Evaluation: Recent restoration | Restored in 2016–17 by a Golf specialist to a total cost of about €30,000 (about $33,000). Showing 1740 kilometers (1081 miles) but that isn’t represented as actual. Very good recent repaint that looks factory. Lightly scratched rear glass. Like-new interior. Redone underneath with new suspension, fasteners and exhaust. Fully restored to essentially new condition, and has to be one of only a few early GTIs to have gotten such a lavish treatment.
Bottom Line: The original Golf GTI essentially started the hot-hatch segment, so it’s only natural that clean ones become collectible cars. And since they were usable, fun to drive quickly and cheap to buy for so many years, there aren’t many clean ones still around. Converted to dollars, this one sold for around what a brand-new GTI costs.