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Custom Mk1 VW Golf Cabriolet

This interesting conversion popped up up in my Facebook feed recently and really piqued my interests.

The ad on Gumtree states that this vehcile started life as a 1977 Mk1 Golf, making it predate the Karmann factory produced Cabriolet by about 2 years (though it is unknown when the conversion took place). Seeing as it's a '77 model year it would probably have been an imported car, not from the VW Australia factory which ceased production in '76.

A brass plaque on the car states that it was "Designed and Converted by Boomerang Convertible Cars", a company which I cannot seem to find any information about on the internet at all.

An interesting design alteration is the addition of rectangular headlights which appear to be from a Holden WB Ute. WBs were produced from 1980 - 84 which may give more indication of when the conversion was done, but it is not known if the new lights appeared before or after the roof dissappeared. To add a little more chronological confusion, the decals on the side appear to be very early 90s.

The current owner is based South Australia and is selling the car for $1,100 AUD. The ad claims it needs a lot of work, but was running a year ago. If you're looking for a Mk1 project with some history and originality this could be the car for you!

As of writing on the 15 Sept. 2022 the car is still for sale: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/st-peters/cars-vans-utes/1977-volkswagen-mk1-golf/1300929435

VW Mk1 Golf Custom Convertible

February 2023 Update

I am happy to report the car has found a new home and is undergoing restoration.



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