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1985 VW Golf MK1 GTi Convertible // Low Mileage // Show Standard

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Ad Type Wanted
Category Classic Cars
Make Volkswagen
Model Golf
Year 1985
Mileage 66,414 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Staffordshire
Status Trade
Ref C1498799
This is a wanted advert, please only contact if you are selling the listed vehicle/item(s)

Interior & Equipment

The interior of this GTi is in excellent order with the sports seats finished in Black & Grey Stripe along with the matching unmarked cloth and vinyl covered door panels. The seats are in beautiful condition even the driver's side bolsters, perfect. The white headlining is mark free, the original black carpets are very good throughout. The original fascia and trim sections are perfect, all controls working as they should. The soft touch dash is unmarked and crack free, and the legendary golf ball gear-nob present. Fitted with a Blaupunkt Augsburg SQR 29 radio cassette. This interior represents everything you would expect from such a cherished example... Lovely.


Finished in original factory Schwartz Black, the paintwork has a deep uniform shine throughout. The new mohair convertible hood looks superb and is unmarked. The framework is excellent and effortlessly operates manually to fold away neatly under the rear black factory tonneau. Originality is key with this lovely GTi even the original option code sticker and factory inspection stamp remain in the boot area, the bumpers, wheel arch trims, rubber and chrome side mouldings and all other body trim sections are excellent and scuff free. As you can see from the pictures the panel fit is as it left the factory, original factory stamped glass, lights and original decals are perfect. It’s evident that the car has been protected from an early age with a Ziebart type clear coat in all internal and potential water trap areas.

Standard Equipment

Front Sports Seats With Height Adjustment, Multifunctional Digital Computer, Alloy Wheels

Additional Equipment

VW Factory Black Tonneau, Premium Blaupunkt Sound System.

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes

This Golf GTi is fitted with newly refurbished flawless original Tarantula alloy wheels with original VW centre caps. Dressed with excellent quality premium 185/ 70 R13 tyres all round, the original space saver spare wheel is as new.

Brakes are excellent all round having a strong peddle feel pulling sharply and true.

Engine & Transmission

The legendary 4 cylinder 1. 8 Bosch Fuel Injected engine producing 112 bhp is smooth and performs strongly giving an excellent and very responsive performance. She starts on the key first time hot or cold and idles perfectly. A top speed of 113 mph and 0-60 in 9 seconds make this a fun car which cannot fail to impress. The 5 speed manual gearbox changes perfectly, the clutch is light and smooth in operation. Great fun to drive. The engine bay is very original and detailed throughout. A full bumper to bumper major service has been carried out including a cambelt change.


This beautiful GTi was first registered on 21st January 1985. The original A5 wallet comes complete with the original instruction manual, handbooks and the original sales brochure. The Golf comes with a comprehensive history file dating back almost 20 years and 19 past MOT certificates, A recent cam-belt change and comprehensive full bumper to bumper service completed Jan 2022 making this GTi want for nothing and ready to enjoy. This is the second time in 5 years we have had the pleasure of owning this iconic MK1 Golf.

A fresh 12 moth MOT will be completed upon sale and of course this GTi is HPi clear with certificate included.

This is an excellent opportunity to own a rare MK1 VW Golf GTi Convertible. With just 7 previous owners this stunning UK supplied Golf has been cherished from new and presents itself accordingly as a much loved example.

What's there not to like with brilliant parts availability, owners club support and mechanical simplicity offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the new owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.

These Mk1 Golfs are incredible investments with prices increasing rapidly year on year.

Further information plus 97 HR images and a HD walk around video can be found on our website - Please click the link in the heading above or give us a call.

More Details

The GTI was unveiled to the general public and motoring press at the September 1975 Frankfurt Motor Show, the car however wasn't available to buy until June 1976 due to the engineers insistence that the new GTI should satisfy the same levels of quality and reliability that every production VW adhered to, a commitment that almost certainly led to the longevity of the GTI when compared to its peers such as the XR3, Astra GTE and Peugeot 205 GTI.

The convertible was built entirely at Karmann's facility in Osnabruck, with VW supplying the interiors and running gear to be bolted to the in-house manufactured body. Engines were offered in pretty much every format that the hard top Golf had received (1100-1800cc, both carb. and injected) with the exception of the diesel. Karmann confirmed 388, 522 Cabrios being produced between 1979 and 1991.

We will consider any part exchange with funds either way no matter what it is. We have buyers in all fields of expertise so we would consider modern cars, campervans, luxury watches, motorhomes, motorcycles and of course any classic or sports car so just give us a call or drop us an email.
We can deliver any vehicle throughout the UK and Europe using our own covered transport or using one of our vehicle logistic partners, please ask for details.

Low Rate Finance and Warranty can be arranged.



Please get in touch if you’re thinking of selling your classic, sports & prestigious car or motorcycle from any era. We provide a simple hassle free service, we will travel country wide and visit you at a time to suit yourself, make an immediate decision, securely transfer the funds and take the vehicle away on the same day.

Why not give us a try? We will consider whole collections too.

All collections and deliveries can be completely contact-free.


Based in the heart of Staffordshire in a small village near Cannock Chase we are a family run business that provide a simple but satisfying experience of buying a hand-picked piece of motoring history. Our passion for all Classic Vehicles is second to none. We select only the very best vehicles then present them ready for you to just enjoy.

We are completely hands-on with very high standards sourcing the very best and most desirable makes and models. We clean and detail each and every vehicle, as we're a bit OCD and love enjoying them at every opportunity.

All our vehicles come with lengthy MOT's or for Historic Taxation vehicles a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection so it's ready for you to just enjoy.

Integrity and passion are the cornerstones of our business in creating a truly exceptional customer experience. Whether you are new to the world of classic vehicles or an existing collector, every aspect of our business is geared towards your satisfaction and giving unbiased advice on your chosen investment.

Please feel free to give us a call about any of our vehicles. All viewings are by appointment only at a time to suit yourself, we are available 7 days a week.

For your convenience - Our local Railway Station is Stafford we will gladly collect and return customers who wish to view any of our vehicles, we can arrange Airport collections too - please ask for details.

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