Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1979, the topless Golf was offered in most countries as the GLi with a 1588cc GTi engine and stiffer suspension, alongside the GLS which had the 70bhp 1457cc unit. The GLi convertible got the 1.8 GTi engine in 1982 and the smaller petrol lump was replaced by the 1595cc carburettor unit in 1983.
Spec levels were improved in 1990 and for the first time a hydraulically operated power hood became an option on GTI models.
The Sportline from 1991 particularly appealed to younger buyers and this original paintwork car, with no accident history and only 64,000km since new really does impress. Three responsible owners have kept the car on the road and retained original parts where some small alterations were made to the lights. Recent works include necessary part replacements in the engine such as belts, filters and work on the brakes. Additional works such as bearings, rubbers and more can be viewed in the history file.