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8 minutes ago, Eddy Gordo said:

What info are you looking for. I am very rusty as I havent owned another golf since then many many years ago. 

any info on the gtc, was this really a factory made convertible, why would VW sa make a convertible like this which is very different to the normal mk1 convertible found in sa and around the world, how many were made, as there is a small plaque in the engine bay saying 'sa design 83/0429' i heard this is reference to the numbers produced but im not sure? what was the price? which engine did it come out with

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As far as I know the GT, GTC, GTS are original to South Africa. I might be mistaken. Thats as far as my knowledge goes on the history. My Mk1 was a GTc/s or Gls. It was a 1500 engine. So also a bit different to the std 1400 and 1600's. Parts were a nightmare to find as well.

Your plaque 83/0429 - I believe 429 would have been made and you have the 83 one off the line

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thanks for the help, its interesting as i understand SA didnt get the 2 door gti, thats why the 2 door gt was sold. then VW for some reason decided to make a convertible version of this car which completely unique to SA, compared to the normal mk1 convertible it has a different B pillar design, different roof and most unique of all big lights at the back instead of the small mk1 lights found on all mk1 convertibles. the B pillar has a badge that says GTC by ronde which iv been told is the factory/shop that did the conversion for VW but i cannot find any info to confirm this  

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On 6/18/2021 at 11:16 AM, ahmedbadat said:

thanks for the help, its interesting as i understand SA didnt get the 2 door gti, thats why the 2 door gt was sold. then VW for some reason decided to make a convertible version of this car which completely unique to SA, compared to the normal mk1 convertible it has a different B pillar design, different roof and most unique of all big lights at the back instead of the small mk1 lights found on all mk1 convertibles. the B pillar has a badge that says GTC by ronde which iv been told is the factory/shop that did the conversion for VW but i cannot find any info to confirm this  

I am confused now. A friend of mine had original mk1 gti 2 door with factory sunroof. Not glass, but metal. Def was the gti too, correct trim spec, mags etc

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23 hours ago, Eddy Gordo said:

I am confused now. A friend of mine had original mk1 gti 2 door with factory sunroof. Not glass, but metal. Def was the gti too, correct trim spec, mags etc

i read this on one of the VW forums, i could be wrong.

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18 hours ago, gummibear said:

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I always loved the corolla, then toyota went all soft and made them a lot less boy racer and a lot more granny/grandpa. But the latest one is back to their old MO and it looks awesome. I have never actually seen one of these ones in real life, think they must be very scarce here in RSA.

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10 minutes ago, Eddy Gordo said:

There is a 4 door datsungx for sale. Looks like it is in an ok condition. Its driving etc. I am so contemplated to buy it, but dunno if I want to go so deep into a restore.

It is a lifetime job. Even once it's restored, you are constantly working on it. I have a CAPRI and I spent many hours working on it and it's worth it when you do get to drive it. It has been parked for a few years due to having kids but as soon as time becomes available again I will carry on with it.

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