First of all I'm getting in an early apology as during the next few days, weeks and months i will be calling on you immensely knowledgeable folk for help!
So i found my newly acquired Mk3 Gti just slowly rotting away on a driveway. The chap who owned it was getting on in years and had no way of looking after it anymore. So it had been sat all lonely for the best part of a decade nothing more than a garden ornament.
A quick look around it, a promise that i wouldn't break it for parts and it was mine for the huge sum of £150! Turns out the guy was a retired mechanic and had owned it from new, 1993 to be precise. He gave me a boot full of spared, odds and sods and i happily trailered it away!!
She's an 2.0 8v Gti 100,000 miles and full history, well up untill 2009 when he stopped driving. Not perfect by any means but very solid and the interior is immaculate!! Only downside so far is the dodgy towbar and the sun roof which I'm scared to even try!! Body work wise other than some lacquer peel and some dodgy colour stop chip repair she looks ok!! Obviously not yet removed the trim which could be hiding some pain but for £150 i can't really complain too much!
Had a scan on the underside and its not all that rough, quite a bit of surface rust but nothing major, the only area of real concern is a mastic patch on the front passenger foot well that may need more in depth looking at!!