Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Cabriolet

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A very late production 1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 Cabriolet with 20,050 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Convertible roof with tonneau cover, rubber strips on bumpers, chrome door mirrors, handles and waist line, Karmann front wing badges, running boards, heated rear window, hazard lights, dash illumination adjustment, interior light, seatbelt warning light, padded dash, tiger maple wood grain fascia, padded sun visors with passenger mirror, clock, rear ashtrays, twin door pockets. Accessories; Classic chromed Beetle wheels and hub caps, radio with door speakers, leather rimmed steering wheel, wooden gear knob, tailored woven floor mats, full tonneau.

EXTERIOR
Built in the final model year of production in 1979 just weeks before the Beetle Cabriolet ceased to be built in Germany in January 1980, this stunning example has covered just 20,050 miles from new. Finished in Diamond Silver metallic, (Code L97A), the paintwork boasts a beautiful bright shine and uniform finish. All body panels are in excellent order and close scrutiny reveals nothing other than light markings and small undulations to the original running boards. The trim sections, rubbers and underside are all brilliantly preserved and the bright chrome looks fantastic with only light aging and faint pitting to the front wing repeaters. All glass is original etched Volkswagen Delodur-1 fitment with decorative chrome surround and even the California Emissions label remains in the side rear window. The hood is perfect and complete with tonneau cover and additional full tonneau. A twin pipe exhaust has replaced the standard offset single exit item with the lower rear apron neatly modified to accommodate. This classic Beetle Cabriolet looks amazing and is ready for summer fun!

INTERIOR
A wonderfully clean interior is commensurate with the mere 20,050 miles covered. The original black vinyl seats are in pristine order as is the carpeted side walls and rubber floor covering which is protected by expensive woven over mats. The inner roof lining, door cards and padded dash are perfect and the original tiger maple wood grain fascia is as new. Subtle modifications include the quality leather rimmed steering wheel and wooden gear knob and all functions and control operate perfectly including the period radio and clock. The factory Volkswagenwerk West Germany build and emissions labels remain in the driver’s door aperture. The front luggage area with cardboard liner is clean and retains original stickers to the washer bottle, paint code label and front panel body plate. A beautifully presented and reserved interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The air-cooled rear mounted horizontally opposed engine produces 48bhp from its 1584cc displacement enabling a top speed of 80mph. The electronic fuel injection fitted as standard enables wonderfully smooth performance and 30mpg. The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox works perfectly. The engine bay is very clean and retains a clearly legible engine stamp to confirm this as the factory fitted unit. Aside from the replacement exhaust, the standard engine set up remains in place and the engine and hatch cover underside still have factory labels attached.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Replacement chromed Beetle wheels and hubcaps look amazing with only very light markings and some tarnishing noticeable to one wheel cap. Brand new Goodyear EfficientGrip 185/65 R15 tyres were fitted in May 2022 and have covered zero miles. Incredibly, the spare wheel remains shod in the factory spare whitewall tyre which has never been used and still retains coloured banding and rubber nobbles! Dual circuit drums front and rear have undergone an overhaul in May 2022 to include the master cylinder and are perfect in operation.

HISTORY FILE
Built in West Germany in post August 1979, this US specification model 1303 remained in its original destination country for just over a year before being shipped to the UK in February 1981 where the car was UK registered and has remained ever since. The engine block number and chassis stamp beneath the rear seat verify this as a 1979 Beetle Cabriolet and the original matching chassis tag is still affixed to the dash rail. The previous long-term owner and member of the VW Cabriolet Owners Club GB bought this Beetle from a family friend in 2005 who had themselves purchased the car in the 1990’s. The history file contains MOT certificates dating back to 1984 as well as service and maintenance invoices. Original literature including handbooks and two sets of keys are present. This outstanding low-mileage example presents incredibly well and drives just as good!

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Volkswagen Golf GTi Convertible

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An outstanding Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi Convertible with only 23,605 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Fast folding convertible top with five-layer structure, roll-over bar, laminated windscreen, bumpers with chrome trim, spoiler under the front bumper, twin halogen headlamps, waistline trim with chrome inserts, black wheel-arch extensions, heated glass rear window, metallic paint, PVC underbody protection, red trim around grille, air blade driver’s windscreen wiper, alloy sport wheels, front sports seats, multi-function digital computer, rev counter, digital clock, sports steering wheel, fuel economy gauge. Dealer accessories; Panasonic 873 stereo cassette.

EXTERIOR
It is difficult to portray just how special this mind-blowing Golf Mk1 GTi Convertible is, finished in factory original Montego Black, (Code LY9V). An unrestored example that simply gleams with a deep polished shine, all original panels are free from damage and arrow straight with perfect shut lines. Nothing other than a few carefully touched in frontal stone chips and light scratches detract from the incredible condition of this example which remains fitted with the supplying Volkswagen dealer number plates. The original hood is perfect in both condition and operation as is the rear tonneau which has all loops and clips fully intact. All trim sections, glass, lights, rubbers and badges are superb including the iconic GTi badged red-trimmed grille showing some marks. The bright beading to the windscreen rubber is tarnished. A highly collectable example of this legendary Golf.

