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 particular example must be one of the most well-preserved VW Clippers on the market today. Showing a mere 31,000 miles recorded from new, with an extensive history file and numerous MoT’s to complement this, the car has clearly been loved and appreciated by its fastidious owners.
Included in its history file one will also find the cars original books, including stamped service book, spare keys and bills and receipts.
With a fully functioning electric convertible roof, what a fantastic opportunity to purchase an excellent and fun 1.8L VW Golf Clipper displayed today in a very similar condition to what it would have left the showroom in 1989.