19th Jun, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

  Lot 19

1992 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rivage MkI Cabriolet
1 of just 470 UK-supplied Rivage examples

Estimated at £11,000 - £13,000

Lot details

Registration No: K3 DCC
Chassis No: WVWZZZ152MK
MOT: June 2024

  • One of just 470 UK supplied examples
  • c.50,750 miles and usual Rivage edition refinements
  • Last of the legendary Mk1 Golf GTi models

Originally supplied to a David Challenger by Listers of Stratford-Upon-Avon on 1st August 1992 and registered with the cherished mark ‘K3 DCC’, early servicing was carried out by Vindis & Sons Cambridge. With six previous owners the VW has covered a total mileage of just c.50,750 in its pampered life. The supporting paperwork shows a moderate 32,000 being completed in its first five years of life, 14,000 miles over the following sixteen years, then just 4,000 in the last eleven years. Garaged and used only sparingly whilst in the vendor’s care, it came from an eight year previous ownership and ten year ownership prior to that. The vendor informs us he has made contact with previous owners to verify its history and reminisce! A large folder of paperwork accompanies the car detailing maintenance work carried together with service book and original handbooks in the original VW wallet. Also included are sales brochures for the limited edition Rivage, Sportline and the Clipper models.

The Mauritius Blue interior is said to be “outstanding and immaculate” with the only upgrades being a retro modern Blaupunkt Essen DAB BT stereo and VDO gauges. Furthermore, the “heated seats, power hood and electric windows all work correctly, as does everything including the digital MFI display”. The vendor further advises the Classic Blue Metallic exterior is in “remarkable condition for the car's age, completely solid with no rust or corrosion. The underside is solid with evidence of original Waxoyl rust-proofing”.

In the current ownership the cambelt has been replaced for peace of mind, a new VW gearbox linkage kit fitted and a new battery fitted which has sat on a trickle charger when not in use. A custom-built stainless steel exhaust gives a “lovely throaty sound”. The “immaculate” forged alloys are shod with four Pirelli P7 Cinturatos. We are also informed the hood is in good condition and leak free, although it has a very small nick above the driver’s door. It is complemented by the original tonneau cover and optional VW wind deflector. The engine bay is said to be clean and well maintained with a battery shut-off key for easy storage if needed. Spare parts with the car include a set of poly bushes, a spare VW steering wheel and a Momo steering wheel and boss. This last of the line and now highly collectible Mk1 Golf is worthy of close inspection.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 19th Jun, 2024

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