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Very happy with my 5 GT TURBO
« on: 21:40, Sun 04 November 2007 »
:D

It was a 400 mile round trip form Newcastle to get it but well worth it.






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« Reply #1 on: 22:44, Sun 04 November 2007 »
Was that the one on Autotrader? 63K miles?

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« Reply #2 on: 06:12, Mon 05 November 2007 »
WoW that looks clean as f**k. very nice , both of them.....

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« Reply #3 on: 08:06, Mon 05 November 2007 »
Thanks, yes it was the one in auto trader.

It's got loads of paper work, old mots and stuff. Some years it had done 800 miles between mots, however ever time it was mot ed it was serviced.

The drivers bolster is a little flat and is starting to come away, but you don't notice when driving :D
Loved driving it down the west coast of Scotland - nice twisty country roads.

 The photo is taken at Lumley Castle near Durham.
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« Reply #4 on: 09:43, Mon 05 November 2007 »
Nice car! I trust you'll be keeping it standard?

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« Reply #5 on: 12:55, Mon 05 November 2007 »
That looks mint !! You gotta keep it standard surely ??
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« Reply #6 on: 15:59, Mon 05 November 2007 »
very nice I'm from the town to, i was considering that car myself, I'm looking for a minta, but I'm after silver.

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« Reply #7 on: 17:56, Mon 05 November 2007 »
Here is a few more pictures.

I'm not touching anything on it.  The engine bay is like a new car. I'm keeping it totally standard. I'm going to service it - clean the underbody and underseal it. Apart form that I'm not touching it.

There is a story behind the car.

The owner was gave it to his son who was stabbed a a week after- he died .

So the father kept the car never sold it as it reminded him of his son and the day he gave him it. So it sat in the garage




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« Reply #8 on: 19:42, Mon 05 November 2007 »
That really does look like a beautiful example you got there !!
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« Reply #9 on: 19:49, Mon 05 November 2007 »
cheers to everyone. I only hope I can keep it that way, you know what it's like trying to keep a car in good nick.


It's sods law some one will prang it or shove a shopping trolly into it.
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« Reply #10 on: 19:54, Mon 05 November 2007 »
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cheers to everyone. I only hope I can keep it that way, you know what it's like trying to keep a car in good nick.


It's sods law some one will prang it or shove a shopping trolly into it.


Don't tempt fate, quick touch wood or something... I know what you mean, I looked everwhere for a mint original mk3 golf gti.. Went all the way to swindon to get a nice one and some lorry comes along and scrapes me bumper !! Chips away painted it the wrong colour so I ended up doing it myself and it aint great though but Im doing it again at the weekend !!
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« Reply #11 on: 18:06, Tue 06 November 2007 »
One thing I can't do is paint.

Luckily I know a retired painter - he will paint a car top to bottom inside and out for about 500 - removes all the badges, rubbers and trims.

Panels and stuff are not that much either.

I read about this paint you can get for cars and vans. You apply it with a roller. A mate said the results are very good.
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