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Lima
08-04-2010, 09:39 PM
This forum needs some more love, so I'm happy to oblige. :p

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/grille-restoration/IMG2797/719513308_sLVKR-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/grille-restoration/IMG2802/719497700_t8mcS-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/grille-restoration/IMG2807/719498145_LcvvL-L.jpg

schoona
08-04-2010, 09:54 PM
Mint!

Sorted out the few niggles with it Liam?

AP
08-04-2010, 10:23 PM
Nice Lima, How much do you want for it...

burgs
08-04-2010, 10:25 PM
Mint Mk 1

kaoticice
08-04-2010, 10:34 PM
Finnallyy.. a mk1 GTI!!! we definitely need some more old-schools around here..

I love it, so stock and mint!! FARROUTT its three doors TOOO ... so rare!! u should be proud owner..

LOL @ AP

PS: wasn't this the one of the golf that loon rebuild?

10d
08-04-2010, 10:38 PM
Nice, Liam.
So nicely kept.
I always liked the original GTI

mikinoz
08-04-2010, 10:54 PM
I was planning on sticking my car up, but my BAS statement got in the way. We need to get some pics of the cars together soon Liam...

silverbullet
08-04-2010, 10:57 PM
Liam you are a tease! i lurve it

Lima
09-04-2010, 12:39 AM
PS: wasn't this the one of the golf that loon rebuild?

Yes.

It's a genuine GTI delivered to the UK in 1980. One of the last MY80 models, with a 1.6 litre engine and early 5 speed manual.

In answer to schoona I've sorted out the starting issues, mostly, it's just a bit rough and low idling when cold. Once that is sorted I can get cracking on the other minor issues one should expect with a 30 year old car, haha.

zz2
09-04-2010, 01:22 AM
god i love that little car!

chris32
09-04-2010, 01:56 AM
Very nice mate. Love it.

SUGA
09-04-2010, 08:21 AM
I'm so glad your giving this forum some love Lima! I looooovvveee the MK1's! More pics!! :)

Lima
09-04-2010, 01:08 PM
This was the day I collected it. Mrs Lima provided the support vehicle!

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG2311/669538709_GVTzt-L.jpg

Frenchie
09-04-2010, 05:16 PM
ummm very nice Lima - there is something special about MK1.. Love them.

M4RK0
09-04-2010, 07:18 PM
Look that paintwork!!! shiny as new, is that the original colour?

Really nice ride!

Lima
11-04-2010, 01:16 AM
Look that paintwork!!! shiny as new, is that the original colour?

Yes, and no. The car has had an outer body respray (before I got it) and it was supposed to be painted in the original Reflex Silver, but the colour mix is a bit too dark. Has a bit too much blue/purple to it. Just one of the many things on "the list", but lower in priority than most of the others.

Cam
12-04-2010, 09:43 AM
Love the Mk1 Lima.
What a little beast, such a nice stance too
:)

VTECMACHINE
16-04-2010, 08:38 PM
That is amazing!

VR53KS
16-04-2010, 09:06 PM
Wow, she looks freakishly immaculate.. I suppose you've heard that before, and I can guess that you often reply 'not as much as you might think'? Sounds all too familiar :lol:

G-rig
16-04-2010, 09:57 PM
Looks awesome Liam, oldschool rocks!

Was it already here or private import? Looks in great condition got any interior shots?

Lima
18-04-2010, 09:32 PM
It was imported here in the early-mid 90s. I reckon it had two owners in the UK. It's had two previous owners in Australia, so I'm the fifth owner I guess. It had its 30th birthday in March, but the car was in a workshop waiting for a new distributor, so that was a bit of downer, haha.

Some interior pics below, taken after we gave it a bit of a clean up. Probably should have vacuumed first though. It's a bit tatty in places, but overall in very good condition considering its age. I think the seats must have changed because as far as I can tell it was tartan seats only for GTIs until the MY81 update a few months after my car was built.

The steering wheel is not original, it should be a three spoke "Wolfsburg" wheel. I have one, but the horn push is busted so its just a matter of trying to find some parts or a new wheel to get the look more authentic.

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG2504/699197886_5aoJR-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG2507/699198575_KdQgz-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG2519/699200060_oAYcw-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG2509/699199478_WJjWm-L.jpg

shida
18-04-2010, 09:36 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Although, may I ask, did you spray the VW badge on the front black?


