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A meticulously restored Helios Blue Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi Campaign Edition.
Radiator grille with Mars Red ornamental surround and GTi inscription, front spoiler, air blade on driver’s wiper, silver side stripes, wider black wheel arches, laminated windscreen, internal door mirror adjustment, intermittent wash/wipe, cigar lighter, front door pockets, golf ball gear knob, MFA on-board computer, fuel economy gauge, twin tone horn, rev counter, trip mileage recorder. Campaign Package of Equipment – Option S707; Factory sliding steel sunroof, green tinted glass all round, twin headlamp grille with vertical serrated lines in lens, ‘Valve Tap Cap’ style petrol cap with spring loaded cover and black inner bezel, black plastic A-pillar trims, leather bound steering wheel, slimline dimpled door lock pins. Option code S750; Pirelli P-Slot 7mm gap alloy wheels (Code A), Pirelli inscription centre caps. Dealer options; Genuine Golf rubber over mats.
This cult-setting Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi Campaign Edition boasts ultra-rarity in being finished in factory correct Helios Blue Metallic, (Code LA5Y). Helios Blue was never an official Mk1 Golf colour option but instead was a Mk2 Golf colour, however a handful of run-out later Mk1 Campaign’s were made in Helios Blue. The subject of a meticulous and no expense spared full restoration, the car is simply outstanding and the work even extends to the beautifully restored and detailed underside. Massive expense has been incurred and wherever possible genuine NOS Volkswagen parts have been used including even a genuine Volkswagen aerial grommet fitted if the first owner did not specify a dealer fit radio! Attention to detail is mind-blowing even down to the correct vertical serrated lines in front lamp lens and the lack of rear window matt black surround, correct for only Helios Blue and Black cars. Supplying dealer branded number plates, rear screen sticker and tax discs holder further add to the accuracy of this restoration. Look no more for a prime Helios Blue example.
Body-hugging reclining sports seats finished in iconic Black/Silver stripe design, (Code KM), are in remarkable condition with no wear to the fabric or deterioration to the seat structure. The matching black headlining perfectly clean and intact. The carpeting, door cards and all other interior trim sections are preserved. The correct smaller door lock pins with indent to the top and the leather-bound steering wheel are Campaign specific and further uphold the true correct identity. The pristine fascia is undamaged and houses a fully functional MFA digital computer. A spotless boot area houses the full-size alloy spare and an unmolested rear parcel shelf complete with genuine rubber hangers. A genuine NOS boot carpet and underfoam have been sourced and a Helios Blau Metallic sticker and tyre changing warning sticker remain. Importantly the original build label sticker remains detailing all the correct features this car still displays. A classic retro hot hatch interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This desirable car is in tremendous mechanical order and really boasts what Mk1 GTi ownership should be about – marvellous fun and sheer driving pleasure! The 1800cc fuel injected engine produces 112bhp at 5800rpm and 109lbs.ft of torque at 3500rpm, enough to sprint to 60mph in 8.2 seconds and achieve 114mph. The detailed engine bay is pure exhibition standard and spotlessly clean displaying all the correct chassis numbers for a Campaign model. The 5-speed sports gearbox is tight. It is easy to understand how this car started the hot hatch phenomenon.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This superb Golf GTi is fitted with the unique, Campaign only, and highly desirable 6J x 14 Pirelli alloy sports wheels with correct larger ‘P’ cut out sections and smaller 7mm gaps. All wheels remain in pristine condition and wear correct and virtually impossible to source Pirelli inscription centre caps that differ to the plain items found on the Mk2 GTi ‘P-Slot’. Correct specification Pirelli P600 185/60 R14 tyres are fitted all round including the spare. The servo-assisted diagonally divided dual-circuit braking system feature front discs and drums to the rear.
Registered with a correct ‘A’ prefix for Campaign models on 20th October 1983 by Volkswagen Main Dealer, Euro Canterbury, this rare Helios Blue example has undergone an incredible program of restoration which has been fully documented with eye watering documented invoices to prove. The standard of craftmanship and attention to detail is exemplary and the two huge history folders portray the cost, time and effort born by previous owner of 11 years who commissioned the project. A true VW enthusiast who purchased one brand new and struggled to find a good one to relive his youth, decided to purchase the very best Helios Blue car and make it brand new! Two immaculately presented history files include masses of receipts, invoices and MOT documentation pertaining to pre and post restoration. The vast expenditure incudes many genuine NOS Volkswagen parts. The original V.A.G Service book pack holds the service book and all handbooks with dealership point of sale literature.
In every respect, this is a stunning example of the highly sought after Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi Campaign Edition.
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