INTERIOR
A truly spectacular interior with the sports seats finished in the grey vinyl/white strobe, (Code 01), with the matching unmarked cloth covered door and side panels. The bolsters remain perfectly shaped and unworn commensurate with the incredibly low mileage and the carpets are in excellent order. Further indicators of the low mileage are the iconic unworn golf ball gear knob and steering wheel retaining its textured finish. The boot area is immaculate and still has the factory build label affixed to the left side of the rear crossmember which matches the sticker in the service booklet. All functions and controls feel tight and sturdy and operate perfectly, although the LCD computer display whilst fully operational has leaked slightly to the edges. An amazing interior and virtually nothing to displease even the most ardent of perfectionists.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1781cc engine in this sporting GTi model produces a 112bhp and 153Nm of Torque and drives perfectly with a distinctive exhaust note which is truly addictive. A top speed of 108mph and 0-60mph in 9.4 seconds are quoted. A very clean engine bay with original plates, stickers, slam panel stamping, factory wax and under-bonnet label will please exhibitors and sticklers for originality. The 5-speed sports gearbox is positive, sturdy and is a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original alloy sport wheels are unrestored items and display clearly defined part number stampings and emblems, the definition of which is always lost on refurbishment. Some aged related markings and outer rim scratches are visible but have been left untreated in order to retain originality. Matching replacement premium brand Continental ContiEcoContact3 175/70 R13 tyres have masses of tread. Dual-circuit braking system with servo assistance and ventilated discs offer steady straight line stopping power requiring a firm foot compared to modern equivalents.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 21st June 1985 by Volkswagen Main Dealer, Walton Lodge Garage Ltd in Walton-on-Thames, the car has covered an incredibly low 23,605 miles from new with just four owners, all of whom are traceable. First owner, Miss Tarabzouni, received the car as a gift and owned it until 1993. A sales invoice in the history file dated July 1993 refers to when the car was purchased from a dealership by Mr and Mrs Bryan who paid £5,500 including part exchange of their newer Ford Sierra. Mr and Mrs Bryan owned the car for 24 years until in 2017 the difficult decision to sell was made. A letter in the history file in 2017 from Mr and Mrs Bryan to the new owner, a collector, confirms their history with the car and in their words, “The car is 100% genuine and must be one of the lowest mileage examples in existence”. The car has formed part of one further incredible collection since and is now available to the next custodian to continue its remarkable preservation and enjoyment.

The original V.A.G Service document holder contains all the owner’s manuals, instructions pamphlets and dealer literature as well as the service booklet. The service history file is neatly presented with main dealer and specialist invoices as well as MOT certificates. Completing the history file is two sets of keys and copy V5 documents recording full ownership history. This GTi thoroughly excels in every conceivable way.

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Volkswagen Polo Mk2F Genesis

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An original Volkswagen Polo Mk2F Genesis Breadvan with just 34,637 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Twin door mirrors, convex nearside door mirror, integrated front spoiler, side impact beams, wide rubbing strips, laminated windscreen, green tinted heat insulating glass, halogen headlamps, steel sliding sunroof, heated rear window, rear wash/wipe, internally adjustable door mirrors, Panasonic K05 radio cassette, centre console, driver’s seat height adjustment, rev counter, digital clock, split folding rear seat, three-spoke sports steering wheel, vanity mirror, courtesy lighting. Factory Options; Metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
This original a rare Polo Mk2F is finished in factory optional Satin Silver Metallic, (Code X1). Having covered just 34,637 miles from new, this preserved example boasts factory panels which are pin straight and the original paint finish presents beautifully with a uniform shine throughout. The underside is superb and even the wheel arch apertures are clean with a factory finish. Meticulous close scrutiny reveals little more than very light aged related markings that are hardly worthy of mention. All trim is intact with exception of a small area of damage to the driver’s door mirror housing. Originality seekers will be pleased to see supplying Volkswagen dealer number plates still fitted. A very rare and unspoilt survivor.

