RESTORATION AND MODIFICATIONS
What Car: 1982 MK1 VW Golf GL Cabriolet
The original Volkswagen Golf was a car that defined a generation and started the hatchback revolution. Launched in 1976 and designed to replace the iconic Beetle, the front wheel drive front engined, Golf couldn’t have been more different. The MkI Cabriolet was launched 3 years later in 1979, However, due to its popularity it ended up outlasting the hatchback on which it was based by a decade.
This particular model, the MK 1 Golf GL Cab is a fun yet usable and economical daily driving classic and for a classic can still be bought relatively cheaply. Also because of the MK 1 Golfs popularity there are tons of aftermarket parts available to customise and tune these classics. This is a major reason why Zara (Olly’s wife) has chosen this Golf for her latest project. Follow this blog as we restore and customise this classic cab.
Bodywork: Remove paint, remove any corrosion, new panels, roll arches, remove trim, prep body and coat in original black coloured paint
Interior: New mohair roof, new door cards, carpet and seats reupholstered in black and grey check cloth
Wheels: BBS Style alloys
Mechanicals: Mechanical check, replace anything that is tiered and not working.