In the 1980s, the Polo Mk2 GT G40 was the dream of many young Volkswagen fans, Frank Hamm included. Even today Hamm's eyes light up when he lists the key technical data. No wonder, after all the combination of characters ‘G40' has always been a synonym for driving pleasure. Hit the throttle and the little coupé charges forward – accompanied by the characteristic ‘howling' of the mechanically driven G-Lader supercharger, which helps the 1.3-litre engine attain its 85 kW/115 h.p.
It's a sound that never quite leaves a Volkswagen fan like Hamm – and so he went in search of it. He found his happiness on the other side of the German-Dutch border: in a black G40, dismantled into individual parts by the previous owner.
A real stroke of luck, as it turned out, because the car hadn't been tinkered with and was maintained surprisingly well. The body was perfectly protected against corrosion by means of cathodic dip coating (CDC), a complex coating process for vehicle preservation. Subsequently, Hamm's car was put back together piece by piece over a year and a half – the result: practically perfect! The G40 fan even has this in writing now. His car was appraised by expert opinion to be in condition 1. In everyday language, this means: ‘Better than new!'
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