INTERIOR
The term ‘time warp’ can often be misused but is absolutely suitable in this instance. The Modekaro Check Cloth upholstery in Grey, (Code 48), is perfect with no visible wear or markings to the seats and matching door cards. The quality interior plastics, fascia and trim are all unmarked and items such as the steering wheel and gear knob display prominent veins found only on low mileage cars. All equipment and controls operate perfectly including the original Panasonic K05 radio cassette and the switchgear has a satisfying superior feel. The clean boot area houses the full spare wheel along with the original jack and wheel brace. The factory build options sticker remains attached to the inner rear wheel arch and the paper label is still intact in the driver’s door aperture. Premium Volkswagen quality at its best.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1043cc four-cylinder petrol engine develops 45bhp and 76Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 90mph and 0-62mph in 20.5 seconds, perfectly pedestrian performance when often passed down through the generations of novice first time drivers to come! The engine bay is super clean and original features such as factory stickers, plates, panel stamps and paper labels remain untouched. The engine performs brilliantly and 4-speed manual transmission feel sturdy and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard Genesis specification steel wheels wear the original flush-fitting full wheel covers in immaculate condition. Quality branded Uniroyal Rallye 155/70 R13 tyres show ample tread. Diagonally split circuits brakes with servo assistance and front discs bring the car to a steady and straight halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 19th November 1992 by Volkswagen Main Dealer, Page Motors Limited of Bournemouth, the car has had just two former keepers from new, two of which being Mother and Son respectively. Mr Morris purchased the car new and owned it for three years at which point he was convinced by the pioneering newcomers to the UK motoring market, Daewoo, to whom the Polo was part exchanged for one of their brand-new models. Mrs Short subsequently purchased the car directly from the Daewoo Car Centre as a used vehicle at which point the car had covered just 15,955 miles. She owned the car for 25 years until in January 2020 the difficult decision was made to cease driving on health grounds, at which point the car was transferred to her son, Mr Nick Short.

The original service booklet contains a remarkable 26 stamped entries, incredible for such a low mileage car and an insight to the care this example has enjoyed with less than 50 miles covered since the most recent service. All handbooks, manuals and Daewoo dealership point of sale literature is included in the document wallet and there are two Volkswagen keys. Completing the history file is an original Polo range sales brochure. Personal inspection and drive of this example will not fail to impress for what is a rare surviving and cherished example of the iconic Polo ‘Breadvan’ design.

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Volkswagen Polo 1.4 E

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A vivid Volkswagen Polo 1.4 E with just 13,462 miles and 17 services!

EQUIPMENT
Driver and front passenger airbags, side impact beams, rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones, anti-lock brakes (ABS), green tinted heat insulating glass, high adjustable halogen headlamps, high level brake light, power assisted steering, engine immobiliser, electric heated door mirrors, front and rear adjustable head restraints, Volkswagen BETA radio cassette, panel lamp rheostat. Factory Options; Air conditioning. Dealer accessories; Tailored Polo carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
Such a beautifully cherished and immaculate Volkswagen Polo really is a very rare find indeed. Finished in original and very rare solid Evergreen, (Code LA6C), the factory panels are pin straight and the paint finish is simply incredible with a beautiful uniform shine throughout. Owned from new by a retired lady, garage stored and serviced religiously each year despite only covering 13,462 miles, this example is certainly one of the best in existence. The underside is superb and even the even the wheel arch apertures are spotless. Meticulous close scrutiny reveals little more than touched in chips and very light scratches and a tiny ding to the offside rear wheel arch, barely worthy of mention. Originality seekers will be pleased to see supplying Volkswagen dealer rear number plate and rear screen sticker. In a wonderfully quirky colour, this is an extraordinary example throughout.

INTERIOR
The term ‘time warp’ can often be misused but is absolutely suitable in this instance. The ‘charcoal’ fabric upholstery, (Code EK), is perfect with no visible wear or markings to the seats and matching door cards and the carpets have been protected from new by genuine Polo over mats. Aside from some scratches to the driver’s door pull, the interior plastics, fascia and trim are as new and items such as the steering wheel and gear knob display prominent veins found only on low mileage cars. All equipment and controls operate perfectly including the ice-cold air conditioning and the switchgear has a satisfying quality feel. The immaculate boot area houses an unused space saver spare wheel along with the original jack and wheel brace. The factory build options label remains attached to the boot floor. An interior that is difficult to distinguish from a showroom example 20 years ago!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1390cc four-cylinder petrol engine develops 60bhp and 116Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 99mph and 0-62mph in 14.5 seconds. Far quieter and effortless acceleration and cruising capabilities are achieved over the smaller engine models and the
5-speed manual transmission feel tight and precise. The engine bay is super clean, as are all fluids, and original features such as factory stickers, plates and panel stamps remain untouched.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard E specification 13in steel wheels are shod the original hubcaps which are fully intact with some light scratches visible. Quality Firestone 175/65 R13 are fitted all-round and show ample tread. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) are standard factory fitment and the car pulls up to a steady and straight halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 1st September 2000 by Main Dealer, T.Hayselden Ltd of Barnsley, the car was purchased new by Miss J Barlow upon her retirement. The car has covered a fully warranted 13,462 miles from new and each year the car was taken to her trusted local garage for servicing and maintenance work. Despite the low mileage covered each year, annual servicing has been upkept with no less than 17 service invoices along with the original stamped service booklet. Furthermore, there is the complete handbook pack containing all dealership point of sale literature, separate invoice file and two sets of keys with the unused T.Hayselden Ltd dealership key fob.

In September 2020 Miss Barlow decided to cease driving due to advancing years and the car was purchased by the family garage who had cared for it since new. Having supplied three amazing classic cars to the garage owner, Mr Dennis Chapman, KGF Classic Cars were contacted by him and we were delighted to acquire the car to find the next appreciative owner. Look no further for a truly cherished modern classic Polo.

