Lot 202 - 1992 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk. I Rivage Convertible
|Odometer reading||76,054 miles|
|Result||Sold - £19,880|
- ‘Rivage’ limited edition
- One of only 470 UK supplied cars
- Many individual features
The VW Golf is surely one of the most iconic ‘hot-hatches' ever conceived. Its popularity has never diminished, and a plethora of variants and styles have always been hungrily anticipated and universally enjoyed by the car's cult following, all of whom treasured the next instalment from Volkswagen, the hot-hatch giant. Whilst many motorists today appreciate the exhilaration of roof-down ‘wind-in-your-hair' motoring, few are willing to forego the comfort of a saloon car in order to enjoy it, however, the Golf GTi Convertible, introduced in 1980, made any such sacrifice unnecessary being designed and built by one of the world's most experienced builders of open-touring cars - Karmann of Osnabrück. With the hood up these little cars were remarkably draught-free; lower the hood and you were ready to take advantage of every moment of sunshine which a British summer could muster. The Golf GTi Rivage was a run-out model of the legendary Mk. I GTi Convertible, enhancing the appeal of the car with metallic blue or green paint, heated Recaro cloth seats, Le Castellet forged alloy wheels, powered mohair hood and a five-speed gearbox. With its sub-10 second 0-60mph time and a top speed of 108mph, the Rivage was clearly no ordinary Golf convertible.
This lovely 1992 Golf GTi Convertible benefits from all the usual Rivage features and appears to have had only three owners from new. The current owner purchased the car two years ago for his private modern classic car collection. Finished in Inca Blue, tan interior with blue Mohair hood, this car is well below the average mileage for its year due to being taken off the road and placed in secure storage from time to time, the last time it was off the road was between 2014 and 2017. In fact, the car has only covered 11,000 miles since 2006. This lovely VW Golf GTi convertible is supplied with a blue V5C registration document, and MoT test certificate which expires in April 2023, the original handbook pack, spare keys and a file containing invoices, SORN certificates and old MoT’s. With the summer on its way what better way to enjoy it than driving a classic Golf convertible with the roof down.
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