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Model: Golf Cabriolet Sondermodells

1984-1986

Model Information

"Sonder" is German for "special".  Thus, these are special models, offered at the beginning of Summer 1984.

All Sonders shown here were produced in very limited number for the '84/'85 model year, except for Helios, which continued through 1986.  Almond Beige and Firnblau are extremely rare, if Volkswagen even ever put these two colors into production.

The Havanna and Helios Blue Sondermodells are not to be confused with the 1985 Havanna and Azur models; the latter two come with completely different interiors from the Sonders.

Volkswagen gave the Helios Blue Sondermodell the nickname "Mr. Moon" in January 1986 and sold it in the UK as well (as a GTI).

While the Sonder brochure shows and lists white and black special models, these are listed on their own respective pages: White Edition, Black Edition.


Original MSRP

Model M-code(s)

Literature

unknown

M-711

Helios Blue: M-725

Brochure

Standard Equipment

Optional Equipment

Mechanical

  • GL: EW, EX with carburetor; JH with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
  • 4R 4-speed manual transmission (EW)
  • 4T 5-speed manual transmission (EW, EX)
  • 9A 5-speed manual transmission (JH)
  • GLI/GTI: DX with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
  • 9A 5-speed manual transmission


Exterior

  • Vinyl convertible top
  • Dual-round headlight grille
  • Havanna and Helios equipped with color-matched bumpers
  • 14" Avus alloy wheels, color-matched to Helios & Havanna; 13" Tarantula alloy wheels for Almond Beige and Firnblau


Interior & Electrical

  • Front sports seats with height adjust
  • MFA instrument cluster with DX engine
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift boot
  • Gamma stereo radio


  • 3-speed automatic transmission
  • TKA (EW)
  • TJA (EX)
  • TNA (JH)
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Stereo-cassette radio


Color Combinations & Codes

Front

Rear

Interior

Paint: Almond Beige Metallic, LY1Y

Roof: Bamboo

Paint: Almond Beige Metallic, LY1Y

Roof: Bamboo

Interior Code: ??

Carpet: Brown

Paint: Firnblau, LK5B

Roof: Black

Paint: Firnblau, LK5B

Roof: Black

Interior Code: ??

Carpet: Black

Paint: Havanna Brown Metallic, LK8Y

Roof: Beige

Paint: Havanna Brown Metallic, LK8Y

Roof: Beige

Interior Code: ??

Carpet: Brown

Paint: Helios Blue Metallic, LA5Y

Roof: Dark Blue

Paint: Helios Blue Metallic, LA5Y

Roof: Dark Blue

Interior Code: ??

Carpet: Dark Blue