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Der Golf Pink Floyd (lots of pix)

I'm a huge Pink Floyd and VW fan. Figured I'd share my dream team, "Pink Floyd Edition" project and my daily ride. The Golf is really a 1998 GL, U.S. spec..

The genuine Floyd edition were sold between 94 and 95 and found mostly in Germany but have been spotted all over Europe as far as Norway. A friend spotted a two door version sitting in front of his parents house in Oslo so he took a pic and sent it to me. See?

Anyway... the Floyd edition wasn't available for the North American market. I wish they were, so I took it upon myself to replicate one. It's way too expensive and daunting for me to import one. I knew eventually I'd make this a reality so over a period of 14 years, I collected all the parts and now finally, got to use them. Insane? :screwy: Yes, totally.



Right side and rear decals. Part number for right side decal: 1H6-853-432-A-1ZE. Note, the Floyd edition didn't come with smoked tail lights. They should of, because it I looks better.


left side boatman logo decal. Part number: 1H6-853-431-D-1ZE


Tail decal. Part number: 1H6-853-750-D-3KP


Hood decal. Part number: 1H6-853-431-F-2JE


the very rare and elusive reflection decals. there is a set for each door. Part number: 1H6-853-431-G-4FE


My last full set of out of print factory decals.


Front seats... factory new and a little wrinkled from being in a box for over 10 years. If anyone knows how to get the wrinkles out, please let me know. Part numbers for the front seat covers are... backrest: 1H0-881-805-BD-DXM, seat: 1H0-881-405-BM-DXM


rear seats. unless you're from Germany, these are hard to get (i didn't say find). i got only the covers because the seller wouldn't ship the full seat the U.S. I later learned the seat-backs are totally different in the EU than the U.S. spec. Golf. The covers attach differently and have headrests. blah blah blah so I ended up getting another different rear seat set and swapped the covers. it took seconds... well okay, not seconds, more like an hour.


a closer look. factory new headrest. i still need to get the rear headrests to match he front (the rear headrests had no embroidery but had the pleather sides, hard to find)



I've also collected all the swag, VIP, and sales items that had to do with the Pink Floyd editions. I'm still looking for a few more things but here's what I do have...

The interior dash, radio (rockin the old school cassette deck) and hat and the keyring in the ignition.


Pin... not sure what the purpose behind these were but they look cool. The Germans really enjoy their pins


Another pin given to VW sales people (so i'm told)


Whats cooler than having your car 1:43 scale by Schabak? (they came with beige interior plasitc, so i painted it black)


And as if a 1:43 scale toy isn't enough, there's this 1:87 scale toy believed to be given to VW workers. Some were given out individually (this one) and others were given with a certificate and phone card, limited to 1000


phone card


book of wooden matches


a mini Bic lighter (still works)


Pen and stationary notepad


never worn tshirts


extra set of blank dash buttons


suspenders and tote bag


keyring, small car, pin


Old school radio/cassette player. This 2x20 watt receiver "Beta" is the base model


while the "Gamma" included a CD changer and 4x20 watts. Audio was/is not on the list of top priorities with the Germans (neither were cup holders)


one of the few posters (as shown in the background in the sales brochures)


the sales brochures (Golf, Golf Cabriolet and Golf Variant) Here is a scan if the Golf brochure


ticking away the moments that make up a dull day....


This is a very rare banner that VW dealerships in Germany used outside for promoting the Pink Floyd Golf. The size is 5'x13'


Small sticker. Not sure what they were used for (crappy scan)


VIP hologram laminate. obverse/reverse (crappy scan)


I'm still looking for these folding binoculars.


This was the VW/Pink Floyd press conference from 30. November 1993. The press seem more interested in the band than the car and the Floyd seem slightly uncomfortable as they usually were with these type of events.


VW Floyd TV commercial

...so yeah, I'm slightly obsessed. :cool:

Matt
floydpodcast.com
 

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i've seen. its very cool. interesting how that shift knob turned up. my car is an automatic... (better for urban driving here in the Boston area). The original Floyd Editions were available as automatics but are a lot harder to find.
 

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I can't believe you have all the parts and they are in mint condition. I was going to post a few pictures when I saw the thread, but it would be embarrassing in comparison. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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Don't be embarrassed. Please, share them.

Anyway... I've had most of the stuff in a box for over 10 years, Every time I'd go to Germany I would go into a VW dealership and explain what I wanted to do. I asked them if they could order the parts from the factory still and they said yes. So I got myself the front seats covers (4), headrests (2), and three sets of decals but not all at once. A few dealers went above and beyond and told me about every detail and some gave me whatever promo stuff they had sitting around. Over time I got the rest off eBay and theres still a few more things to get.
 

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Wow that's awesome ! All the matching stuff :eek:

Thanks for sharing such a dope collection.! :thumbup:

Ps: How many miles on the car.? Did you collect all those items or buy them with the car.?

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(a replica is a good way of putting it actually)

Thanks. The Pink Floyd Editions weren't available in North America and importing one is expensive. So I had to collect it all piece by piece. The car has about 110k on it. I don't know exactly off hand because I changed the gauge cluster for a mk3.5 Cabrio one because I like the blue.
 

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The fact that you collected all of these parts and swapped them yourself is 1000x cooler than just buying a car with all of that in there.

The outside decals kinda look like somebody just put on some Pink Floyd stickers on a normal MKIII, but as soon as you look at the interior, it changes the whole perception
 

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The fact that you collected all of these parts and swapped them yourself is 1000x cooler than just buying a car with all of that in there.

The outside decals kinda look like somebody just put on some Pink Floyd stickers on a normal MKIII, but as soon as you look at the interior, it changes the whole perception

X2!! Too cool.

Do you plan on doing Euro bumpers, trim, lighting, center consoles, cluster, etc?
 

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Waiting for Zacher to comment lol
Really clean looking car. :thumbup:
Really cool collection of PF items

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