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1984 VW Rabbit GTI

“Pro Hare”

1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
Owner/Builder: Connor Hofford, Lampeter, PA

Paint: VW Royal Red, Honda gray trim paint, Rich Wright painted the accent pieces.

Engine/Drivetrain: LS iron block 6.0 bottom end with an LS3 top end 500-600hp to the crank, Muncie four-speed, narrowed Ford 9”, BBS RS, 15×4” wide front, 15×10” rear.

Highlights: One piece front end, Euro front with round headlights, Euro bumpers, stretched rockers to hide the frame, Euro taillights, welded seams, original fuel fill is now the master power switch, fuel fill behind the rear license plate, Geoff Wood exterior, Racepack IQ3 display mounted on custom rollcage, hand-made aluminum trans tunnel, interior by Brad at Lucky Seven Rod Shop, Mk7 plaid headliner, inertia-based turn signal switches, Kamei shift knob. Dad went away on business trip, went at it with a Sawzall and never looked back. 3.5 year build.