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What colours were the mk1 golf GTi available in…?

Atlas Grey
Alpine White
Helios Blue
Lhasa Green
Mars Red
Schwartz Black

Any others…?

Id like to see photos of each colour if youd be so kind

1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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Also diamond silver L97a

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Oh yes how could i forget silver!

1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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Schwartz Black

1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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Alpine White

1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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I think originally in the late 70s you could only have red, silver or black?

Some nice metallic greens and other colours available to continentals that we didn't get.

Mars red is the archetypal GTI colour;



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1983 Mars Red 1.8 Golf GTI
1987 Alpine White 1.8 Clipper Cabriolet

The trouble with doing nothing is that you never know when you are finished.

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Beutifull looking car mate

When Mars Red coloured GTi's are in mint nick as yours is they look fantastic but when the sun gets to the paint they can look really shabby really quickly.

Thanks for the photo


1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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GTi colours were as follows:

1976
Mars Red
Senegal Red
Diamond Silver

1977
Mars Red
Diamond Silver

1978
Mars Red
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black

1979
Mars Red
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
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1980
Mars Red
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Inari Silver Metaillic

1981
Mars Red (No2)
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Inari Silver Metaillic

1982
Mars Red (No2)
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Inari Silver Metaillic
Atlas Grey
Lhasa Green Metallic
Rose Pearl Metallic (5 door models only)
Black Metallic (Oettinger 16S only)

1983
Mars Red (No2)
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Atlas Grey
Lhasa Green Metallic
Rose Pearl Metallic (5 door models only)
Black Metallic (Oettinger 16S only)
Anthracite Metallic
Platinum Diamond Metallic
Oak Green Metallic
Helios Blue Metallic
Diamond Copper Brown Metallic

I would classify as follows on a European basis.

Mega Rare: Senegal Red, Rose Pearl Metallic, Platinum Diamond Metallic, Oak Green Metallic, Diamond Copper Brown Metallic

Very Rare: Anthracite Metallic, Black Metallic

Rare: Atlas Grey


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On a similar vein, who knows what colour the red grille trim is - is it the Mars Red of the era (No2 post 1980)

I can't remember ever seeing a grey GTI myself…

Thanks

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penarthur66 said

On a similar vein, who knows what colour the red grille trim is - is it the Mars Red of the era (No2 post 1980)

I can't remember ever seeing a grey GTI myself…

Thanks

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Thanks fella

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Rajan do you have any photo's of cars in any of these colours?

1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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Is this an original colour?

1984 VOLKSWAGEN MK1 GOLF C GREEN 1.6 PETROL NON SUNROOF 4 SPEED NEVER WELDED | eBay

If not i cant see why anyone would choose to paint a car this colour, only my opinion obviously

1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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dubboy said

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GTi colours were as follows:

1976
Mars Red
Senegal Red
Diamond Silver

1977
Mars Red
Diamond Silver

1978
Mars Red
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black

1979
Mars Red
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Inari Silver Metaillic

1980
Mars Red
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Inari Silver Metaillic

1981
Mars Red (No2)
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Inari Silver Metaillic

1982
Mars Red (No2)
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Inari Silver Metaillic
Atlas Grey
Lhasa Green Metallic
Rose Pearl Metallic (5 door models only)
Black Metallic (Oettinger 16S only)

1983
Mars Red (No2)
Diamond Silver
Alpine White
Black
Atlas Grey
Lhasa Green Metallic
Rose Pearl Metallic (5 door models only)
Black Metallic (Oettinger 16S only)
Anthracite Metallic
Platinum Diamond Metallic
Oak Green Metallic
Helios Blue Metallic
Diamond Copper Brown Metallic

I would classify as follows on a European basis.

Mega Rare: Senegal Red, Rose Pearl Metallic, Platinum Diamond Metallic, Oak Green Metallic, Diamond Copper Brown Metallic

Very Rare: Anthracite Metallic, Black Metallic

Rare: Atlas Grey



Is the Oak Green you have listed the same Oak Green which was used on the MK2?

Incdentally my favourite colour for a MK2

1983 Mk1 Golf Gti 1.8 - Black
1999 Toyota Hi-Lux - White
2008 British Bulldog age 1 - Red & White
2009 Range Rover Sport - Black
2012 Mitsubishi Canter Tipper - Orange

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Hi guys I'm going to be getting my golf resprayed and I'm after a colour that was used at around the time it was originally built which was 82. I love the Mars red but I'm trying to get a rare colour as I'm not a fan of the lhasa green that mine is currently in… which might have something to do with the below par respray the last owner had done… I've considered the oak green as I like it on the mk2 but I'm not sure if it would look as nice on the mk1. Any ideas as to what I should go for?

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If you're changing the colour completely and want to keep it in the same era then I'd go for Atlas Grey. You hardly see any of them around anymore 

Mk1 1983 Helios Blue GTI Engineering

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With Lhasa green for 82 & 83 am I right in thinking there are several shades of Lhasa green, 3 I think

Are they year/month specific??

lhasa green 83 gti tintop MOT passed Aug '14 after nearly 12 years!
Audi A6 3.0 tdi Avant Quattro Le Mans 305bhp 

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Never realised there was so many colours..

"Mk1 Golf Gti...all things to all men"

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Oooooh mines 'rare'. I have an 85 in original metallic black.

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Anthracite? What do you guys think? I've never seen another…. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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