Lot 305 - 2002 Volkswagen Golf GTi (20v turbo)
|Odometer reading||58,121 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,560|
- One owner from new
- Factory high-output 180 BHP ‘AUQ’ engine
- Six-Speed manual
Launched in October 1997, the fourth generation Golf was elevated to ‘best-selling car in Europe’ by 2001. The absolute highlight was the 1.8litre petrol engine with twin overhead camshafts, five-valves-per-cylinder technology, turbocharger and intercooler. In conjunction with the six speed manual gearbox (fitted as standard to the rare 180bhp version), this engine delivered the exhilarating performance that the ‘hot-hatch’ generation had come to expect.
Mr. Routley purchased this three door GTI new from Motorpoint for his wife (purchase invoice present) together with a Service Care Programme from a VW Dealership, where the car continued to be serviced until 2014. Paintwork is Black Magic Pearl with contrasting beige (heated front) leather Recaro style upholstery. The car has been diligently maintained and remains in excellent original, unmodified order throughout. The Montreal alloy wheels are immaculate and the original beige carpets, overmats and headlining appear pristine. The car drives tightly and performance is reported as superb. Timing belt kit & water pump was last changed at 52,506 miles, with less than 200 miles since the last major service and there will be a new MoT test certificate prior to the auction. The comprehensive history file backs up the service book and completes a very impressive package for this exciting and relatively scarce top-specification GTI.
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