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Volkswagen Polo 1.4 CL

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A preserved Volkswagen Polo 1.4 CL, Mother and Son owned with 22,608 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Driver’s airbag, side impact beams, rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones, green tinted heat insulating glass, halogen headlamps, power assisted steering, engine immobiliser, central locking, electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, front and rear adjustable head restraints, Sony Volkswagen XR-3759 radio cassette. Factory Options; Metallic paint, alloy wheels. Dealer accessories; Mud flaps, tailored Polo floor mats, locking wheel bolts.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful Polo 1.4CL has covered just 22,608 miles in the ownership of Mother and Son from new. Finished factory optional Satin Silver Metallic, (Code X1), the original panels are pin straight and the paint finish boasts a bright uniform shine throughout. The car has been garaged and truly cherished throughout and the underside is in excellent untouched condition. Meticulous close scrutiny reveals little more than touched in frontal stone chips and all trim sections are virtually as new with only some very light marks where the offside door rubbing strip has served its purpose. An exceptional example throughout and commensurate with the very low mileage credentials.

INTERIOR
The ‘Granite’ Velvet Black upholstery, (Code EK), is excellent with no visible wear or markings to the seats and matching door cards. The interior plastics, fascia and trim are very good and items such as the steering wheel and gear knob display prominent veins found only on low mileage cars. All equipment and controls operate perfectly and the switchgear has a satisfying quality feel. The carpets have been protected from new by dealership optional tailored rubber mats. An interior that is difficult to distinguish from a 1998 showroom example!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1390cc four-cylinder petrol engine develops 60bhp and 116Nm of torque to achieve a respectable top speed of 100mph and 0-62mph in 14.9 seconds. Far quieter and effortless acceleration and cruising capabilities are achieved over the smaller engine models and the 5-speed manual transmission feel tight and precise. The last service was carried out in 2019 at 19,059 miles and a cambelt change done in August 2020. The engine bay is very clean and original features such as factory stickers, plates and panel stamps remain untouched.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
‘Indianapolis’ 6J x 14 alloy wheels were specified as a factory option and are in superb order with no kerb damage whatsoever. Matching branded 185/55 R14 tyres show ample tread. The immaculate boot area houses an unused space saver spare wheel along with the original jack and wheel brace. The factory build options sticker remains attached to the boot floor. Diagonally split dual circuits brakes with servo assistance and front discs operate perfectly and offer steady straight-line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
A wonderful history file befits an equally special car. Registered new on the 28th August 1998 by Volkswagen Main Dealer, Douglas Stewart Ltd of Waltham Cross, the car was ordered by Mrs Grace Fowle. The transaction began with Mrs Fowle making pre-order comparison notes on the back of a 1998 Model Year Polo sales brochure, the exact one of which still remains in the history file! Also kept is the original order form and sales invoice made out to Mrs Fowle illustrating the price paid of £10,500 including factory optional extras. Following taking delivery of the car there are hand written letters from the supplying dealer showing appreciation of a thank you card sent by Mrs Fowle for the bunch of flowers gifted with the car. The letter even refers to a game of golf planned by Mrs Fowle showing the very personal attention she had clearly received from her Volkswagen dealer! Purchased in retirement and used sparingly, the car was strictly garaged when not in use and in 2018 upon his Mother’s passing the car was registered to Mr John Fowle who continued to care for the car alongside his Jaguar E-Type and Porsche 930 Turbo!

Absolutely all handbooks, manuals and dealership point of sale literature is included in the leather document wallet along with the service book. There are two Volkswagen keys plus the master blade. A further large history folder contains service invoices and all MOT certificates dating back to the very first in 2001 to fully verify the genuine low mileage. Personal inspection and drive of this example will not fail to impress and the car is a testament to the dedicated ownership bestowed upon it.

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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

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A rare Limited-Edition Volkswagen Scirocco GTS with 35,135 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Twin halogen headlamps, front fog lamps, laminated windscreen, heated rear window, rear wash-wipe with delay action, waistline rubber bump strip, large rear window spoiler, parking lights, wind deflector on driver’s wiper arm, interior adjustable door mirrors, coloured matched front/rear/side skirts, Pirelli ‘P Slot’ alloy wheels, reclining front sports seats, rev counter, digital clock, sports steering wheel, centre console, cigar lighter, courtesy and luggage compartment lights, Blaupunkt Oxford stereo/radio cassette. Dealer options; mud flaps, tailored rubber floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This stunning Volkswagen Scirocco is finished in Flash Silver Metallic, (Code LP7Y), one of only three colours available for the Limited-Edition GTS model. The paintwork boasts a uniform shine and high polished finish to the original factory panels. A previous conscientious owner has carefully touched in light scratches and stone chips and there is a very small scuff to the lower rear apron. The deliciously 1980’s body styling skirts and spoilers are fully intact with a tiny stone chip hole to one front light lens. The supplying Volkswagen main dealer was clearly keen on brand exposure with original branded number plates, rear screen sticker, windscreen service sticker and tax disc holder all still fitted. Remaining just as Volkswagen intended, this lovely Scirocco GTS is a rare survivor.

