A/b: 1998 Golf VR6 Share Comments Want to see your car featured in an AUTObiography? Just click HERE. We can’t promise you that we’ll feature every car that gets submitted, but we encourage you to be creative with your answers, as that’s always a good way to score some brownie points with us. Quality photos won’t hurt your chances any, either, so please include up to five with your submission. Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex reader: 2.8 MK3 Q: How long have you owned this car? A: I have owned this car for about a year and a half now. I bought it from a guy who had it sitting in his garage for about 6 months. I am the 3rd owner. Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car? A: Nothing out of the ordinary except the guy who owned it before me worked for the South African VW advertising agency in Cape Town. Q: What was your objective with this car? A: It was bought to be a daily driver as I had always wanted to own a VR6 and got tired of modifying my Golf 1. It was supposed to stay stock standard – but I guess I was wrong. Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as? A: It is kind of based a bit on the German scene with a bit of the Euro in there as well. Q: Who helped you build this car? A: Besides the body work, which was done by a body shop, the rest of the work was carried out by myself with a bit of help from the guys on the VWvortex. Q: What makes your car special? A: Just that it is something different on the roads, especially where I live, and it gets a lot of looks when I drive by. Q What is your favorite part/feature/function? A: My favorite part would have to be the bonnet extension which for me changed the whole look of the front of the car. Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car? A: I would have to say a few ideas came from the English magazine called “The Golf,” which I buy every month and also from surfing the web. Q: What don’t you like about this car? A: I don’t like the fact that I don’t have a sunroof – other than that I love her to bits. Q: What would you change if you could? A: I would like to get hold of a Mk4 interior, as I love those Recaro seats. Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project? A: As I am still in the process of doing a few things to her at the moment, she rates a “6”, but when all is done, she will be a perfect “10” in my eyes. Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object? A: I would love to import the EIP Stage 5 turbo kit and a mechanic to help me install it. Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project? A: I would say my dad would fall into that category, as he is always saying. “What have you gone and bought now…?” Q: What do your family and friends say about this car? A: All my friends love my car and sometimes I am referred to as, “Greg – you know, the one with the white VR6.” Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car? A: Along the coast with the windows down, looking over the ocean, and going on breakfast runs with the other GTi guys. Q: What is your ideal day with this car? A: To just be on the open road and cruising and listening to the music. Q: Who gets to drive this car? A: Well, besides me I would say only my mom. I am very fussy about who drives my car.. Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be? A: “Is this going to hurt?” Q: If you had to name your car, what would you name it? A: Michele Q: What was your previous project? A: It was a Golf 1 which started life out as a 75kw carbureted 1800 and ended up being a 110kw fuel injected street racer, bored out to a 1900 with full rollcage, racing seats the works. It took me four years to build up. Q: What is your next project? A: I am hoping there will not be a next project, as once I have finished the VR6 I would just like to keep her and maybe just change things on her as I get tired of them. Q: What one word best describes your car? A: Smooth. Owner Information: Name- Greg Defesche Address- Cape Town, South Africa E-mail- Superchargedmk3@yahoo.com Occupation- Database manager Club Affiliations- Part of the Western Cape GTi club Vehicle Information: Year- 1998 Make- Volkswagen Model- Golf 3 Mileage- 113,500km Original Color- White Current Color- White Engine- 2.8l VR6 Engine Modifications- VF-Engineering Stage 2 supercharger with 7th injector, S/C cams, Turn2 Stage 4 mounts Exhaust Modifications- Bosal free flow system Transmission Modifications- None Suspension Modifications- 35mm drop via H&R springs with shortened uprated shocks Brake Modifications- None Wheels and Tires- 205/40-17 Yokohama tires with Porsche Cup 3 rims Exterior/Body Modifications- Bonnet extension, Golf 4-look headlights, In-pro clear front spots and indicators, clear side markers, Bonrath Euro front lip, semi-smoothed rear tailgate with Audi 2.8 badge, semi-clear rear lights Interior Modifications- None at the moment Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Standard VW Thanks/Props- Thanks to my local panel shop (Leon’s panel beaters), and Dave from Racetec for help with a few engine mods. And myself for parting with my hard earned cash to make this all possible. For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums to the left. For more photos related to this story, click on the link to our gallery at the right.