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Buzetti said

IMG_1043.JPG Mines a pretty early 4 speed RHD car which was built 18th June '79 - I doubt RHD production began much before that date 



That's incredible, can I ask how you got that certificate? I love to get that for my MK1's

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X2 1983 A REG EW CAMPAIGN In WHITE(Awaiting full rebuild solid body) :thumbs: & T Reg S1 GTi Project, Still Looking for Series 1 GTi's or a 16S Oettinger to restore (Complete Cars only)  or an A reg Lhasa Green or White Gti to restore, also consider  Black, Red or Blue, Also Golf Driver Project Wanted anything considered WHY

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volkswarren said

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Buzetti

As above and it says it on the top of the certificate but here's the link in English!  :thumbs:

Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen: Home


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I should clarify my comment from "27 November 2016, 8:56 AM" which may help explain the difference between build date and first registered back then for our younger members.

Back then VW was for obvious reasons concentrating on lhd product and limiting one output line to rhd production.

Let's face it, they could sell every single lhd car they could build before they built it.

Let's say a rhd car was built say mid January it might not get to the dealer until 12 to 16 weeks later because of the export/import fun and games. Then there's the shipping and transportation logistics etc…

It seemed to take forever sometimes for both the buyer and the dealer to finally see the car!

I sold them from 83 through 88 and it did get slightly better but not by much I can tell you.
Well not where the GTI was concerned.

Thats why we would load the Mk2 GTI's that we had in stock with all the extras because buyers didn't want to wait and were happy to pay more and drive away within a few days.

I do believe that MK1CabbyWhite has one of the very earliest unless someone knows different!  :lol:  :thumbs:

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Thats a GLi cabby isnt it?


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volkswarren said

Thats a GLi cabby isnt it?


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Don't think so my friend if you are referring to the certificate.

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But you've got to love this option.
"M 937,  Installation of transparent glass." 😂

But no mention of this one.
T 400,  Wheels fitted with rap around tires! 😁👍

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Golf Cabrio said

I do believe that MK1CabbyWhite has one of the very earliest unless someone knows different!  :lol:  :thumbs:
Either ive miss read but i thought mk1cabbywhite had a gli



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Golf Cabrio said

I do believe that MK1CabbyWhite has one of the very earliest unless someone knows different!  :lol:  :thumbs:
Either ive miss read but i thought mk1cabbywhite had a gli



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😊 My mistake mate!

Was at the hospital yesterday while they were messing with my back using these scanners and stuff.

I think they may have got inside my head 🤕 🤔😱 😂👍

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Lol [emoji23]


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X2 1983 A REG EW CAMPAIGN In WHITE(Awaiting full rebuild solid body) :thumbs: & T Reg S1 GTi Project, Still Looking for Series 1 GTi's or a 16S Oettinger to restore (Complete Cars only)  or an A reg Lhasa Green or White Gti to restore, also consider  Black, Red or Blue, Also Golf Driver Project Wanted anything considered WHY

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volkswarren said

Lol


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To honest right now I don't know if I want a Frontal Lobotomy or a bottle in front of me.  😕

Well not strictly true as it's a national holiday here in Austria 🇦🇹 today I've opted for the latter.

Cheers 🍻  😉

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volkswarren said

Golf Cabrio said

I do believe that MK1CabbyWhite has one of the very earliest unless someone knows different!  :lol:  :thumbs:
Either ive miss read but i thought mk1cabbywhite had a gli



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 That's right I have a 1990 clipper I've finished restoring and am cutrently working on my series 1 1980 gli cab, I wonder if my cab is one of the oldest was 1980 the first year of the golf cabriolet or was it sooner?

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volkswarren said

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Buzetti

As above and it says it on the top of the certificate but here's the link in English!  :thumbs:

Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen: Home


 ahh okay cheers guys, did you buy the whole package with the data sheet too? I wonder what extra you get with that

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I did but mine dont tie up, other wise id have posted a pic, one says 51/2j wheels the cert says 5j.


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X2 1983 A REG EW CAMPAIGN In WHITE(Awaiting full rebuild solid body) :thumbs: & T Reg S1 GTi Project, Still Looking for Series 1 GTi's or a 16S Oettinger to restore (Complete Cars only)  or an A reg Lhasa Green or White Gti to restore, also consider  Black, Red or Blue, Also Golf Driver Project Wanted anything considered WHY

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Took about 2 months not cheap but im happy, or will be once they confirm which wheel size is correct.


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X2 1983 A REG EW CAMPAIGN In WHITE(Awaiting full rebuild solid body) :thumbs: & T Reg S1 GTi Project, Still Looking for Series 1 GTi's or a 16S Oettinger to restore (Complete Cars only)  or an A reg Lhasa Green or White Gti to restore, also consider  Black, Red or Blue, Also Golf Driver Project Wanted anything considered WHY

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MK1CabbyWhite said

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volkswarren said

Golf Cabrio said

I do believe that MK1CabbyWhite has one of the very earliest unless someone knows different!  :lol:  :thumbs:
Either ive miss read but i thought mk1cabbywhite had a gli



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 That's right I have a 1990 clipper I've finished restoring and am cutrently working on my series 1 1980 gli cab, I wonder if my cab is one of the oldest was 1980 the first year of the golf cabriolet or was it sooner?

You bandit my friend as if I'm not confused 😕 enough as it is with this post! 😱

I'll end up with quotes from this post on my head stone when the time comes! 😂

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volkswarren said

Took about 2 months not cheap but im happy, or will be once they confirm which wheel size is correct.


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 Ahh right I see, it's saying about €90 euros atm, I'll have to time it well with brexit and get a good exchange rate…. Hahah

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MK1CabbyWhite said

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volkswarren said

Golf Cabrio said

I do believe that MK1CabbyWhite has one of the very earliest unless someone knows different!  :lol:  :thumbs:
Either ive miss read but i thought mk1cabbywhite had a gli



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 That's right I have a 1990 clipper I've finished restoring and am cutrently working on my series 1 1980 gli cab, I wonder if my cab is one of the oldest was 1980 the first year of the golf cabriolet or was it sooner?

You bandit my friend as if I'm not confused 😕 enough as it is with this post! 😱

I'll end up with quotes from this post on my head stone when the time comes! 😂
 😂😂 I'm sorry I'm young can't help my curiosity 😳 Would you have any ideas on my series 1 cab though? I'll dig the paperwork out later there's loads of stuff in there

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I have contacted VW re any data on the 1st RHD but not had much luck.
Dear Mr. Warren,
 
due to the fact that the Corporate Archives have only been founded in 1997 there are large gaps in tradition because there has been no systematical archiving until that year. Furthermore it has to be considered that not all of the documents have been registered and made accessible yet. Therefore, we can not provide you with any information regarding your question.
 
Kind regards,
Corporate History Department
Volkswagen Group Communications
i.A.                                               i.A.
Lars Marten Seidel               Ria Oswald



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Hi all - I'm new to this forum…don't even have a GTi at the moment - just wanted to say I had a converted RHD 1.6 4speed GTI. Not exactly sure of dates, but it was V reg (EWV 907V), Mars red. Wonderful car - loved it. Suspect it started life as a S or T reg, in Germany. Had the rods & levers brake conversion - terrible!
Replaced by 1.6, 5 speed white X reg. Steve S.

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volkswarren - "i searched last week and there is a T reg June 79 in a post from 2007. Dont know if its still around"

yep it's still around…
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