Find Of The Day: Magnificent MK1 GTI

Looking for what’s destined to be a class winning MK1 GTI to take to the next car show? This week’s Find Of The Day is a stellar example of the car that launched the hot hatch class. And the asking price reflects the near perfect condition of this car.

We’ve featured MK1 GTIs before. VWVortex member JimboSlice‘s 1984 ranks right up with some of the best ones, including the silver one we featured back on June 20, 2018. Like the silver one, Jimbo’s black GTI appears to be flawless on the outside. Check out the crystal-clear reflection of the paint. The body panels line up perfectly. The trim and badges are all present and in great condition.

The interior is similar. The dash has no cracks (unheard of in cars from this era). The driver’s seat shows essentially no bolster wear. The carpet is in great condition. There is a small tear and a cigarette burn on the passenger seat, and the driver’s door card shows some wear on the top, probably from elbow-out-the-window driving. Both of these things are very minor.

Jimbo has nicely modified this MK1. It has period-correct staggered Mahle BBS gold wheels, ST X Performance coilovers, Magnaflow exhaust, and much more. One particular mod to note: to keep the old-school look there’s a RetroSound head unit in the dash. Nice.

On top of all that, this GTI comes with original OEM “snowflake” wheels and suspension to take it back to stock. Jimbo even has the original manual and a stack of paperwork for the car.

Perfection comes with a price: $11,000. That’s $1500 more than the silver GTI from June of last year. But this one comes with a lot more extras. So if you’re in the market for a show-winning MK1 GTI, check out the ad in our classifieds. This hot hatch is in sunny San Diego, California.