Low Mile 1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC + Tons of Goodies For Sale

I have this recurring dream where I have a garage full of rare and obscure VW parts and a great car to put them on.  Don’t like your interior, swap it out with something different.  Want to try a another exhaust, that’s OK I am sure I have a few more laying around.

Enter this low mile Corrado with a donor car and gads of parts.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC:

From the seller –

“12/31/11: Been away from the forums for a few months, back on here now and even more motivated to sell than ever! NOW CONSIDERING TRADES TOO.

8/16/11: Lowered price. $9,000 takes it all. That leaves you room to sell what you don’t need and have a killer corrado for an amazing price. Let’s see someone step up and give these cars a good home.

8/14/11: Added gallery of parts car: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/…1%3A1345526819

8/13/11: Added a few old photos of Car #2 to the photo link, added descriptions to photos & added ballpark prices (up for discussion) to last post in this thread
So, the time has come for me to sell the Corrado stuff I’ve been hoarding for the past 6ish years. Before I dive into the description, I wanted to let people know that I’m looking for a buyer who can take ALL of the below. For now, I’m not going to be entertaining ANY offers to sell off any parts from the collection or piece things out. Please don’t ask. Even if I have to lose a bit of money, I prefer to sell it to someone who can come and take it all away in one haul. If you can get it sooner, I’m willing to bend even more on the whole price for everything.

The cars are located at my parents’ home in Maryland. It has been almost 4 years since I was active in the Corrado community or went through all of the stuff, so my memory may be hazy about some of the details about everything. If you have questions, I’ll try to get you answers ASAP.”

$9k for all of this, I have seen lesser cars than this go for more than this.  Take it all, sort through what you want, sell the rest and drive your Rado with pride.  Doesn’t sound like such a bad deal if you ask me.  But I am a sucker for this sort of thing.

Click through the link for all the details on the Rado, the parts car, and the goodies.  Bravo to the seller for a thorough description of the pros and cons of both cars.  The seller seems to want it all gone, and soon.  Does $7.5k get it done?  If so you have a head start on making a very nice Rado nearly perfect.

~Aaron.

It’s Um… Er Convertible Season, Low Mileage 1993 Porsche 968 Cab For Sale

One of the things that I am noticing the older I get is that I am, well, cheap.  It’s not that I don’t appreciate quality, I do to no end.  It is I will through ungodly amounts of trouble to save a buck.  If that means buying something off season on the cheap so be it.

Case in point, soft top values are squishy now.  This happens every year, the holidays have come and gone and warmer weather is a bit off.  I purchased a ’02 Audi TT Quattro today, which makes no sense as I am at least 90 days from something that resembles top down weather.  But I purchased it for 20% less than I would in the middle of summer.

Yep, I am cheap!  Here is another great car to spend your summer with.

1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet For Sale:

From the seller –

“1993 PORSCHE 968 CABRIOLET – 6 speed – LOW MILEAGE 51,060 – Garaged ARIZONA Car

This auction is for a 1993 PORSCHE 968 CABRIOLET, convertible, 6 speed with low mileage. This ARIZONA car has been garaged and taken care of.

According to the Porsche 968 Register website (the following information was taken from their website): There were approximately 2000 cabriolets and 2000 coupes imported to the United States between 1992 and 1995.

The 968 was Porsche’s last new front-engined vehicle before the introduction of the Cayenne SUV in 2003. It was sold alongside the 928 GTS through 1995 when both models were dropped. As of 2006, Porsche has not yet built another front-engined sports car.

DESCRIPTION:

Color: Blue with tan interior and tan top

Mileage: 51,060

6 Speed

4 cylinders

3.0 liter

Leather interior

Power Windows

Power Steering

Power Brakes

Power Seats

Power Convertible Top

Cruise Control

Air Conditioning (works great)

Chrome Wheels

Pioneer AM/FM/CD

Driver Airbag

INFORMATION:

No accidents

Usual paint chips (see in photo) from road

Very slight dimples on top of front fenders

Arizona car – always in garage – originally purchased in Scottsdale, Arizona

New top and liner (work great)

Convertible top frames, bows and cables replaced and serviced (2002 with paperwork)

New rack & pinion

NEW battery: November 2011

Rebuilt transaxle

New headlight relay

New Weltmeister performance chip

Seats in good condition – no tears or rips (just normal wear)

Non-smoker

Tire condition: good

Extra keys

Gearbox replaced from Porsche ($3,250) in 2007 with paperwork

Steering Rack rebuilt and installed ($1,223) in 2003 with paperwork

New belts installed ($612) in 2003 with paperwork

PAPERWORK:

Original manuals in leather-bound jacket in glovebox

Service records with receipts (see photos for all work completed by professionals and mentioned above)

Always professionally serviced (receipts for all)

Clean title.”

