Find of the Day: 1980 Volkswagen Golf

When it comes to building show cars, the Europeans are quite simply on a different level.  Posted recently to the ‘Burn the Mk1s’ group on Facebook, this Golf is a prime example of the level that some go to when assembling their perfect Mk1.  And that’s why it’s our Find of the Day.



This particular Golf received a full restoration just 6,000km ago, during which nearly everything was powder coated, zinc coated or chromed just as you’d expect.  To give the car a much needed boost in performance, a 159hp 2 Liter 16 valve engine was fitted,  as was H&R coilovers, Eibach sway bars and H&R camber plates.  Wires were tucked as well, as not to detract from the metal and paint work lurking under hood.


The same amount of care has been taken with the interior as well, with reupholstered Recaro seats, a leather-covered dash, and new gauges installed.  Keeping the OEM look, a Scirocco steering wheel and retro MP3 stereo system with hidden speakers were installed.  It’s the perfect blend of meticulous modification while retaining a stock look, and we quite like it.


This Golf is currently for sale in Poland, at an asking price of 14,500 EUR ($16,297 USD).  And while this might seem high to the casual observer, there’s simply no way you could replicate it for any less.  To see additional images and information, click here.