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    22 171 mi / 35 681 km
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    Alpine White
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Bought by the Only Fools and Horsesstar for his long-term partner, Myfanwy TalogOne of just 138 examples of the limited edition 'All White' SeriesThe car scored a maximum 140/140 at a VW Golf GTIConcours Event some years agoAt the time of consignment, the odometer reading was a shade over22,000 milesIn sparkling condition, patently cherished and almost certainly a best of breedThe VW Golf is surely one of the most iconic hot-hatches' ever conceived. Its popularity has never diminished and a plethora of variants and styles have always been hungrily anticipated and universally enjoyed by the car's cult following all of whom treasure the next instalment from Volkswagen. Whilstmany motorists today appreciate the exhilaration of roof-down wind-in-your-hair' motoring, few are willing to forego saloon-car comfort in order to enjoy it, however,the Golf GTIcabrioletmakes any such sacrifice unnecessary having beendesigned and built by one of the world's most experienced builders of open-touring cars - Karmann of Osnabrck. Lower the hood - a simple matter of releasing two clasps - and you're ready to take advantage of every moment of sunshine which a British Summer can muster.The limited-edition All-White' convertible GTIoffered here today is very special indeed. With anindicatedmileage of just 22,171,at the time of consignment, supported by older MOTs and invoices, this car has been the property of only a handful of owners,most of whom had a connection to Sir David Jason of Only Fools & Horses' fame. David bought the car in May 1988 when it was one year old and registered it to Myfanwy Talog, his long-standing partner before it was transferred to Sidney Law a few months later. Sidney was David's manager at the time. Some nine years laterthe Golf, still showing only nominal mileage, was passed on to John Williams who wasthe Godfather of David's children before it was subsequentlyacquired by ourvendor through our sister company, CCA, a few years ago.John had purchased the car based on its remarkable condition and low mileage and spent a little time on final detailing prior to entering it into aVW GTi Owners Club Concours event. His efforts were rewarded with a win scoring an almost unheard of 140/140,a testament to the resounding quality of this car and the care with which it had been treated. The presentation of the car today is no different. The Alpine White coachwork remains fresh andthe white hood, matching bumpers, door mirrors,front spoiler and diamond-cut white-painted alloysgive this limited edition car realpresence. We understand that the 1780cc transverse, four-cylinder, in-line engine with fuel injection performs faultlessly, and the driving experience is, as you might expect from a low-mileage GTI, reallyrewarding.The car is accompanied by a good history file with old MOTs, invoices, original factory literature and details of ownership. As one of only 138 built, and in show condition with a nominal mileage, this 'All White' is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. When you add to that the connection with one of the UK's most loved actors, it's reasonable to expect that this sparkling little Karmann Cabriolet will continue to offerfuture value growth.This isa fun modern classic with an interesting history and celebrityprovenance and we welcome any inspection.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Nick on 07831 440 158 or [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet - Ex-Sir David Jason OBE