1983 VW GOLF GTi 1.8 Mark 1 £15995 SOLD


motodrome offer for sale this fine looking example of the iconic Mark 1 Golf GTi – this a 1983 1.8 5-speed, finished in Mars Red with contrasting sports trim.

1983 VW GOLF GTi 1.8 Mark 1 for sale at motodrome


Fitted with sunroof, campaign-style quad lamp grille, and later Pirelli 14in alloys, shod with a matching set of tyres. We have 4 of the original 13in alloys with tyres which will come with the car on sale.

Inside it’s completely standard except for a more modern radio/CD, rear seat belts, and an immobiliser.


Odometer reading 89900m.

The last owner, an enthusiast who’d had it since 2013, commissioned a really nice restoration including a full glass out, panels off respray by Alan Moore, which we’re told was finished in December 2021 and cost in excess of £7000.00 for the body. We have photos of the bare shell undergoing work. It’s fair to say the results are extremely impressive.

The previous owner also states that at the same time the engine was removed and rebuilt, and the brakes and suspension fully overhauled with new Bilstein gas shocks etc. It’s done very little mileage since it’s been finished.

History -wise we have bills in 2021 for, but not limited to, the following

  • New rear valance, front spoiler, bumpers, wheel arch and waistline trims
  • New Milltek exhaust system
  • New radiator, timing belt kit, gaskets, fuel filter
  • New Goodridge stainless braded brake hose kit
  • New steering rack
  • New Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs all round
  • Refurbished front wishbones and driveshafts
  • Rebuilt steering rack

Comes with MOT to August 2023 with no advisories, and 6 months warranty.

I think you’ll struggle to find a nicer example – it presents superbly, and drives just as riotously as one of these should – you can easily see why they were such a revelation in their day.

At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual two videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, which form part of the description.

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