When I first saw this car I was certain it was a tip which is a deal killer but was pleasantly surprised to see it is a manual.  There is some good, low miles, records, and a newer top.  Some bad including some road rash, it’s due for belts and a water pump, and it may need new tires.  Nothing tragic there but adjust your pricing accordingly.

Bidding currently sits at nearly $10k with the reserve not met.  I would be comfortable going up to $12.5k on this car given the work it may need upon arrival.  Either way it is a beautiful car and deserves to go to a good home.

~Aaron.

 

1993 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed

As the ultimate expression of the Porsche 928, the GTS has always garnered its fair share of admirers, myself being one of them. These particular 928s still command strong values, with some lower mileage examples known to have fetched over $40,000 in some cases. This particular GTS caught my eye as it is the more desirable 5 speed manual and is priced in the mid $20,000 range. The car is closing in on 100,000 miles, but someone has obviously taken good care of this vehicle over its lifetime, looking at the close-up photography. This GTS would look more sporting in a shade or red or black, but the Amazon Green over gray leather is subtle and lends an air of class to this car.

1993 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed on eBay

Beautiful, Rare Amazon Green Metallic / Classic Grey 1993 Porsche 928 GTS

Rare 5 Speed Manual Shift Transmission. Fully Equipped with With All Standard Porsche Equipment Plus Optional Rim Caps W / Porsche Crest.

Sport Shock Absorbers, Supple Leather Seats, And No Rub Strips. Original MSRP $87,102. Only 99 K Two Owner Miles, Second Owner Purchased Vehicle In November 2000 With 18 K Miles! Dealer Serviced, And Also Here In Houston, TX By Sam Shahala @ Pro Technik Porsche Repair Service. Complete Service History From Day One, All Books / Records. All Services Completed including 60 K With Timing Belt Replacement, Steering Rack Replaced @79 K Miles, Complete Clutch Assembly Replaced @ 90 K Miles, PSD Unit Just replaced 2010, And Four Tires Replaced With Yokohama S Drives, Also 4 Wheel Alignment Done.

Vehicle Runs And Drives Excellent, No Wrecks Or Accidents, All Original, Body Very Clean, No Door Dings, Only A Few Very Minor Blemishes on Body, Blemish On The Hood, Appears The clear Coat Was Buffed Through In Two Areas, Did Not Repaint, Wanted To Leave Original.The Interior Is Near Perfect With Only Very Minor Wear On The Drivers Seat Bolster, Carpets Very Nice Condition, Obvious Vehicle Was Garaged / Kept Under Cover, Dash Perfect With No Cracks. Right Fog Lamp Cracked, Will Provide A Replacement As Soon As One Can Be located. If You Are In The Market For A Rare, All Stock, Original Porsche 928 GTS 5 Speed Manual Shift, You Have Found It !

Vin # WP0AA2920PS820093
Miles: 99,338

I have always wanted a 928 since I was a kid in the early 1980s and got the chance to sit in the drivers seat of the 928 my doctor was driving at the time. The styling has aged really well on these cars and while the asking price isn’t unreasonable, if someone could grab this car for around the $22,000 to $23,000 range, it would be rather well bought. This car reminds me of Porsche in its heyday, when the earth was free of bloated Cayennes and Panameras that were styled by people with no sense of proportions.

