VW Golf GTI Mk2
- Mileage: 118,110
- Year: 1992
- MOT Expiry: October 2020
- Exterior Colour: Oak Green Metallic
- Interior Colour: Rainbow Cloth
- Top speed: 118
- 0-60mph: 8.1
- BHP: 110
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 1781cc
- Engine Configuration: 4 In-line
The VW Golf Mk2 succeeded the Mk1 from 1983 and remained in production until late 1992. Volkswagen reportedly spent £500 million developing the Mk2. The car slightly grew in wheelbase, with greater exterior and interior dimensions over its predecessor. Despite this it still retained the overall look of the Mk1, albeit slightly more rounder as to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag. During the life of the Mk2 there were a variety of updates and revisions to styling and trim, the most notable was the introduction of the 'big bumpers' introduced in the European market during the August 1989 facelift.
The success of the Mk1 GTI was continued with the sporty Mk2 GTI, and to capitalise on the worldwide success of the Mk1 GTI Volkswagen chose to release the Mk2 GTI in the same year as the rest of the fleet. It featured a 1.8-litre 8v engine with a slightly more powerful 16v variant following shortly. The 8v was particular popular for its low-down torque and excellent driveability. During its midlife update the 8v unit benefited from the introduction of a Digifant engine management system.
Popularity of the Mk2 grew from the 1987 advertisement “Changes” in which Paula Hamilton bearing a close resemblance to Diana, Princess of Wales is seen leaving her husband, posting her wedding ring back through the letterbox, ditching her mink coat, throwing the house keys at the cat and dumping the pearl necklace BUT keeping the car keys; it used the tag line “If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen”. The commercial was a hit and changed the way cars were advertised from then on.
Oak Green Metallic paintwork, Rainbow cloth upholstery, 15-inch BBS alloy wheels, Sunroof, Sony cassette radio, Lockable glove compartment, Digital clock, Ash tray, Cigar lighter, VW carpet mats, Heated rear window, Alloy spare wheel, VW first aid kit, Tool kit, Original dealer registration plates, Original sales brochure.
This Oak Green example presents really nicely, the paint still presenting with a deep shine, especially after spending the day with our detailer. There are only minor imperfections to report including a few stone chips and a couple of minor blisters in the paint. All of the plastic trims are in excellent condition with no scratches or fading. Amazingly the car still has its original dealer number plates.
The interior of this Mk2 really is in fantastic shape, with none of the normal wear to the seats or carpets, and all of the dash and plastic trims are in first-class condition. The headlining is perfect with no sagging, and the boot area is very tidy; the spare tyre and tools are still neatly stored under the boot carpet.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This example has an excellent VW service history having clearly always been very well maintained. Upon arrival at 4 Star the car had a full inspection and service, which included a new timing belt, water pump, thermostat, radiator, distributor cap, rotor arm, and all fluids.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 15-inch BBS alloys are in great condition with only a few minor marks on the rim edges. They have just been shod in a brand new set of Michelin tyres; the car has also just received brand new discs and pads all round.
This GTI has the most amazing service record with twenty VW Main Dealer service stamps in the original service booklet. The last service was carried out by our local specialist in October 2019, which included a cambelt change. The mileage is further backed up with all MOTs dating from the late ‘90s, and with VW service invoices from the last 18 years. The original owner’s pack with all manuals is still present and it even has an original sales brochure. The current owner has had the car for 12 years with only 3 previous keepers before him.
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