1982 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI CEA 56Y

When I first came across this car I thought it was likely to be a particularly well executed replica of a MK1 Golf GTI. I’m not sure whether it was the lack of badging at the front grille that threw me, but after running a reg check it turns out this is the real deal.

Another question that’s not remains is whether or not this car is left-hand drive. It might just be this image, but it looks as if CEA 56Y has only one wing mirror on its left-hand side. I can’t make out the dash binnacle to confirm either way.

Regardless of the above, it’s such a photogenic little car, with a real emphasis on the little – I’d forgotten just how small these are!

If I ever see this car parked on the street then I’ll be sure to follow up with more shots and details.

Registration Number:CEA 56Y
Make:Volkswagen
Model:Golf GTI Mk1
First registered (UK):16th November 1982
Location:Bristol

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Oli Woodman

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