*Update now sold*
Fancy a Golf GTI but don’t want to wedge £30,000 on a new one? Good news- you’ve come to right place because I’m selling my GTI. Albiet it isn’t a new one, so the asking price a little less.
“Often imitated but rarely bettered, the Mk2 Golf GTI still remains the longest lasting and best handling car in its class.” Top Gear
“The Mk2 GTI Golf- ask any expert they will tell you its one of the all-time greats.” Fifth Gear
So, up for sale is my 1985 GTI, possibly one of the earliest Mk2 GTIs still on the road. This car is in daily use without ever letting me down and has even been driven across Europe last year without missing a beat. Admittedly the above quotes are not about my car, but it gives you a picture that these cars are loved (by the press at least.)
It is in reasonable original condition, but this won’t be winning any competitions at Volkswagen shows- those kind of cars are selling for 3x the price (like this one.) But it does have a tow-bar in case you need to take the speedboat to the coast for the weekend (I don’t have one of those.)
Lots of photos below. Leave a comment if you want to view it- which I would encourage. Or call, tweet etc etc, thanks. £1,650.
1985 Volkswagen Golf MkII GTi 3-door
Chassis Number: WVWZZZ192FW608151
Registration: B876 YFB
First Registered: 13/05/1985
Last Service: 148,352
MOT Expiry: July 2013
Tax Expiry: August 2013
- Pirelli P-Slot wheels (caps are missing though)
- Steel sliding sunroof
- Electric windows
- Passenger side exterior mirror
- Green tinted glass
- Earlier type 19 car
- Rainbow interior in good condition with no tears, rips etc.
- Fitted with an up-rated high-compression MK3 Golf 2.0l engine.
- 4-month MOT and just under 6-months tax.
- Good clutch and brakes.
- Original glass with etchings.
- Fully serviced in Dec 2012 (oil, filters, spark plugs changed etc)
- Good tyres with plenty of tread left.
- Steel security plates around the door locks.
- Drives very well and has been totally reliable.
- Recent paperwork/bills.
On the downsides, this is a 28 year old car and some of the bodywork reflects that. There isn’t a body panel on the car that doesn’t have a small bump or scratch or some rust, but these can be fixed pretty easily. The bonnet could do with a re-spray and the heater stopped working last month. The boot doesn’t lock and the rear wiper has stopped working too (I’m told this is common and easily fixable.)
Plus the electric windows are a bit slow and could do with a hand time-to-time, and the headlining is sagging a little bit at the back.