Lot 218 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi Convertible

Lot 218 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi Convertible

Lot 218 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi Convertible

Lot Number 218
Registration G38TYT
Chassis Number WVWZZZ15ZKK027827
Engine Number DX138507
Odometer reading 78,740 miles
Result Sold - £2,016

In May 1974, Volkswagen presented the first-generation Golf as a modern front wheel-drive, long-range replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle. Later Golf variations included the Golf GTI 'hot hatch', introduced in June 1976, a diesel-powered version from September 1976, the Jetta notchback saloon  in October 1979 and from the end of 1979 the Golf Cabriolet built by Karmann. September 1983 saw the introduction of the second-generation VW Golf, the Mk. II, that grew slightly in terms of wheelbase, exterior and interior dimensions while retaining, in a more rounded form, the Mk. I's overall look. There was not a Golf Mk. II-based cabriolet model; instead, the Mk. I Cabriolet was continued over the Mk. II's entire production run. Karmann, in Osnabrück, Germany, was until 2009 the largest independent motor vehicle manufacturing company in Germany. For more than a century, they have undertaken various roles, from design to production and assembly of components for various automobile manufacturers including Chrysler, Porsche and the Volkswagen Group.

This iconic, 1980's Volkswagen Golf GTi convertible was registered when new in the United Kingdom in 1989. Finished in red with colour coded bumpers, red soft top and contrasting interior of black seats striped in red, red door cards and carpets, this Volkswagen is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate expiring in April, 2013. These Karmann convertibles are now regarded as up and coming classic car and ideal for Rewind Festivals during the summer.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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