-Paul

When the doors open up, they open UP – Modified 1993 VW Corrado

You know how post on a Corrado here on GCFSB, we comment on how great it is to see unmodified examples? Well, here’s why. Like the clean lines of a forward-thinking, early-90s German sports car? Why not totally obscure them with a two-toned paint job and lots of vents! Like that sports car with the utility of a hatchback? Why not fill the whole trunk with two 12-inch woofers! Like being able to step into your car like a normal human? Why not throw some Lambo doors on it so you have to contort and squeeze in through half the normal aperture! Everybody’s got their own tastes, some just include underbody neon lights.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado for sale on eBay


From the seller:

93 Volkswagon Corrado LAMBO DOORS

hey well sad to say i have my volkswagon for sale with a baby on the way i have to part with it and get more of a family oriented car. I have had the car since 06 i got it with 86,000 miles on it. The car now has 118,000 miles on it the car was just painted last summer with black metalic on top and red on the bottom. The interior is pretty much stock but i have racing buckets seats that will be included in this auction along with the original set of rims and tires. I have put around 13,000 to 15,000 into this car i have receipts for absolutely everything i not only made it look amazing but i have also maintained everything along the way.

list of upgrades
new paint black/red
Lambo doors
high performance exhaust
body kit
bullet fenders
carbon fiber hood with working hood scoop
rims black and silver 18′ with three new tires the one didnt need replaced
bucket seats red and black have not been put in the car but come with the auction
kenwood flip screen dvd brand new
underbody red lights and interior red lights that have sequence lighting
halo lights
euro tail lights
euro fog and turn signals
2 12inch square kickers with 1,000 watt kenwood amp
k and n air filter
I have tons of odds and ins for this car if you need more i can get more
all mechanical stuff is done by a foreign car mechanic in southern IL name of the mechanics shop LAZY 8 i can get all the receipts for the thousands of stuff i have maintened over the last couple years. whoever buys this car will not be disappointed i am only saling because i need a four door car

No bids at the $6,500 opening price, but somewhere between that and the $8,000 Buy-it-Now, it could be yours! I’d pay $6,500 for a very clean and original Corrado, but my personal tastes would force me to spend another few grand on this undoing all of the modifications so that I could have a clean, 120k-mile VR6 Corrado.

-NR

1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

With everyone pouring over ridiculous Cayennes and Panameras these days (yeah, I just went there), we all forget about the simpler times at Porsche. This was a lineup filled with 911s and magnificently balanced front engined GTs. Here’s a really clean, two owner 968 cabriolet. And thankfully, it has three pedals.

The seller states:

Very nice 2 owner car. Only 60K miles, 6 speed, new clutch, Service are up to date, power top in excellent condition, Silver blue with gray leather and blue top.CD , Cold AC, climate control, Runs and drives excellent. Clean title, no dings and dents, carfax certified. Non smoker. Good tires. Good brakes.

I could think of a lot worse ways to spend $14,900. This car got me thinking that I could have had a Porsche for the price of my Cooper S. Granted, my Cooper S is newer and has less miles. Nevertheless, with 60,000 miles and a robust 3.0 liter four, this Porsche would be a solid investment and a lot of fun for someone in a more temperate climate. They are one of those early to mid 90s German classics that are becoming a rare sight on the roads today.

-Paul

Rare find: Stock, clean 1993 VW Corrado for sale

I used to be more enamored with the Corrado. It’s a great looking car, a clean and worthy successor to the Scirocco. It’s supposedly a hoot to drive (Car magazine named it one of the “25 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die,” I haven’t yet) and came with the then-powerful VR6 or G60 supercharged 4. All in all, a pretty great package. Unfortunately, its small production numbers and pioneering appeal as a European ricerocket have resulted in examples for sale falling into two main categories: beat to hell, or highly modified. Some bridge the Venn Diagram and are highly modified AND beat to hell. A dearth of clean examples has made me sadly disinterested in finding these cars as they are, at their core, truly special. Today then, a breath of fresh air in the form of a daily-driver special, not beat to hell and not modified within an inch of its life.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado for sale on Craigslist Seattle

Brevity from the seller:

Dark green with tan leather. VR6 5 Speed. 130K miles. Runs well- daily driver. Power items all work fine: windows, sunroof , mirrors, retracting belts, door locks, spoiler, A/C & heated seats. Recent replacements include: clutch, transmission, starter, timing chains, serpentine belt, heater core, engine mounts, wheel bearings, ignition lock, battery. Upgrades include stereo w/custom sub & amp installation, MP3 player cable, Eurowires headlght harness, billet coolant pipe, and Curt trailer hitch. Includes clean title, receipts, & Bentley shop manual.

