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1988 Volkswagen Golf GTi 8v 3dr
Helios Blue
Beautiful Original Non Restored Survivor
Complete 'This is your Life' History File
5 Previous Owners

Once a common place sight on the roads of Europe and today arguably the
most admired and coveted hot hatch of all. The sands of time have ensured
that literally very few examples remain and of those few even fewer
will present correctly. This penultimate year small bumper car is a rarity now.
The big Bumper models are more plentiful and one can argue not as pure,
the earlier Mk2 car retaining much of the clean cut Mk1 look, the later
cars always look bloated in comparison, as such narrow bumper cars
are now becoming more collectable.

F898 ANT
An outstanding example presented in Helios Blue - the colour to have back in the
day and with the BBS cross spoke rims of the day too. The temptation to meddle
or change anything on the car has been wholly resisted.
This high degree of originality is not easily found on cars nigh on 30 yrs old.
It has an enormous history file the like of which I myself have little seen before
with everything dating right back to new. Includes historic correspondence such
as vehicle warranty details and Dept. of Transport number transfers when new.
Every single MOT from 1991 forth, every tax disc and two keys..and all is
immaculate, the car included.
Original book pack with drivers handbook and service booklet detailing
historic engine services all present, all the glass is original and etched, all the
panels are original. The interior is as untouched and as un restored as the rest of
the car and it all works.

- Helios metallic
- Original BBS 15" alloy wheels
- No Power Steering
- Manual windows
- Manual Sunroof
- Manual mirrors
- Manual locking
- Tinted glass
- Graduated tinted front window
- Heated rear window
- Onboard trip computer
- Stainless Exhaust

Servicing / Bills
The folder is thick with bills as pictured and is 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 of recent
too. There is simply an over whelming amount of information available, it would
cover a few A4 files if compiled in order.

Exterior Condition
It's not a restored car, its an original survivor so examination of all the
gaps and crevices will reveal a wholly original example. In keeping with age
expect to find marks on every panel at some level on very close inspection,
its nearly 30 years old. It has spent the majority of its life garaged, stone chips
are the main feature if anything.

The interior is clean tight and bone dry and has the feel of a clean
cared for interior with good 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.

Matching as new BF Goodrich's performance tyres all round with clean rims that
have a lovely finish. The BBS alloys set the car apart, rarely seen now, they have
an appeal all of their own.

The Drive
It sits perfectly and rides, with no clunks or knocks just a solid firm and well
absorbed drive. Having owned a few I can comment that all old engines drive
differently. This one is really fast, don't ask me why, it just flys compared to all the
other ones I have driven. It's all totally stock but its really well tuned and has lots of
torque in any gear at any time. 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,
perhaps even better than I remember reaffirming that subsequent generations
have robbed the car of its dynamic feel and driver enjoyment. 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.

Other Information
* V5 Registration document
* Mot December 2019
* File of history
* Service book
* Owners pack
* 2 Keys
* Totally HPi clear
* Guaranteed warranted mileage
* Complete toolkit
* Spare wheel
* First aid kit


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