Low Mileage 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC For Sale

Last week I featured a SLC Rado with a few more miles and was a bit more expensive than this example.  That, my friends is what I like to call a “ripping deal.”  Well if it was such a good deal it would have sold on eBay but nobody was willing to meet the $7.9k asking price.

It may be just me, but how can a one owner Rado not get some nibbles at that price?  For you Rado fans it is still on the Vortex so gawk away.

1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC For Sale:

From the seller –

“I’m selling my 1992 VW Corrado SLC with 56k original miles on it, I am the original owner. It’s stick shift, has full leather interior, has been garage kept and has no rust. I have all of the original stock parts on hand should you want to pull off any performance enhancements. All of my service work was done at Jennings VW in Glenview, IL.

Here is the list of what is on the car…

Always used synthetic oil
I have a high quality car bra that will be included
Bilstien HD shocks
Autotech Springs
Front and Rear Strut bars
28mm sway bar in rear
GIAC Performance chip
Low temp thermo
Coolant = Distilled Water and Water Wetter
Color matched SAMCO radiator hoses
Jacob Ignition Coil – Omni Torquer
Techtonics Tuning Stainless cat back exhaust
Koenig Villain rims along with the Stock rims and tires
Alpine stereo, 4 channel Soundstream Amp.
Sunroof is original and works (no scratches)
4 point Racing seal belt
stainless steel brake lines
slotted rotors
push button starter
Alpine Alarm with impact sensor and radar proximity sensor
Paint is Red and original, some minor dings. I’ll consider all offers.”

That is a incredibly clean car.  The seller started at $10k and has come down to $7.9k, so he is motivated to sell.  I look for these weekly and I am not sure I have found a car that is a better combination of condition, mileage, and price.

If you can deal with those robotic seat belts that want to behead drivers at every turn this may be worth looking into.

~Aaron.

Bookmark the permalink.

10 Comments

  1. Very nice find.

  2. If you’ve been desperately seeking that elusive low-mileage Corrado SLC for a while, your opportunity is certainly here.

    For the rest of us, the miserable seatbelts and bright red atomic egg looks are a bit off-putting. I always really *wanted* to like these.

    Why couldn’t VW have combined the Scirocco’s classic good looks (and non-beheading seatbelts) with the Corrado’s drivetrain and performance?!?

  3. Why doesn’t VW sell the Scirocco III in the US?

  4. That is exactly the question I was going to ask. The Rocco III would kill it over here.

  5. Because VW doesn’t like to compete with itself (GTI, Golf R), the sports hatch market is too limited in the US, and the Scirocco III is too expensive and low volume to make enough money for it to be worth the effort required.

  6. BTW, I agree with you – the Scirocco III is absolutely striking in person, and in R form would be particularly kick-ass. Unfortunately, a reasonably-optioned Scirocco R can run north of $50K in Europe.

  7. I disagree with you Larry. Those same 3 models are sold right next to one another on the showroom floor in most EU countries. The base model Scirocco gets 50+ mpg. That kills any gas mizzer vehicles sold in the states. It’s also a little cheaper MSRP then an equally equipped Golf. The issue is the outrageous tax per model the US places on vehicles being imported, it’s something like $1-2 million per year per variant.

  8. You can’t compare their prices and ours. If you did it would make an TT RS cost $70k+ over here. The way they equip them and the weak dollar changes, radically, the prices.

  9. Very nice ride but seriously put a actual price on it otherwise eBay it ….

  10. I agree, Jeff. US and European market pricing aren’t *directly* comparable.

    The US is a much larger market with vastly different pricing influences. Americans generally expect to pay a lot less for vehicles, and expect higher levels of performance and equipment for that lower price.

    However, we can compare *relative* pricing of different models to get a gauge on what the manufacturer might *want* to charge here.

    To be price and equipment competitive, European manufacturers have consistently priced vehicles substantially lower in the US market, while at the same time providing much higher levels of equipment. And on top of that, as you noted, there are significant costs to certify and sell a model for sale here.

    To make adequate margins, they need to sell more units across fewer products and configurations. So, there are fewer choices here – fewer models, and options are typically grouped into a minimum number of packages and trim levels (rather than the more common “a la carte” option menus seen in Europe).

    If they don’t think they can sell enough of a given configuration (model, trim level, option packages, etc.) – or if they think one model will cannibalize sales from another – they usually won’t offer it here.

    For us, this means less variety – including very few hatchbacks, wagons and other lower-volume models not widely embraced in this market.

Comments are closed