1984 Volkswagen Polo C Formel E. One owner for over 35 years. Exceptional and now very rare.

Key Facts


A delightful and highly original example of VW’s Polo Mk2 ‘Breadvan’ with the rare option of Formel E.

This model is a very rare early 1985 model year 1.3 Formel E variant, Volkswagen replaced the previously fitted 1043cc engine with the more powerful 1272cc unit for the 1985 model year cars.

Formel E models were fitted with modified carburettors, camshaft, pistons and featured electronic ignition. The overdrive (4th gear) ensured quieter, more economical driving with reduced engine wear.

Sold new in May 1984 by Whitehouse VW in Bexleyheath, finished in Polar Silver with an optional factory sliding sunroof. The original sales brochure is included in the vehicle file. The car was used sparingly and always garaged, maintained as necessary by Whitehouse with over 20 service visits documented in the service book.

After the original owner passed away the car was kept with the same family, safely garaged until early 2020. 

We have sympathetically recommissioned the car mechanically ensuring she is 100% healthy to be enjoyed by its next fortunate owner.

Without doubt, an example for any die-hard VW collector, the pictures paint a thousand words!