Sport Coupes for the People: 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V & 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC

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Let’s face it: there’s a gap in the US lineup at Volkswagen. I’m looking at you, Scirocco. On a visit to Lisbon, Portugal earlier this year, I admired the white example I saw sitting in the showroom floor in a dealer in the middle of the city. Nevermind the neat little Up sitting right next to it. True, the Scirocco is not much more than a Golf with a fancy body, but some people want that extra style. Let’s look at the last two coupes that Volkswagen offered stateside, a late model Scirocco 16V and a Corrado SLC VR6.

Click for more details: 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V on eBay

Click for more details: 1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC on eBay

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Year: 1988
Model: Scirocco 16V
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 136,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Excellent condition Scirocco. It is a two owner vehicle and runs and drives fantastic. It has been re-sprayed with the original Tornado Red, under the hood, door jams, and rear hatch included. The power is great, smooth and the transmission is awesome. This is my daily driver, but I’m going to be selling a few cars b/c I’m in a band and we are touring most of next year and the year after. As you can see, I try and keep my vehicles in great shape and as close to original as possible. I have the original tear drop rims with this car along with the tires, mounted. I have the original stereo as well.

The only issues and they’re getting addressed next week are a scratch on the hatch to the lower left of the key area (came from my bicycle pedal), a small bit of repair to the driver side bolster, and a crack on the upper door card. All items are minor, but I do want the buyer to be happy and the car to be as flawless as possible.

You can see from the pictures the overall condition is great. There is ZERO rust on this car. Everything works as it should. I did add a Techtonics Tuning fuel enrichment module. The A/C had the dryer replaced and recharged about 2 months ago, it’s Ice Cold. Also, I replaced a clutch cable.

On Dec-20-13 at 07:06:25 PST, seller added the following information: I’m getting a few questions on “whether or not the car will make it here or there.” This is a daily driven vehicle, and is driven locally in St. Louis and I work in Ohio. It drives to Ohio every week and a half or so. Any issues that have come up have always been resolved with quality parts/repairs. It’s runs great and can run at 80-90 mph all day long, and it’ll get 30-33 mpg at those speeds. Thanks for the questions and good luck.

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The last Scirocco 16V we featured sold for $4,500. That car had just over 60,000 miles, but this example here looks just as good, so I wouldn’t doubt the price will edge close to what we saw the 60k mile example go for in October. The aftermarket wheels may not be to everyone’s taste, but that’s an easy change and honestly I’ve seen worse styled alloys.

If you want a something a bit newer with more power, this 1993 Corrado VR6 SLC for sale in New Jersey might just be the ticket.

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Year: 1993
Model: Corrado SLC VR6
Engine: 2.8 liter VR6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 129,339 mi
Price: No reserve auction

Click for more details: 1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR6 on eBay

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1993 Corrado SLC, black and black, automatic, power window, power locks, sunroof, cruise, AC, BBS RS rims, Koni, Mb quart speakers & subwoofer, Sony md player with CD changer, european head lights, garage kept, everything works, all the maintenance up to date, nice good looking and clean car. It has original rims and come with the car also.

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The glaring problem most folks are going to have with this Corrado is the transmission. For me, it spoils an otherwise very tasty looking package. However, for some, it might be just the accouterment for relaxed highway cruising or those who live in high traffic areas. There’s also the aftermarket stereo issue, with a huge box taking up the trunk. Hopefully this could be removed without too much fuss for those wanting a bit more practicality. Bidding is rather strong on this SLC. We’ve seen some strong money for Mk1 GTIs as of late. Could this Corrado benefit from the trickle down effect? I’d suspect bidding may wind up somewhere between $7,000 to $8,000.

-Paul

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