Lot 271 - 1987 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk II 16V
|Sold - £32,828
- Only 38200 miles from new
- Extensive factory options list
- Good service history
The second generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Mk.1 Golf, was launched in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1983, with sales beginning in its homeland and most other left-hand drive markets soon after. It debuted in March 1984 on the right-hand drive British market. It was Volkswagen's highest volume seller from 1983 and ended in (German) production in late 1992, to be replaced by the Golf Mk.3. The Mk.2 was larger than the Mk.1; its wheelbase grew slightly by 3.0 in, as did exterior dimensions length 7.1 in, width 2.2 in, height 0.2 in. Weight was up accordingly by about 260 lbs. Exterior design, developed in-house by VW design director Schäfer and kept the general lines of its Giugiaro-designed predecessor, but was slightly more rounded. The Mk.2 was supplied with a wider range of engine options, including a GTD turbodiesel using the 1.6 ‘umwelt’ (ECO) diesel engine, a DOHC 1781cc 16-valve version of the straight-four GTI as well as the tried and tested 1781cc 8v GTI, All told, about 6.3 million second-generation Golfs were built.
This lovely Mk. 2 Golf GTI V16 has only covered 38,200 miles from new. The first owner was a man who was employed as a quality engineer for Bentley Motors, he cherished the car so much that he had a fall out VW due to their “low standards,” so he serviced the car himself and had a service stamp made in his own name. He was posted to Germany where he was to stay, unexpectedly, for several years. He took the car with him and registered there. He purchased a left-hand drive car with the same specification and used that while he was there. His next posting was to America, so he returned the car to Cheshire, and it was sold to a VW enthusiast. This car sports a host of factory fitted and very extensive options including leather steering wheel, heated driver’s seat, electric mirrors, electric windows, central locking, front fog lights so the lights in the grill could be used as driving lights and a split fold rear seat. In 2016 it won ‘Best of Show’ at the Mk. 2 Owners Club rally at Curborough. Purchased by the current owner in 2019 and placed in his private collection. Finished in Stratos Blau metallic paintwork with stripped grey interior and is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2023 and a file containing Service books and MoT history confirming the low mileage and shows that it has only covered 7,000 miles since 2006.
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