INTERIOR
The legendary rock-solid Volkswagen build quality coupled with just 35,135 miles covered has ensured this iconic interior has remained in remarkable condition. The GTS sports interior in stylish black/red/grey cloth, (Code UL), is spotlessly clean and bright. The supportive sports front seats have firm shapely bolsters and no wear or nicks whatsoever. All doors cards, headlining and interior trim is in excellent order and the carpets remain protected by the dealer fitted genuine VW rubber floor mats. The fabulously retro dashboard and fascia houses fully operational equipment, including the Blaupunkt Oxford stereo, and all switchgear retains the quality functionality you would expect from 1980’s Volkswagen. The luggage area is pristine with immaculate polished inner wheel tubs and unmarked carpet. The original space saver spare wheel with jack and brace is present along with even the paper build label and factory inspection stickers!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the robust 1781cc four-cylinder engine with overhead camshaft, the power output quoted is 90bhp at 5200rpm and 145Nm torque at 3300rpm. The maximum speed is 111mph while 0-60 is dispatched in a respectable 9.9 seconds. Plenty of performance to compete in modern traffic conditions! The engine bay is clean with factory plates, stickers and labels visible. The sturdy 5-speed overdrive gearbox operates perfectly with positive clutch action. The Yellow ‘E’ letter on the gear knob standing for Economy is vibrant.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard on the 1986 GTS model are the iconic Pirelli ‘P Slot’ alloy wheels which first saw fame when fitted to the legendary Mk1 Golf GTi Campaign. The wheels are unrestored with the correct black aperture infills and some light aging and outer rim scratches barely visible. Originality seekers will be pleased to see the factory fitted and difficult to source Pirelli P6 tyres which add to the cars provenance and unmolested credentials are desirable but advised to be replaced if the car is to be regularly used. Diagonally split servo-assisted brakes with front discs and rear drums offer steady stopping capabilities.

HISTORY FILE
A wonderful history file is presented alongside this Limited-Edition Volkswagen Scirocco GTS which benefits from low owners and a verified 35,135 miles from new. The car was ordered in July 1986 from Volkswagen Main Dealer, Lionel Smith VAG in Manchester, by the first owner, Mrs Mary Waby. The order form and deposit receipts in the history file confirm the purchase price of £7,430 with delivery specified at 7:00am on the 1st August 1986, the day the all important new ‘D’ registration came out. The previous owner even managed to track down the salesman who sold the car to Mrs Waby who recalled there being a dealership employee BBQ on the night of the 31st July whereby at midnight the sales team left the showroom to deliver many new cars, including this example, to owners driveways in order that they would wake up to a brand new ‘D’ plate car! The car is registered with four owners however in fact the first two were Mrs Waby who mistakenly re-registered the car upon changing address. Used solely as a second weekend car and stored in a heated garage, Mrs Waby sold the car in 2014 after 28 years of ownership and there have been just two further owners. There is a neatly presented history file containing many VAG main dealer and specialist invoices as well as MOT certificates dating back to 1990 to further verify the low mileage. All handbooks, guides and point of sale literature remain in the dealership branded document wallet. Completing the history file is a workshop manual and a collection of period Scirocco sales brochures including a separate one for this Limited-Edition GTS model. A standard, low owner and low mileage Scirocco is a rare find indeed and the next fortunate keeper will benefit from 34 years of cherished ownership.

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Volkswagen Polo 1.6 GL

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A pristine Volkswagen Polo 1.6 GL, husband and wife owned with just 21,763 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Driver’s airbag, side impact beams, rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones, green tinted heat insulating glass, halogen headlamps, power assisted steering, tilt/slide sunroof, engine immobiliser, central locking, electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, front and rear adjustable head restraints, Sony Volkswagen XR-3509 radio cassette. Factory Options; Metallic paint, raised brake light in rear window, front fog lamps, heated windscreen, anti-lock brakes (ABS). Dealer accessories; Mud flaps, tailored Polo carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
It is only on a very rare occasion that such a beautifully cherished and immaculate vehicle is found, and this Volkswagen Polo fits this narrative perfectly. Finished in factory optional Memory Red Pearl Effect, (Code X7), the factory panels are pin straight and the original paint finish is simply incredible with a beautiful uniform shine throughout. Owned from new by husband and wife, garage stored and truly cherished throughout the 21,763 miles covered, this example is certainly one of the best in existence. The underside is superb and even the even the wheel arch apertures are spotless. Meticulous close scrutiny reveals little more than touched in stone chips. All trim is virtually as new and originality seekers will be pleased to see supplying Volkswagen dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder still fitted. An exceptional example throughout.

