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VW Golf (Mk I) GTi 'Pirelli Edition' 1983


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Rare, RHD, UK spec, German supplied ‘Pirelli Edition’.

As a last nod to the Mark I Golf GTi, VW offered a ‘Final Edition’ model; in the UK it was marketed as the ‘Campaign’, in France, the ‘Plus’ and in Germany, the ‘Pirelli’.

Alongside the standard GTi features, the ‘Edition’ models had additional specification including:

  • Available as a 3-door hatchback only.
  • Factory installed sliding sunroof.
  • Green tinted glass all round.
  • Matt black A pillar trims.
  • Four headlamp grille with standard outer lights and inner fog lights (not to be confused with the later, Mk II inner driving lights).
  • 14 inch Pirelli alloy wheels (with ‘P’ cut-out shapes and Pirelli logo)

This ‘D’ chassis example was delivered in July 1983 by V.A.G. Albert Turk in Monchengladbach, Germany, to a UK owner/address. Subsequent research describes how owners could order their new, Final Edition GTi directly from Germany, (but in right hand drive), making the purchase tax-free.

The Golf then came to the UK, and was officially registered on 19th August 1983.

Alpine white with black-red stripe interior, it carries the build code ‘W65’ (Pirelli Edition), but has black bumpers and wheel arches, as opposed to the colour-coded German versions.

6 further keepers, the last having owned the Golf since 2010. Accompanied by a large folder of invoices and receipts, cataloguing ongoing care and maintenance throughout its life. 23 MOT certificates plus VW newsletters and brochures, plus the original service book and various keys.

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Golf GTi
First Registration:
5th July 1983 in Germany, 19th August 1983 in the UK
Model Year:
Body Style:
3-door hatchback
1.8 litre 4 cylinder making 110 bhp and 148 Nm torque
5 speed manual
118,896 miles
Alpine white
Black with red-stripe seat inserts
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