This second generation Golf GTi continued the huge success of the Volkswagen hot hatch phenomenon that was started with the Mark 1.
The VW Golf was always at the top of the hatchback sales charts and the GTi added great handling and performance to the extremely practical and versatile hatchback format.
This 2 owner, un-molested, and genuine GTi is sure to be a hot item at auction as these iconic early VW Golfs are very much in demand these days from motoring enthusiasts and collectors wishing to own a piece of motoring history.
The Mark 2 golf GTi still looks great today and is a rewarding and fun car to drive with its eager 1.8 Litre engine, a 5 speed manual gearbox and a very responsive and agile chassis.
The History and Paperwork
First registered in 1987
Only 2 owners from new
Current owner for 30 years
Genuine low mileage
Full service history
File of MOT certificates
Current MOT expires 18/05/2023
Handbook and service book
Space saver wheel and jack
Period cloth interior
Original radio 6 CD auto-changer
Driver’s seat very worn with repair required to the bolster fabric
Rubber mats and carpets all good
Light damage to dashboard top covering
Door cards all good
Headlining nice and tight
Rear parcel shelf present
Original condition throughout
Gleaming white paintwork in very good overall condition
Wheels very clean with good tyres
Twin exhaust pipes
Some corrosion evident on the front edge of the metal sunroof with some adjacent bubbling paint
Some bubbling paint evident at the offside windscreen base
Black rubber trim all nice and black
Small ding in the rear hatch under the GTi badge
Wheel arches all look good and clean
Shut lines, lights and all trim and badges are good
Clean and dry hatchback load area
Good service history
5-speed manual gearbox
All electrics reported to function correctly
Regular maintenance and timing belt changes
Little use during recent years
The vendor advises that the car starts and drives very well with no major issues to report or advise
Owned and cherished for the last 30 years this is a nice and genuine example of the king of hot hatches from the 80’s that is ready to engage and enthrall its lucky new owner.
Kept totally original throughout its years, the car’s low mileage and generally good all round condition is also bound to prove to be a good investment with prices for early GTi’s continuing to increase, especially for those rare un-molested and original cars.
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1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 8v
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