Lot 162 - 1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk. I ‘Road/Track Car’
|Odometer reading||73,438 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,792|
- Modified to track specification
- In very good order throughout and superbly presented
- UK registered and road legal
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 Motor 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.
Imported from Germany in 2011 this example is presented in white coachwork and has been tastefully converted for track use but retains all necessary features to be used on the road. In 2016 the Golf was treated to a comprehensive restoration which saw the body stripped back to bare metal and refinished accordingly. Alloy wheels were fitted with good tyres all round and the interior sports a full roll cage, fire equipment and a Cobra race seat with six point harnesse along with an electronic start button and a cut off switch. Powered by a professionally rebuilt engine and supercharger which kicks in at around 3,000 revs, this is without doubt a wonderful example that we are sure will make a great track car for the new owner. Also fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system, a plumbed fire extinguisher, and heavily uprated brakes including new discs and pads. Having never been used on track this car is ready to be enjoyed and is equally at home on the circuit or hill climbs as well as for spirited road use. Presented with the current UK registration document, a new MoT and various sundry invoices, this is without doubt a fantastic opportunity to reminisce about the 80's sports car era. Offered without reserve, we will all be struggling to keep our hands in our pockets come auction time.
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