This stunning example of the legendry Volkswagen Golf GTi, painted in metallic grey with black lower-body protective strips, was put on the market in April 1977 before the first modifications were made on the 1978 models. Therefore it is equipped with a 1,600 m3 engine coupled with a 4-speed transmission, small bumpers and small taillights as well as a door-less glove box. The interior is upholstered with black plaid fabric and vinyl. It still has the original Blaupunkt car stereo and its user’s manual. This Gold GTi has an instrument panel from the Motometer and not VBO. According to the current owner, the car only had two owners. After a piston ring broke in 2010, the engine was replaced with another that is the same type and has the same cylinder capacity. It should be noted that the original engine, which needs to be repaired, will be provided with the car. This Golf was completely renovated, the work lasting from February 2013 to October 2016. This restoration involved the suspension, brakes, dashboard instruments and electrical wiring. The Hureau specialist performed the restoration on the car’s entire interior, including its seats and ceiling. The body was stripped of its paint, sanded and then repainted. More than 300 hours of work were put into the body, which was redone by specialists at JMC Oldwagen Garage in the Haute Savoie region. At that time, the car had around 150,000 km (93,200 miles) on the odometer. The odometer was reset to zero after the work was finished, and the car has since been driven less 300 km (186 miles). The cost of this intense work came to around 30,000 euros. Extensive paperwork and photo documentation of the restoration will be provided to the buyer of this excellent vehicle, which complies perfectly with the model’s original specifications. The chance of acquiring a Golf GTi Mk1 of this vintage is very rare. A true icon of the 70s and 80s, the Golf GTi was the first of its kind, and this car, one of the first ever manufactured and on sale in excellent condition, deserves the attention of the most demanding collectors.