MORE PICS!!!!

kaoticice
18-04-2010, 09:53 PM
I'll be in the waiting list.. if u ever want to sell it ^______^

Lima
18-04-2010, 10:23 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Although, may I ask, did you spray the VW badge on the front black?


MORE PICS!!!!

Yes. The black badge was an original feature of Mk1 & Mk2 GTIs.

mikinoz
18-04-2010, 10:52 PM
You want to swap the clock for a voltmeter? I've got one here if you do.

G-rig
18-04-2010, 11:08 PM
Looks good Liam, would be hard to find one at all let alone one that's been well looked after. A lot of history there, awesome seeing the Golfs evolve!

Lima
19-04-2010, 01:13 AM
Looks good Liam, would be hard to find one at all let alone one that's been well looked after. A lot of history there, awesome seeing the Golfs evolve!

The car has spent about half its life in the UK and every year they have to have an MOT inspection. I have all the certificates except the first two. My guess is that this was the first owner and the second owner was the anal one who collected all the paperwork. He was the guy the brought the car to Australia and sold it pretty much as soon as he got here. The next owner had it for 10-12 year and I understand the majority of those saw the car sitting in a shed. Loon from VWW was the next owner and he "restored" the car to a degree. There's a lot of little bugs to iron out to get it truly concourse.

en.elle
28-04-2010, 08:11 PM
Very nice liam! Is it expensive to maintain?

LowVeeDub
28-04-2010, 08:44 PM
Love the MK1 GTI mate, I'm just about to pick up something quite special for my self in 2 weeks. Can't freakin wait..LVD

Lima
01-05-2010, 09:28 PM
Very nice liam! Is it expensive to maintain?

Not yet, haha. As a rule I drive it once or twice a week and I think I've only put 2-3 tanks of fuel into it. Haven't had a service or oil change yet.

Lima
23-05-2010, 02:42 PM
DANGER MOUSE!

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG3972/875615782_JSC8K-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG3970/875615326_4uyQV-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG3974/875616623_5vSTu-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/misc/IMG3979/875617712_SPRhU-L.jpg

Frenchie
24-05-2010, 02:46 PM
Yeah danger mouse rocks !! Nice shots

mikinoz
27-05-2010, 01:58 PM
Sporting the golf.net.au sticker there subtly also - like it.

kaoticice
27-05-2010, 02:35 PM
Limaa.. those r amazing pics!!! *drools*

Lima
27-05-2010, 03:52 PM
Need to get our house reno out of the way so I can get jiggy with some new BBS rims! :p

Tinto
27-05-2010, 04:40 PM
Nice. I've never seen Penfold looking so alarmed.

Lima
27-05-2010, 05:57 PM
Well, it's been a long time since he's seen a Mk1 GTI, I guess.

He got a bit upset when I was selling my MINI (http://www.liam27.com/MINI/mini4sale/) too.

Lima
12-08-2010, 03:39 PM
http://www.liam27.com/mk1/BBS-RM012-teaser.jpg

:)

Big Yellow
12-08-2010, 04:22 PM
nice rm's!!

specs??

Lima
12-08-2010, 04:47 PM
15x6.5

They have taken a very long time to come from Germany via eBay.de, but thankfully they are now here and I can stop worrying. :lol:

Big Yellow
12-08-2010, 04:50 PM
you gonna do anything with them colour wise? or keep them as is?

Lima
12-08-2010, 05:57 PM
I'll just keep them as they are I reckon.

Big Yellow
12-08-2010, 06:18 PM
cool cool! cant wait to see pics!!

need to get my RS's on as well. taking forever to get all the parts needed LOL

Lima
14-08-2010, 07:14 PM
A few more pics (http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012). I should have them on next weekend with any luck.

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012/IMG4343/969079368_nBkk5-M.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012/IMG4345/969080739_Z6wsh-M.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012/IMG4339/969077227_dz7Ft-M.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012/IMG4340/969077761_FBbub-M.jpg

Tim
14-08-2010, 07:24 PM
gorgeous :)

schoona
14-08-2010, 08:46 PM
Go Liam go!

G-rig
14-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Those are beauty's Liam.

Lima
27-08-2010, 07:45 PM
http://www.liam27.com/mk1/BBS-RM012-01.jpg

http://www.liam27.com/mk1/BBS-RM012-02.jpg

http://www.liam27.com/mk1/BBS-RM012-03.jpg

http://www.liam27.com/mk1/BBS-RM012-04.jpg

:)

10d
27-08-2010, 07:54 PM
Nice one, mate! The last shot does it for me!

