2 Owner Restored 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S For Sale

This is an interesting situation.  Seller posts their uncompleted Rocco project five years ago.  Lost time, money, or interest either way they went dark in 2007.  Fast forward to 2012 and the Rocco is complete and back on the market.

1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S:

From the seller –

“It’s finally done, and back up for sale again.

1981 Scirocco S G60

Bought from original owner and had it imported from Cincinatti. These cars are RARE and very hard to find now in this prestine condition and you know this Scirocco looks waaaaay better than that ‘IROC’ now.

1992 Passat Syncro G60 motor (only 3000 from rebuild)
Low mileage block: fully refreshed, descaled, hot tanked, painted and honed bores
Stock pistons with NEW rings
NEW ABA oil pump
NEW ABA windage tray gasket
NEW waterpump/housing/thermostat
NEW seals and gaskets
NEW timing belt and tensioner
Fully refreshed cylinder head with competition valve job and NEW valve guides
NEW alternator
NEW Remus muffler
NEW fuel tank
The G60 charger needs to be put together, it needs an inducer. We noticed the lack of power, the charger was defective. A used charger can also be an option. Included are brand NEW seals.

Stage 4/5 upgrades:
TT 268/260 camshaft
NEW Eurosport ceramic coated tri-y race header with 2.5″ outlet
NEW custom 2.5″ mandrel bent exhaust system with carbon muffler
Acid etched/ported G60 intake manifold
NEW 440 cc injectors
Various size of pulleys (58, 62, 65, 68, stock)
NEW K&N cone filter
RSR outlet
Custom intercooler pipes
Saab intercooler
Custom SNS stg 5 chip
NEW battery kit to installed in rear of car

MK3 DFQ 2.0L 8V fully rebuilt
Quaife ATB differential
0.71 5th gear
NEW ACT stage 3 clutch
NEW 100mm axles

Painted original Mars Red
96 ### miles on body
Fully restored, sandblasted and painted and absolutely no rust!!
Bare shell respray in and out of car. Glass and wiring was taken out.
Doors and hatch were off the car and were painted separately
Smoothed out rear parking lights on rear quarter panels
Smooth out emblems on hatch
Took out the rear metal parcel shelf
Took out the front battery tray
Modified coolant reservoir hook to incorporate newer style reservoir
Floors and strut towers are mint, before it was even restored.
Very solid car. Perfect for any motor/drivetrain conversions.
Factory no sunroof.
NEW windshield mouldings
NEW window mouldings
Mercedes Benz factory yellow inner headlights
DIY euro bumpers
Factory Scirocco S spoiler
NEW hood

The carpets were steam cleaned
NEW set of keys
Mint MK 2 Scirocco dash with 16V cluster
NEW VDO boost gauge
Corrado G60 front seats
Rear seats deleted.

NEW FK Sport full adjustable coilovers
Converted to power steering with NEW poly urethane bushings
NEW control arms and bushings, NEW tie rods and ball joints
The rear axle’s been repainted and looks brand new.
Autotech rear sway bar
10.1 MK 2 Scirocco 16 V brakes painted red.
Converted to rear discs with drilled rotors.
MK 4 GTI aluminum lightweight rear brake calipers painted red.

15″ original Enkie 92s, not reproduction

My main objective of this car is to use it occasionally at the track. The car is 99% done, other than the charger issue. The car still starts and runs. The horn needs to be wire up. I know I’m probably forgetting some more info. Spent thousands on building this, nothing spared. Including with the sale are spare parts for this car. I know I’ll regret selling this cause it was being built for the last 5 years or so and I never had a chance to really enjoy it. Priorities first so it has to go.

Located in Toronto, asking $8999 obo. Open to reasonable offers, no trades, not parting and lowballer offers will be ignored. IM is the key.”

Great looking Rocco.  When asked if the asking price was in CDN or US dollars the seller replied “It’s either USD or CDN, price is flexible.”  I am really not sure what that means but you have to love the Vortex.  I have seen a great many Rocco’s not nearly as put together as this for much more money.  If you have been in the market this may be worth looking at.


4 thoughts on “2 Owner Restored 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S For Sale

  1. What is an unrestored (running, but kind of beat up) 1981 Scirocco S worth in today’s market?

  2. As much as someone is willing to pay for it 🙂 J.K., I would say your Rocco is worth $1,500 ‘ish.

  3. I have trouble calling this car (and others like it) “restored”. Restored implies, to me at least, that the car has been restored to original condition.

    This example is a highly modified custom car, constructed to reflect the tastes of the owner. The trouble when selling any modified car is finding someone else who shares your vision of the perfect car.

    I like the original Scirocco; tried very hard to get one as my first car when I was 16 years old. Unfortunately, other than the body shell, this car has very little in common with a Scirocco S. Maybe the seller will find someone with $9k that just has to have this car, but it’s not me.

  4. Admittedly, I’m a big-time Scirocco fan, but I have the agree with everything Kevin said. This is a custom – and very much built to taste. Also not mine.

    It may take a while, and probably some considerable price concessions, but the seller will eventually find a buyer with reasonably similar likes.

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