WHY I LOVE MY GOLF MKIII

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - CHRIS SC­HOLES

‘My car’s a late model from 1997. I’ve owned it for about four years, now. I’d al­ways cov­eted the VR6 be­cause my brother had one when I was younger and I re­ally liked the noise it made.

‘I bought mine pri­vately but it was suf­fer­ing from a whole va­ri­ety of prob­lems. There were is­sues with the power steer­ing and sus­pen­sion, the ABS didn’t work and ev­ery wheel had bolts miss­ing! I wasn’t very pleased as you can imag­ine but I’ve spent plenty of money on it since to get it to where I want it.

‘I’ve made some mod­i­fi­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Porsche seats and wheels and the front end from a VW Vento. I’ve also up­rated the sus­pen­sion with Eibach anti-roll bars at both ends but the engine is stan­dard – there’s plenty of power and the sound and per­for­mance al­ways sur­prises other driv­ers.

‘I don’t use it as much as I’d like at the mo­ment but it’s def­i­nitely a keeper.’

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