This for sale post features a car with some of the most rare bits you can fit to a MK1 Scirocco. Most of those parts are of the Callaway variety. If you are hoping to see several high resolution photos worthy of the $25k price tag you will be disappointed, as I am.
I has a sad.
From the seller (abridged) -
CALLAWAY STAGE III TURBO
1978 SCIROCCO SPECIAL EDITION
The basic car is a 1978 Volkswagon Scirocco Special Edition. Purchased, new, without air conditioning. This is a ‘non-catalyst’ car. Paint scheme is original, however, factory tape stripes were replaced by paint stripes when the body was stripped (front fenders removed, cleaned and undercoated) and restored (to ‘as new’ condition) in 1987. This was after several years of autocross and time trials use (no damage of any kind whatsoever). All mechanical work was performed by serious professional shops. All receipts (from new) are included with documentation. Car has been strictly adult-driven. It was never driven in snow and very rarely in rain. It has been in virtual storage for the last 20 years. It has less than 65,000 original miles. Virtually every significant component system has been ‘massaged’, updated, or replaced or ‘refreshed’ within last 5000 miles. It looks, drives, and inspects as a nearly new car. It has been driven less than 50 miles per year since 1987.”
So let’s be clear here, this is not a factory Callaway car. If it were it may be worth close to the $25k the seller is asking. Callaway was founded in 1978 and the first Scirocco/Callaway car was not produced until 1980. What we have here is a special edition ‘Rocco with tons of parts that would be found on the Callaway produced cars.
Best case scenario this car is pristine and shows much better than the scanned photos in the ad. Worst case scenario this car is rough but laden with tons of rare parts. Either way I am not sure the seller get anywhere near the $25k they are asking. Either way it is a neat study of what was available to the VW tuning community in the late 80′s.