VW GOLF GTI 16v MK11 3 DOOR
LAST OWNER FOR 13 YEARS
Sliding steel sunroof, electric front windows, face-off Kenwood C.D. /radio, adjustable door mirrors, immobiliser, rear fog lights, hazards, on-board data information MFA, glove box, height adjustable seats and seat-belts, clear side repeaters, chrome twin exhaust tips, brand new headlining, “bee-sting” roof aerial, carpet over-mats.
Arguably one of the best, and most desirable colours, for the MK11 GTi Atlas Grey, factory code LP7V. Distinctive “Big-Bumper” model. All panels remain in a great condition with little or no signs of any stone-chips or gravel –rash. The paintwork retains a deep lustre, with no scratches or small dents along the vulnerable flanks. We could find no evidence of any corrosion to the body or structure upon our initial inspection. The twin headlamp grill housing is entirely intact, all grill slats are complete and proudly displays the GTi 16v motif with red surround. The lenses are clear, bright and damage free, as are the bumpers front and rear. Rear wiper delete (Although available with spares).
The Rainbow Cloth interior is all totally intact, clean and without any damage, wear or staining. Benefitting from a brand new headlining, which has just been fitted at a cost of £450.00p. The rear seats show little or no sign of previous used. Both front seats again are far above the standard you would normally expect in a vehicle of this age. Still very supportive and comfortable, even during longer journeys, with only a very minor amount of wear visible on the vulnerable driver’s seat bolster. All plastic, including the dash top, have avoided any cracking and look superb. The instruments and dials operate exactly as required. The rear parcel shelf is present and looks un-damaged. A set of over-mats has preserved the carpets in a very good condition.
WHEELS & TYRES
BBS lattice 15”inch alloys, all in a good condition, with 195/50 R 15 82V tyres, Pirelli Drago P5000’s on the rear, and Yokohama’s on the front. All have plenty of usable remaining tread, with no visible signs of side-wall damage, cracking or distortion.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
The 16v has benefitted from long term enthusiast ownership in recent years, the last private owner caring for the Golf since September 2007. Prior to his ownership, was another local gentleman from December 2004. The Golf was subject to a major restoration, which completed in May 2012, and still remains in extremely good condition today, a testament to the quality of works carried out at that time. We have a declaration from one specialist company stating that this Golf is now : “One of the best MK2’s, restored to the original specification, on the road today!”.There is a large history file containing many original invoices going back to the Golf’s early life, many from V.W. Main Dealers. All the original V5 Registration Documents are present. Fully Hpi clear with certificate available. It is understood that prior to 2007 the car received, the well-recognised up-date, of a V.W. Corrado bottom end, resulting in not only tremendous power increase, but a far more flexible and “torquey” drive altogether. Recently, while Test Driving the Gti, we were able to accelerate from 30 – 75mph without executing a gear change, with ease.
Recent investments of over £1100.00p have included a major service with spark plugs, replacing the timing belt and water-pump, brake fluid change, replace gearbox linkage (a common fault!), replace coolant and temperature sensor. Two keys, owner’s wallet, and all handbooks.
The Gti is supplied with a massive chest of spare parts, original fittings, literature and associated memorabilia, and car cover.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Possibly not one for the out and out purists, but an altogether better driving experience for it. Drives like an absolute dream, just makes you remember why we love these 80’s/90’s hot-hatches so much, a total grin from ear to ear every mile, each road, and journey becomes an exciting adventure. We all know how good these 16v Gti’s can be, and at this price, it’s a no-brainer surely.