Lot 113 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||18,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,288|
- Rare automatic example
- Factory original condition
- Just 18,000 miles from new
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 Volkswagen 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 stunning little 1.6 litre cabriolet is offered in complete original factory specification with an automatic gearbox and a mere 18,000 miles from new. Owned previously by a long term lady owner, the GTI aerodynamic body styling is complete with 15 inch polished alloy wheels, sports seats and ABS braking system. It boasts the factory original interior described as unmarked and without wear to the bolsters. This is an Owner's Club member car with genuine history and stamps within its Volkswagen history file and service booklet, it is offered with original factory soft top in great condition and original tonneau cover and rear glass window. A recent oil and filter change is coupled to a new MoT certificate valid until August 2019. In such original condition and with a genuine 18,000 miles from new this is a very desirable Volkswagen. It is sure to attract enthusiasts and collectors but could equally be the perfect Chelsea runabout, an ultra urban chic example with an automatic gearbox.
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