This post is just to give you a quick update on the classic car I am working on. It’s not a true “classic” in the same vein as a MGB or Spitfire but it’s what I would call a potential future classic.
The car in question is a VW Golf GTi mark 2. Yep, it’s a 1991 model so it’s only 23 years old but I still consider it to be a classic – I certainly have not seen too many over the last few years. The model I have is a red “big bumper” model. I wanted an unmodified version with the 15” BBS alloys and after much searching a managed to find one about 120 miles away from home.
The car has done just over 120,000 miles but is in good general overall condition. Bodywork wise, there is some rust on both rear wheel arches around the plastic arches but this can be easily fixed. The tailgate is looking pretty bad though, around the wiring grommets, and I’m thinking that this will require a new tailgate.
The interior is not bad to be honest. It has the standard cloth interior (the leather and Recaro options are very difficult to locate). The driver’s seat bolster is warm through but that a typical problem on Golf GTis. I have not decided on the best way to fix this yet and I might even go for a complete re-upholster.
I have yet to start working on the car as I’ve been getting my garage ready. This has involved clearing out all the junk and getting ridding of the damp. If anybody else has a problem with damp in their garage or workshop then the best dehumidifier for damp that I found was the Ecoair model. Have a look on Best Dehumidifier Guide for a model that will suit your space and budget.
Lots of work to do over the next few weeks so I will keep you posted on the progress!