Here's a true classic hot hatch, an '83 Rabbit (Golf) GTI.
While not the first year of the Rabbit in the USA (that was 1978) this was the first year they made the GTI Rabbit - it was also one of the last. After 1984 they started using the Golf nameplate.
1.8L with 90hp. Not too bad, especially considering the light weight of the car.
I thought I forgot to check the mileage, since I've heard these things will last a long time. But I couldn't have, someone took the whole dash.
I can't tell if this car has been painted orange, or is just a very faded "Royal Red".