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