INTERIOR
The term ‘time warp’ can often be misused but is absolutely suitable in this instance. It is difficult to detect any aspect of this quality interior that cannot be described as showroom. The ‘Granite’ Velvet Black upholstery, (Code EK), is perfect with no visible wear or markings to the seats and matching door cards. The interior plastics, fascia and trim are as new and items such as the steering wheel and gear knob display prominent veins found only on low mileage cars. The high specification equipment and controls operate perfectly and the switchgear has a satisfying quality feel. The immaculate boot area houses an unused space saver spare wheel along with the original jack and wheel brace. The factory build options sticker remains attached to the boot floor. An interior that is difficult to distinguish from a 1997 showroom example!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1598cc four-cylinder petrol engine develops 75bhp and 135Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 107mph and 0-62mph in 12.2 seconds. Far quieter and effortless acceleration and cruising capabilities are achieved over the smaller engine models and the 5-speed manual transmission feel tight and precise. The engine bay is super clean and original features such as factory stickers, plates, panel stamps and factory protective wax remain untouched.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard GL specification ‘Indianapolis’ 6J x 14 alloy wheels are in superb order with only very light markings to each front wheel and some delamination to the VW centre caps. Quality branded 185/55 R14 tyres show ample tread. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) were specified as a factory option by the safety aware first owner and they operate perfectly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 13th March 1997 by Volkswagen Main Dealer, Nigel Grogan Ltd of Colchester, the car has been owned from new by husband and wife, Mr and Mrs Armstrong. The original order form and sales invoice made out to safety conscious Mr Armstrong illustrates the price paid of £12,700 including comprehensive factory options costing £1,480.17. Purchased in retirement and used sparingly, the car was strictly garaged when not in use and in 1998 the car was registered to Mrs Patricia Armstrong upon her husband’s passing.

The history file is quite remarkable with the original service booklet containing 15 stamped entries (eight Volkswagen Main Dealer), incredible for such a low mileage car. The most recent entry was June 2020. Absolutely all handbooks, manuals and dealership point of sale literature is included in the leather document wallet and there are two Volkswagen keys with code tags. A further large history folder contains every corresponding service invoice and MOT certificates to fully verify the genuine low mileage. Completing the history file is an original 1997 Polo range brochure. Personal inspection and drive of this example will not fail to impress and it is difficult to imagine finding a better example. This is one for the collector of all things ordinary!

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Volkswagen Golf R32

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A desirable Volkswagen Golf R32 3dr with only two owners from new.

EQUIPMENT
Honeycomb air intake, roof spoiler, Xenon headlights with wash function, wide sills with R32 logo, ISOFIX, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags, chrome pack, chrome exhaust tailpipes, darkened rear lenses, tinted class, leather steering wheel and aluminium pedals with R32 logo, textile R32 floor mats, multi-function computer, Gamma radio cassette with 6 disc changer and 8 speakers, climatronic air conditioning, electric heated door mirrors, heated seats, rain sensor, interior dimming mirror. Factory Options; Leather upholstery, cruise control.

EXTERIOR
This awesome flagship VW Golf R32 is finished in Diamond Black Pearl Effect, (Colour Code LC9Z). A deep gloss shine and uniform finish reflect the garage storage and cherished low ownership this car has enjoyed. Minor markings commensurate with the mileage can be seen with light scratches and touched in frontal stone chips. All unique trim is fully intact and light clusters are bright and clear. This R32 looks superb and is fast becoming the modern classic white-hot hatchback.

INTERIOR
Factory optional Black Leather upholstery with R32 embossment, (Code YZ), to the ergonomically crafted König Sports seats offer immense comfort and support and are in excellent condition. The R32 floor mats have protected the carpets and remain very clean. The three spoke leather steering wheel and aluminium pedals with R32 logo and 4Motion gear knob are clues this model is very special with only slight wear. All equipment and controls are perfect in condition and operation, including the climate control and heated front seats. The brushed aluminium is unmarked and the fascia is excellent order. The boot area is clean and the moulded polystyrene holder contains the full wheel changing equipment including the air compressor.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Special features of this first incarnation Golf R32 are the V6 3.2litre engine, 20mm lowered sports suspension and 6-speed 4-Motion transmission with sophisticated all-wheel drive system. In addition, an array of electronic driver aids help to best exploit the awesome power of 240bhp and 320Nm of torque at just 2800rpm! A top speed of 153mph is quoted along with 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds sounding glorious through a desirable Milltek rear silencer. The engine bay is clean and exactly as Volkswagen intended with all factory stickers and plates intact. The slick 6-speed manual short-throw gearbox is perfectly matched to this powerful, sure footed driving machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique 18-inch Aristo alloy wheels are in good order having been refurbished with no curbing and matching Bridgestone Potenza 225/40 R18 tyres to all four corners show ample tread. Correct large bright blue callipers are clearly visible through the spokes and hint towards the impressive stopping power, traction and safety with advanced features such as ABS, EBD, ESP and ventilated discs front and rear. Brand new discs and pads all round fitted in June 2020 offer complete confidence to exploit the power on offer.