Lima
27-08-2010, 11:46 PM
More pics on smugmug (http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012)...

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012/IMG4410/984116372_5hw82-M.jpg

AP
28-08-2010, 01:01 AM
Awesome Liam! Now all it needs is to be in my Garage!! Haha

Lima
28-08-2010, 09:50 AM
Swap you for the Scirocco R! :p

Lima
04-09-2010, 06:14 PM
http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012/IMG4481/992993060_4mW7x-L.jpg

Another pic.

squirrel
06-09-2010, 04:12 PM
damn that's a fine looking car

schoona
06-09-2010, 06:14 PM
Last shot is win Liam :)

stephen8512
06-09-2010, 07:05 PM
wow thats great liam!! Those BBS's set it off!!!

just a quick question....

how much u reckon it would cost for it to be "truly concourse" as you have stated in one of your previous posts? as in, would u care to share with us what needs to be done or what needs to be fixed, replaced, whatever to get it running smooth as silk? Not just engine but both interior and exterior also?

Its just that im fascinated how stunning the car looks given that its a 30 year old car!!!

Lima
09-09-2010, 09:19 PM
NFI on cost, but its the time it would take to find really minor details, stuff like interior switches that are less faded/worn and so on. Some of the door seals need work and so on. Ideally I'd fit an 80s period stereo. I'd also like to retrim the seats.

In terms of mechanicals it probably just needs to sit with someone and work through the fiddly bits that once you fix, it sends you on another tangent. There's nothing major, but there's no escaping it's a 30yo car.

Another item on the list would be a full body respray. The currrent colour is not the true OEM paint, so that's another thing on the list.

Not sure if I'll ever cross them all off, but we'll see.

STOIE
30-09-2010, 08:20 PM
Liam, I love your MkI at GAF, I was all like, would love mine to look like this one day!
Then Nick told me it was yours! Now I really want to ride in it :P

I know where this is:

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/BBS-RM012/IMG4481/992993060_4mW7x-L.jpg

Hehehe

Once again, damn nice work!

Lima
30-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Yeah that's a good photo location. You can get good sunset lighting on the roof with views across the city or to Black Mountain. Plus it's not too bad with artificial lighting on the lower levels. Over the weekends you can usually get a whole floor to yourself as well.

STOIE
30-09-2010, 10:11 PM
Yeah, however on a week day! wow it's full fast :P

felixR
01-10-2010, 07:53 PM
that is hot

MeeM
01-10-2010, 10:09 PM
Wow! I'm in love :)

mikinoz
29-11-2010, 11:38 AM
Is it coming home on the weekend? If so we need to meet up, even if it is at the workshop.

Lima
29-11-2010, 09:55 PM
Not sure? I am missing it though. :(

Lima
16-01-2011, 03:07 PM
Been a while between drinks, but we're back in the haus now! :cool:

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/Mt-Pleasant/IMG5605/1157809688_oQxpW-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/Mt-Pleasant/IMG5589/1157799048_S3qTs-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/Mt-Pleasant/IMG5597/1157805118_gyZXe-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/Mt-Pleasant/IMG5608/1157813457_k2Kcv-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/Mt-Pleasant/IMG5614/1157817534_m6P3o-L.jpg

More HERE (http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/Mt-Pleasant).

sir_camel
18-01-2011, 01:01 AM
Looks stunning Liam. Always been more of a 205 GTi guy but yours pushes me a bit towards a Mk1.

Lima
18-01-2011, 01:40 AM
Nothing wrong with a 205 Mark, nothing wrong at all! :cool:

Lima
26-01-2011, 12:55 PM
One step closer to original now that I have secured a working Wolfsburg steering wheel. :)

Before

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/wolfsburg-wheel/IMG5632/1168052491_7qVUK-L.jpg


After

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/wolfsburg-wheel/IMG5635/1168053826_ncbRj-L.jpg

mikinoz
27-02-2011, 10:13 PM
Is that actually a period cassette deck?

And it has 4 wheel centres, did you find one? Or is that only for the pics?

cdogg
27-03-2011, 10:52 PM
you might appreciate this pic mate
taken at GAF as i was about to leave

http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac189/cgti73/german%20autofest/046-1.jpg

Lima
28-03-2011, 03:53 PM
Thanks mate. You got both our GTIs in the same shot!

