Value My Clas­sic

WHO Craig Vil­liers WHAT 1990 VW Golf GTI 16V MkII MILES 119,000 PROVE­NANCE Full his­tory from new MODS Pe­riod cas­sette box HOW MANY 911 on road

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

I bought it for £2350 in 2014 af­ter a six-month search for the right car. This one popped up on the in­ter­net with rare fac­tory fit air­con and heated elec­tric mir­rors. Speak­ing to the seller, I learned that the paint is orig­i­nal and it’s never been welded. I’ve since re­placed the driver’s and rear seat cov­ers, the rear bumper, and had all four al­loys re­fur­bished. I’ve also gone right through the car re­plac­ing all belts, hoses, flu­ids, rub­bers, the en­tire brak­ing sys­tem and any cos­metic items that weren’t per­fect. It has since won a show and shine award.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

It was a mil­lion­aire’s com­pany car brand new in 1990. He bought the car from the com­pany in 1992 and kept it un­til 2013, though it was unused be­tween 2005-2013, at which point he sold it to the guy I bought it from. I have all this in an email from the orig­i­nal owner – his busi­ness card was in the his­tory folder, so I emailed him for the car’s story. I also have old MoTs, tax discs, ser­vice book, etc.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

Retrim­ming the head­lin­ing – it has sagged in the past and I’m not happy with the pre­vi­ous re­pair to it. The other thing I’d like to do is spend some hours un­der the bon­net – it looks okay but I think it could be ti­dier.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

It’s ex­actly as it left the fac­tory back in 1990, apart from the pe­riod ac­ces­sory Fis­cher C-box cas­sette holder in the cen­tre con­sole.

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