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VW Golf GTI: books - history, models and technology

A book on the Volkswagen Golf GTI? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Volkswagen passenger cars.

Volkswagen Golf GTI

When Volkswagen launched the Golf GTI, over thirty years ago, it could hardly have known the impact its compact and sporty model would have on the car-buying public. Through an uncertain birth to its class-topping iconic status of today, rarely does a new model of car make a whole new market segment for itself but the Golf was the original hot hatch, a car that others would copy but seldom equal.

This book details every mark of GTI. Many archive images.

Author:James Richardson
Specs:208 pages, 25 x 20 x 1.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.9 x 0.71 in, hardback
Illustrations:294 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2008)
Book: Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Language: English

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VW Golf GTI (1976-1991) - Brooklands Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the VW Golf GTI models from the years 1976-1991. Describes the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit GTI Mk I and II with 1.6 8V, 1.8 8V, 1.8 16V and G60 engines.

  • The 42 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:136 pages, 26 x 20.5 x 1 cm / 10.25 x 8.1 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2004)
Book: VW Golf GTI (1976-1991) - Brooklands Portfolio

VW Golf GTI (1976-1991)

Language: English

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You & Your Volkswagen Golf GTI - Buying, enjoying, maintaining, modifying

Making its début in 1976, the Golf GTI Mk I was the world's first 'hot hatch', defining the genre. VW's benchmark sporting hatchback has remained the class leader, and today's opulent Mk IV still bears the genes of its revered ancestors.
This colour book covers the full road car and competition history.

Author:Andy Butler
Specs:160 pages, 26 x 19.5 x 1.3 cm / 10.25 x 7.7 x 0.51 in, hardback
Illustrations:175 colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2002)
Book: You & Your Volkswagen Golf GTI - Buying, enjoying, maintaining, modifying

You & Your Volkswagen Golf GTI - Buying, enjoying, maintaining, modifying

Language: English

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Volkswagen Golf GTI (1979-1992) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Charts the models that an enthusiast has to own, from the iconic late model Mk I with its pocket rocket 1.8-litre engine and 5-speed box, through to the exclusive, extremely powerful and much sought after limited edition Rallye Golf. With both mileage and particularly condition having a marked affect on potential prices, the authors give sound advice on what is worth restoring and what, however tempting, is likely to cost a new owner an un-recoupable fortune.
Weak points, rust traps, and potential mechanical defects are laid out for the reader, with clear Golf-specific guidelines offered on the practicalities of rectifying such problems. The authors also embrace both the customized and mechanically modified examples of the Mk I and Mk II GTI, with each aspect of Golf ownership meticulously captured on camera.

Author:Richard Copping, Ken Cservenka
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:100 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2009)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
Book: Volkswagen Golf GTI (1979-1992) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Volkswagen Golf GTI (1979-1992)

Language: English

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Das grosse VW-GTI-Buch (Reprint)

Als 1973 einige Mitarbeiter der VW-Entwicklungsabteilung begannen, ihre Idee einer sportlichen Version des VW Golf zu entwickeln, ahnte keiner von ihnen, daß dieses Auto einmal einer ganzen Fahrzeugklasse ihren Namen geben würde.
Das magische Kürzel "GTI" wurde zum Symbol eines neuen Fahrgefühls, stand für die Kombination von Kraft, Faszination, Zuverlässigkeit und erschwinglichem Preis.

Dieses Buch erzählt nicht nur die Geschichte vom kometenhaften Aufstieg des Golf GTI. Die Autoren lassen auch die Fangemeinde zu Wort kommen, die der Sportgolf um sich scharte wie kaum ein anderes Auto der modernen Automobilgeschichte.
Sie versuchen, etwas von der Faszination zu vermitteln, die den Wagen mit den heißgeliebten drei Buchstaben umgibt, geben darüber hinaus Einblick in die zukünftigen Weiterentwicklungen. Auch die sportlichen Erfolge des GTI kommen dabei natürlich nicht zu kurz.

Author:Rolf D. Busch, Thomas Fuths, Thomas M. Imhof
Specs:168 pages, 34 x 24.5 cm / 13.4 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2018)
Book: Das grosse VW-GTI-Buch (Reprint)

Das grosse VW-GTI-Buch (Reprint)

Language: German

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