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1.8T 20v AGU-engined 330bhp 1983 Volkswagen Golf Driver Mk1

By day Jake Nelson works on military vehicles. It makes sense that his Berg-kitted 330bhp 1.8T powered Mk1 looks as hard as nails. You’d be brave to wage war against this one…

1.8 20v turbo VF22 1976 Volkswagen Golf N Mk1

Serial Mk1 modifier, Stuart Shellard is back with a bang for his sixth PVW feature. With 1.8T power, Harris trim, air and those gorgeous E30 splits, he’s got the ingredients right once again but haven’t we seen this car somewhere before?

281bhp 1.8 20v turbo BAM engined 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1

When Youtube star, Dan Chambers, realised his recently purchased Mk1 Golf GTI Campaign wasn’t going to be the quick fix he had hoped for, he embarked on a full nut and bolt restoration with a 20v turbo twist!

1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 with Optional VDO gauges

Here at PVW Towers, we are frequently asked what it takes to make a feature car. There are no hard and fast rules to this. This Gorgeous Mk1 GTI with a select few period mods is proof that sometimes less is more…

Timeless bagged 180bhp 1.8T 20v AMK S3 engined Volkswagen Golf Mk1

When accomplished fabricator and sprayer, Dan Sycamore of Sycworx fame turned his attention to his own Golf, we knew it would be special but this is next level. It just bagged ‘Best Mk1’ at Edition 38. Praise indeed…

300bhp 1.8 20v AWP engined Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Mk1

Small cabriolets often get tarnished with the same, lame image, but Brandon Quail’s Berg-Cup kitted 300bhp 1.8T example is far from your regular rag top!

1977 Volkswagen Golf GTi Cabriolet Mk1

The Mk1 Golf Cabriolet can often be had for far smaller sums than the regular hatch, especially when it comes to the GTI. But does it make for a great summer classic, or a floppy-topped folly?

Euro-look Series 1 Volkswagen Golf MK1 runs Polo 1.4 16v

After a brain injury left him in a coma, Mick Matthew’s stunning Mk1 Golf project was nearly his last. Luckily, he’s now back to full health and plans on enjoying his latest and greatest build to the full...

Chris Smith’s stunning Berg Cup inspired 300bhp 1.8-turbo 1982 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1

Trimmer by day, road racer by night… Chris Smith’s 300bhp Mk1 Golf is far from subtle, but then we don’t think it was ever meant to be.

Editor's comment
This month we decided a track day theme would work well, especially given more of you guys are deciding to - sensibly - hit the circuit with your tuned cars, rather than tempting fate on the public highway. And we’ve got a real interesting mix of machines for you, too, including a 300bhp Berg Cup-inspired Mk1 Golf
Tuned 2.0-litre engined 1975 Volkswagen Golf Mk1

When a water-cooled VW goes down a storm at the hot rod school of excellence that is the SEMA show, you know it’s going to be a winner. Aaron Stehly has hit the jackpot with this one...

Rebuilt 1.8T BAM 20v engined 225bhp 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1

Whilst the owner of this stunning Mk1 makes a living out of new technology, he clearly gets his kicks from a more traditional source. Log on and compute the vibe with us…

Euro look 1979 Volkswagen Golf VR6 2.8 Mk1

We all love a pizza night here at PVW and when Domino’s manager/part-owner, Stephen McClintock contacted us about his mouth-watering Mk1, we just knew we had to have a slice…

300hp big-turbo 1.8T John Nguyen’s Volkswagen Golf Cabrio Mk1

With a big-turbo 1.8T, John Nguyen’s nutand-bolt resto Cabby is a daily-driveable family mover with a wild side.

2.0 ABF engined with Yamaha R1 Bike Carbs 1983 Volkswagen Golf Mk1

The Mk1 Driver is a rare beast these days. Perhaps even more elusive is being able to pin down a gas engineer in these cold climes. We strike gold this month, though, and find both. Hopefully, we’ll be let off the call-out charge…

VR6-Swapped more-door 1983 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Could this be the ultimate 190bhp Mk1 sleeper?

When the chance arose to feature Retro Barn Motor Co’s five-door, six-cylinder, 1983, 190bhp Mk1 Golf, we didn’t need to be asked twice…

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