint, unmarked interior, etc...you get the point.When I saw this MK3, I knew I had to have it!This thread will follow the progress of this amazing MK3.This first pic was from the original advertisement.
12/05/2018 Car purchased.
12/18/2018 Delivered to the port.
These next two pictures are from the shipping company when they dropped my car off at the port...
During the shipping process,I was able to track the car as it went across the Atlantic...At this point, I became obsessed with it's location as it approached the U.S.!!!
Vessel NAME VOYAGE HOEGH TRAPPER-15
Port of departure BEANR-Antwerpen ETD 22-Dec-2018
Port of arrival USJAX-Jacksonville ETA 09-Jan-2019
01/23/2019 The MK3 is clear of agricultural inspection,and free to leave the port!Here is Ed taking it to mainland!
01/23/2019-02/12/2019 The MK3 is serviced!So far we installed some KW Variant 1 coilovers,Autotech Clubsport control arms with R32 rear bushings,poly front,K&N air filter,and a Jetex stainless catback exhaust...I also had all fluids replaced,and alignment, as I wanted everything new since the car has never really been used.Future plans is to fit a entire NOS ABT tuning body kit,including lip,skirts,mirror's,and hatch spoiler.I am also looking for some Autostrada Modena's,and Euro Blue Flag Recaro's...Lots of good stuff happening soon!
05/30/2019-06/03/2019 Full detail and ceramic coat.