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1991 VW GOLF GTi 5dr 16 Valve - Coveted Oak Green
Stunning Original Survivor
Fantastic Service History
Investment Quality
Last Owner 15 Yrs

In the last 16000 miles and 15 years, just a summary, not limited to ;

- Front & rear Eibach anti roll bars

- New clutch and clutch cable

- New gear linkage and bushes

- Full suspension overhaul with genuine OEM suspension

- All rubber ancillaries and bushes replaced

- Gearbox oil changed

- Goodridge braided brake lines fitted

- BBS rims refurbished

- Dizzy cap, rotor, fuel filter, dot 4 brake fluid, coolant changed

- New drop links, arb bushes, expansion tank, pas fluid change

- HT leads replaced

- Green stuff pads fitted all round with G60 front braking system

- Front brake calliper’s replaced

- New rear wheel bearings

- New rear brake pipes

- New starter motor

- New rear axle bushes

*Engine: 1.8 4 cylinder, 16 valve, OHC

*Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

*Drive-train: Front Wheel Drive

*Power: 139bhp

*Acceleration (0-62mph): 7.9 seconds (7200 rpm red line)

*Top Speed: 129 mph
  Big Bumper MK2 16V

Once a common place sight on the roads of Europe and today arguably the most

admired and coveted hot hatch of all time. The elusive big bumper final edition

remains a car that many aspire to however finding the genuine article that is

not spoiled is a difficult task. The sands of time have ensured that literally

very few examples remain and of those few even fewer will present correctly.

This GTi is fantastic in/out/top and underside, and has bene the property of

that most recent owner for more than fourteen years. The temptation to meddle or

stray too far from standard OEM spec has been largely resisted. This big bumper

car is becoming a rarity now given the short 2-year production window it had.

H836 RNT

First registered and pre delivery inspected by VW Isleworth 22.02.1991 and

showing seven previous keepers. Factory spec includes power steering, front

electric windows, manual rear windows mirrors and sunroof, and 16" BBS RA RIMS.

Since leaving the factory the steering wheel has been swapped out with a genuine

OEM G60 leather example, and the front brakes have been upgraded

also to G60 spec, otherwise its stock.

This is not some glossy restored car hiding a multitude of sins, it’s been

well looked after and maintained literally being lavished with care by the

chap who has owned it since 2009. The mileage is 109,000, the most recent owner

purchasing at around 93000 and using it as a high days and holidays interest. In

this time a considerable amount of money has been spent ensuring this 16V model

performs as it designed to, and I have to say its a fantastic drive. A summary

of the main areas of spending are set out below. The car is completely HPI clean.

Retaining a high degree of originality, complete with leather owner’s wallet

the genuine service booklet and driver’s handbook. A remote period TOAD

security system (certificate present) with a total of 3 factory keys ( 2 + 16V

pill key). The toolkit and spare are complete, also with a Blaupunkt Atlanta

stereo. The BBS rims are in great condition shod with matching Bridgestone tyres.

As mentioned, the most recent owner’s tenure commenced 2009 and below is a summary

of the significant work carried out in that time. Needless to say this is a car

that has been dry stored and used when the weather has allowed not intentionally

setting out in rain conditions, as such its extremely well preserved.


Genuine matching numbers car as it left the factory with no colour change or

adverse accident damage history in its past.

The folder of receipts is pretty much entire, dating back to the 90s, inclusive

of a complete MOT history with a current MOT valid until 1st May 2025 with no alarm

bells and nothing in its past to raise concern. An inspection underneath reveals

a very solid chassis and underside in general.


The paint is clean and sharp, very impressive. The seats barely show signs of wear,

its in lovely unspoiled condition in the right colour, the model lending itself

well to this popular hue, with only 16V models being offered it. Equally, all the

plastic trim is in first class shape with a deep lustre, sitting flush to the body

with factory fit. All paint glass and rubbers are spot on, engine bay & boot same.

I cannot recall seeing a MK2 with such a preserved interior, dash, engine and boot.

The many images will hopefully illustrate this. The headlining is A1 perfect.

On The Road

The car drives as well as it looks with a light clutch, positive smooth gear change

and beautifully balanced steering. The engine revs freely and pulls well in each gear

reminding you just how much fun can be had with cars from this era that beg to be

driven and don’t have huge bhp.

It sits perfectly and rides with no clunks or knocks just a solid firm and well

absorbed drive. This is an all systems go car ready to be enjoyed when the mood and

the weather allows. She moves as one whole piece, perhaps even better than I

remember reaffirming that subsequent generations have robbed the dynamic

feel and driver enjoyment. If you want practicality, performance and strength in one

affordable package, few things will deliver like the Mk2 GTI 16V and is easily the most

practical and sensible everyday modern classic in its price range.

Be assured this is a bona fide VW, have a look

about the various advertising platforms to source another such as this, and that

situation will only get bleaker. It is sure to be a continued appreciating asset as each

year these models in clean honest condition become more and more scarce. Prices are

already shifting even for tired cars, there is no comparable to this in the market

place at present in this price range, and no substitute for originality and proper care.

Anyone serious must view the many detailed images in the gallery to

observe the preserved state of the vehicle as a whole. It will be harder to look

cooler this summer than this.


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