Information on this page refers to the RHD 1979 (model year) Golf GTI .
There are too many different manufacturing items to list accurately but to the casual observer, and if you're looking for an early RHD Golf GTI, then note the following:
Early GTI = VIN number stamped on suspension turret.
Early GTI = different seat belt receptors.
Early GTI = golf ball gear lever* & Wolfsburg 3-spoke steering wheel.
Early GTI = oval headrests & tartan seat cloth.
Early GTI = manual adjustable door mirror.
Early GTI = single headlamps.
Early GTI = radiator top up cap.
Early GTI = small rear lights with no fog lamps.
Early GTI = no electronic ignition.
Early GTI = 1.6 (EG) engine with four-speed transmission.
Early GTI = black surround for round clocks.
Early GTI = centre console with clock and oil temp guage.
*It is up to the buyer to carry out sufficient due diligence on any prospective purchase.
*A full (replica) golf ball gear knob (without gear pattern) was fitted to cars with four-speed transmission.
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