– 1996 Volkswagen Golf III convertible
– delivered and always registered in Germany
– 1.8 litre petrol engine with 66 kW (90 hp) and automatic transmission
– unwarranted mileage of 153,800 km
– red metallic exterior and beige leather interior
– power windows, air conditioning and seat heating system
– electrically actuated soft top, radio accessories with rear view camera
– runs on BBS light alloy rims
– original owner’s manual available
– German registration documents and valid technical approval until 07/2020
In 1974, Volkswagen had presented its first Golf – a great improvement over its predecessor, the VW beetle and its air-cooled engine in the rear. The Golf was, from the start, a front-wheel drive car, with water-cooled transverse engines – and hugely successful. After nine years, the second generation was introduced in 1983. The characteristic shape and basic concept remained unchanged, but the new series was slightly more rounded and significantly larger – 5,5 cm wider and a full 28 cm longer. When the 3rd generation was presented in 1991, it had again grown larger and significantly heavier. The “Variant”, a station wagon, first became available in 1994. A new convertible was also added to the lineup, finally sending the Golf I convertible into retirement after 13 years.
For the Golf III, the choice of engines started at 1.4 litres of capacity and went up to the powerful 2.9 litre VR6 producing 142 kW (193 hp). Many Golf III were sold with the new direct-injection turbo diesel engines (TDI), available as of 1993 and upgraded in 1996. Unfortunately, in terms of rust prevention and build quality, the 3rd generation couldn’t quite match its predecessor.