Monday, January 9, 2012
GTI caught in a Webb
We're honored to introduce you to Webb's MkII Volkswagen GTI. Webb's MkII is just one of those cars you see at many meets and shows that always have spectators drooling. He's been a Volkswagen enthusiast since he picked up his 1990 Jetta in 1994 at the age of 18. He's owned about 11 Volkswagens since then and has always supported the Socal Euro scene as a member of German Exclusiv.
This whole story starts of with a SRT4. Yes a Dodge. The SRT4 was won at a driving school which at first he couldn't believe he had won. After he picked up the Dodge, he decided to sell it and that allowed him to pick up the GTI. Webb picked up the stock red MkII in 2003 and has been working on it since then.
Lots of time, work and money was required in order to achieve the clean look. When I asked Webb what was the favorite part of his car was he responded with "Driver side wiper delete." This small thing was his favorite part of his ride showing how much attention to detail he has. He even pointed out how he had to redo the plastic fender flares, which I thought looked good.
So much work has been done to the GTI that we have organized it in a list near the end of the post. Some of our favorite things about his ride are the custom roll cage, beautiful BBS E50 wheels, VR6 swap and the crispy Sport Classic Grey paint from a Porsche 997.
Webb is nearly done with the project and only has a few things left to do such as repainting the engine bay and fixing his Corba racing seats. Once done, he hopes to work on his next project, a Mk2 Scirocco. We can't wait to see what he does with the rocco and hopefully feature it on here!
Webb has created a clean, shaved, GTI powered by a 12v Vr6 that we hope to continue to see at the various car meets/shows of southern California.Thanks for letting us shoot your car and for buying us breakfast!
Photos by Manuel Ayala and words by Edgar Lamas
Body: Sport Classic Grey 2011 Porsche 997 Shaved Items: Front Bumper turn signal, fog light holes, license plate recess, Hood vents, side markers, driver side wiper & roof antenna, Rear hatch wiper, squirt nozzle, rear key hole, rear bumper exhaust cut out and tow door, rear dip lines deleted, ABD Racing grill spoiler, Aero lower grill piece & Badgeless grill, 1986 golf rear hatch no 3rd brake light, Jetta windshield (no rearview mirror tab)
Auto Meter Gauges Pro Comp Series
5" Speedo, 5" Tach, 3/8" Water temp, Oil pressure, Fuel & Volt, Corba Monaco racing seats, Momo steering wheel, Custom 6pt cage welded in, 5pt crow racing harness
Engine, Trans, Exhaust:
95 Vr6 swap, Techtonics chip, Magnaflow exhaust, 2.75"mandrel bent custom exhaust, 3" stainless steel turn down, Unorthodox pulleys
FK Silverline coilovers, Neuspeed rear sway bar, Custom rear tie bar, 16" BBS E50 wheels 9" front and 10" rear 5x130-5x100, Falken Tires Ziex F 912 205/40 front & Falken 452 215/40 rear
Suspension swap from 4 lug to 5 lug bolt, stock front VW G60 calipers painted BBS gold, Rear disc conversion from drums, ABD Racing cross drilled rotors front and rear, ABD racing steel braided brake lines
Sont Xplode head unit, 2) 6x9 Sony Xplode, 800 watt Sony Amp, 2) 2" tweeters, 2) 51/2 Sony