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Hi Everyone 

just thought I’d say hello.. I’ve picked up an accident damaged Lupo GTI today on a 52 plate. with only 1 owner from new having covered 63k miles  (you might have seen it advertised on eBay) 
As you can see it needs various front end parts which I’ve managed to mostly source (even the headlight!) however I could do with a O/S wing if anyone has one let me know! 
Comes with the original documentation, service books and maunuals from new, it even has all 3 keys (1 plastic) so, once repaired it should be a nice appreciating modern classic.. 

Thanks for reading!

simon 

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I saw it.

I've seen undamaged ones go cheaper.

You'd have been better buying a modified shitbox and putting back to standard.

Less stigma.

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Once fixed up, that'll be a nice little motor... I reckon the bit that will give you the most hassle will be the headlight washer! Most of the other bits are basic mechanical swaps. And a bit of bodywork on the left rear corner. What's the inside like?

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Shame this was damaged in the first place as seems a nice example. It appeared overpriced to me on eBay, did you manage to negotiate a reasonable deal? 

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Not many left sub 65k one owner all the keys and standard,a good starting point.Keep us posted with your progress,what’s your plans when fixed?

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Did any airbags go off?

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Quite a lot of work to be done on that little car. should do a YouTube video documenting the build.

best of luck with it.

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On 5/15/2020 at 7:14 PM, Rich said:

I saw it.

I've seen undamaged ones go cheaper.

You'd have been better buying a modified shitbox and putting back to standard.

Less stigma.

Thanks for the advice Rich, this will be in concours condition once finished. 

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On 5/15/2020 at 7:39 PM, mk2 said:

Once fixed up, that'll be a nice little motor... I reckon the bit that will give you the most hassle will be the headlight washer! Most of the other bits are basic mechanical swaps. And a bit of bodywork on the left rear corner. What's the inside like?

Ha yes you’re no wrong but I think I found some in Lithuania.. inside is Original and mint, just needs a valet. I’ll post some pictures once it’s fixed. 

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On 5/16/2020 at 11:39 AM, mickster said:

Shame this was damaged in the first place as seems a nice example. It appeared overpriced to me on eBay, did you manage to negotiate a reasonable deal? 

Hi thanks, it’s a nice example given that it’s completely original and unmolested. 
I managed to get a few quid off it yes but I’m sure the GTI’s will only appreciate in value over time. 

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On 5/17/2020 at 10:59 AM, Y2ACP said:

Not many left sub 65k one owner all the keys and standard,a good starting point.Keep us posted with your progress,what’s your plans when fixed?

Hi thanks, that’s why I bought it I guess, As it will be still around on 10 years time given it’s pre-accident condition. I don’t think it’s ever been driven hard in the last 18 years. My plans are to keep it as standard as possible and unmolested, perhaps a suspension kit and a decent exhaust kit! 

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On 5/17/2020 at 1:35 PM, mk2 said:

Did any airbags go off?

Hi, no airbag damage. Strangely enough it would appear the sensors may have been removed at some point. 

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On 5/17/2020 at 5:53 PM, matthewrspca said:

Quite a lot of work to be done on that little car. should do a YouTube video documenting the build.

best of luck with it.

Thanks, apologies no YouTube video but it would have been a good shout. 
There was quite a bit of work involved for sure as the entire front end was damaged including chassis leg plates, front panel, re-enforcer etc etc. Nearly there though!

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Quick update, 

lupo is nearly fixed. Strategically positioned camera angle here as I’m still waiting for the O/S wing to arrive from Poland.
Other than that grill to fit then off to Bodyshop for a respray 

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On 5/15/2020 at 6:52 PM, LUPO_3L said:

Hi Everyone 

just thought I’d say hello.. I’ve picked up an accident damaged Lupo GTI today on a 52 plate. with only 1 owner from new having covered 63k miles  (you might have seen it advertised on eBay) 
As you can see it needs various front end parts which I’ve managed to mostly source (even the headlight!) however I could do with a O/S wing if anyone has one let me know! 
Comes with the original documentation, service books and maunuals from new, it even has all 3 keys (1 plastic) so, once repaired it should be a nice appreciating modern classic.. 

Thanks for reading!

simon 

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Good on you I was going to go for this too lol I think I’ve seen a wing advertised I’ll have a scan 

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I've got a GTi slam lying in my scrap pile if you need anything?

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