Here at Votex car sales, VAG group specialists, we pride ourselves on finding some of the best used cars in the UK and in this case Japan. Many hours go into searching and selecting cars we think are special with options that separate them from normal run of the mill examples. With the help of our partners in Japan we hand select the very best of them. Japan is well known for it's good weather and this helps the car to stay in the very best condition and corrosion free.
We are very happy to offer for sale this special Limited Edition Volkswagen Golf MK5 GTI Pirelli Edition. Introduced at the end of the Mk5 Golf GTI’s production cycle, the Pirelli Edition is based on the Edition 30 model, and as such produces 227bhp rather than the standard GTI’s 197bhp. Cosmetic changes include specailly desighned alloy wheels and black leather trimmed seats with yellow stitching and Alcantara centre sections, which are embossed with a tyre tread pattern. This example is finished in the timeless colour of Diamond Black with refurbished Pirelli design alloy wheels and is equipped with heated front seats, air conditioning, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, automatic headlights, and headlight washers.
All manuals and service book are provided and all other related history of the vehicle.
A major service has been completed and the cambelt changed.
Some history on the VW Golf GTI Pirelli taken from Fast Car magazine.
When buying any brand or model of car the smart person will usually look at targeting the limited edition stuff, especially if they’re looking for good residual values in the future. Sure, you will often pay a small premium early on, but over time the difference in price between your limited edition and a stock version will often continue to grow.
Residual values aren’t the only benefit to buying a limited run car though, you can usually also bank on more power over the standard version, plus better trim levels and often a bunch of unique parts like wheels and body add-ons. Volkswagen has always loved a special edition, and probably one of its most famous, especially in old-school water-cooled circles, was the Golf GTI ‘Campaign’ (as it was known in the UK) or Golf GTI Pirelli edition (as it was referred to in Germany). In 1983, as the competition was closing in on the original hot hatch and the second generation Golf was just around the corner, VW decided to team up with Pirelli and produce a limited edition first generation GTI to boost sales and see the car out with a bang.
With unique 14” Pirelli ‘P’ wheels shod in 185/60 P6 rubber on each corner, a metal sliding sunroof, part colour-coded bumpers (on Continental cars at least), green tinted glass and matte black plastic A-pillar trims the Mk1 Golf GTI ‘Campaign’ edition certainly looked special. There were a few unique features inside, too, but the one part people look out for are the door lock pins which have small dimples in the top. There were also unique body/trim colours combinations, chassis and engine codes, plus they obviously ran the later specification engine, brakes and chassis set ups. We could bore you about all the specifics for ages, but hopefully you get the gist so far without us having to do that!
The fact of the matter is, the Campaign or Pirelli Mk1 GTI was a special and unique little car and, more importantly – to this story at least – there was already a link between VW and the Italian tyre manufacturer. So, some 25 years later, for reasons unbeknown to us, as a tip of the hat to the successful Mk5 Golf platform, Volkswagen decided to see the car out in style by once again joining forces with Pirelli and producing a limited run, special edition GTI.
The Pirelli Edition GTI or GTI Pirelli came, as you would imagine, with Pirelli tyres (this was actually the first time P Zeros had been fitted to a hatchback) which were wrapped around bespoke Pirelli wheels (featuring spokes shaped like the Pirelli logo), colour-coded chin spoiler, side skirts and rear valance, plus tinted rear lenses and glass, then inside unique seats featuring tyre tread pattern inserts (with yellow stitching on the seats, steering wheel and gear lever). The cars either came in black, silver or bright yellow and all boasted the larger power (227bhp rather than the stock GTI’s 197bhp) TFSI engine – basically Edition 30 spec – with lower and stiffer suspension thrown in to the mix as well.
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As part of the Votex Specialist used car program all vehicles are prepared to the highest standard and come fully serviced to requirements with a 12 month MOT and a 3/6 month Warranty upgradable on request.
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