A beautiful snow white Golf I Convertible
– 112 hp from a 1.8 InlineFour Engine with manuel Transmission
– 2-piece BBS alloy wheels and Wiecher suspension strut registered in registration certificate
– Extensively restored between 2012 – 2014: new full paint in the original shade (L90E / Alpine White), new convertible roof with headliner, leather seats and door paneling
in GTI design, new interior carpeting
– Renewal of brakes and starter in 2017 (invoice available)
– Timing belt, suspension, exhaust system renewed
– Since 2014 owned by the same family
– Value appraisal from 2019 with grade 2+ and € 17,000 market value
– German registration and admission as historic vehicle
– Valid technical control (MoT) until 07/2023
Having built the Beetle Convertible for over 30 years, the Karmann plant at Osnabruck began producing the open Golf in 1980. At its debut, it was viewed with suspicion, especially the prominent roll-over bar was not up to everybody’s taste: “Strawberry Basket” quickly became the nickname for the compact VW convertible. And yet, the car was a huge success, not least due to the rigid body, the tight hood and sound workmanship.
When the last models rolled off the production line in 1993, the Golf III had already been on the market for almost two years: The Golf I convertible had outlived the entire Golf II series, which was built no less than 6.3 million times, but of which VW never made an open variant.
What customers appreciated at the time, makes the open Golf a sought-after, stable value collector’s item today. Later models are youngtimers on the clear path to becoming real classics.