Barn Find: 1978 VW Scirocco With 18k Miles

Or car port find…

How about, stumbled across this under a tarp in my neighbor’s driveway…

A 1978 VW Scirocco has been posted to that auction site that has been sitting for several years.  It looks as though it has 18k miles which can be verified.  Sure the front bumper has fallen off and it has some surface rust but this could be a diamond in the rough.

From the seller –

“Offered for sale is this beautiful ’78 Scirocco. It was barely driven for two years when purchased new in ’77, and then stored for 25 years. This car was reworked when removed from storage, but has fallen behind as we no longer drive it. Odometer no longer works, but car had 15,092 in 2000 when odometer still worked. We estimate the car may an additional 1,000 since it stopped functioning. Included is the original owners manual & Chilton’s repair guide. Vehicle has original paint with minor rust that is typical of model. Interior is in excellent condition and has a rock star feel with black and chrome detailing and hip 8-track player. This model was equipped with factory-installed A/C. I’ve had this car at over 70mph and it was fast and smooth. All lights work. 

The car turned over fine the last time we tried, but battery has since died. It’s just been sitting COVERED in our driveway for 4 years, and seems to just need someone who knows what they’re doing. Tires are flat from sitting too long, so it would need to be towed. Front bumper has fallen off, but part is fine.”

As of this writing bidding sits at $1.2k with no reserve, this car will sell.  If the rust is of the surface variety this is an excellent opportunity to get into a ultra low mile MKI Scirocco at a good price.  Some new tires, brakes, a tune-up, interior detail, and minor paint work and this could be a very nice driver for someone.  Happy bidding!
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2 Comments on "Barn Find: 1978 VW Scirocco With 18k Miles"

  1. Bob says:

    I don’t buy it. (The mileage claim) The seats look trashed to me with a split in the seam and enough dirt to think the dog was stored there.

  2. Aaron says:

    Hey there Bob. Somebody bought it, at $5.9k to be exact. The seats don’t look threadbare, they, like the rest of the car looks like it has been exposed to the elements for far too long. I thought this was a diamond in the rough but the selling price is way too high on this one.