Stock wheels, ride height, and a beautifully clean interior make this the Corrado equivalent of finding a dealer-stickered Porsche 356 in a barn. The permeating normalness of this Corrado is what makes it special, and with 130k miles and all of the recent work done, it’s deserving of its $4800 pricetag. Not cheap, but it, like all clean Corrados, deserves a little more respect.

-NR

1991 BMW 318i Supercharged for sale

When inspecting a car to write up, the “cool car!” tipping point is usually reached at the sight of a monster engine, clean exterior or modifications, or low miles on a desirable car. Today, then, is the first time when it was the interior that pushed me over the edge and really showed this car to be the total package. The seller took a clean, if mundane, 318i sedan and has made it into an unassuming but amazing car. Using Lotus as inspiration and working to “add lightness” while keeping it functional and classy, he supercharged the robust M42 1.8L to get M3 power in a lighter package.

Selected thoughts from the seller:

This is a very special, Downing Atlanta Supercharged E30. The inspiration for this car was to be as light and fun as my Lotus Elise but with more practical use and without all the attention. After the death of a dear “Car Guy Buddy” a few years ago, the search was on for a clean 91 318i sedan as I thought a bit of garage therapy was exactly what I needed. Long story short, the project was a huge success, being a very livable car on the street and a total blast when play time comes.

Again, the theme of this project was to add lightness but still keep the car luxurious and streetable. Perhaps the car we car guys WISH BMW would build today. To this degree everything I deemed dead weight (like a big heavy battery and the antique airbag system including wiring) was tossed. However, I gave a nod to creature comforts like a decent, modern audio system with bluetooth and Ipod, plus heated seats and so forth.

The starting point was perhaps the most overlooked BMW ever built. The 91 E30 318i. A great engine full of twin cam fun in a beautiful, slender body that weighs about 2600lbs, or roughly about 1000lbs less than your neighbor’s portly E90…

…Numerous parts were ordered. When I say numerous I mean thousands and thousands of dollars worth of parts. I was left with a sea of brown boxes stacked next to my Alpine White E30 and an empty wallet. Over the next months (maybe even year or two) the E30 was slowly transformed into the car BMW should build today but won’t. The majority of parts and mods is as follows.

HR/Bilstein Sports
16″ OZ wheels
3.91 Limited Slip Rear (used but works great-2 black marks)
Downing Atlanta Supercharger kit (Price one out, not cheap) I figure close to 200 HP, but not quite according to DA figures.
VDO boost, pressure and temp gauges in custom ashtray delete, trip computer delete mounting
Euro M3 steering wheel (New=$$, No Airbag so don’t crash, please don’t buy my car if you are an idiot. Airbag bulb deleted)
Euro lip spoiler
Factory Sport Seats dyed to match, installed aftermarket seat heaters. Toasty warm.
E30 M3 roof antenna. Deleted the powered boat anchor antenna.
OE BMW mud guards, factory floor mats, M knob.
Alpine CD/Ipod/bluetooth, Alpine Amp, custom 6.5 rear speakers and separate tweeters. Nothing crazy, just nice.
Suede wrapped parcel shelf
Odyssey aircraft battery with custom mount. Weighs almost nothing and works fine.
15″ alloys on slicks for track use. Only two “drivers ed” days ever. Lots of surprised faces in the pits when we rolled back in!
Front and rear stress bars
Supersprint exhaust
Some stuff I forgot
LOTS AND LOTS OF LABOR AND LOVE
Things it will need someday if you buy it.

The oil pan gasket has just started leaking, probably because I have not driven the car much this season. Not leaking much but will leave a mark occasionally.
There is a tweety bird living in one of the belt rollers, sometimes. It comes and goes.
That’s it.
You will have to fix something, someday on this 20 year old BMW. I don’t know what, but you should know how to pop a hood if you are going to buy this car. The car is very well sorted and I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere, but please be realistic. If you drive a stock Camry because you want to, this maybe isn’t the car for you.

