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1988 mk2 volkswagen golf lowered 5 door 1.3 8v tax & mot non gti ideal first car
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DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU WANT TO BUY.used old and cool, well looked after, ususal age related marks.

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU WANT TO BUY.used old and cool, well looked after, ususal age related marks. has mot and tax. good body work.runs works fine.unusual colour.lowered.non rusty.DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 50 STARS
Year: 1988 Road Tax: 12/2013
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Transmission: Manual
Model: Golf/Rabbit Fuel: Petrol
Doors: 5 Seats: 5
Colour: maroon Drive Side: Right-hand drive
Reg. Date: 21/11/1988 Previous Owners: 10
Mileage: 110,000 Exterior: Rear Spoiler
Engine Size: 1,300 Interior/Comfort Options: Leather Seats
MOT Expiry: 06/2014 Type: Standard Car
**anyone with less than 50 starts please DON'T bid**

relisted for the 4th time due to time waster & a banned bidder ?!?

  • collection within 4 days please, a non refundable deposit will be needed as soon as the car is won, cash on collections is fine and so is payment via paypal please.
  • NOT interested in a swap i'm afraid, sorry.
  • cheap to tax,
  • cheap to run,
  • cheap to insure,
  • cheap to maintain and fix,
  • 6 months tax will be put on end of december.
  • mot is up on the 13th june 2014, went straight throught the last mot at a volkswagen dealership.
  • it's last 2 mot's have been at a volkswagen dealership and its passed each time no problems.

  • cant quiet remember the mileage but its defiantly less than 110 thousand miles.
  • any non payers will be reported.
  • any one not communicating will be reported.
  • viewing welcome but from serious and real buyers only.
  • no test drives unless a serious buyer please.

**the steering wheel is NOT going with the car** (i do have a replacement and i will fit it before car goes)

for sale is a 1988 mk2 volkswagen golf with a 1.3 8v engine and less than 110 thousand miles on it, 
regularly checked,cleaned and serviced, any problems always fixed straight away.
as you can see from picture number 6 a idiot side swiped me on a round about! luckily it's only the wing, the passenger side door edge will need straightening out or replacing (doors can be about £25 + vat at a scrap yard or on ebay for cheap), i may be able to help you source a door and wing from a local scrap yard, if need be?

since owning the car i have done-
  • the new cross hair headlights with black insides (they are made smoked), 
  • a new single lamp de badged grill, 
  • bonnet raisers/lifters,
  • brand new team HEKO wind deflectors for all doors.
  • brand new gti rear lights, half black half red, (yes they are mot friendly) they went straight through.
  • genuine vw gti rear spolier as 5 doors don't have spoilers, the spoiler has been sprayed matt black and glued on (glued on very well, hasn't moved since fitting) 
  • brand new smoked wing indicators with orange bulbs, MOT friendly (see pic 6 & 9)
  • corrado storm leather front seats in a caramel kind of colour, they can go with the car if not i can help replace them with standard mk2/mk3 golf seats,
    the front seats in question are a little rare, they are genuine, good condition, the ususal wear marks on drivers seat (as you can see from pic 4) but nothing serious, it hasn't quiet worn through, 
    they have corrado on them towards the top of the seat and they hug you alot better and you sit lower in the car, the seats also tip, roll, slide and drop.
the passenger side seat is better condition than the drivers seat, no wear marks on it, i do have other pics that can be email on request.

i do have other pics of the interior and rear bench seat if you would like to see them aswell? 
the rear bench seat is a standard one piece grey seat in good condition with no rips or tears.

i've also done- 
  • brand new JOM coilovers (might not be to everyone's liking but they have never ever let me down)
  • 2 years ago i brought and fitted a brand new bosch distributor unit, not the cap the actual metal unit the cap  fits to, that cost me £130, 
  • i think i also have a new oil filter to go with it and a new small inline fuel filter (fitted in the engine bay)
  • the spark plugs had been changed last year.
  • this year i've fitted a genuine K&N oval metal air filter that bolts straight on to the carb (fuel consumption is still the same, the engine just sounds better now, has a better tone and note to it)
  • exhaust system is standard and never rotten out and only come very slightly loose once.
  • no rust underneath, every time i've had the car in the air i've painted the underside of it with a paint on thick  rubber stone chip guard to prevent any rust.
  • genuine gti front splitter seen in pics 1, 2 and 3 it has been fitted properly via the correct fixing mounts.
  • the front panel (section splitter is fitted to) has also been painted with stone chip guard and the sills have been coated in it aswell, so have the lower arms on both sides, chassis rails, subframe and anything else i could reach.
  • some areas inside engine bay have also been painted with stone chip guard and painted matt black.
  • slam panel has been rubbed back,cleaned up and painted matt black, it's not rusty at all.
  • fitted gti bumpers (regularly treated with bumper and trim back to black)
  • 5 door gti door cards, they have a red stripe down them to match car (drivers side rear door card has a spot of damage) 
  • new smoked front bumper indicators with orange bulbs.
  • LED bulbs in break lights.
  • LED number plate light
  • new number plate light units.
  • new front bumper indicator units.
  • new non rusty rear bumper metal support bar.
  • lower arms are about 2years old.
  • new ball joints on the end of the lower arms about 2 years ago.
  • new front break hoses and clips about 2 years ago,
  • new front break discs and about 2 years ago,
  • new front break pad clips about 2 years ago,
  • new c.v. boots about 2 years ago,
  • new steering column boots about 2 years ago,
  • new adjustable track rod end on passenger side (they are a fixed solid non adjustable rod as standard, so it can now have better tracking adjustment)
  • new drivers side track rod end about 2 years ago,
  • i think i done new hub bearings in all 4 corners about 2 years ago?
  • new mk4 golf boot rams/lifters
  • new fog light switch
  • lupo gti red rear seat belts (middle seat belt and front seat belts are still standard)
  • calipers have been rubbed down, wire brushed and cleaned up then sprayed matt black
  • engine oil has been changed about twice and so was the break fluid when i did the hoses.
  • new thermo about 2 years ago
  • bigger gti washer bottle
  • bigger,better,stronger mk3 golf starter motor.
  • 2 stainless exhaust bolts on manifold region.
  • HT leads and dizzy cap may have possibly been replaced at the time of changing the distributor unit.
  • aero style wipers all round.
  • replaced the big long rubber that runs from the bottom of wind screen up over the roof to the top of the boot.
  • car has been tracked and had its geometry done.
  • rolled all 4 arches.

