1996 Volkswagen Golf GTi



One for the VW collector, this simply unrepeatable Golf GTi with one owner, full history and 14,911 miles would slot in to a collection perfectly.

See here a full walkaround video of this stunning Golf GTi – Walkaround Video

One owner from new
Original purchase invoice
Original trade in receipt & handover certificate
10 x MOT certificates
10 x Service stamps (with matching invoices)
9 x Tax Discs
2 x Original keys (both with supplying dealer tags)
Original mudflaps
Original rubber mats
Original brochures
All original booklets in original VW binder
Original paintwork
Supplying dealer window sticker
Absolutely beautiful condition throughout – including underside

Having had a full service in February 2019, which included cambelt – this example is in need of nothing but a caring home.


Purchased new from Sloan of Edinburgh VW Main Dealer.
This example has remained with the original owner since new, and has been truly cherished.

The original purchase invoice is present and shows the rare Hot Chilli Red Pearl paintwork, Sunroof, , 4x mudflaps, rubber mats and rear headrests as the options added when the order was placed.
A truly impressive history file accompanies this car, with all original booklets being present, invoices matching the servicing stamps and MOT certificates, all of which are detailed below.

The most recent service which was carried out in February 2019 including belts, so the new owner can rest assured nothing is needed and servicing is fully up to date.

MOT History:
03 – 8,159
04 – 9,624
05 – 11,039
07 – 13,009
10 – 14,403
11 – 14,624
12 – 14,626
13 – 14,665
14 – 14,715
15 – 14,737
16 – 14,786

Service History:
96 – (delivery Inspection)
97 – 1,670
98 – 4,039
00 – 5,174
04 – 9,624
06 – 11,811
07 – 13,009 (cambelt)
09 – 14,315
16 – 14,786
19 – 14,890 (cambelt)

Body & Paintwork

Finished in the somewhat rare optioned colour of Hot Chilli Red Pearl, this example retains original paintwork across the entire car – even down to the wheels as of course you would expect.
All glass is without any damage and is original, likewise the badges and bodykit are all in great order.

The optional extra mudflaps are still fitted, and have clearly helped keep the paintwork free from unwanted debris whilst on the road because the condition of the lower areas trims/are still brilliant.
Absolutely no corrosion on the vehicle at all, and this goes for inside the wheel arches, and the underside as well.

Very few signs of usage at all, other than a couple of touch up’s on the bonnet which are minor and are to be expected.

Any of our customers will confirm that we only deal with great example vehicles, so when we say a car is totally honest in superb condition, we really do mean it.

Interior & Trim

The description for the interior of this Golf GTi is quite simple – it is like new.

The first thing you will notice when opening the door to step back in to 1996, is that the door latches and check straps are still in the original gold zinc plating finish.
Once you are in, it is absolutely time warp condition.

Everything works as it should do, with a great quality feel to all switchgear.

All the seats look as new, with no wear showing.
All the original VW rubber mats are still in place and in superb condition.

You could simply say it is showroom condition.


As with the rest of the car, the engine bay simply presents like new.

Nothing has ever been repainted, everything retains the original finish – including various brackets/bolts/nuts which still have the original and untarnished gold zinc plating finish.
It really is as good as the pictures suggest.

The car runs like an absolute dream as you would expect, and the service history shows great maintenance over the years.

A fresh service has been carried out including belts so new expenditure is necessary, the car is ready to either be enjoyed or tucked away.

Running Gear

The underside of this car is in great original condition, with all components retaining the original finish and labels.

Of course no unwanted noises are present when driven, the car drives superbly with good braking, and nice handling characteristics.
The gearbox and clutch are a joy to operate, and it is clear when driving that this is a low mileage car which has been very well cared for due to how ‘tight’ the car feels in general.

Any inspection is welcome.