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1976-1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1

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Few who attended the 1975 Frankfurt Show realised the significance of a new version of the Golf sitting on the VW stand. It looked slightly ‘different’. A deep, black (two-part, in case of breakages) plastic sp...

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“The first ‘hot hatch’, an astonishingly fast car for its size and number three (after Audi Quattro and Porsche 911) on every yuppie’s wish list”


Years built: 1976-1983
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Golf GTI Mk1
Body: Saloon
Engine Size: 1588cc / 1781cc fuel-injected four-cylinder
Bhp: 110-112
0-60 secs: 8.8 secs
Top Speed Mph: 113 mph
Category: Popular Classic, Wolf in Sheeps Clothing
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Did You Know?

Once the GTI was released a whole sub-industry devoted to tuning it appeared. In Britain, the only place to go to was GTI Engineering based in a Nissen hut at Silverstone. The company was run by ra...