View Full Version : 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

03-28-2008, 09:38 PM
Here she is, looks rough but has maybe a toonies size bit of rust in total. On the hatch primarily too, the interior is pretty decent as well.

She has 200,000kms and is still going strong. When I come across cash, I plan on eventually striping it down to its shell, smoothing it out, repainting it white (original color) or black.

Then I would like to strip out the interior and redo everything as close to stock as possible, and put in a newer engine. Haven't decided what kind of route I want to do power wise.

In the end I really want to keep the car looking like it came out of the factory the day before, but with a better engine option.

One of the previous owners did a really cheap paint job on the car and painted it the dark blue it is now, and its chipping off pretty bad.

Things I hate about the car, is the fact it isn't a euro model, and it has a sunroof and AC. However the sunroof doesn't leak :clap:

Also the wheels in the picture are what came with the car, but I am looking at some BBS RG, I'm not sure what make the wheels I currently have since I didn't bother to inquire about them with the owner. However I do need a center cap for front left wheel, so any help on that would be appreciated.

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