This early Mk2 GTI presents in exceptional unrestored and original condition. Clearly treasured by its one and only keeper, almost all of the paintwork is original and still retains a lustful shine with only a handful of small stone chips and minor imperfections. The body and underside are in amazing condition, free from the usual corrosion issues thanks to spending most of its life garaged and having benefited from an additional clear coat wax protection from new. During our pre-sales inspection the mechanics were amazed at the underbody condition, also noting it has never been welded.
Looking closer, all plastic trims and rubber seals are in fine condition and the original swage line decal is still present. The Hella lights are all free from and chips and moisture ingress, and the front grille is without any cracks. Other nice details include the original dealer plates front and rear, dealer tax disc holder, and rear window sticker.
The interior space of the Golf is a real treat, very original and very tidy. The delicate striped cloth seats are in excellent order throughout, still feeling comfortable and supportive with no damage to any of the bolsters. Everything feels tight and fresh within the cabin, the controls work exactly as they should, and the cigarette lighter/ashtray remains unused. The dealer-supplied Panasonic cassette radio is in place along with the original Pioneer speakers. Other items such as the gear knob, steering wheel, and handbrake all retain a nice matte texture. Within the boot area, the parcel shelf is still present and compete along with the jack and spare wheel, which are also in excellent original condition.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The Golf has always been in general service throughout its life and has been routinely maintained accordingly. Most recently, upon arrival at 4 Star, it received a health check, full service, cambelt change, and a fresh MOT. The car remains in fine mechanical fettle, ready to be enjoyed by the new owner.
Behind the wheel this particular example is a joy to drive, with everything still feeling tight and precise. The 1.8-litre engine is as zingy and free-revving as its reputation suggests, and the five-speed manual gearbox makes for an engaging and thrilling drive. As with the rest of the vehicle, the engine bay was protected with clear-coat wax from new, which is still evident on the inner-wings and bulkhead, all remaining corrosion-free.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The factory P-Slot alloy wheels are in excellent original condition, still in their first coat of paint with only a few minor imperfections. All the tyres are matching Pirelli; the fronts are nearly new and rears show only minimal wear. The spare P-Slot in the boot is unused with an original sticker still present on the tyre tread.
This Golf GTI was first registered in April 1985; it sold to its first and only owner through the supplying dealer Lonsdale Garages Ltd. Amazingly, having had just one keeper from new this example comes with a large file of paperwork including some very tasty original documents such as the original and complete VAG document pack containing all manuals and booklets, a copy of Autocar from 1986 featuring a ‘10 years of the GTI’ article, a 1985 Golf sales brochure as well as the original sales invoice of £9,006 from Lonsdale Garages – a very nice piece of documentation to still have with the a car of this age.
Within the large History File you’ll find many old tax discs dating back to 1986, various SORN documents as well as almost every MOT certificate present from 1988 onwards, helping to verify the genuine mileage and maintenance history from new. There is also a large stack of invoices dating back to 1986 for service work and replacement parts throughout the years.
Since arriving at 4 Star we have carried out a vehicle inspection, full service, timing belt and tensioner replacement, fitted a new ignition coil, new boot struts, a new fuel pump, and given the car a fresh MOT. The Golf is now ready to be enjoyed by its lucky new owner.
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