VW Golf GTI 16 V

VW Golf GTI 16 V

The VW Golf GTI 16V was homologated on March 1st, 1986 with Nr. A-5295 in group A. This specific Golf II was constructed by VW motorsport and was first registered after individual approval by TÜV Hanover on February 23rd, 1988 with license plate WOB-AW 987. This is the car of Lars-Erik Torph / Björn Cederberg with entrant Volkswagen Motorsport for the East African Safari Rally in Kenya from April 30th until May 4th, 1988. Unfortunately, the team with starting nr 5 had to retire after an early lead due to a collision with a cow after control point 18.

Later this year the car was sold to Dr. Helmuth Czekal in Austria and in September 1988 registered with license plate O.102.014. The team Raimund Baumschlager / Andreas Wolf achieved on the first outing in the Kärnten-Rallye 3rd overall. 3 weeks later they had a big success on the WRC Rallye San Remo with 8th overall and winning the promotion class. The rest of the season 1988 and the full 1989 season was the car successful on track with Raimund Baumschlager in the ERC and the Austrian Rallye Championship, among overall wins in 1989 in the Rallye Bohemia (ERC) and the Kärnten-Rallye. At the end of this year Raimund Baumschlager was runner-up in the Austrian Rally Championship. In 2 WRC events (Rally Portugal and Acropolis Rally) the car retired. In 1990 the car was used only once for competition: In Rallye Niederösterreich it was placed 2nd. The rest of this year it was the recce car of Mr. Baumschlager.

1991 the car was sold to Wilfried Wiedner and registered with IL2-TDE in Austria. He drove with co-driver Stefan Eichhorner very consistent in the Austrian Rally Championship, so they were eventually runner-up.

Later the car was sold to Kirchdorfer Beteiligungs GmbH and Günter Rausch, who drove rarely with the car. The next owner, Michael Friesacher, didn’t drive the car at all. In November 2008 the car was sold to Christoph Weber in Vienna, Austria. He restored the car completely, registered it with W.XKXYV7 and won for the car in 2009 the 1st title as Austrian Historic Rally Champion. In 2010 he achieved runner-up in the Austrian Rallye Challenge. The car was acquired by the current owner in 2012.

2013 Kevin Abbring drove the car for the Legend Boucles de Spa in Belgium but he retired with gearbox failure. His next attempt in 2014 on the same event ended prematurely by accident.


Technical specifications:

Chassis: Reinforced VW Motorsport chassis

Roll bar: Matter

Engine: 4-cylinder 4 valve

Cubic capacity: 1.781 cc

Power Output: 148 kW (201 BHP) at 7.900 U/min.

Injection: Bosch K-Jetronic

Max. Torque: 210 Nm at 6.000 rpm

Catalytic converter: Unregulated two-way

Power transmission: Front wheel drive

Kerb weight: 960 kg empty = minimum weight according to Gr. A