Chassis N°: WVWZZZ17ZCW638827
• Very rare and unique in France
• Full restoration
• GTI version
A true driveable legend, the GTI version of the Golf Series 1 has truly shaken up the order established when it was first released in 1976. In the same year, a convertible version was designed but did not see the light of day in this form because it lacked a roll bar. At that time, the United States represented a very buoyant market in the European compact car segment. Obsessed with car safety, America imposed on VW the installation of a roll bar to protect passengers in the event of a rollover. In 1979 the Golf convertible as we know it today was finally released in the catalogue. For its part, a small German manufacturer, called Bieber, proposed conversions of cars into cabriolet or open-top cars. This one ignores the American standards imposed on the Golf and offers a convertible version without roll bar in its catalogue. A few dozen of them will be sold, mainly in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The copy presented here is a very rare GTI version transformed by Bieber in 1982. It would be currently the only one in circulation in France. The current owner will buy the Golf in 2015 at the Portuguese classic car show Aveiro. The car is very tired and needs restoration, but his new owner must save it, whatever the means involved! This one belonged to a Portuguese man living in France for part of the year for holidays. Shortly after purchase, the body is stripped bare and will be completely restored. The mechanics will also receive special treatment in a specialised workshop in Portugal. The engine will be equipped with Wossner forged pistons slightly increasing the performance of the Golf. The gearbox is completely reconditioned as well as the running gear. The upholstery is new and features the famous checkered patterns of the Golf GTI series 1. The soft top will be redone from A to Z by a specialised craftsman. The test will reveal a very well built and rigid car, with a strong and powerful engine. Now offered for sale after a fully documented complete restoration, this car is aimed at collectors eager for originality.
Aguttes – Auction House in Paris
The Autumn Sale 2020 / 13th of December