Volkswagen Golf 1 GTI Special Model 1800 Plus 2nd hand original condition unsealed (1983)
|🇩🇪 56637 Plaidt
Volkswagen is one of the best-known and most successful companies in automotive history. The name of the German manufacturer symbolizes reliability and suitability for everyday use, and two models are of particular importance in the long history of the Group. On the one hand, this is the VW Beetle, which was the first model from Wolfsburg to be produced for over 50 years, and on the other hand, it is the VW Golf, which has become a kind of lifestyle for many people since the 1970s. The term "Generation Golf" became a popular word at the time and has lost nothing of its topicality to this day.
In this auction, a VW Golf 1 GTI 1800 Plus is a special gem of the Volkswagen brand for sale. It is a specimen of the special edition 1800 Plus, which rolled off the production line in Wolfsburg in 1983 and was built for the French market. It is identical in construction to the Pirelli Edition, which was built for the German market. The vehicle was first registered for road traffic in November 1983 and was initially owned for a long time by a lady who drove the Golf only occasionally, later two brothers from France were the owners who cared for it and technically overhauled it. The history of the VW Golf 1 GTI with the VIN WVWZZZ17ZEW090345 is comprehensible on the basis of existing documents and protocols, but has some gaps in places. The vehicle is registered, has matching numbers and is certified for the use of H license plates, as well as the unrestricted driving ability was confirmed during the TÜV inspection in April 2022. The sporty black Golf 1 has remained accident-free for almost 40 years and will be handed over to the new owner with valuation reports of €30,500 and two sets of keys at his disposal. It is worth mentioning that the GTI is unwelded.
The dynamic character of the offered VW Golf 1 GTI 1800 Plus is further underlined by the black paintwork. It is the original "unischwarz" colour from Volkswagen, which is available under colour code L041. The vehicle has only recently been extensively repainted, due to the service life, so that no dents, scratches or corrosion damage can be detected on the original body. Before that, the vehicle was completely in the first coat. A photo documentation of the works is also available.
The black Golf 1 GTI uses the original, eponymous Pirelli alloy wheels for locomotion, on which the matching Pirelli Cinturato tyres are of course mounted. Both components are in very good condition, as are the renewed brakes fully functional. The design of the vehicle has not been changed since delivery, and no defects could be found during the assessment of the dynamic Golf GTI.
The interior of the VW Golf GTI 1800 Plus has been completely preserved in the original and presents itself without major defects in a very good condition. Striking are the seats installed in the vehicle, in whose fabric cover a combination of black and various shades of red was used. For the design of the furniture and the side doors, black artificial leather was otherwise preferably used, which has acquired a pleasant patina over the years. The cockpit looks very well maintained, on the fittings as well as on the rest of the interior almost no signs of use are recognizable. In the vehicle, the standard equipment of the 1800 Plus special edition is available, in addition, a high-quality radio from Blaupunkt provides top entertainment.
The dynamic VW Golf 1 GTI 1800 Plus has been used in varying intensities over the past 40 years and has now covered 132,000 kilometres. This information can be read on the speedometer disc and appears realistic in view of the age. All displays are clean and very clearly recognizable, failure symptoms on the controls and instruments could not be detected.
The 4-cylinder engine achieves an output of 112 hp (82 KW) with a displacement of 1.8 liters and uses a manual 5-speed transmission for power transmission. With an average fuel consumption of 10 litres per 100 kilometres, the VW Golf GTI reaches a top speed of 187 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within 9 seconds. Defects or damage to the engine or technology could not be detected during the last service in spring 2022, as well as the original underbody including the exhaust system in very good condition.
In the recent past, the condition of the vehicle was regularly assessed and immediately reacted to defects or signs of wear. In addition, an elaborate revision of individual components was carried out, so that the car is in a very good state of preservation and further repairs are currently not necessary.
Documents for the expert opinion and the painting and other documents are available. The VW Golf 1 GTI 1800 Plus was delivered only 10,000 times in the early 1980s and is now a real rarity. The vehicle offered in this auction has a particularly dynamic character with its black paintwork and has become a true gem due to the extremely good care and the loving preparation. From the few still available copies, such a good state of preservation is usually not to be expected, so that this beautiful special edition Golf is predestined for lovers of the GTI series who are interested in the preservation of these historic vehicles. Finding such a golf is difficult and is a great way to buy something very special.
As a highlight, there is a Golf in a slightly smaller version of the brand Rewell, which is definitely an eye-catcher for every collector, if you have the larger original next door in the garage.
Why Kickdown? The NDR summed it up well!Verkaufsbedingungen Stand: (19.12.2022)
- Expert report exists
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- Video of the vehicle available
- Main inspection
- Milage trackable
- Matching numbers
- Current service performed
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