Stole this idea from another forum A showcase for what can be done with a humble hatchback and bit of creative thinking also it's a bit of inspiration for anyone thinking of buying a MK2 Golf, the best examples of custom/modified cars.
The one that started it all - Anders Ranbo's 8vt
Widly regarded as one of the first and most influential MK2's of all time and kick started my passion for the breed way back in 1995. Anders Ranbo's Motorsport inspired 8v Turbo. Specs Engine: Oettinger 2.0 8v Turbo Chassis: Custom coilovers (before coilovers were available), 8x17 Compomotive MO's Exterior: Silver paintwork, custom front splitter, stubby mirrors Interior: Stripped out with a full roll cage What makes it so special: Aggressive stance (way back before stance existed), big power, killer looks and lot's of pioneering detail never seen before on a MK2 Pictures:
Where is it now? Stripped for parts & sold on.
King of the Stance - Randy Spitzer's VR6
Seen as one of the first cars to nail the perfect MK2 stance, low, wide & clean. Owned and evolved over a period of 10 years. Specs Engine: VR6 from a MK3 Chassis: Coilovers wound all the way down. 15x8 BBS RM wheels Exterior: Schwartz black paint, big bumpers, smoothed tailgate Interior: Full black leather What makes it so special: Perfect stance, clean lines & subtly sexy. Pictures
Where is it now? Still owned by Spitzer. Talk of a turbo.....
Ground breaking - Simon Sweetland's 20vt (A20V SS)
Evolved over 10 years to become a true ground breaking MK2. One of the first to be taken to a true 'Show Car' level but remaining driveable, first car with a Rallye front end and small bumpers, first to feature a fully chromed 20vt engine & smoothed engine bay. Specs Engine: Chromed 20vt Chassis: Coilovers. Triple chromed BBS RS wheels Exterior: Custom Zafiro Blue paint, painted small bumpers, Rallye front end, audi door handles Interior: Full cream leather What makes it so special: A true pioneer, detailing taken to a new level. Pictures
Where is it now? Was up for sale for a long time but has been stripped & sold. The shell is undergoing restoration.
OEM++ Pete McGinleys G60
One of the best OEM+ MK2's. Completley restored with awesome attention to detail using genuine VW parts. Built with total dedication, using only the best parts and recipts of 20,000 pounds. Perfect stance. Specs Engine: Original 8v G60 Chassis: Coilovers. Fully custom & restored BBS RS Exterior: Repainted in original Bright Blue Metalic, details kept original Interior: Restored original & rare Recaro interior What makes it so special: The perfect restoration with total OEM dedication. Level of finish. My favourite MK2 Pictures
Where is it now? Changed hands twice since being finished. Now owned by an entusiast in Northern Ireland and is being kept in perfect condition.
To be continued.........
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Big Ron's MK2 - 2.8 VR6
A legendary car from dutch car club MIVW member Ron Huyzer aka Big Ron. This car is widley regarded as one of the all time best MK2's because of its amazing attention to detail & beautiful engine work. Specs; Engine: 2.8 VR6 on ITB's (individual throttle bodies) & side exit exhaust Chassis: Coilovers & detailed BBS RS Exterior: Painted custom metallic Green, small bumpers, custom grille, Audi TT filler cap, custom rear & Mercedes sprinter wing vent Interior: Partially stripped with racing seats & chromed roll cage What makes it special: Pioneer of the Dutch super clean stlye. Exquisitely detailed engine. Pictures
What happened next?: The engine & interior were removed and put in a MK1 shell to create one of the best MK1's of all time & the rolling chassis was sold on (see next entry......)
Evolution of a legend
Big Ron's rolling chassis was bought by another Dutch dubber and underwent an amzing transformation to become a car as awesome as the original. Specs Engine: 3.2 V6 engine from a MK4 R32 Chassis: Custom air-ride setup, Chromed BBS RS Exterior: Repainted custom Beige Interior: Audi TT convertible interior including, dash & brown leather 'baseball glove' seats. Chrome roll cage & custom door cards What makes it special: Taking a legendary car and improving it with one of the first Audi TT dash coversions, R32 engine swap & air suspension intstalls. Pictures
And now for something a little different & the inspirations for my car.
Dutch Typ 19 TDI
Super cool 4 door MK2 from Holland. Built as a daily driver for comfort & economy....but who says a daily has to be boring? This car has a real old school cool style that is timeless. Specs Engine: MK4 1.9L PD TDI engine conversion Chassis: Custom built air-ride with a notched chassis for extra lowness & genuine Porsche Fuchs wheels Exterior: Fully restored & painted Polar Silver Metallic Interior: Original & restored brown tweed interior with beaded seat covers. What makes it special: Old school cool at its best, who wouldn't want to have this as a daily. Built to be used but still a show winner. Pictures:
Where is it now? Still owned by the same owner, used & driven to shows all over Europe.
For the fun of it - James Ford's 4 door Driver
This car is a real inspiration for me because of what it stands for; bucking trends to build a cool your car your way, with your mates & not following trends.
All work on the car was done by the owner in the street outside his house in London & on a mates driveway. Went through several colour changes, just for shits & giggles. Specs Engine: Original 1.6 carb motor swapped for a 1.8 16v on dual webers Chassis: Coilovers wound all the way down. 3 peice Porsche fit Gotti 5 spokes Exterior: Kept original, apart from several paint jobs; flat red, flat grey & Montana Gold. All done with rattle cans. Inteior Original gery interior swapped for a salvage beige tweed interior. Beaded seat covers & bolt in roll cage. What makes it special: Car modifying in its purest form. Just effing about with cars. Pictures:
What happened to it? The car was sold, never to be seen again & James Ford went on to build 'that' slammed Black MK3