Volkswagen’s model lineup in the US has expanded rapidly over the last decade but as with many manufacturers, they save their most tasty treats for the home market. Such is the case with the Scirocco, the Portuguese built sports coupe based on the Mk5 Golf chassis. While we have received every iteration of the GTI, VW seems to feel that bringing the Scirocco to the US will eat into sales of the hot hatch. I tend to disagree, but then again, I’m not sitting in the Volkswagen Group’s budget office. Still, it’s rather sad we haven’t seen a sports coupe since this car we see here, the Corrado. This SLC for sale in Virginia Beach has the desirable VR6/5-speed manual drivetrain and they rarely come this nice anymore, with this one showing just over 50,000 miles on the odometer.
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It goes without saying that we’re one of many sites that looks towards online auctions for what’s for sale daily. Indeed, prior to coming on board at GCFSB I pursued many of them every day and night to see what was out there. However, one of the things that drew me in to being a follower of this particular site was that the cars were cars that I could afford. Sure, from time to time the other sites run a bargain car or an affordable project, but largely it seems that the featured cars are firmly out of the grasp of someone with modest means. That’s not to take anything away from their concentration; I’m sure that amongst the devoted fans of other sites are plenty of well-heeled individuals, and similarly I’m sure that we’ve got some followers with much, much deeper pockets than I’ll ever have. Nevertheless, there is something that’s appealing about a quality car that can be had at a bargain, and looking at 1980s and early 1990s German cars affords us that opportunity, both literally and figuratively. The other aspect that I love is that coming of age, these cars were the cutting edge of technology – the cars that I read about in magazines but never dreamed I could possibly buy. One of my favorites then was the seeming underdog; the Audi S4. True, out of the box it was down on power to the M5 and 500E, but it was the most modern of the trio, and being the only turbocharged option there was a world of potential in the motor. It was, after all, the monster motor that had powered the legendary Group B cars in the 1980s and the IMSA cars into the 1990s. Couple that potential with a stout all-wheel drive system and a refined interior along with a sedate but handsome exterior, and you have one of the truly great sleepers:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Audi S4 on eBay
We paid tribute to the W124 Mercees-Benz E-class on Monday. It’s hard to believe it has been three decades since this car was unveiled, as you still see plenty of these cars roaming the roads. A lot of the W124s I run across are run down and seem to be on their last legs, but like the W123 that preceded it, they go from strength to strength. This 300CE coupe for sale in Louisiana is a well preserved example with under 50,000 miles on the clock, making this quite an appealing modern classic.
Click for details: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE on eBay
High mileage examples of collectible models represent their own particular breed on the car market, and that’s especially the case when looking at a quickly growing market with relatively high prices. We’ve seen the market for 964 variants accelerate at a rate greater than that of many other 911 models and here we have another of those low-production models that seems destined to have a strong impact on the market. The difference here, though, is that this car has nearly 140K miles on it. Here we have a Silver 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster, located in North Carolina. Known elsewhere as the Carrera 2 Cabriolet Turbo Look, the America Roadster dispensed with certain luxuries while taking on the appearance and braking of the 911 Turbo, for which a Cabriolet was not available on the 964.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster on eBay
The Porsche 964 Turbo is identified by a lot of 911 purists as the last of the real 911 Turbos. When the 993 based Turbo arrived, all-wheel drive entered the equation and a bit of the challenge (or threat, depending on who you talk to) was taken out of the driving experience. The 964 Turbo isn’t a car you’d expect to find in a particularly feminine color. But that’s just what we have here with this 3.6 Turbo for sale in the UK painted in the striking shade of Rubystone. This is one of the 1990s Porsche colors I’ve always loved. Question is, are you male readers out there comfortable enough in your masculinity to be seen in a sports car like this?