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Volkswagen Golf GTI MK1

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 – Very well built Mk1 GTi suitable for track days, hill-climbs and club racing. Unused since completion and will need a ‘shakedown’.

This appears to be a bit of a ‘one-off’, however, a glance at our images will reveal that it really is rather special. It’s a 1980 VW Golf GTi Mk1 that was imported from Spain but has never been UK-registered and consequently doesn’t have a UK V5C.

During ‘lockdown’, our vendor sent it to David Gordon Racing and asked him to create a race car to go into his collection, however, since its return it has sat in his temperature-controlled garage with zero miles and zero running hours and he now realises he will never use it. We understand that he invested around £25-30,000 on the project but was not able to help much with the build-spec as the work took place during COVID and communication was limited.

It’s based on an 1800cc Golf GTi and the engine was built by a mechanic from Neil Brown Engines who had lost his job, again due to COVID. New parts were used throughout, everything was blueprinted and a race cam fitted producing, we are told, about 250bhp fed through a limited slip differential. We understand that there are no invoices with the car so would suggest that interested parties form their own conclusion.

With limited information and no papers, it’s not clear if this Golf qualifies for any current series or championships but it would make an excellent Sprint or Hill-Climb car and would obviously be a real head-turner on Track Days. Having never run in anger, it would need a full ‘shakedown’ before any serious use.

Of course the essence of this little racer is its build quality. Finished in White with Audi Sport race colours, it’s fitted with a bolted-in Custom Cage, Sparco seat, full harness, alloy door-cards, Perspex side windows, plumbed-in Turini extinguisher, external ignition etc, tow hooks, transponder, Go-Pro, OMP wheel and pedals and much more. A totally professional build and brand spanking new.

We invite and encourage your viewing of this gleaming little GTi racer and decide what you would like to do with it.


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Seller Info

by Stacey Williams
Published: 30 January 2024 (3 weeks ago)
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Member Since
04 Dec 2023
Phone Number
07472 250306
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