Lima
28-03-2011, 03:54 PM
Is that actually a period cassette deck?

And it has 4 wheel centres, did you find one? Or is that only for the pics?

It has four wheel centres now.

Not sure of the exact date of manufacture on the stereo, but it must be close to be around the mark. Perhaps mid-late 80s???

Lima
13-06-2011, 01:48 PM
New instrument cluster and BNIB period radio have now been installed (thanks Mick).

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-KmpMXB4/0/L/IMG1235-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-r3jV7V4/0/L/IMG1247-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-KhxxN8W/0/L/IMG1248-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-mm7vdLf/0/L/IMG1256-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-rx2njbr/0/L/IMG1257-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-MJWq9xR/0/L/IMG8101-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-FWHbZw4/0/L/IMG8104-L.jpg

http://27772.smugmug.com/Cars/Mk1-GTI/radio/i-rbbG3gR/0/L/IMG8105-L.jpg

Lima
24-06-2011, 02:35 PM
A few months back I was approached by Volkswagen Driver. This is the result...

http://www.liam27.com/mk1/VW-Driver-July2011-01s.jpg (http://www.liam27.com/mk1/VW-Driver-July2011-01.jpg)

Click for a larger image.

en.elle
24-06-2011, 02:38 PM
Thats awesome Liam! Congrats :cool:

Tinto
24-06-2011, 02:51 PM
Very nice Liam.
The new tapedeck and steering wheel are great.
Now you just need to source some 1980 Mix tapes.

Fashion has more or less come full circle, so white shoes / bad glasses are fine if that's your thing already. ;)

Lima
24-06-2011, 03:16 PM
I have some old tapes in a box somewhere. When our renos are over hopefully I can find them.

1981… the Sound. Yeah!

Jig
24-06-2011, 03:30 PM
Hi Liam: Congratulations on the write up. I am glad you stayed period correct. It looks so much better saying period correct inside the cabin.

Lima
24-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Hi Liam: Congratulations on the write up. I am glad you stayed period correct. It looks so much better saying period correct inside the cabin.

For a 31yo car it's pretty true to its roots. I kinda feel like I am obliged to keep it that way and the longer I keep it I have to try and make it better. If it was a regular Golf I wouldn't mind as much.

gh172
29-11-2011, 02:28 PM
A few months back I was approached by Volkswagen Driver. This is the result...

http://www.liam27.com/mk1/VW-Driver-July2011-01s.jpg (http://www.liam27.com/mk1/VW-Driver-July2011-01.jpg)

Click for a larger image.

I was just reading this mag when I came across the article on your car.
Congratulations mate, quite an honor!

M4RK0
29-11-2011, 03:44 PM
Damn!! Liam, you car is mint!!

Lima
29-11-2011, 06:14 PM
I was just reading this mag when I came across the article on your car.
Congratulations mate, quite an honor!


Damn!! Liam, you car is mint!!

Thanks guys.

AC_R
29-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Subscribe. Nice work there Liam. Beautiful MK1

Lima
04-03-2013, 05:24 PM
Long time no post. My car spent the majority of 2012 in Sydney getting the fuel injection sorted out. The end result being the car is running like a dream now, heaps better than it ever has. Starts first go every time. It's fantastic!

Alas, also in that time some rust has been discovered which needs repairing. That coupled with some crap going down in my personal life means I don't have the passion or mental and financial commitment to put things right so I will be selling the car.

When I get my shit together I'll post up a proper ad.

:(

El_gti91
28-08-2013, 05:16 PM
Liam.

Is the MK1 still in your possesion?

Lima
04-09-2013, 03:50 PM
Yes it is.

I posted a bit more about it earlier today -> http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?17255-Shannons-German-Auto-Display-Canberra&p=356756&viewfull=1#post356756

if you can make it to Canberra in a couple of weeks you can check it out then.

El_gti91
04-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Yes it is.

I posted a bit more about it earlier today -> http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?17255-Shannons-German-Auto-Display-Canberra&p=356756&viewfull=1#post356756

if you can make it to Canberra in a couple of weeks you can check it out then.

Thanks mate I'll see if I can make it, although the missus was keen to go up the coast that weekend.

Lima
01-12-2013, 09:18 PM
http://liam27.com/mk1/the-last-goodbye.jpg

Gone but not forgotten.

Jedup
17-12-2013, 01:32 AM
Awesome, still got the 'afterthought' fog light too.