- Golf GTi
“to drive jerk-free even for shopping at walking speed”.
VW introduced the Golf GTi with this slogan at a base price of DM 13,850.
Vehicle designer Giorgio Giugiaro designed the Golf at his company Italdesign and named it after the horse of one of his employees.
The Golf GTi (Grand Tourisme injection) with the 81 kW (110 hp) engine of the Audi 80 GTE was a complete success and exceeded expectations at VW. In the last model year 1983, the displacement of the GTi was increased from 1.6 l to 1.8 l, which had a positive effect on torque and speed level.
Back then the Golf was named Rabbit for the north-american market. Also for the American Market, the 1.8l Engine had a power output of 90 HP. Bigger Bumper where added for American safety standards.
This 1984 Rabbit GTi appears in original and mostly first paint condition. The Current Owner added later Front Seats with the later Design. The original Seats are part of the auction as well.
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