Lot 154 - 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTi
|Odometer reading||98,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,440|
- An up and coming classic
- Checked through and new MoT test certificate
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 Show in September 1975, the GTi came with a 1.6 litre, fuel-injected, 110bhp engine which, in a car weighing a mere 846 kilos (1,861lbs) resulted in a performance package of a type not seen since the demise of the Mini Cooper 1275 S. Increasing competition from rival manufacturers prompted the introduction of a 1.8 litre GTi in 1982, and although maximum power increased only slightly to 114bhp there was a considerable improvement in mid-range acceleration.
This is one of the last Volkswagen Golf Mk. I’s supplied and was registered on 3rd February 1983. Purchased by the current owner in 2020 and after going through the car mechanically, they have found they had very little opportunity to use it due to the pandemic and the car has been in storage over the last year. Finished in black with grey cloth interior, this Golf GTi is supplied with a V5C registration document and a MoT test certificate which expires in May 2024. The Golf GTi. Today, it is highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts, who appreciate its unique design and performance capabilities.
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