"Early" GTI

Information on this page refers to the RHD 1979 (model year) Golf GTI .


There are too many different manufacturing items to list accurately but to the casual observer, and if you're looking for an early RHD Golf GTI, then note the following:

 

Early GTI = VIN number stamped on suspension turret.

 

Early GTI = different seat belt receptors.

 

Early GTI = golf ball gear lever* & Wolfsburg 3-spoke steering wheel.

 

Early GTI = oval headrests & tartan seat cloth.

 

Early GTI = manual adjustable door mirror.

 

Early GTI = single headlamps.

 

Early GTI = radiator top up cap.

 

Early GTI = small rear lights with no fog lamps.

 

Early GTI = no electronic ignition.

 

Early GTI = 1.6 (EG) engine with four-speed transmission.

 

Early GTI = black surround for round clocks.

 

Early GTI = centre console with clock and oil temp guage.

 

 

*It is up to the buyer to carry out sufficient due diligence on any prospective purchase.

*A full (replica) golf ball gear knob (without gear pattern) was fitted to cars with four-speed transmission.

 

 

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