Recently bought this old skool mk2 with the intention of transplanting my PG Turbo motor into it, however having had chance to think about my financial situation I really can’t afford to keep it at the moment, let alone start throwing money at an engine swap. So here she is, a 1985 (B-reg) Golf GTi in Mars red. Starts first time and runs nice despite having 184k miles under her belt, drove her over 200 miles home without missing a beat. She averaged 38mpg which surprised me! Taxed until the end of June and MOT’d until the end of January 2010. Plenty of meat left on the tyres. Fully working MFA. Stainless exhaust from downpipe back, twin DTM upswept backbox, nice sound….not too overpowering. Really nice quality too unlike some of the longlife one’s I’ve seen. Sunroof mechanism works properly which is always a bonus. She’s also had new discs all round quite recently. Crystal clear headlights and spotlights.
Now for the not so good bits. The tin-worm’s had a go at her in places; I’ve photographed all the rusty bits and put a link to the album at the bottom of the ad although she’s survived remarkably well for a 23 year old car. Worst bits are a hole under the screen on the driver’s side and on the tailgate, should be easy enough to repair but might be quicker just to whack a replacement tailgate on there. There’s a few bubbles on the roof, looks like someone’s had a go at filling a dent and not done a very good job. Gear shift is a bit sloppy and it’s quite easy to hit reverse when you’re looking for first, it’s not too bad once you’ve gotten used to it although a bush kit is only about a fiver from GSF. Finally, there’s a bit of steering shimmy above 70mph, feels like one of the wheels needs balancing.
All in all a perfectly presentable little mk2 that you could either drive as she is or go nuts and restore her to her former glory. I’d love to keep her myself and go to town on her but sadly I’ve got a moneypit of a house to renovate before I can even think about messing with another Golf. Anyways, I’d like to get £650 for her, but will listen to any serious offers. Car’s located in Penarth which is just down the road from Cardiff. Pics below and a link to an album with loads more pics. Any questions drop me a PM.
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