I really dig this car. I love that it’s a 4-door, and the baby 318 at that. The seller approached it with a clear thesis in mind and executed it well. If some more OEM-looking wheels could achieve the same lightness, I’d go with that, but no matter what this car seems poised to surprise. Its modifications and capabilities might seem more fitting on a track rat E30, but the fact that the exterior and interior are show-room beautiful and clean is what makes this little Bimmer well worth the asking price of $8,990. He seems open to offers as well, so someone could come out of this with a steal of a toy.

-NR

1993 VW Corrado VR6 for sale

I’ve strayed from the strong affinity I felt for the Corrado in the early days of my VW obsession. Not because they aren’t great; I’ve just been busy discovering older, weirder, and/or faster Germans to focus on. Yet there’s always something striking about this little bulldog of a Volkswagen, a car more aggressive than they seem to be interested in making these days. It pulls you back in with promises of affordable, ethereal driving magic. Maybe this one is the good one…

1993 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 for sale on Craigslist SF

You’re just gonna have to be careful on these and get it thoroughly checked out. That said, this one isn’t overly modified or beaten to hell. No cream puff, but that helps out the affordability factor, bringing this in at $4000 OBO. If you can handle a few visual imperfections and fixing the sunroof, I think you could make a good deal and have some fun miles beyond the 140k it’s covered so far.

-NR

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC with 55,000 original miles

The late ’80s and early ’90s produced some of the greatest hot hatchbacks of our time. Cars like the Honda CR-X, Acura Integra and Mazda MX-3 are lameted these days, due to the increase in size and weight of all vehicle segments. Taking the place of the Scirocco, the Volkswagen Corrado was a welcomed German addition to this once sizable segment. Unfortunately, many of these great machines have been torn up and modified over the years, or just plain neglected. Here we have a nice example of the later VR6 engined Corrado.

The seller states:

1993 VW Corrado SLC VR6, 5 speed, silver w black leather, only 55,979 original miles! Bilstein struts, new pads and drilled rotors, cold air intake, Neuspeed exhaust… otherwise, stock from the factory! Slight clear coat peeling on right side in a couple smaller areas.

As of writing this, there are no takers at the $7,500 starting bid. Others in similar condition that I’ve seen in the past year have been going in the $5,000 to $6,000 range, so this asking bid may be a bit optimistic in enthusiasts eyes. The only thing that would detract a buyer in my mind would be the non-standard exhaust pipe (looks a bit ridiculous sticking out that far) and the added audio equipment. Other than that, this is a chance to own an unmolested example of Wolfsburg’s (well, Karmann’s) finest.

-Paul

Unblemished 1993 Audi S4 for sale

I’m still learning my early-90s Audi history, so a little review:

Right after sudden-acceleration problems in the 80s, and right before the A-nomenclature transitioned Audi into the modern era, there was a weird middle ground.  The 100 begat the S4, which became the A6, which gave birth to the S6.  The Ur-S4 was a good-looking German sedan, bridging the gap between Audi’s square years and the first A4s and 6s.  One great thing about the original S4 is its use of a turbocharged 2.2l inline-5, an engine configuration that is pretty much synonymous with Classic Audi to me (and a great inclusion on the new TT-RS).  In the S4 the engine produced 230 hp, a pretty healthy amount for the time  considering the contemporary and venerable E36 M3 had just 10 more.  All in all, a pretty great way to start the S-sedan lineage.

Today we have an Ur-S4 nearly as beautiful as the day it rolled off the lot.  It’s covered a moderate 100k miles and comes with the manual transmission.  The bonus part of the 5-speed is the automatically-biasing Torsen differential it came with, while autos came with transfer boxes.  It’s looking fine on chunky 5-spokes and sprayed in that trademark Audi Pearl White.

There’s plenty of (deserved) pessimism when it comes to maintenance on older Audis, though I don’t know much about the 2.2l’s reputation in that regard (if you do, please share in the comments!).  Regardless, 101,000 miles is attractively low on a 17 year-old car, moreso when you see how well this car has been taken care of.  The interior is shockingly nice, and who knew they were doing carbon fiber trim in the early 90s?  It looks great, especially with the white leather, but makes the old-school Audi steering wheel a bit anachronistic.  The engine compartment also looks very clean and ready to rumble.  So we’ve got a gorgeous, clean and quick mid-size luxury car including the magic words “turbo” and “manual” with no reserve and currently under $5k?  Yes please.

-NR