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Offline Jester

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My Polo G40 KCK
« on: May 25, 2012, 09:25:08 am »
Hi, not been a member on here long, mainly clubpolo and edition38, but i've owned quite a few polo coupe's, genesis and breadvan's.

Anyway i had been on the look out for a nice genuine G40 for a while when this one came up on pistonhead's, some of you might recognize it due to it's number plate and i believe the chap before me went to a few shows, the car isn't standard engine wise, interior has had a couple changes too, It's not my daily car and has and will be sat in the garage most of the time.

Since owning it I've only added/changed couple things, put original amber indicators, side repeaters and rear lights on with German spec one, changed plates to non GB striped ones, chrome door handle inserts, returned it to the badged front grill, installed oil catch tank, boost gauge (will sort insert probably) and generally cleaned up the bay etc. but it's been well looked after.

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 11:18:07 am »
Welcome, that looks nice and tidy. Good to see someone has used a decent bore of pipe for the breather too.

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 11:59:20 am »
Yea quite a beast of a pipe, it was about twice that length. overall happy, but i'm not keen on the exhaust system on it, backbox fell off the other day and it's hung as high up as possible.

wondered about replacing the back part with this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160468429214?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 ?
I'd rather have a standard looking single pipe one.

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 05:46:26 pm »
Another clean G with just a little bit of artistic interpretation; very smart. Looking to re-cover my seats too, haven't sourced tartan leather yet though.

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 06:49:13 pm »
Lovely example that - I recognise the reg from somewhere...

Offline Andy

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 08:08:41 pm »
Very nice!

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 10:22:17 pm »
Thanks for the nice comments everyone  :).

Alex - I've read your full build thread, love your car it's awesome and a brilliant colour.

I`m really happy with the interior re-trim, usually not a fan of leather. The chap who had it done had G40 embossed into the seats too, it's a bit more bold in person;

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2012, 11:27:34 pm »
Thanks - always nice to hear some love for it, it's not really up on the latest fashions (no stretch, not slammed, narrow wheels) :)

That looks like an expensive job on the interior (I saw my fair share of cheap ones at Max - they're usually baggy, wrinkled affairs)

Offline SuperMario

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2012, 03:07:48 pm »
Loving this G!  Not entirely my taste, but very nice example !  Engine bay looks pretty rad aswell!

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 07:06:04 pm »
Who used to own this, number plate is bugging me... lovely car  :)

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 09:23:04 am »
Not too sure i should put his full name but his first name was Anthony, lives in Lancashire, really nice chap.

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 04:17:08 pm »
Can't put a name to face, recognise the plate though. Who did the re-trim?

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 05:48:02 pm »
Nice, I've got a soft spot for red 'uns.

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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 08:04:49 pm »
Took the G40 out for a nice cruise today, never fails to make me smile.


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Re: My Polo G40 - thought i'd share.
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2012, 10:32:03 am »
Hope my red un will look as good as that one day lol.

Its sat well too. I`d be interested to know what size wheels, Tyres and suspension you have on her.

Fred.