Ads on test: Volkswagen Golf GTI
A Dub that was bought new by Del Boy, but don’t worry, this car’s cushty
Cost New £6500 Price £22,995
VW Golf GTI CABRIOLET
On sale at: The Private Collection
Engine: 1781cc, 4-cyl, SOHC
Transmission: FWD, 5-speed manual
Top speed: 108mph
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1979: Golf Cabriolet debuts in either GLI or GLS guises. The former is an open-top GTI, the latter is a 1457cc carb-fed Golf.
1981: Dash redesigned to include a lockable glovebox and console.
1982: The GLI gets the upgraded 1.8-litre GTI engine.
1983: The smaller GLS motor is replaced by a 1595cc engine, still carb-fed. Sports seats standard fit on all cabriolet variants.
1985: Rebranding sees the GLI become GTI and the GLS becoming simply the GL.
1988: Moulded bumpers, sill trims and side skirts fitted. Smaller engine model now rebranded as the ‘Clipper’.
1993: production ends.