Mk2 Golf GTI 16v GTI Race Car
Mk2 Golf GTI 16v GTI race car
Ex-Ray Armes / Julian Berlton / Gary James / Production Saloon Car Championship & Willhire, then Terry Flatt Volkswagen Racing Cup / Ray Ellis Classic VW Cup.
This car was originally driven by Ray Armes having been prepared by Vic Lee of ‘90s British Touring Car notoriety for racing in the 1980s in the Production Saloon Car Championship. Production spec ie Group N, where glass and interiors had to be retained. A bag tank was fitted from the outset and twin C-pillar fillers are evident on all pictures. The car ran in the Willhire 24 hours at Snetterton.
Terry Flat used it in the Volkswagen Racing Cup in the early 2000s. This champsionship had freer regulations and meant the car could be lightened further by discarding any remaining interior. Big bumpers were fitted which created the impression of a later car.
The car was sold to Sunjay Vara of Varatechnik in Ashford around the early 2010s where it was used for exhibition / track days.
Then Ray Ellis bought it in 2015 and raced it in Classic VW Cup, which was the recreation series for the older cars from the Volkswagen Racing Cup 15 years previously.
- 2-litre 16v 9A engine, Jenvey 45s throttle bodies, Bosch injectors, twin throttle linkage, TWM manifold (the preferred one), mapped injection – starts on key
- Professionally installed bolt-in roll cage. Neat installation running tight to the A-pillars rather than down in front of the dash.
- Koni Coliovers with damper and ride height adjustment
- 280mm VW G60 Brake Setup
- Corbeau Revolution winged seat. Harnesses have been located (not shown in pics)
- Foam filled sills for stiffness
- Endurance fuel tank
- Perspex windows / slider
- Fibreglass bonnet
- Button start
- Usual cut offs & extinguisher
- Sitting on ATS lightweight wheels. Two other wheel sets.
- Spare painted front wings supplied - fibreglass
Further spec details can be obtained – ask if you have any specific queries.
This car has been claimed to be a race car for all of its life though archive pictures of it always show the later single glass pane early 1988 doors fitted. It shows 10,976 miles on the clock and the chassis number dates it to February 1984.
Joined December 2021
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