Yeah...what did you decide to do in the end? - keep it & do it up to A1 standard or sell it as it is?.
Tell us?, VW geeks want to know?.
(The following will bore some of you's but i know there's a few MK2 GTI geeks on this forum so they may it interesting)
VW's can be money swallowing pits, i know to my expense when last year i stripped my 1984 MK2 GTI back to a bare shell to repair all the structural rust round about the suspension mounting points, weld in new floors, rear arches (inner and outer) etc...etc. When it came to refit the original rusty parts i had a change of heart and spent a small fortune on a full nut,bolt,washer rebuild of absolutely everything underneath and engine wise with original VW parts, bought a 16v ABT tuned 1900cc 190bhp engine shipped over from germany (damm you german ebay) along with uprated brakes/bilstein shocks/eibach springs and roll bars/quaife diff etc.
It's worth a fraction of what i've spent on it but that wasn't the driving force in the rebuild, for what it's cost me so far including the original purchase of the car i could've bought a very tidy MK4 Golf R32 - I'll never sell it as it can only increase in value unlike a porky, fat R32 and it's a joy to sit inside with the immaculate leather interior with keep fit windows and just go for a drive on twisty roads or the track and blatting about just for the hell of it it is incredibly addictive, it just makes me grin every time i go anywhere and the comments and number of folk who acknowledge me on the road is unreal, even got pulled by a traffic cop a few weeks after finally getting it back on the road, he merely wanted to check it out and asked if he could have a drive sometime as he'd seen it parked up in the town, of course i had to allow him and he didn't hang about for sure... Bwaaaap.....Bwaaaap....Bwaaaapp all the way to the 8000rpm redline in third at well over 100mph on the long A75 Gatehouse bypass before reigning it in and thanking me profusely afterwards, he owned one for years and got misty eyed as he talked about it so it's true - traffic police are car nuts after all.
It makes mincemeat of the MK6 Golf GTI in acceleration and cornering due to power vs weight ratio despite the MK6 having all sorts of electronic trickery/drivers aids, i've got 190bhp at wheels, 156 hp at flywheel and the car weighs 955kg so 163 flywheel hp per ton, the MK6 GTI is 207 bhp at wheels, 179 hp at flywheel and the car weighs 1460kg so 122 flywheel hp per ton. Although, if you get a MK6 chipped then i'm left on the straights but you can't use that speed safely on roads and they light up tyres in the wet so easy.
It's going off the road at some point this winter for a full windows out respray in Daytona Pearl Grey, same as mates RS4 and a few cosmetic blemishes touched up and then hopefully it'll last another 28yrs on the road - if so i'll still be driving it when i'm 68....well......if i'm still alive that is.
Gratuitous showy off pic when it's been washed.