Lot 228 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk. I Cabriolet

Lot 228 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk. I Cabriolet

Lot 228 - 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk. I Cabriolet

Lot Number 228
Registration G191 BRU
Chassis Number WVWZZZ15ZKK029377
Engine Number DX138999
Odometer reading 175,000 miles
Result Sold - £5,600
  • Many new parts fitted recently
  • Reliable and in good condition

In May 1974, Volkswagen presented the first-generation Golf as a modern front-wheel drive, long-range replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle. Later Golf variations included the Golf GTI 'hot hatch' introduced in June 1976, a diesel powered version from September 1976, the Jetta notchback saloon in October 1979 and from the end of 1979 the Golf cabriolet built by Karmann. September 1983 saw the introduction of the second-generation Volkswagen Golf, the Mk. II, that grew slightly in terms of wheelbase, exterior and interior dimensions while retaining, in a more rounded form, the Mk. I's overall look. There was not a Golf Mk. II based cabriolet model, instead, the Mk. I cabriolet was continued over the Mk. II's entire production run. Karmann, in Osnabrück, Germany, was until 2009 the largest independent motor vehicle manufacturing company in Germany. For more than a century, they have undertaken various roles, from design to production and assembly of components for various automobile manufacturers including Chrysler, Porsche and the Volkswagen Group.

This Volkswagen was originally registered on 28th September 1989. In 2015 it was registered with HPI as a category D insurance loss, bear in mind the low capital value of the car at the time, it is unlikely to have been anything significant, however it does appear to have been repaired to a good standard. The vendor purchased the car for his daughter and has had the car serviced annually by a marque specialist.
In 2021 the cambelt was changed, with new shock absorbers also fitted along with four new tyres. This is a great car to experience open top motoring at low expense. These cars are incredibly reliable and robust; this example comes with a V5C registration document, a history folder and a current MoT valid until 22nd August 2024. Offered for sale without reserve. Consigned by Stewart Banks.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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