Lot 313 - 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk.I Campaign
|Odometer reading||90,800 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,952|
Launched in 1974, the Golf represented a complete break with Volkswagen tradition yet it would prove as big a sales success as its Beetle predecessor. In GTi form the Golf has become one of the great icons of modern motoring, giving rise to an entirely new class of sporting saloon - the 'hot hatch' - in the process. First seen at the Frankfurt Show in September 1975, the GTi came with a 1.6-litre, fuel-injected, 110bhp engine which, in a car weighing a mere 1,861lbs made for a performance package of a type not seen since the demise of the Mini Cooper 1275S. Increasing competition from rival manufacturers prompted the introduction of a 1.8-litre GTi in 1982, and although maximum power increased only slightly to 114bhp there was a considerable improvement in mid-range acceleration.
This Golf 1.8 litre GTi Campaign has had four owners from new, the vendor purchasing it from the third owner in 2008. In excellent condition throughout this Golf has been fully maintained by all its owners and is complete with the original dealer plates and tax disc holder. Finished in silver with black and grey cloth interior this Golf GTi Campaign is supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate which expires in April 2015 and a large history file which confirms the mileage of 91,000 miles from new. The Golf GTi is the iconic 1980's 'hot hatch' which had no rivals regarding power and handling at that time. This car is in excellent condition and represents an opportunity to purchase an up and coming classic.
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