1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 8v


  • Original condition
  • Genuine mileage
  • Good service history

The Appeal

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.

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The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1987
  • Only 2 owners from new
  • Current owner for 30 years
  • Genuine low mileage
  • Full service history
  • V5c present
  • File of MOT certificates
  • 2 Keys
  • Current MOT expires 18/05/2023
  • Handbook and service book
  • Space saver wheel and jack

The Interior

  • Period cloth interior
  • Sunroof
  • 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
  • Additional amplifier
  • Original condition throughout

The Exterior

  • 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  

The Mechanics

  • Good service history
  • 1800cc 
  • 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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1988
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Golf GTI Mk2 8v
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 73,520 Miles
  • Engine size 1781
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town New Southgate
  • Location Bedfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
14 bids from 5 bidders
  • sl•••• £8,600 02/12/22
  • Re•••• £8,500 02/12/22
  • sl•••• £8,499 02/12/22
  • sl•••• £8,400 02/12/22
  • Re•••• £8,300 02/12/22
  • sl•••• £8,200 02/12/22
  • Re•••• £8,100 02/12/22
  • Re•••• £8,000 01/12/22
  • Re•••• £7,700 01/12/22
  • Re•••• £6,100 01/12/22

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