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1987 Volkswagen Golf Cabrio GTI

*** Interested parties should note, this vehicle was subject to a CAT D insurance loss in 02/2000 ***


  • Full restoration completed in 2021
  • Only around 2,000 miles driven since restoration
  • Always garaged and dry stored during non-summer months
  • Last two MOTs had no problems or advisories
  • Rebuilt by renowned SuperSpray Bodyshop

The Appeal

Designed by Karmann, the MK1 Golf Cabrio GTI was such a success that it outlasted the hatchbacks by a decade - and nobody could tell you the Golf MK1 was a slouch in sales charts. To this day, it's a remarkably solid package - Giugiaro-penned lines, a practical four-seater cabin and, of course, that revvy 1.8L 110bhp GTi engine all coming together to create a truly brilliant hybrid between hot-hatch and roadster.

This particular 1987 was built in 1987, and in 2021 was treated to a full restoration by the well-regarded SuperSpray Bodyshop. Following this, it's driven a scant 2,000 miles - so still looks in fine order, with a new soft top and reupholstered seats as well as that fresh coat of paint.

Golf Cabrios often come to us well-used, so this beautifully finished car is quite the opportunity!

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1987
  • 7 registered keepers since new
  • Full restoration back in 2021 following a Cat D insurance loss
  • This was damage to the O/S inner & outer front wing 
  • Vehicle was stripped down to a bare shell, treated, and rebuilt from the body shell upwards by SuperSpray
  • SuperSpray has a reputation in the Berkshire area as one of the best body shops
  • Lots of photos available showing the vehicle during its restoration phase
  • In current ownership since 2022
  • Only around 2,000 miles driven since acquisition
  • Car was fully serviced when first acquired
  • Always garaged in current ownership
  • Little historic service history prior to ownership
  • Invoices for new parts and items purchased during the restoration phase are available
  • Only driven in the summer; dry stored during winter, autumn, and spring months
  • Last two MOTs had no advisories
  • No work done on the vehicle since ownership except for general daily maintenance
  • Indicates 115,334 miles which is believed genuine

The Condition

  • Bodywork and underneath as freshly restored
  • Paintwork looks in very good order with little sign of wear
  • Never taken out in the winter months or poor weather conditions since restoration
  • Alloys in good order
  • Brand new soft top fitted and still like new
  • Front seats re-upholstered with original trim
  • New carpets
  • No stains or tears in any of the trim
  • Interior presents well

The Mechanics

  • 1.8L GTI 4-cylinder engine
  • Manual transmission with 5 gears
  • Engine bay in good condition with little wear
  • Vehicle rebuilt to ensure it was as standard to factory as possible
  • Many parts and items replaced during the rebuild
  • The vendor notes that it's fun to drive, really responsive, and handles beautifully
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Golf
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 115,334 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Sonning
  • Location Berkshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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