All Cars Electric writer Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield got her hands on one of the two the right-hand-drive Mark IIs in 2009. By the time she acquired the vehicle, it had already undergone many aftermarket powertrain modifications and was able to reach 70 mph. However, the electric motor eventually gave out and, due to the high cost of repairs, it ended up just sitting in her driveway.
Gordon-Bloomfield's Mark II Golf CityStromer didn't sit there for too long, because VW was searching for just this vehicle recently while working on the 2012 Golf Blue e-motion. After some discussion, she decided to sell her 1985 EV back to VW and the automaker plans to restore the vehicle to its original condition with help from the team that crafted it 25 years ago.
[Source: All Cars Electric]