1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1800 Campaign Edition
This is one of the very last Golf GTi Mark One models to be produced for the UK market and was registered in January 1984. These last cars were the limited edition Campaign model featuring the now legendary Pirelli P alloy wheel design and many other extras including metallic paint and factory steel sliding sunroof. There were many other small detail differences including the more sculptured rear seat back for example. These last Campaign models are now amongst the most collectible of the first GTi series along with the very early four speed 1600cc models.
This exceptional Campaign model is completely faithful to its original specification and must be one of the finest in existence following a no expense spared restoration to the highest standards.
The car was delivered when new by VW dealer Woodgate Garage in January 1984 as detailed in the original service book. It continued to be carefully maintained by each subsequent owner as shown by regular service stamps in the book and as detailed in extensive invoicing on file. The last owner, a serial Golf collector, bought it some years ago following an extensive search for an extremely good original example with 107,000 miles recorded and confirmed in service history and MOT certificates.
This last owner was determined to create the very best GTi Campaign example and hence a full restoration programme commenced following purchase. The body shell was completely stripped and acid dipped to remove all corrosion, this showed how good and corrosion and accident free this example was. The shell was then completely refinished to factory standards with the correct finishes and subsequently was rebuilt with all componentry and trim being either refurbished or replaced, the emphasis being to retain original parts wherever possible. This work included a full engine, gearbox, suspension and brake rebuild.
The world-renowned Golf GTi Mark One specialists, Crazy Quiffs in Wallingford, have recently fully inspected the car and dealt with any snagging issues following a running in period. In addition, we have replaced the original stereo with the Blaupunkt Bremen period correct retro unit with new speakers in the original grilles, this incorporates DAB radio, Bluetooth and music streaming from a phone (the original unit is with the car).
One of the best Campaigns in existence that looks and drives like a new example, it comes with all keys, books and tools and an extensive history from new. It’s very hard to find them like this!