Lot 123 - 1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk.I

Lot 123 - 1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk.I

Lot 123 - 1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk.I

Lot Number 123
Registration OFL 833X
Chassis Number 17CW038939
Engine Number EG335621
Odometer reading 131,000 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £7,280

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.

Presented in red coachwork with a contrasting, original, cloth interior, this one former keeper example is described as being in immaculate original condition. The current owner has maintained the car's originality which will surely appeal to any fellow VW enthusiasts. Over 20 old MoT test certificates along with the original book pack are included in the history file. Offered with a comprehensive Volkswagen service history and an MoT test certificate valid until October 2017, OFL833X has been kept in a warm garage during its current ownership. This is without doubt a fantastic opportunity to reminisce about the 80's sports car era. Offered at no reserve, we will all be struggling to keep our hands in our pockets come auction time.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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