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1990 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTi 16 VALVE 5 DR
Beautiful Original Example
Rare Investment Car
Low 93000 Miles

Once a common place sight on the roads of Europe and today arguably the
most admired and coveted hot hatch of all time. The big bumper 16 valver
remains a car that many aspire to however finding the genuine article
that is not spoiled is a difficult task. The sands of time have ensured
that literally very few examples remain and of those few even fewer will
present correctly. This GTi shows four previous keepers so five in total, the
most recent keeper having it only for one year, the owner before him for
nine years, and three others make up the remaining seventeen years of
stewardship. The temptation to meddle or change anything on the car has
been resisted, and this high degree of orignality was what led the fourth
owner to add it to his retro car collection in 2007.

Chassis - wvwzzz1gzmw100832
Engine No - kr153225
D O R - 08 11 1990

Specification
- Tornado Red
- Original BBS RA alloy wheels
- Rainbow Sports cloth upholstery & door cards
- Power Steering
- Electric windows
- Manual Sunroof
- Manual mirrors
- Central locking
- Tinted glass
- Graduated tinted front window
- Front foglights
- Heated rear window
- Onboard trip computer

Servicing & Bills
The folder is thick with bills as pictured and is hugely confidence
inspiring. In fine working order, recently the engine has had a major
refurbish of many components. A complete service with all belts and
fluids being changed as detailed below, this at quite a cost, however
the car is now set up for years to come.

- Timing belt - New water temp switch
- Water pump - Distributor cap - PAS belt
- Ribbed belt - Coolant changed - New cold start control
- Tensioner - Brake fluid changed - Screenwash
- Oil & filter - Fuel filter - New water thermostat
- Vacuum pipes - Air filter - Spark plugs changed
- New HT lead set - Mixture set - Rotor arm

Every bush and suspension part has been checked, all the brakes
exhaust etc are in excellent condition. The car is rock solid underneath
with no welding or accident damage and a tidy original looking
underside. The central locking pump has been renewed which is a
common issue with older MK2S as have the electric window motors. Also,
the brake master cylinder and the starter motor have been replaced, plus
all three sections of the exhaust at 67000 miles. Everything has been
kept standard.

Keen observers of the many images will note that this GTi still wears
all of its original badges and labels around the engine bay and door shuts,
a lovely touch that is so rare. There are three sets of keys. The VAG
codes sticker is present in the boot compartment indicating that the
rear has not been involved in a shunt. Similarly the bar code sticker
and tyre pressure decal is still present on the driver's door jamb.
All under bonnet stickers are present, along with original VAG stamped
front wings with the proper underseal beading at the top edge confirming
no frontal accident. Original glass throughout. The unaltered condition
is completed with first class spare wheel and tool kit and solid parcel
shelf.

The Drive
Totally stock parts have been used in servicing therefore the car drives
100 % as VW intended. It sits perfectly on its standard suspension set-up,
with no clunks or knocks either, just a solid firm and well absorbed ride.
This is an all systems go car ready to be enjoyed when the mood and the
weather allows. The car moves as one whole piece, the gearbox and steering
feel box fresh and its literally fantastic to drive, perhaps even better
than I remember reaffirming that subsequent generations have robbed the
car of its dynamic feel and driver enjoyment.

Exterior Condition
Timeless solid Tornado Red. Detailed to the highest of standards with only
the odd historical mark that you have to hunt to find. Safe to say this
example will satisfy even the fussiest of tastes presenting extremely well.
It is not a restored car however, its an original survivor so examination
of all the gaps and crevices will reveal a wholly orignal example. The
previous owners have been concerned with detail. The boot area is as new
and you peel the carpet back to find everything is showroom condition. The
engine is remarkably tidy, as is all the considerable black work around the
body, there is dare I say it very little to improve upon. Zero rust, perfect
sills, boot, bottom of doors.

Cabin
The interior is time warp and bone dry and has the feel of a clean
cared for interior with perfect dash, headlining, door cards, chairs and
carpets. Next to no wear at all to any switchgear, gear shift, steering wheel
etc, in reality these interiors were designed to take some punishment, which
makes a pampered cars interior all the more special. It scores a virtual 10
with me on the cabin.

Alloys/Tyres
Matching as new performance tyres all round with clean BBS rims that have a
lovely patina.

* Mot September 2017 (no advise)
* 2 transponders
* Totally hpi clear
* Guaranteed warranted mileage
* Current & historic HPi searches
* Complete toolkit
* Spare wheel

The Definitive GTi
The second generation had one hell of an act to follow but turned out to
be the superior car to drive over its predecessor, better packaged, quicker
and with far more reassuring brakes. If you want practicality, performance
and strength in one affordable package, few cars will deliver like the Mk2
GTI and is easily the most practical and sensible everyday modern classic
in its price range.

Summary
A genuinely outstanding highly collectable rare model, have a look about the
various advertising platforms to source another sub 100k stock mint five door
16v big bumper car, there is not another, and that situation will only get
bleaker. It is sure to be a continued appreciating asset as each year these
rare models in original and outstanding condition become more and more
scarce. Prices are already shifting even for tired cars, there is no
comparable car to this in the market place at present in this price range,
and no substitute for originality and proper care.


£9,995

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