1991 Golf GTI 2.0 16V

Price: - Item location: Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Golf
  • SubModel: GTI 16V
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: GTI 16V
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 110,747
  • VIN: 3VWHE21G2MM000500
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 2.0 16V
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1991 Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V

THE GOOD!This is an unrestored 1991 GTI 16V pure survivor with 110k original miles, purchased from the original owner after looking for one for two years. These cars are almost impossible to find in unrestored state especial in this condition. It has spent most of its life in a garage not kept outdoors, including now. And was purchased solely as a toy to tinker with and occasionally drive. In my possession I have logged under 100 miles of use.
The 1991 and 1992 GTI 16V was a special car from VW included BBS RM wheels, Recaro seats, a 2.0 16V motor that was not put in any other GTI. 16V cars worldwide had a 1.8 motor. Total production numbers from "The last of the best" as they were known are around 3500ish units. I like to say it was Volkswagen's version of the E30M3 ( which I have two of) the driving feel is very much like the original M3 direct and unfiltered with superb feedback. A pure drivers car! I have a huge grin every time I take it out.
Includes the original window sticker laminated to keep it from deteriorating and sales brochures from the dealer.
It has a host of period correct VERY NICE upgrades. The interior was redone in Jackie plaid (OEM VW material) with black this year replacing the interior the previous owner did in bright red. It was not cheap but looks fantastic in the car. Also has NLA OEM GTI 16V black floor mat set. I remove the mats to drive the car to keep them looking as new. Also has a NEW 16V key pill ( the plastic key fob that you slide the key in has 16V on it. )
Mechanically it is in great shape has had regular oil changes every 3500 miles per the original owner. timing belt and water pump were done about five years ago and have maybe 300 miles of use. Oil was changed right before I picked it up and is clean and clear.
If you are looking for a garage kept extremely clean GTI 16V this is it! I have not seen a more original unrestored 16V GTI anywhere.
Some things amazing... the original tool kit is UNOPENED! Never used still in the plastic bag. The spare tire looks like it has never touched the ground! The fenders are glossy and shiny and look great under the car looks like new ABSOLUTE ZERO rust anywhere... If you know much about these older MK II cars you know how rare that is... All the under hood stickers are in place the fuel door area looks great with the original decals still present.
* has no stereo or speakers removed by original owner and I coudl not decide whether to find all the OEM equipment to reinstall or put aftermarket back in...
UpgradesNuespeed sway bar set front/rearNuespeed front stress barNuespeed poly bushings in control armsNuespeed/Momo Steering wheel ( these were close to 500 new in the 90s and looks amazing on the car!!!!)Neuspeed/Momo red anotomical shift knob in redQuaiff LSD unit ( this was not a cheap upgrade back in the 90's)ABD short shift linkageABD rear stress barCoilover conversion on new dampers ( OEM 16V sport package dampers) 450front 350 rear ratesFuel pumps upgraded - no more plastic fail prone accumulator ( original parts included)Hawk HPS pads all aroundDrilled front rotors ( on when purchased)Stainless brake linesK&N filter
The not so good..but...As stated this is a 100% UN RESTORED CAR is the paint show quality.. no.. It is mostly original with a few spots on the rear quarters where the previous owner said he had a few door dings fixed from parking lots when he drove it daily ( still slept in the garage at night). I have been torn on repainting the nose and hood on the car. Erasing the patina from years of loyal care taking is something I am torn to cover. The original owner took fantastic care of this car waxing it until on a few edges on the hood/fender he waxed through to the primer.. Which he continued to wax the primer is now glossy! (see photos)
The cruise control servo on the engine went bad and the previous owner removed it. easy to source it never bothered me since I rarely drive it and I never drive it in traffic or on the highway.
The AC on the engine side was removed and could be reinstalled it is all the same hardware on any golf from 85. Once again it never bothered me I drive it with the windows down to hear the feisty 16V motor.
The center console could use a new one for power windows original owner had something for the stereo there I think so it has a switch hole.
The rear black hatch sticker needs to be replaced ( window has to come out to do it properly) reproduction decals are available int he UK. I just keep forgetting to order one and fix it.
And then...Minus the few items above the car is truly amazing to drive and look at. Highly unlikely there is another 16V GTI of this level anywhere in the US. The last "restored" 16V I saw sold for 10k with 220k miles on it... This is a future collectible and will do nothing but appreciate over the upcoming years if kept as an original survivor car.
Thanks for looking!