NO RESERVE - 1999 Volkswagen Golf V5


  • Low mileage, just 24,000 from new
  • Two owners from new
  • A very interesting engine layout

The Appeal

‘V’ shape engines always come with an even number of cylinders, right? Well, in the case of the VW Golf V5, that isn’t true. Produced in the early 2000s, it was the result of Volkswagen’s desire to create an engine sitting in between the powerful VR6 and more sedate inline-four. Pumping out around 150hp, that
mission was most certainly a success. An oddity in the motoring industry, this particular Golf V5 has been very well maintained having spent its
entire life in the hands of a single family. Since it first hit the road in 1999, it has covered less than 24,000 miles leaving it in excellent condition both inside and out. The so-called VR5 engine with its soft character should make for an excellent daily driving experience.

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History and Paperwork

  • First registered June 1999
  • Bought from new by vendor’s mother
  • With current owner since 2021
  • 2 owners from new
  • Full, main dealer service history
  • Many invoices from maintenance work
  • Low miles – 24,000
  • Long MOT – until June 2023

The Interior

  • Seemingly unused grey fabric seats
  • Carpets and door cards in very good shape
  • Including sunroof 
  • Automatic Tiptronic gearbox
  • Electric windows
  • Original toolkit and spare wheel in boot
  • Boot in immaculate condition
  • Everything reportedly functions without issue
  • Headlining very secure
  • Slight marking on some plastic pieces

The Exterior

  • Simple yet effective silver paint
  • Paintwork presents very well
  • Wheels all in very good shape
  • Plenty of tread on tyres according to the owner
  • Appealing Golf styling
  • A few scuff marks – offside rear corner and nearside front corner and door mirror
  • Very clean underneath bar a few spots of surface corrosion

The Mechanics 

  • Rare 10-valve 2.3 V5 VR5 engine
  • Tiptronic automatic transmission
  • Lovely sound from the engine according to the vendor
  • Very well maintained – main dealer service history, low mileage
  • Good looking, clean engine bay
  • The car reportedly runs and drives as it should


Traditionally, the Golf 4 may not be the most enthusing models to come from the German brand, though with the VR5 engine hidden under the bonnet, it surely provides a talking point for those in the know. This car has been preserved incredibly well throughout its 23 years thanks to the care and attention of a single family. As such, there’s no reason for this car not to be ready for many miles to come, proudly showing off what happens when you cut a cylinder off the infamous VR6 power plant.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Golf V5
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 24,000 Miles
  • Engine size 2298
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
49 bids
  • Re•••• £4,800 14/10/22
  • se•••• £4,700 14/10/22
  • Re•••• £4,600 14/10/22
  • Re•••• £4,500 14/10/22
  • Gl•••• £4,400 14/10/22
  • ga•••• £4,300 14/10/22
  • Gl•••• £4,200 14/10/22
  • ga•••• £4,100 14/10/22
  • Gl•••• £4,000 14/10/22
  • ga•••• £3,900 14/10/22

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