Superbly executed finish - stripped and professionally repainted by "Race Plastics"
Recently returned from 2,900-mile charity adventure
Electric roof, rare factory windbreak and high specification
Recent Cam belt service
And now for something completely different…
This is a car that you certainly won’t lose in a car park – built as a tribute to the smaller VW Polo Harlequin by a group of car enthusiasts for a trans-European adventure, this Golf 2.0 Cabriolet started life as a rather posh Avantgarde model, before undergoing a colourful transformation to raise funds for charity.
In September 2022, the Golf ferried a team of intrepid adventurers through seven countries, taking in the Alps, the Nürburgring and finishing off in Prague, before running faultlessly all the way back to Norfolk.
Now home, the multicoloured Golf is ready for a new home, either as a wind-in-the-hair bit of fun for a VW enthusiast, a Harlequins rugby fan or an eye-catching promotional vehicle that recalls the look of the original Polo Harlequin – a car that began life as VW’s annual April Fool, but which backfired when customers started to order them. Pub quiz fact for you right there.
In the meantime, if you want to get noticed whilst topping up your tan, here’s the car for you.
THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK
First registered March 2001
MOT until June 2023 passed with no advisories
Invoice for cambelt kit last summer
Original VW book pack and handbook
Covered 2,900 miles faultlessly for charity event
Upmarket red and black sport seats
Mk 4 Golf dash with smart blue backlighting
Very clean and smart condition
Four electric windows
Electric folding roof
Excellent carpets and door cards
Modelled on original Harlequin colour scheme
Painted professionally by Race Plastics, a motorsport paintwork company
No corrosion or body damage – it’s in amazingly good condition for a 22-year-old Golf, with no paint flaws, dents or missing trim
All alloy wheels individually painted with contrasting wheel nuts
New Toyo Proxes tyres fitted for road trip event
Chrome exhaust tips
Correctly re-registered as multi-coloured with DVLA
Sponsor stickers professionally applied and then removed after charity run
Five-speed manual transmission
Starts and drives without fault – as proven by massive road trip
Substantial work carried out ahead of the event: new cambelt, water pump, vacuum pipes, brake discs and pads
Major service carried out in September 2022
If you want something instantly noticeable to use for events and car shows, to promote your business or to express your colourful personality, then you’ve just found it. A modern classic with great all-round usability and visibility to match.
But that’s only part of the story, for while the Golf’s vibrant nature is no doubt the major talking point, what’s beneath it is a car that’s mechanically well-sorted, having just had everything it might need, plus one that is incredibly sound structurally as well.
Not a car for shrinking violets at all, but a very bright and cheery way of welcoming in the long-overdue spring…
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