Car Model: Golf

VW Golf G60 LIMITED – (1989) – 108,000km – Number 17 of 61

  • Description

    With a total production run of only 71 units, G60 Limited do not come up for sale often. This particular example seen just one registered UK owner since it arrived in the UK from Germany in 2007. Official correspondence from VW confirms the car was built in Wolfsburg in the Spring of 1989. With little over 67k miles (108,921km) under its belt, this very special Mk2 Golf – a Bonafide G60 Limited (No. 16 of 71) – presents a unique opportunity for one lucky individual to acquire one of the rarest and most sought-after VWs in the world today.

    MODEL HISTORY

    Conceived by VW’s Motorsport division and built largely by hand, the G60 Limited was based on the five-door Golf Syncro with its viscous-coupled four-wheel drive system. To this was added ABS, power steering, electric windows, central locking, a steel sunroof, heated front seats, a full leather interior and an on-board computer. At the time of its conception German tuners had already begun to exploit the latent potential of the G60 engine, offering conversions ranging from 180bhp to 200bhp for the Corrado and Rallye Golf. However, VW Motorsport went one better right from the start by applying the G60 supercharger to the 16-valve rather than the eight-valve engine. The result was 210bhp at 6,500rpm and 1861b/ft of torque at 5,000rpm with an 8.8:1 compression ratio and the supercharger providing 23psi of boost.

    The Golf G60 Limited was the fastest production road car to have left any VW plant destined for a private customer and, like most of the projects that emanated from VW Motorsport, it was the brainchild of Klaus-Peter Rosorius; “The idea was to have a nice, elegant-looking production Golf without external modifications but lots of fascination under the bonnet”. A total of just 71 units were produced making the G60 Limited one of the rarest and most sought-after VWs in the world today.

    EQUIPMENT

    Graphite Grey Metallic paintwork, Black Nappa leather upholstery, 15-inch BBS RM split-rim alloy wheels, Motorsport grille with blue surround, Motorsport badges front and rear, Single headlights, Heated front seats, Leather-trimmed steering wheel, Motorsport leather gear knob, Leather door cards, Sunroof, Electric windows all round, Electric door mirrors, On-board computer, Syncro AWD, ABS, PAS, VW carpet mats, Cassette holder, MPH speedometer (odometer in km/h) Remote central locking, Immobiliser.

    EXTERIOR

    Beautifully finished in a lustrous coat of Graphite Grey Metallic this incredibly rare G60 Limited (no. 16 of only 71) looks fantastic against our studio backdrop – and it certainly doesn’t disappoint up close. Having been fully refreshed to a very high standard a few years back the paintwork presents amazingly well with a deep and uniform shine across every panel. The car is arrow-straight along both sides and at the front end there’s barely a stone chip in sight. All the bumpers, trims and plastics appear in excellent original condition with a perfect texture having never been painted or poorly restored. Finer details such as the seals, rubbers, and badges also appear very fresh, again the only negative here being a few small chips to the Motorsport grille badge. The underside also remains in fine fettle having been professionally cleaned and treated last year to preserve its excellent condition.

    INTERIOR

    The interior space is a great place to be with pristine leather upholstery and a number of creature comforts including heated sports seats, electric mirrors, and electric windows all round. Back in 2019 the seats were fully retrimmed in the correct OE-spec Nappa leather and, having seen only very light use since then, they remain in perfect unworn condition. Leather trim extends to the door cards, handbrake lever, gear knob and steering wheel, all presenting in very good original order with only a few minor marks and signs of use to report, namely to the gear knob and around the edge of the wheel. In the footwells the black carpets are all spotless, unfaded, and protected by a complete set of VW over mats. The headlining is also perfect with no marks or sagging to note, and in the boot, you’ll still find the VW first aid kit and an undamaged parcel shelf with no unsightly speaker holes having ever been cut. An excellent interior overall with just the right level of patina.

  • Details
    Year: 1989
    Mileage: 70000 Miles
    PRICE: €89,990

VW Golf Country (1992) – 94,400mls – 1 of 552 Chrome Editions

  • Description

    Based on the five-door Mk2 Golf, the LHD-only Golf Country was an official VW product although it wasn’t built in-house. Production was instead handed over to Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Austria, who took the regular all-wheel drive Golf Syncro and boosted ground clearance to 210mm by mounting the body on a separate ladder chassis. Skid plates were added underneath and the spare wheel was relocated externally to the boot lid area. The County ‘Chrome Edition’ featured here is one of only 558 produced, boasting extra equipment including chrome bull bars and side steps, an electric sliding Webasto sunroof, and more luxurious beige leather upholstery.

    EQUIPMENT

    Black paintwork, Beige leather upholstery, Chrome steel wheels, 5-Speed manual transmission, Syncro 4-wheel drive system, Heated driver’s seat, Electric Webasto sunroof, Chrome bull bars with headlight grilles, Chrome side and rear steps, Country decals, Syncro badging, Rear mounted spare wheel, Roof rails, Front fog lights, Additional driving lamps, Stainless steel exhaust, VW Gamma cassette radio, Mudflaps front and rear, Tailored overmats, First aid kit, Immobiliser.

    EXTERIOR

    Finished in glossy black this special edition Country looks marvelous beneath our studio lighting, the additional chrome accents really setting the paintwork off beautifully. Only 558 ‘Chrome Edition’ Countrys were produced making this particular example a very rare car indeed. Having just been treated to a full machine polish by our in-house detailer the paintwork retains a fantastic depth of shine with no swirl marks and only a handful of small blemishes to note on close inspection. The factory Webasto sunroof presents in excellent watertight condition, and the Country decals are nice and clear both sides. The chrome work also remains in very good order with no pitting although there are a few areas where the protective lacquer coating has started to peel. Not a concours example, but a well presented and very usable car in lovely original condition.

    INTERIOR

    The leather upholstery has worn well with little more than some expected bolster wear to the driver’s seat as evidence of the car’s 30 years of age. All too often pale interiors such as this end up being re-connolised so it’s nice to see that no previous repairs have been carried out here, the leather still feeling supple throughout. The beige door cards are also in great shape with no marking or discolouration, the steering wheel shows only minor signs of wear, and the dash is without any cracks or sun damage. The original leather gear knob has faded although the gaiter and handbrake lever still present well. In the footwells the carpets are protected by a set of tailored overmats, and at the rear of the car you’ll find an undamaged parcel shelf and first aid kit still present and correct in the tidy boot area.

  • Details
    Year: 1992
    Mileage: 94400 Miles
    PRICE: €26,995