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  • For auction: Best preserved, most original and well-known Golf GTI Mk 1 on the planet




    • 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.6 Mk1 Series 1 for auction with The Market
    • Museum quality example of the very early 4 speed variant
    • Less than 17,000 miles from new with only three registered owners
    • Auction starts Thursday 19th March and runs for one week with an estimate of £31,000 to £42,000


    An incredibly rare 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.6 Mk1 Series 1 in museum quality condition with ‘unicorn’ status will go under the hammer with leading online classic car auction house, The Market.

    The very early, UK, right hand drive, 4 speed variant has covered less than 17,000 miles from new in the hands of only three registered owners, making it possibly the best preserved, most original and most well-known Golf GTI Mk 1 on the planet.

    Originally purchased by its first owner for £5,132.39 in September 1979, the classic VW is expected to sell for between £31,000 and £42,000 when it goes under the hammer with online auctioneer The Market, beginning on 19th March and closing on 25th March.

    So famous is this particular car that it even has its own Corgi Vanguards Classics 1:43 scale model, an exact miniature replica of the car itself.

    “This is possibly the last opportunity that any of us will ever have to own what is still an essentially brand-new, unrestored, reference quality Golf GTI Mk1 – and not just any GTI, but the very purist, earliest model of the car that blazed a trail for everything that came thereafter,” comments Tristan Judge, director, The Market.

    This particular example, registration ‘ENT 847V’, is well known within enthusiast circles having featured in a number of specialist magazines as well as making two television appearances. The first was ‘The Car’s The Star’, broadcast by the BBC in May 1995, which saw
    Quentin Willson behind the wheel of “the world’s most complete car”. The car also went on to feature on the BBC’s ‘Clarkson’s Car Years’ in June 2000, in which Jeremy Clarkson names the Golf GTI as “the car of the century.”

    Finished in Black with silver and black tartan seats, the car is complete with many original and rare features. These include the small, early-type rear light clusters, non-locking fuel cap, Wolfsburg three spoke steering wheel, genuine Wolfsburg mud flaps, Toric T-76 buckle-less seat belts and golf ball gear knob. The 4 speed gearbox model was only available for three months in late 1979 before the 5 speed gearbox variant was introduced.

    Typical of the very earliest models, the car does not have a sunroof, rear fog lamp, radio, aerial or passenger door wing mirror, all of which are staple features today, but expensive options when the Golf was new.

    In 2015 the car was treated to recommissioning by renowned Mk1 Golf experts Crazy Quiffs of Wallingford at a cost of over £7,000. This included a strip of the underside of the car and replacement of dampers, brake components and fuel lines to ensure safety. The engine was also removed for cleaning, the gearbox rebuilt, and the clutch assembly replaced.

    “This is a true collector’s car and a genuinely unrepeatable opportunity. It is also road ready. We believe this amazing Golf GTI will be hard fought over when the auction takes place, potentially providing the opportunity to set a new record price for the model,” concluded Tristan.

    The car is accompanied by its Volkswagen Historic Vehicle Certificate as well as a brand new in box Corgi scale model and a treasure trove of paperwork including its original bill of sale, original log book, brochure, original VW publicity photos, old MOT certificates, bills, correspondence with the BBC and all its old road tax discs.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: For auction: Best preserved, most original and well-known Golf GTI Mk 1 on the planet started by stuart View original post
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