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Model: Cabriolet Boutique


Model History/Trivia

The Cabriolet Boutique was the top trim level for the 1988-1990 model years in the USA, and up through 1992 in


Canada: The 1991-1992 Boutique is the basic equivalent of the Carat in the USA; car is called a Golf Cabriolet.

Reportedly, only 5 Guinea Blue models were produced for the USA.  This has yet to be proven, but this one-year-only

color is definitely a rare one.

Original MSRP

Model M-code(s)





Standard Equipment

Optional Equipment


  • 1988-1989:
  • JH engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
  • ACD 5-speed manual transmission
  • 1990-1992:
  • 2H engine with Digifant fuel injection
  • AUG 5-speed transmission
  • Power steering


  • Color-matched mirror housings
  • White vinyl convertible top
  • 14" Avus alloy wheels (USA, Canada up to 1990); 14" Silverstone alloy wheels (Canada, 1991-1992)

Interior & Electrical

  • White leather sports seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift boot
  • Power windows (USA, 1990)
  • Heidelberg V stereo-cassette radio (1988-1990); Heidelberg VI stereo-cassette radio (1991+); Heidelberg VIII stereo-cassette radio with Aktiv (1991-1992)
  • TNA 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated front seats (Canada)
  • Power windows (Canada, 1990+)

Exterior Color Combinations ~ 1988-1990  

Alpine White (L90E)

Guinea Blue (LH5K)

1989 only

Bordeaux Red Pearl (LC3Y)

1990 only

Exterior Color Combinations ~ 1991-1992  

Alpine White (L90E)

Aqua Blue Pearl (LC5U)

Black (L041)

Bordeaux Red Pearl (LC3Y)

Interior Combinations (colors and codes)

88, Front


(not shown: power window kneebar)

88, Front


88, Rear