You don't come across too many of the early Golf GTis in right hand drive markets, but this 1980 1600cc MKI is now up for sale in the south island of NZ (up the northern end).
Right hand drive GTis were only just introduced in 1979 (three years after the MK1 GTi's launch), and were built in relatively low numbers for those markets they were introduced to - most notably the UK. As a point of reference, for the UK market in 1979, they only built around 1500 cars. 1980 would have surely seen that number increase, but it gives you some perspective on the rarity of this early factory RHD example.
This is an uber rare collectors car in A1 condition, and the seller notes it would have to be one of the best examples of a right hand drive early GTi in the world. It's at standard factory condition / specification except for its stylish BBS RS wheels (original alloy wheels are also included in the sale, but would benefit from fresh tyres and refurbishment).
This particular example has been owned by a GTi enthusiast, and presents in immaculate condition for its age inside and out, and has 232,750km on the clock. That's low for its age, but respectable enough to be realistic. New Goodyear tires have been fitted to the BBS wheels, and the car has a stainless steel exhaust system, sun roof delete and Alpine period head unit. It was extensively restored by the previous owners "International Motor Sport Auckland" as a tribute to the founder of the company whom had built a near exact car to race by Stirling Moss in the Benson & Hedges race series back in '70's/'80's.
Further information and images for this car are coming soon. For further details or to book an inspection, please contact Michael by logging in and clicking the "contact seller" button. The car is also advertised on Trademe NZ at the following link: https://www.trademe.co.nz/3413482085
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