Why dont you sell the plate on?I had it from 3 years old to 6 years old.
Bought from VW Warrington by a guy waiting on his R32 to arrive, Pete owned it from a few months old to 3 years. I had it till 6 when Ollie bought it, he sold it on to a chap who's name escapes me and used to keep in touch to tell me he was looking after it, and I assume you got it off him?
It had in my time:
Koni FSDs and Eibachs
H&R rear ARB
All boost hoses replaced & EGR delete
The wheels done in the custom chrome powdercoat
Genuine US Anni red badges and rabbit.
Lots of misc. bits and bobs.
Oddly enough, I found my photocopies of all the history file t'other day and thought I'd not see it around for a while.
Never missed a beat, nothing ever broke - in short a brilliant car that I still miss. I even still have the plate on retention.
Look after it.