Lot 272 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk. 2 8v
|Odometer reading||84,778 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £27,000|
- Immaculate condition
- Authentic example
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, and height 0.2 in. Weight was up accordingly by about 260 lbs. Exterior design, developed in-house by VW design director Schäfer, 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 immaculate three-door Golf was registered in January 1989 and presents extremely well in black with a contrasting grey interior. The interior of this iconic car is in tremendous condition showing very little signs of wear. Even the underneath of this enthusiast owned car is in good order and is a testament to the care taken in its restoration. This is an authentic example of one of the most popular cars of the eighties. Given that the value of similar models has seen a recent rise and considering the stunning condition of this GTi it is both reasonably estimated and deserves strong consideration. Offered to auction with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until May 2023.
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