HISTORY FILE
The name R32 originates from ‘R’ for Race and ‘32’ in recognition of the 3.2 litre engine. Registered new on the 23rd May 2003 by Volkswagen Main Dealer, Corkills of Wigan, the car was purchased new by Robert Sharrock, who owned the vehicle for the next ten years. A sales invoice in the history file confirms the purchase price paid by Mr Sharrock of £24,420. Throughout his ownership Mr Sharrock had the car religiously serviced at Volkswagen Main Dealer, Gilbert Lawton of Macclesfield, with nine entries in the service book stamped by them. In 2013 the car was sold to the second and only other keeper, Thomas Threadgold, who has enjoyed the car for the last seven years as an occasionally fun car with minimal usage. A further three entries in the service booklet from independent specialists includes the most recent service carried out in June 2020 at which time the brake discs and pads all round were replaced.

A further huge and neatly filed folder contains corresponding Volkswagen service invoices and check sheets as well as MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2006. In 2009 the first owner Mr Sharrock treated himself to a Milltek rear silencer and coilovers all documented with invoices. The handbooks, manuals and guides and are included in the special leather R32 document wallet. Completing the history file are two remote keys with code tags and a R32 fob as well as an original Golf R32 sales brochure.

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Volkswagen Lupo GTi

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A rare UK Raven Blue Volkswagen Lupo GTi with 17 stamps and 44,460 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Flared wheel arches, side skirts, deep front sill, spoiler bumper with integrated mesh air inlets, mesh grille, roof spoiler, Xenon headlights with washers, heated windscreen washer jets, green tinted glass, centrally mounted chrome twin exhaust, GTi badges, front sports seats, ISOFIX, driver and front passenger airbags, Anti-lock brakes with EBD, leather steering wheel, Gamma radio cassette with 8 speakers, electric heated door mirrors. Factory Options: Air conditioning.

EXTERIOR
This UK Lupo GTi is one of less than 1,000 cars allocated to the UK and it is believed that only 77 were finished in Raven Blue Metallic, (Code LA5W). The paintwork is exceptional and boasts a stunning bright shine and uniform finish. All lightweight factory panels are pin straight with even shut lines and miniscule imperfections are barely worthy of mention, namely a tiny blister to the boot spoiler and small blemish to the boot lid itself. The factory VAG light clusters are crystal clear and the honey comb air intakes, grille and colour coded trim sections are immaculate. Cherished throughout, the wheel arch apertures, door and boot shuts are spotlessly clean, the latter having factory stickers still intact. Look no further for a cult modern classic hot hatch.

INTERIOR
The spotless interior is reflective of the very low 44,460 miles covered and kicking against the typically understated VW interior styling are the deep sculptured sports front seats and bright red seat belts all round. The Interwoven Velour upholstery in Black, (Code UX), is essentially perfect with no wear visible. The three spoke leather steering wheel and GTi logo on the gear knob are clues this model is both special and well preserved and only light scratches to the driver’s door pull is an imperfection worthy of mention. All equipment and controls are perfect in condition and operation, including the factory optional air conditioning and original VW Gamma radio cassette. The boot area is pristine with the factory code sticker, further labels and the factory compressor, tool kit and tyre sealant still sealed in cellophane! A remarkable showroom fresh cockpit defying its 17 years of age.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Proudly a member of the hallowed GTi family is this sporting Lupo GTi with its punchy 16v 1.6 litre powerplant featuring variable valve timing to develop 125bhp and 152Nm of torque. In a car weighing just 1,015kg, the top speed is quoted in marketing literature at 127mph and 0-62mph is dispatched in just 8.3 seconds. A Stage 1 remap by Avon Tuning has been carried out achieving an extra 7bhp and 11Nm of torque on the above manufacturer quoted figures. The engine bay is pristine and exactly as Volkswagen intended with all factory stickers and plates intact. The slick 6-speed manual short-throw gearbox is perfectly matched to this rapid and agile driving machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique 15-inch Bathhurst alloy wheels are immaculate having been professionally refurbished in the correct finish with brand new genuine VAG centre caps. Matching Toyo Proxes 205/45 R15 tyres have masses of tread remaining. The correct bright red callipers, unique to the GTi model, look superb through the chunky spoke apertures and the ABS brakes with discs to all four corners (ventilated to the front) bring the car up to a steady assuring halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Heritage Volkswagen of Weston-Super-Mare and first registered on the 21st May 2003, this rare and exceptional Lupo GTi is a genuine UK car, one of less 1,000 supplied to the UK. The mileage of 44,460 miles is fully verified in the comprehensive service history which consists of all handbooks, manuals and dealership literature in the leather document wallet including the original service book displaying 17 stamped entries. The most recent service was carried out in 2019 at 41,536 miles and in 2017 the cambelt was changed along with the water pump and auxiliary drive belt. All work carried is fully documented and there is a further large folder of receipts, service invoices and previous MOT certificates. Completing the history file is two original VW remote keys and a Lupo range sales brochure. Cherished ‘GTi’ registration plate GT03EYE is assigned to the car and will remain so.

