A (belated) photo for Friday, which comes with a question.
This is, for those who cannot quite place it, a first-series Volkswagen Golf. It dates from the final year of Wolfsburg production – 1983 – and is, I can attest, in remarkably well-preserved and unmolested condition.
However, there’s one puzzling aspect to this particular blow-in to my episodic hinterland, which was affixed to the tailgate. Two letters: GX. A Golf GX – really?
A late-era run-out model perhaps – those BBS alloys look relatively period, although hardly standard fare. It’s clearly no bog-standard model, but if VW offered the Mark One Golf in this trim level, they certainly didn’t do so in Ireland. Perhaps the good readership can shed some further light?
[Our apologies for the earlier difficulties.]