The years listed are model years, not calendar years.
All Cabriolets were built by Karmann Koachworks in Osnabrück, Germany. All Cabriolets were fitted with Karmann fender badges to pay tribute to Karmann. Ergo, there is no such thing as a Karmann Edition!!
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Most photos used for examples sourced from sales sites, including, but not limited to, auctions, The Samba, various classifieds, FB Marketplace.
While the North American 1984+ convertibles received GTI components, they were never, ever sold, marketed, or factory-badged as GTIs.
On mainland Europe, the GTI-equivalent of the Golf Cabriolet was the GLI trim level, which received the GTI's high-performance DX engine.
In the UK, however, the convertible did receive a GTI trim level with the following Golf Cabriolet models:
The Quartett, Sportline, and Rivage models were sold only as GTI's. Additionally, until modern times, the Quartett was not referred to as such in the UK; it was called simply a Golf Cabriolet GTI.
As a result of the above, there is and will be no GTI-dedicated page.
* Not known as such; refer to the Sondermodells page.