It is clearly evident in both the condition and history that this car has been pampered from new and rarely does the opportunity arise to obtain such a low mileage example of this cult modern classic baby GTi.

Volkswagen T4 2.5TDi LWB Campervan

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A Young Conversion LWB Volkswagen T4 2.5TDi campervan with 16,036 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Long wheelbase body, alloy wheels, power assisted steering, rear tailgate door, side sliding door, Volkswagen BETA radio/cassette, remote central locking. Camping Equipment; Young Conversions Ltd bespoke ‘Islay’ design to include; Double glazed windows with blinds and fly screens, 12 Volt electrical system, auxiliary leisure battery, control panel, 12 volt socket, 2 x 16w fluorescent lights, 4 x flexible reading lights, 2 x gas cylinder in steel gas locker, Islay kitchen in Ash veneer MDF, Formica work tops, 2 burner hob and grill, Electrolux RM4201 fridge/freezer, solid-sided elevating roof, Islay seat/bed configuration, table with tripod, insulated roof, floor and trim panels, underfloor water tank with self-priming pump, sink, Trumatic E2400 blown air heating, swivel front captain seats. Dealer options; Mud flaps, Volkswagen carpet mats, door wind deflectors, fire extinguisher.

EXTERIOR
This LWB T4 Transporter was professionally converted from brand new by specialists Young Conversions Ltd, a firm founded in 1988 and still converting today! Finished in factory original Arctic White, (Code R902), the paintwork is incredibly well preserved and commensurate with the exceptionally low genuine 16,036 miles covered. A few light scratches, stone chips and touched-in markings are visible. The double glazed windows and elevating roof are fully intact and operate ingeniously. There is a chip in the windscreen and slight discolouration to the external plastic vents. Young Conversions Ltd decals remain fitted to the tailgate. Simply stunning and the perfect retro leisure vehicle capable for todays pursuits.

INTERIOR
The interior of this high specification Motor Home is fully lined and insulated with high quality Marley Sceptre herringbone flooring. Remaining original to the Young Conversions Ltd specification, the Islay kitchen in Ash veneer MDF with Formica work tops is spotlessly clean and in excellent condition. All equipment is functional but the heating system has not been tested. The Clubhouse Turnberry fabrics are pristine. Minimal usage allows all cooking and food storage facilities to remain in exceptional condition. The spotless cab area is reflective of the 16,036 miles covered and completely original even down to the Volkswagen BETA radio/cassette. The swivelling captain seats are as new and the steering wheel and gear knob display factory veins found only on super-low mileage vehicles. Craftsmanship is assured as this is not a kit supplied conversion but rather a full specification professional interior, ready for camping trips and fun days out!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The preferred and powerful five-cylinder AJT 2.5TDi engine displaces 2461cc and offers 87bhp with 195Nm of torque. The engine performance is more than substantial to allow for modern cruising capabilities and the extra torquey characteristics are perfect for effortless driving. The engine bay is very clean with factory build labels and stickers still present and engine fluids clean. The 5-speed manual transmission is tight and precise is you would expect from the super-low mileage.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted upgrade alloy wheels have never been refurbished with imperfections and aging to some areas. Matching high-load 195/70 R15C tyres replaced the originals in 2018 and have covered very few miles. The power assisted braking system features brand new discs and pads fitted all-round in April 2020 to install the highest confidence.

HISTORY FILE
This example was first registered on the 12th March 2001 by Hartwell Volkswagen in Cheshire. An invoice dated 26th February 2001 from Young Conversions Ltd confirms that this LWB T4 Transporter was converted from brand new to this full specification campervan. Young Conversions Ltd were founded in 1988 and remain in business today with further details of the company available here. The first owner, Mr Derek Hook, purchased the van brand new and subsequently paid a staggering £12,428.74 for the conversion as detailed on the invoice from Young Conversions Ltd which also lists the full specification. After ten years of ownership the campervan was passed to family member, Mr Paul Hook, and with just one other owner in-between the vehicle was purchased by Volkswagen collector, Mr Paul Willcock. Mr Willcock is very well known for his ongoing collection of prized show winning classic Volkswagen Beetles and Campervans and used this very vehicle for a European excursion.

The exceptionally low mileage of 16,036 miles is fully verified by every MOT certificate from the very first in 2004 and the full Volkswagen book pack and binder folder is complete with the service book. Absolutely all instructions, leaflets and brochures for the conversion have been kept along with a file of invoices and receipts including recent expenditure for tyres and a full genuine Volkswagen exhaust system. In April 2020 a documented full service, cambelt, injection pump belt, water pump and brake overhaul were completed. There are two sets of remote keys plus the original master key. The private registration number Y60 FLY is retained as a tongue-in-cheek gesture of the first owners belief, ‘why fly when you can camp?!’ Fast becoming highly collectable and very rare to find with such low mileage, this T4 Transporter is the perfect retro campervan.

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