Synopses & Reviews
Volkswagen's Golf (Rabbit) and Jetta models are popular and enduring cars. Well-known for their robustness and need for minimum maintenance, these vehicles often suffer from neglect by their owners. Restoration expert Lindsay Porter fills you in on VW history and development, tells you what to look for and what to avoid when buying an older model, and how to bring it back to first-class condition. Fully illustrated sequences guide you step-by-step through a mechanical overhaul and show you how to restore bodywork, interior and electrics. Includes soft-top mechanism replacement.
The Volkswagen Golf hatchback, introduced in 1974, is one of the world's endurable cars. In this book, a restoration expert tells the reader what to look for when buying an older car and how to bring it back to first-class condition, ready to put another 100,000 miles on the clock.
About the Author
Lindsay Porter has written more than 50 how-to books and well over 1000 practical articles for magazines on motoring, caravanning and other subjects. His first piece of professional writing was in 1979, for DIY (Do It Yourself) Magazine, explaining how he and wife Shan built and extended their own country cottage - the cottage they still live in today. Even then, their house was designed (by Lindsay) and built to the highest standards of insulation and sustainability.