1991 Volkswagen Golf GTi 8v

Lot: 130

Sold for (£): 2,014
Offered for sale is a 1.8L 1991 Volkswagen Golf GTi 8v manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 105 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The classic and timeless Mk2 Golf GTi. This well-cared for example has been busy but has been meticulously maintained. With the current owner having recently spent £4000 on it to keep it in fine order (backed-up with invoices), it is described as being in excellent mechanical condition whilst driving superbly. This actual car was featured in Classic Car Weekly, attracting such comments from road-tester Paul Bussey, as 'while this GTi may have clocked up more than 220,000 miles, you'll never believe it when you sit inside for the first time' and 'this is a well maintained GTi, with evidence to back this up. With some minor exceptions, this is at a high level of serviceability and presentation. The stunningly well-preserved interior has to be seen to be believed.'

Lot Details

Registration: J816 NAV RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1991 Engine size: 1.8L
Make: Volkswagen Odometer reading (miles): 228384
Model: Golf GTi 8v MOT expiry: 2015-06-25
Warranted: No Chassis number: WVWZZZ1GZMW649812

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 105 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The paintwork itself is in good order and has had some recent work done to it to bring it back to the showroom shine. All of the body panels line-up well and are free from dents or serious scratches. The current owner has done a full detailed valet, including removing the interior, and carrying out a clay-bar clean with a HD wax. The car remains free from any corrosion, with all of the plastic trim, including the front and rear bumpers, being in good order with no scuffs or unsightly damage. All of the original factory windows remain, beside the wind-screen which has been replaced, with the VW logo to be found printed in the corners.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


CCW described the interior as 'so well preserved and incredibly clean that it's outstanding'.

The supportive grey cloth seats (with red weave in the centre section) are in excellent condition with none of the usual sagging or bolster wear to be found. The rear seats are also in fine order. There are no cracks or sun damage to be found across the dashboard. The steering wheel, gear-knob and handbrake show minimal signs of wear. The black carpets are clean and tidy throughout with the foot-wells having been protected with original VW over-mats. The head-lining and door-cards are also in superb condition.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Recent work in 2014 includes replacement of all linkages and bushes on the gear selector system.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Recent work in 2014 includes a new cam-belt, alternator, water pump, battery, ball-joints, track-rod ends, plus a full engine and braking system overhaul. Full restoration of the original BBS wheels; all new brakes, brake pipes and backing plates plus new tyres.


Minor: Major:


New battery, fog lights and head-lamps

Vehicle History


For most of its life the car has been regularly serviced at a VW main dealership, with a profusion of entries in the service log book, up to 185,000 in 2003. As part of a thorough history file, there are many of the MOT certificates present, showing the mileage is true to the car. There are also many invoices for work carried out and for replacement parts.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history