1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Started on May 28 by pointofdeparture

Ride Rating

5

A 1989 VW Cabriolet purchased for $210, run and wrecked on the 2008 BABE Rally. It was bought with a smashed passenger window, 3 inches of ice in the floorpan and the belongings of a homeless guy, and it didn't even run. After a starter, fuel pump wiring, blocking off the emissions, and other tricks, it ran. A Neuspeed front lower tie bar, Helios Blue BBS RA wheels with Yokohama S-Drive tires, Bosch Rallye 100W fog lamps, and VW Corrado seats were added. Then it was painted and stickered. After an astoundingly fun first three days on the rally that included three brisk runs of Deal's Gap/Tail of the Dragon, the car was wrecked in Alabama by a Honda Civic attempting to catch a yellow (though my teammate should have seen him coming; I was driving another car at the time). It was fixed into a drivable condition, limped to New Orleans, then home. Parts will be removed and it'll probably be replaced by a Renault.

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