  • original parcel shelf,
  • gear lever gaiter is original,
  • have some original manuals to go with it,
  • wind up windows all round,
  • colour coded wing mirrors with original glass,
  • grey carpet,
  • black A,B,C pillars,
  • cream un ripped roof lining,
  • i converted front door card pockets to fit new 200 odd watt FLI door speakers,
  • upgraded dash speakers to brand new units,
  • no radio,
  • new FLI 6x9 speakers on a hidden MDF board fitted to underside of parcel shelf,
  • upgraded rear speakers to new 200 odd watt speakers,
  • aerial works fine,
  • as far as i'm aware the car hasn't been in a accident apart from my side swipe accident,
  • i do have 2 new hand break cables which will go with the car, if i can find them,
  • i also have the original rear seat belts to go with the car.
  • i don't have the original front seats any more.
  • spare front door card pockets to go with car.
  • mk3 golf steering wheel to be fitted as chain steering wheel is coming off as not for sale.
  • rear brake drums have been off cleaned and checked the had a lick of paint.
  • genuine vw metal door handle inserts instead of the plastic faded ones.
  • I've also made and carpeted a MDF boot floor as they don't come with a floor board really so boot space now looks bigger, better and level.
  • fitted genuine rear suspension turrets with carpet (inside boot) to tidy it up and look better as normally just bare scratched metal.

i do have a bunch of receipts for the new parts fitted, i wont have every single receipt.

in 2011, from its old owner, it had - 

a exhaust rubber hanger,
valve cover gasket,
oil filter,
air filter, 
wheel cylinder,
break shoe set,
2 more wheel cylinders,
engine oil,
as all the above had been mot advisory's  
i do have receipts for the above bits.

there is also sub and amp wires running through the car ready to fit in a system if you like.

the car is currently sat on some 15 inch vauxhall steel wheels with 2 good hankook tyres and 2 good bridgestone tyres, the steel wheels are something like 7 inches wide with a ET of 49 and they fit fine, no problem, they all have 195/45/15 tyres fitted, that are also legal and fine.

i do have a set of 4 porsche teledial alloys (with 2 good slightly stretched tyres) and a set of porsche cookie cutter alloys (no tyres) for sale if any ones interested?
i had the teledial alloys on the car and they looked great!

i also have a set of 14inch banded steel wheels for sale in 4x100, ET is unknown, they haven been banded from 5j to 7.5 and 8 j and all 4 corners have road legal stretched nankang  165 55 or 45 tyres (i can check this)

i also have a 2.0l 16 ABF with ecu and loom for sale aswell if any ones interested? will fit straight in to a mk2 golf

the car is cleaned weekly and very looked after, i dont want to sell it but i have no where to put the car.
all panels are straight and good.

i took the spare wheel out as its now the wrong size for the car but that will go with the car aswell as the tyres in great con and still inflated.

  • tax is £80 for 6 months.
  • it has tax till December ( a deal can be arranged on tax) 
  • mot is up on the 13th june 2014.

  • collection within 4 days please, a non refundable deposit will be needed as soon as the car is won, 
  • cash on collections is fine and so is payment via paypal please
  • any stupid comments or abuse and you'll be reported.
  • any non payers will be reported.
  • any one not communicating will be reported.
  • viewing welcome but from serious and real buyers only.
  • test drives welcome from real serious buyers only.

as you can imagine, i'm running out of things to say about the car now, so if there's any questions about any of the above please ask away, please see my other items, i'm having a massive clear out of all sorts of stuff. thanks.

  • my mobile number's - 07725802475.
thanks again.

***anyone with less than 50 stars please don't bid***

buyer responsible for collection of car. 
sold as seen.
no returns.
no swaps

**anyone with less than 50 starts please DON'T bid**

relisted for the 4th time due to time waster & a banned bidder ?!?


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