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Wanted: Big Bumper GTI

Hi,

I'm after a big bumper GTI 8 or 16v. Ideally it would have MOT and be in useable condition with just enough project type tasks needed for me to tinker through.

Message me with anything you think might be of interest. I'd don't care about mileage - 250k would not put me off if the rest of it checked out for example.

Cheers
Matt
I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

Re: Wanted: Big Bumper GTI

Reply #1
Got one, hopefully it will arrive on Wednesday.

That is a relief to get my hands on one again. Luckily it has MOT too so I can really bond it with unlike my old which firmly in the project category.

I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v


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Reply #3
It's an oak green big bumper 16v... it arrives tomorrow.... MOT'd.

Will have to sell a few things now to get back straight.
I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

Re: Wanted: Big Bumper GTI

Reply #4
Well, it's Wednesday, where are those pics??

 :D
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary

Mk2 BBM R32
Mk2 Red 8v

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Reply #5
Here it is - picked up from seller and will be with me in a few hours.

It does look special on those alloys but I am afraid I will be looking to go back to something a little more stock looking and will sell them. I overspent a little on the car so they will help get me straight again. I did not think I'd be able to get my hands on a big bumper 16v so am really happy I've got one.



I'll be selling my 16v Corrado but will be keeping my mk3 16v for now as it is not in a salable state...




I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

Re: Wanted: Big Bumper GTI

Reply #6
Health to enjoy... looks like you got a good one!

(After white of course) Oak green's up there with the best colours for a MK2, was it the millionth Golf that first came in that colour?

Do remember that the first one I ever saw was when they were only just available and fell in behind one in traffic in Belfast... aimlessly followed it about for 20 minutes just to ogle it. 

Re: Wanted: Big Bumper GTI

Reply #7
Thanks! Hope do but I don't mind tinkering and will restore it as best as I can a bit like my Corrado. As you can see I prefer a OEM + sort of look with modest lowering, smaller wheels. I don't mind engine work - corrado has 263 cams and I believe that mk2 has an ABF bottom end.

I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

Re: Wanted: Big Bumper GTI

Reply #8
That does look really smart.
I'd swap the wheels between the corrado and the golf.
The corrado will be more appealing/worth more and the golf will look great!
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary

Mk2 BBM R32
Mk2 Red 8v

Re: Wanted: Big Bumper GTI

Reply #9
I think they are the wrong stud patters - corrado is 5x100 but could go adapters. I don't like big wheels on small cars though - the they the r a  r er 16in versions of the original speedlines. I managed to get one of the last sets in the speedline Italy factory from an American order back in the day.

The golf is temporarily going on some Borbet Cs I have in the shed but will be looking for some BBS RAs probably. Such a classic look in my eyes the mk2 big bumber with RAs.
I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

 

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Reply #10
Ahh, I glanced at the corrado and thought it was a 4 stud.
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary

Mk2 BBM R32
Mk2 Red 8v