1997 Volkswagen Golf VR6 (MkIII)
Rare to find 3-door 2.8 VR6 in Highline spec with black leather interior, sunroof, A.C and deep dish Borbet alloy wheels - very cool and a proper up and coming Modern Classic
Dating from February 1997 this later model MkIII VW Golf comes to us in now rare to see, and highly desirable VR6 Highline spec.
Finished in black, the car rocks a lowered stance, with Euro style head lights, smoked indicators and rear light clusters and lower lip to the bumper and sits upon a set of Borbet 17” deep dish two-tone alloy wheels wearing stretch tyres to give it a mean, dominant posture and presence. We also note fitment of a Scorpion exhaust back box and rear spoiler to the hatch back boot lid.
Under the bonnet, we find the 2792cc 2.8 litre VR6 engine (AAA engine code) which develops 174Bhp and 235NM of torque driving the front wheels via five-speed manual transmission which gave the MkIII VR6 a zero-sixty time of 7.5 seconds – not bad for the period.
Inside, as a Highline spec car we find a full black leather interior with manual adjustment, heated front seats, wooden gear-knob, air conditioning, sunroof, electric windows, electric mirrors, MFA (trip computer) and black head lining with contrasting light grey trim.
The car shows 158,355 miles which is supported by a file of history including the V5C revealing six former keepers to the current of four years, a considerable file of invoices and bills for parts and maintenance dating back to 1997, 12 old MOTs and the current valid until February 2023 which recorded three minor advisories for brake disc worn, damage to windscreen and number plate deterioration.
A tidy and mean looking example with the right engine and spec – one to use and enjoy or tuck away as they become rarer and rarer and more valuable as a result.
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