For reasons that I've never been able to understand, the Mk1 Volkswagen Golf has also been marketed in the US as the "Rabbit". This particular 1984 Rabbit GTi has just been sold on Bring a Trailer and it is gorgeous. A great little car and a valuable piece of automotive history.

Mind you, this car is not 100 per cent original as it features several aftermarket modifications including a vintage Autotech Magnacharger supercharger, new springs by Koni, a new spoiler and a Techtonics exhaust. The good news is, all of these mods are period correct and, crucially, the owner has kept the original 14-inch snowflake wheels.

Inside, you'll find a new Kamei shift knob, also period correct, the original seats and floor mats. The interior tells you a lot about this car because you can clearly see that it has been very thoroughly and carefully looked after. The seats are good as new, and so are the door panels which look like they just came out of the factory.

The original 1.8 L engine produced 100 hp when it was new but the power output of this example hasn't been quoted. The car is in excellent condition, comes with a clear title and it has done 29,000 miles. The final selling price was $31,500.

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