2002 VW Golf GTi Anniversary 1.8T



Viewing by appointment only.

Here we are very pleased to offer for sale, our superb VW Golf GTi 25th Anniversary for sale.

Becoming very scarce in original & low mileage condition, this 1.8 20v Turbo example is a brilliantly original & clean car, with low mileage of just over 58k miles from new.
Recent expenditure on servicing, detailing & various new old stock parts (including brand new wheels, gear knob, scuttle panel & more) mean this is a real stand out example in comparison to other offerings.

Original example
Superb service & MOT history
All original booklets
Brand new wheels & Michelin tyres
Recently detailed (Paintwork looks fantastic)
Recent cambelt change
Lovely interior condition
Unmodified car

If you have been looking for a great example, then the search is over.


This Golf GTi has superb history, including traceability of the previous owners/sale dates.

The car remained with the original owner from 2002 until 2013 & it is clear to see whilst looking through the history file that this car was the original owners pride & joy.
No expense was spared & the car was serviced at VW main agents annually.

The most recent sale of the vehicle was in 2020, when we first got to know the car as the buyer had the car transported directly to ourselves for us to do a major recommission service to the car for them, including the cambelt & water pump. The owner also supplied brand new OE wheels, plus various other parts & asked us to carry out various other works including caliper refurbishment, new Michelin PS4 tyres, various bits of detailing & so on. The final bill was circa £3,500.00. After these works we delivered the car to the very happy customer.

When the owner recently asked if we wished to purchase the car due to lack of use, the answer was a simple yes, as such honest examples are now a very rare sight.

Within the history file is a vast amount of invoices, (mainly main dealer services), all booklets housed in the original wallet, a Anniversary brochure & news release, the spare key is also with the file of course.

The service history consists of 12qty VW stamps & 3qty independent stamps as detailed below.

MOT History:
2006 – 31,264
07 – 41,553
08 – 45,380
09 – 50,031
10 – 51,612
11 – 52,750
12 – 53,943
13 – 56,434
14 – 57,175
15 – 57,404
20 – 57,970
21 – 57,992
22 – 58,190

Service history:
2002 – PDI – VW
03 – 8,706 – VW
04 – 15,067 – VW
05 – 22,302 – VW
06 – 31,264 – VW
07 – 40,464 – VW
08 – 45,380 – VW
09 – 50,031 – VW
10 – 51,612 – VW
11 – 52,750 – VW
12 – 53,943 – Car 4 You
13 – 56,434 – Cars 4 You
14 – 57,175 – VW
20 – 57,981 – Appreciating Classics (Cambelt)
22 – 58,190 – VW

Body & Paintwork

Having aged very well & becoming increasingly rare in low mileage & original condition, these are fast becoming a modern classic car.

This example is in original paintwork, which we had the pleasure of detailing as part of work we carried out for the most recent owner back in 2020.
Having been used very little since then & being owned by an enthusiast, the paint still looks good today.

Along with detailing the car, we also fitted brand new OE wheels, refurbished the brake calliper’s, painted the disc centres, fitted a new OE aerial base, new grill badge & more.
All of this helps this car be a real stand out example.

No modifications have been carried out, other than a change of tyres, so this example presents exactly as VW intended!
Some stone chips to the front, but certainly nothing more than you would expect, in fact we would say less than you would expect of the mileage with original paintwork.

Interior & Trim

As you would expect, the interior is in superb condition throughout.

The original steering wheel is still in good condition, as are the aluminium pedal rubbers.
A new OE gear knob & gaiter were recently fitted, the seats are in great order as are the interior swithgears & trims.
The carpets are without any damage & the floor mats are in great condition.

No modifications have been carried out, so no nasty screw holes from extra gauges, the dashboard & all trims are all good.
Everything works just as it should do & is exactly as VW intended.

Ready to be enjoyed or added to a collection.


The engine runs perfectly as you would expect, & has had a cambelt service carried out recently.

Regular servicing helps show the care this care has had over the years & you can rest assured this example is ready to be enjoyed.

A cold start confirms that this is a nice quiet engine, with no unwanted noises either when cold or hot.

Likewise, on the road the car performs just as it should do, with a smooth power delivery throughout the rev range.
No smoking at all, either on start up, on boost or on overrun.
The car really is brilliant to drive.

The engine bay itself presents very well indeed, exactly as you would expect from a low mileage & cared for example.

Running Gear

All running gear is in very good order and this car is an absolute pleasure to drive.

All wheels in superb order, being basically new with new centre caps (one wheel has a tiny mark).
New Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres are fitted.

When on the road, the braking performance is superb & straight, all discs & pads are in good order & calipers recently refurbished.

The gearbox & clutch operate as they should do, & performance is still good even today.