CORGI VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI MK1 SERIES 2
Increasingly aware that European manufacturers, in particular, Peugeot, had begun to emulate the Golf GTI, Volkswagen continued to update the MKI in subsequent manufacture years throughout its seven-year run. 1980 saw larger bumpers and rear lights arrive, along with a direly needed five-speed gearbox and then, in September 1982, a larger 1780cc engine. Although related to the previous 1588cc unit found in the earlier versions, the new unit had been substantially redesigned, with extra capacity achieved by raising the bore and stroke, delivering more power lower down the rev range. It resulted in what some argue was the ultimate Golf GTI — selling 6148 in the UK and 71,002 worldwide in 1983.