Gav’s K Reg Sportline

Gav’s K Reg Sportline
April 2, 2014 Hugh Coffey

I’ve owned my Sportline since March 2009, I was about to embark on a full restoration of my Alpine White Mk1 Golf GTI and then spotted the Sportline for sale. I realised it was a better option for me to buy an original unrestored car as I already had (and still have!) numerous other projects on the go.

So I sold the GTI project and along came the Sportline.

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I’m the 5th owner, and intend to be the last! Tim, the previous owner, cherished the car and kept it under blankets in the garage. He had turned a few potential buyers away vetting their suitability as it’s future custodian, so thank you Tim for selling the car to me.

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I’ve continued to maintain the car to an original standard with a few subtle tweaks. I’ve fitted a new mohair hood, genuine VW electric windows, genuine VW central locking and slightly lower front springs to even out the front/back rake. I’ve also had OE style floor mats created to give the interior a nicer OEM look.

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Future plans are an OE style stainless exhaust, engine bay detail and to enjoy using it when the sun shines!

Great website Hugh!

Cheers Gav

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