This project car is a beautiful original black Golf GTI 8 valve (“8v”). I sought out an 8v GTI because despite a lower total power output the 8v has more torque low down in the rev range when compared to a 16v. This makes the driving experience smoother and less manic. Additionally, the relative simplicity of the 8v engine versus the 16v translates into lower running costs and greater reliability.
With just 3 owners from new, a full documented history and totally original exterior/interior, this is a real gem.