1991 Volkswagen Golf Mk2 GTI VR6


  • Smart GTI with VR6 conversion
  • Lowered on FK coilovers
  • G60 front arches
  • Freshly serviced with new MOT


The VW Golf GTI MK2 is one of the all-time hot hatch icons, with a huge following across the world. 

It’s also one of the most modified cars of its era, such is the scope and breadth of the Volkswagen scene, with a huge market for both standard and well-modified examples of the car.

This one is far from standard – apart from the visual differences – the lower ride height and Golf G60 arches being the obvious giveaways, under the bonnet the original 16v engine has been ditched in favour of VW’s beefy 2.9-litre V6 “VR6” engine, as found in the Corrado and Mk3 Golf.

But this is no hotch-potch thrown-together project – it’s a beautifully executed and properly engineered car presented in fabulous overall condition.

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  • New MOT on sale
  • Full service July 2022
  • Large file of history and paperwork
  • Engine rebuild 3,000 miles ago
  • Originally a GTI 16v
  • Engine change declared on V5C
  • Clifford concept 500 alarm with tracker (transferrable)


  • Black leather with white piping
  • Momo sports steering wheel
  • Excellent carpets and headlining
  • Sony Bluetooth head unit with upgraded JBL speakers all round and subwoofer

The interior of the Golf was subject to a full retrim several years ago, before the vendor acquired it. 

It features black leather with white piping which is still in good overall order, but does now have a few small blemishes and marks. The door cards are trimmed to match the seats and it comes with a sports Momo steering wheel. 

It is fitted with a Sony Bluetooth head unit with upgraded JBL speakers all round including a subwoofer.

It’s spotlessly clean, with good carpets and excellent headlining.

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  • Full respray three years ago in original colour
  • BBS 15 inch alloys with wider rears tyres 
  • G60 arches
  • Sunroof with no leaks

The vendor acquired the car around four years ago and after the first year of ownership, he elected to have it fully resprayed in its original black. 

It looks terrific and is still in outstanding condition.

It sits on red 15-inch BBS lattice alloy wheels, wider at the rear than the front, with good tyres all-round. 

To give it greater presence, it also has wide G60 front arches and additional VR6 badges, yet the appearance is still stealthy and subtle. It’s a great-looking car presented in excellent condition.

There is no visible damage and the vendor reports that it is excellent underneath.

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  • 2,861 cc V6
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Emerald standalone ECU 
  • Forged Maxspeed rods

The engine conversion was carried out in January of 2021, at which stage the 2.9-litre VR6 unit was completely rebuilt before it was reinstalled in the car. 

It features an Emerald ECU and forged Maxspeed rods, which will allow you to take the power beyond the initial 190bhp should you so desire. A new clutch was also installed at the time of the rebuild. 

It features lowered suspension riding on FK coilovers, but not so much as to drop it to a level where speed humps are an issue.

The vendor says that it is a very quick and rewarding car to drive and is a proper installation, with no corners having been cut. 

It is sold in good running order and with no known faults or running issues. 


There are modified Golfs and there are properly modified Golfs – this one is the latter.

 A correctly built, beautifully presented and well-engineered take on the classic Mk2 GTI, in superb condition inside and out and with the potential to take it even further if you wanted to go for big power. 

As it stands, it’s a lively and extremely smart example that will already turn a lot of heads.   

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Golf Mk2 GTI VR6
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 134,800 Miles
  • Engine size 2861
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
30 bids
  • jo•••• £11,500 09/10/22
  • al•••• £11,250 09/10/22
  • jo•••• £11,000 09/10/22
  • Me•••• £10,750 09/10/22
  • jo•••• £10,500 09/10/22
  • al•••• £10,250 09/10/22
  • jo•••• £10,000 09/10/22
  • Me•••• £9,800 09/10/22
  • al•••• £9,700 09/10/22
  • Ge•••• £9,500 09/10/22

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