Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Mileage 
    42 156 mi / 67 844 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    CW046038
  • Engine number 
    EG335486
  • Lot number 
    403
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Diamond Silver
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Delivered to Mart Road Garage in Minehead and first registered on 01/10/1981Finished in Diamond Silver with original charcoal and silver duo-tone upholsteryRemarkably unmolested with no damage to the door cards or rear parcel shelfJust over 42,000 miles corroborated by the original stamped service bookGoodhistory file including original Owners Manual, old MOTsand service recordsRecently serviced with a fresh cambelt and new MOT. This is a super opportunityNow in its seventh generation, the Golf GTi remains the hot hatchby which all rivalsare judged. The inaugural version was made available to a delighted German public in June 1976 and, whilstit wasn't until July 1979 that right-hand-drivemodelslanded on British shores, a special order of 22 left-hand-drive carswasimported by Volkswagen the year before in order to give already eagerUK enthusiastsa sneaky peek at this new and exciting genre of performance car. The ploy worked perfectly as the car's unique combination of handling, performance, packaging and affordability was an instant hit. Suddenly, there was the perfect solution for the enthusiast who'd forsaken his sports car to transport a young family - the GTi was what you might call a 'cake and eat it' car. Models have a habit of growing over the years and todays Golf is, in fact, larger than the original Golf. Though naturally not as quick as the current offering, the first generation GTi is actually more nimble and immensefun to drive - no wonder then that collectors have long since latched on to these ground-breaking little saloons and tidy Mk 1s are becoming rarer.On offer here we do,indeed, have one of those tidy Mk 1sand, pleasingly, it's in a remarkable, cared for, original condition. It's a UK, right-hand drive car and datesfrom late 1981 making it a 1600 (1588cc). The 1800 GTi, which replaced it the following year, had 110bhp which was only 1.6bhp more than the smaller car but offered a bit more torque, however, it's the original 1600 that has that extra cacht. It's finished in Diamond Silver with a duo-tone interior and is in lovely condition having never been troubled by the addition of speakers or sound systems requiring lumps cut out of the upholstery.It has covered just over 42,000 miles (atoc)corroborated by the original stamped service book, still retains thesupplying dealer number plates and rear window sticker and is supplied with a goodhistory file including the original Owners Manual, old MOTsand service records. It has recently been serviced with a fresh cambelt and a new MOT.Anyone who ever spent some timewhizzing around in a Mk 1 GTiwill remember just how much fun they could beand this smart, low-mileage, well-cared-forexample seems like anunmissable opportunity.