1991 VW Golf

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Mileage 
    77 200 mi / 124 242 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WVWZZZ15ZMK032556
  • Engine number 
    DX149275
  • Lot number 
    201
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

One of only 470UK-supplied, limited editions of the Golf GTi convertible known as the 'Rivage'Available only in metallic blue or green,fitted with a 5-speed gearbox and 'Le Castellet' forged alloysFinished in Inca Blue with a blue cloth interior, fitted with Recaro seatsand apowered Mohair hood77,134 miles supported by the MOT history, the service records and a number of invoicesThe very desirableCherished Number (J4 LOL) is generously included with the carNB. The entireproceeds from this sale, including any Silverstone Auctions fees, aregoing to the South Yorkshire branch of the Motor NeuroneDisease Association.The 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, the hot-hatch giant.Whilst many motorists today appreciate the exhilaration of roof-down wind-in-your-hair' motoring, few are willing to forego the comfort of a saloon car in order to enjoy it, however, the Golf GTi Convertible, introduced in 1980, made any such sacrifice unnecessary being designed and built by one of the world's most experienced builders of open-touring cars - Karmann of Osnabrck. With the hood up these little cars were remarkably draught free, lower the hood and you were ready to take advantage of every moment of sunshine which a British summer could muster.The Golf GTi Rivagewas a run-out model of the legendary Mk1 GTi Convertible, enhancing the appeal of the car with metallic blueor green paint, heatedRecaro cloth seats, Le Castellet forged alloy wheels, powered mohair hood and a five-speed gearbox. With its sub-10 second 0-60mph time and a top speed of 108mph, the Rivagewas clearly no ordinary Golf convertible.Finished in Inca Blue and benefiting from all the usual Rivage features, this lovely example dates from 1991 andwas purchasedfrom its first owner by the wife of ourvendor in1996 and subsequently registered to her husband, our vendor. The car was placed on a SORN in 2018 and is currently in very nice condition with a warranted 77,134 miles indicated. It is suppliedwith all its previous MOT Test Certificates, the service and owners' handbooks and is fitted with aBlaupunkt radio/cassette player and the usual security systems.The very desirable cherished number (J4 LOL) is generously included with the car.Please note that the whole of the saleproceeds, including any Silverstone Auctions fees, from this cararegoing to the South Yorkshire branch of the Motor NeuroneDisease Association.MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION (MNDA)smallMotor Neurone Disease affects around 5,000 people a year in the UK. With MND,messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. The MNDA strives to support all those living with this devastating disease.The South Yorkshire Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association is run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families, and carers.It has been fundraising and raising awareness of MND in and around Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster for over 20 years. The proceeds of its fundraising effort is directed towards a wide range of support activities and equipment purchase and also includes the provision of qualified care visitors, financial support for carers and family, benefits advice, living adaptations and most importantly towards the area of research in an effort to find the cause of MND and ultimately a cure. The Associations motto is A World Without MND