1981 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI MK.I
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 123
Year : 1981
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : OFL 833X
Chassis No. : 17CW038939
Engine No. : EG335621
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Launched in 1974, the Golf represented a complete break with
Volkswagen tradition yet it would prove as big a sales success as
its Beetle predecessor. In GTi form, the Golf has become one of the
great icons of modern motoring, giving rise to an entirely new
class of sporting saloon - the 'hot hatch' - in the process. First
seen at the Frankfurt Show in September 1975, the GTi came with a
1.6-litre, fuel-injected, 110bhp engine which, in a car weighing a
mere 1,861lbs made for a performance package of a type not seen
since the demise of the Mini Cooper 1275S.

Presented in red coachwork with a contrasting, original, cloth
interior, this one former keeper example is described as being in
immaculate original condition. The current owner has maintained the
car's originality which will surely appeal to any fellow VW
enthusiasts. Over 20 old MoT test certificates along with the
original book pack are included in the history file. Offered with a
comprehensive Volkswagen service history and an MoT test
certificate valid until October 2017, OFL833X has been
kept in a warm garage during its current ownership. This is without
doubt a fantastic opportunity to reminisce about the 80's sports
car era. Offered at no reserve, we will all be struggling to keep
our hands in our pockets come auction time.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170