One of the most recognizable volkswagen’s to the enthusiast is usually the MK2. With classic body lines, numerous motor swap possibilities, and looking good on a ton of wheels, no wonder it’s so popular. With my brother trying to restore his own, I’ve been noticing parts are gettting harder and harder to find. I guess that just comes with a car that is so old. Anyways I came across this small bumper MK2 and thought it looked damn good. Not too sure if I would rock all white RS’ but they still do look good.
Got damn it’s perfect!
I apologize for the lack of posts. A death in the family is never fun.
I know this might come across as controversial, but when it comes to this huge movement of stance, tire stretch, and fitment, there is only one car that comes to mind that started it all. I remember seeing this car for the first time at H20 years and my jaw dropped to the floor. It was really hard to understand how a tire could look like that on a wheel. Or that something like that was even possible. It looks like it was ready to fall off! Who knew that car would change the whole game. Now I have followed this scene deeply for years now, and I really can’t remember any car that impacted it as much as this mk2 coupe did. Not only was it a complete show stopper with a shaved bay like no one had over seen before, but a complete restoration, new interior, and details that would take you all day to find. It was YEARS ahead of it’s time. It’s kind of weird how it just fell off the map. Would have loved to see the car again. We’ve been hearing rumors for years that it’s on another rebuild, but we haven’t really seen anything yet. Huge amount of props to the builder for going way outside the box. F**k the hate!
There are just some things that shock the crap out of you with something that comes out of left field. You ever see a car and just can’t stop staring at it? I have to say, I couldn’t believe what I was looking at when I saw this photo. For those wondering, those are BMW M1 centers with custom lips and barrels. How he came up with a spair set of extremely rare wheels is beyond me. HUGE props to the owner for fiting the most outrageous set of wheels on a MK2 ever.
Decided to go back to my roots today. Simple old school Volkswagen’s. There is just something about the beautiful, simple lines of the small bumper mk2. It says a lot when you don’t have to do much to make a car look really good. The example below is basically a stock mk2 with a drop and a rare set of BBS wheels and a clean body. That’s it. And I could honestly stare at it forever. Beautiful.
It seems like year after year, the Superbowl is becoming more like a holiday then a football game. The supermarket was PACKED yesterday. haha. Anyways before I go and enjoy the game, I thought I’d share this video. I’m sure it’s going to be on every facebook page and forum by the end of the week, but it’s for a reason. This MK2 looks seriously good. Great videography, again, from MKippen. It’s really great to hear that such a beautiful car actually gets driven. Props.
It takes a lot of dedication to completely restore a car. It takes even more dedication to restore a car when it’s difficult to find parts in your country. The small bumper MK2 in this video is my favorite build of all time when it comes to second generation golfs. It is really perfect in every aspect. Nothing was overdone, and every single part was replaced, OEM. It’s really great to see people from around the world with the same passions and building incredible cars.
Chip Foose was someone I always looked up to when it came to people who are talented, passionate, and humble about there success. Back even before he became world famous with his TV shows, I always loved his designs, and the flawless cars he would build. The cars that his team would basically build from the ground up to win the Ridler Awards and such, left me speechless. The flawless builds with perfect execution is inspiring. The video below makes me love him even more! A ’85 GTI, out of all the cars he owned and build, was one that left an impact on him. So dope. And on top of that he draws up a GTI that any of us in the dub community would love to own. The guy has talent.
This MK2 to me is the perfect daily driver. Clean, fresh paint, a serious drop, small bumpers, and a simple yet effective set of wheels. After I found this picture I was looking HARD in the MK2 forums for a clean shell. Man, I can stare at this car all day.
Another short video from Simply Clean. Having just came back from a Florida vacation, I was reminded with this video how jealous I am of the, smooth as glass, roads down there. A little MTV cribs style video with a super clean S4 on Rotiforms and an even cleaner MK2 sitting on schmidt wheels. I can not express how much I love the small bumpers on the MK2’s. I would rock this thing all day and night.
Right after posting yesterday’s Rallye, I came across some newer pictures of the brown MK2 below. I just think the brown is gorgeous with the gold BBS’. It’s actually close to a shade I want to paint my rabbit. Anyways this car was, at first, a boosted 16valve on some black S4 wheels. Now I think the car looks 20 times better on the BBS’. You gotta love the small bumper, no fender flair look to the MK2’s. Such a beautiful car in its basically stock exterior form. I couldn’t tell from the current pictures but it looks like its powered by a 1.8t now. The engine bay is a work of art! Anybody notice the shaved fender bolts! That is commitment right there.
Here is the first engine setup.
Here is how it looks now.