Latest Brown Car Guy Update 06032020 #BCGDaily
Online classic car auction specialists, The Market, have just released info on what they are saying is ‘possibly the best preserved, most original and most well-known Golf GTI Mk 1 on the planet.’
It’s a 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.6 Mk1 Series 1 with a 4-speed manual with three registered owners from new and under 17,000 miles on the clock.
The auction starts on Thursday 19th March and runs for one week – the car is estimated to fetch between £31k-42k. It was sold new in September 1979 for £5,132.39.
There’s a 1:43 scale Corgi Vanguards Classics model replica of this exact car, and ENT 847V featured on ‘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” as well as being dubbed “the car of the century” by Jeremy Clarkson in BBC’s‘Clarkson’s Car Years’in June 2000.
It’s in black with silver and black tartan seats, early-type rear light clusters, non-locking fuel cap, Wolfsburg three spoke steering wheel, genuine Wolfsburg mud flaps, ToricT-76 buckle-less seat belts and golf ball gear knob.
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 linesto ensure safety. The engine was also removed for cleaning, the gearbox rebuilt, and the clutch assembly replaced.
My previous Golf GTI rant