The VW Golf is surely one of the most iconic ‘hot-hatches’ ever conceived. Its popularity has never diminished and a plethora of variants and styles have always been hungrily anticipated and universally enjoyed by the car’s cult following all of whom treasure the next instalment from Volkswagen, the hot-hatch giant.
The body of the Golf Cabriolet did not change through the entire production run except for a larger fuel tank. The space saver wheel was fitted from the outset in 1978, when pre-production models were built, unlike the saloon which adopted this in 1984. In an attempt by Volkswagen to keep the car’s styling current, Cabriolets from 1988 on were fitted with a “Clipper” kit out of the factory, featuring smooth body-coloured bumpers, wheel-arch extensions, and side skirts.
This very nicely presented Cabriolet has enjoyed much refurbishment including a repaint and replacement convertible roof, also attention to the mechanics, brakes, and exhaust system. Offered from a private Volkswagen collection, and supplied with a recent MOT, this is a fine example of a highly usable and reliable summer classic.