Lot 216 - 1990 Volkswagen Golf Custom Restomod

Lot 216 - 1990 Volkswagen Golf Custom Restomod

Lot 216 - 1990 Volkswagen Golf Custom Restomod

Lot Number 216
Registration G598 WJO
Chassis Number WVWZZZ1GZLW546992
Engine Number EZ847399
Result Sold - £15,500
  • Subject to a stunning £40,000 ‘nut and bolt’ restoration
  • Fully rebuilt by JTech Auto
  • 240bhp 20V Turbo engine
  • Quaife limited slip Diff

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. The GTi became one of the great icons of modern motoring, giving rise to an entirely new class of sporting saloon - the 'hot hatch' - in the process. The second generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Mk. I Golf, was launched in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1983. 

This one-off custom-built Mk. II Golf started life as a cherished Mk. II Gold Driver when our vendor purchased in 2016. A Volkswagen fan and having always wanted the original GTi the initial project was to make a fast road show car with a budget which swiftly doubled when he installed the help of renowned specialists JTech. Presented in stunning unmarked white paintwork with the inside painted in dove grey to match the engine bay, money has been no object in this restoration and subsequent customisation. The restoration was indeed ‘nut and bolt’ and must be seen to be appreciated but the list of modifications thereafter reads as a list of the finest upgrades. The engine was swapped for a 1.8 litre 240bhp 20V Turbo engine with an IX03 Turbo all fully rebuild by JTexh coupled to a Fabia RS gearbox and Quaife limited slip Diff. Further engine modifications include forced air induction and a Mocal oil cooler, all topped off with a full custom exhaust system. Sitting on Compomotive IMOS alloy wheels with KONi Coilovers all fully polybushed, the car was then treated to a full under body Waxoil treatment and a full custom roll cage. There are many more items and therefore viewing is highly recommended. The car has never been on a track and been a real show pony but recently serviced and treated to an MoT test certificate valid until April 2024 with unsurprisingly no advisories.

This is a fabulous opportunity to relive your youth but also purchase one of the best engineered custom cars we have seen at a fraction of the cost to build and restore, just wait for Vicki Butler-Henderson to get her hands on it during auction week!

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