Volkswagen Golf Rallye – niezwykła wersja zwykłego samochodu. Powstało ich nieco ponad 5 tysięcy. Były efektem regulaminu Rajdowych Mistrzostw Świata, do których Rallye zostało stworzone. Odnajdziemy w nim stały napęd na cztery koła i kompresor, w cywilnej wersji uzupełnione o luksusowe elementy, jak półskórzana tapicerka, elektryczne szyby i szyberdach. Na rajdowych trasach sukcesu nie odniósł, co było głównie zmianą regulaminu, w efekcie czego przyszło mu rywalizować z konstrukcjami o wyższej pojemności i mocy. Dziś staje przed drugą szansą – ceny i oczekiwania na rynku youngtimerów rosną.
VW GOLF RALLYE
Engine Capacity: 1763cc
In 1989 Volkswagen created the Golf Rallye, the car featured four-wheel-drive with a heavily revised supercharged 1.8 engine. The Rallye has a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds. The engine produces 160 bhp at 5600 rpm due to the compression ratio of 8:1 and maximum supercharged boost pressure of 0.56 bar.
The Rallye sits on 6Jx15 multi-spoke alloy wheels, shod in 205/50VR-15 tyres. The car has a similar suspension set up to the 16-valve, except that the springs and shock absorbers have higher damping rates and stronger anti-roll bars. The bodywork was improved with redesigned front and rear bumpers with deaper aprons, the legendary steel box arches and rectangular head lights incorporated in a three-bar grille.
Only 5071 Rallyes were built and less than 70 were officially imported into the UK. Many on the Continent had basic GTI spec interiors, however most of the UK ones had ‘Lux Specification’ half-leather, electric windows and sunroof.
Electric windows, Blaupunkt tape, ABS, Half Leather Interior, Power Steering, Golf Ball Gearknob.
The Rallye sports muscular box arches as many performance cars from the era. The paintwork is exceptional with a deep shine and no signs of the usual chips and scuffs and certainly no corrosion. All of the trims and seals are in fine order and the glass and lights are all free from chips or cracks. The vehicle has been fully inspected on our ramp and the underside is exceptionally clean and corrosion free.
The Rallye embossed seats are in excellent order with soft unworn leather bolsters with red and grey unmarked checked cloth. The dash is perfect with no cracks, scratches or wear to any of the switch gear. The steering wheel and golf ball gear knob still retain their textured finish and the boot area has a perfect rear parcel shelf and the space saver and tools are neatly stored under the boot carpet. All the other carpets are immaculate and protected with a very nice set of Rallye overmats.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine compartment is exceptionally clean with no signs of corrosion or any wear. The motor is in fine fettle and provides plenty of power through the excellent four wheel drive system.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Golf Rallye is currently sitting on the original 15″ alloy wheels, which have recently benefitted from a refurbishment and are shod in a brand new set of tyres. All of the brake components are fresh and show minimal wear on the discs and pads.
This Rallye was registered in 1990 and has lived most of its life in Spain. Recently imported to the UK it comes with a full service history with 11 stamps in the book, the last being done within the last 12 months.
This example has done 73,087 km which eqautes to 45,414 miles.