The man spent 7 years and 140 thousand dollars to restore the old Volkswagen

The man spent 7 years and 140 thousand dollars to restore the old Volkswagen

February 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In total, the owner spent 12 thousand hours on repairs

The 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI owner, Derek Spratt, spent 12,000 hours and $ 140,000 on rebuilding his first car.

Spratt acquired his Golf at the age of 21 when he was still in college. The very next year, he went by car on a trip to San Francisco with his wife, and then completely and irrevocably fell in love with him.

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In 2011, when the owner was 50 years old, he decided to pay tribute to his first car – the man found exactly the same Golf, which was released on the same day as his car, and bought it for restoration.

He spent seven years on all repairs, or rather, 12 thousand hours. Spratt restored or replaced with modern almost every detail of the car, starting from small interior elements and ending with the transmission.

So, Golf got heated seats, electric windows and a digital dashboard, like the Golf of the eighth generation. In the engine compartment is a more powerful 220-horsepower unit, which replaced the native 90-horsepower engine.

After the repair was completed, the man rode along the highway with his senior son, and then suddenly decided to sell the car. True, he did this on one condition – the couple who bought the Golf allows Spratt to sometimes visit him and even go on the road or take him home for minor repairs.

However, this 50-year-old man does not want to stop and is already preparing for the next project: he wants to electrify the classic 1961 Volkswagen Beetle.