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500bhp of turbo’d VR6 Volkswagen Golf Mk2 4Motion into a subtly re-worked

Cramming 500hp of turbo’d VR6 and 4Motion into a subtly re-worked Mk2 shell, Tim Dunn’s Golf might look like it’s picking the best of the Volkswagen parts bin – but it’s heavily inspired by something a little further afield.

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770kg seam-welded 1980 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 with 206hp 16v motor

In the relentless pursuit of power-to-weight saving, Frank Wolkers set out his goal to build a sub-700kg Mk1 track car. Here’s how he did it.

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21-window 1964 Volkswagen Bus T1 Samba to take his family on holidays to Cornwall

Dean Bunclark bought a ’1964 21-window Samba to take his family on holidays to Cornwall. He’s still making that journey, and in the same Split Bus, it’s just a little more enjoyable now.

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Right-hand drive 3.2 swapped American-spec Volkswagen Golf Mk2 V6

Some people search high and low for their next project cars, while others, like Daniel Herrera, manage to find them far closer to home.

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DAZA-swapped Dutch 950bhp Volkswagen Golf R Mk7.5 with the ultimate spec!

What if the engineers behind the Mk7 Golf R had really been allowed to let their hair down? Güray Yildiz might’ve just found the answer with his surprisingly refined, 950bhp ‘Golf RS-R’…

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Stunning Blackberry 2016 Volkswagen Multivan T6

There are so many converters out there that it’s almost impossible to choose one to build your dream van. For Anthony Craft, owner of this stunning Blackberry T6, that wasn’t a problem. He cut out the middleman and built it himself...

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410bhp Mk7.5 Volkswagen Golf R Estate

Regular readers will be familiar with Neil Montgomery. His three-door caged and ICE’d Mk5 GTI is every inch the show car and took the cover slot for our September 2020 issue. For this build, he’s gone sensible. Sort of…

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DTM-inspired Volkswagen Polo Mk4 with 241hp of 1.9 TDI-swapped performance on tap

Faced with a wrecked project car and no quick fix, Dawid Szejn channelled half a lifetime of motorsport influences into his daily driver – a DTM-inspired Volkswagen Polo Mk4 with 241hp of 1.9 TDI-swapped performance on tap.

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1.8T 20v AGU engined 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco Mk2

The Volkswagen Mk1 Scirocco may have been prettier and the Corrado sleeker, but a handful of people still held the Mk2 ’Rocco in high regard. Our editor is one of them, and Dennis Geluck — owner of this cracker — is another!

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3.2 BJS 24v VR6 engined 1992 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk3

While VW really seems to have got its act together these days with its new-wave hot hatches, there are some — like Melis Julevic — who believe you still can’t beat the old-skool way. We tend to agree…

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315hp home-built Volkswagen Golf Mk3 Euro-tourer

After a string of bad luck with cheap Mk3s, Luke Cartwright pulled out all the stops with the third in the line-up – a 315hp home-built Euro-tourer, built to be driven but with a finish to rival the best in the scene.

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260bhp 1.8-litre KR 16v engined 1982 Volkswagen Golf Mk1

When we first featured this iconic Mk1 Golf way back in 1999, it was like nothing we’d ever seen before. Almost a quarter of a century later, amazingly, the car still remains the GOAT. Here’s why…

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Baja Bug lowrider - Volkswagen Beetle

What do you get if you cross a Baja Bug with a lowrider? Neil Hansford may well have the answer…

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330bhp 1.8-litre BAM engined 1991 Volkswagen Golf Mk2

Taking a blow torch and paint stripper to your mint, corrosion-free shell sounds pretty mental to most people, but when Simon Andrzejewski set out to build his perfect VW show car, it somehow made perfect sense…

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174bhp 1978 Volkswagen Golf VR6 2.8 Mk1

When the owner of high-end trimmers, Carsdream set out to build his vision of the perfect Mk1, we expected it to be the stuff of dreams. It didn’t disappoint…

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