US Spec Mk.1 Golf
Ten years later Denise returned and used it to go get the groceries once a week. “It was a bit stressful getting it here and it emptied my bank account more than I expected, but without Erik’s help this would not have been do-able at all.”
After £1200 shipping, 30% duty and the cost of the car, it arrived at the docks with a miniscule 12,261 miles on the clock and was pretty much as you see now. The square lamped Westmoreland (a VW factory in Pennsylvania) front end, chunky 5mph chrome bumpers with overriders and the wing mounted side repeaters were all in the house. Will’s the first to admit that it needed a freshen up.
A healthy dose of slamming thanks to some FK Konigsport height- and damping-adjustable coilovers, which benefit from Koni inserts, and some increasingly hard-to-find 7×15 Ronal Racing magnesium three-piece split rims soon followed, once Will had them welded and re-drilled from a Jap fitment to a VW-friendly 4×100 PCD. New-old stock parts like the rubbing strips, arch spats and even interior drinks trays have been sourced from his new-found stateside contacts. Will also had a bit of trouble sourcing and swapping the headlights for MoT purposes.