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Lot 218: Volkswagen Golf GTi Convertible

Cars & Motorcycles, Historics at Brooklands (26 May 2012)

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 VW 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 iconic, 1980's Volkswagen Golf GTi convertible was registered when new in the United Kingdom in 1989. Finished in red with colour coded bumpers, red soft top and contrasting interior of black seats striped in red, red door cards and carpets, this Volkswagen is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate expiring in April, 2013. These Karmann convertibles are now regarded as up and coming classic car and ideal for Rewind Festivals during the summer.

Lot Details
Auction Cars & Motorcycles
Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands
TypeCar
Lot Number218
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2016
Year1989
Condition rating
Registration numberG38TYT
Mileage-
Chassis numberWVWZZZ15ZKK027827
Engine numberDX138507
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors