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:: Samantha Prosser's Mk1 Golf G60 ::

This MK1 may well be familiar to those of you who frequent the strip at  GTi International on a regular basis. Frankly, it's always one to keep an eye on -  with a power to weight ratio of just under 300 brake/ton, it's no surprise that Sam's the kind of girl that would empty the washer bottle to shave off those last few milliseconds.

This car appealed to us the moment we saw it! with its combination of old-skool styling and Porsche scaring 0-60 times,  this was definitely one of our favourite MK1s at this year's international . . .

:: Tech Spec ::


Full bare metal re-spray in Marinogelb (that's yellow in English!!) , arches extended using rear repair arch panels, and edges 'rolled' to stop large holes appearing on outer edge of tyres. Debadged/locked/wipered tailgate. Rear panel changed to early 'small light version' and 70's chrome bumpers fitted.


7x15 ATS Cups, fully polished to shiny chrome finish (by JP Polishing Canvey Island Essex) fitted with 195 45 Yoko A520's.


Porsche carpet, leather seats from Scirocco Storm, Willans harnesses, rear seat removed, early Golf 'single pod' dash, aluminium golf-ball gear knob, leather gear gaitor, self made padded door cards with chrome door pulls and window winders, rear arches boxed and carpeted.

Engine and transmission:

G60 lump from Golf Rallye with gas flowed and ported head, small pulley, remapped Jabbasport chip, Jabbasport chargecooler, Jabbasport rebuilt supercharger, Autotek cam. 5 speed gearbox from MkII 16v. Sachs heavy duty racing clutch. Power output approx 220bhp / 0-60 5.3 secs / curb weight 750kg.


Master cylinder and servo conversion (from Mk11 16v Golf), 285mm Black Diamond discs, Pagid fast road pads, steel braided hoses.


Bilstein shocks, Eibach progressive rate springs, Weitec lower front strut brace, Eibach front and rear anti-roll bars, Volksport adjustable rear strut brace with diagonals, T.A.S top mounts.

Time Spent:

4 years and counting, project began Sept 1998 with a £750 rusty Mars red 1600 GTi - cost so far... £15,000.

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