Tip of the hat to Wojciech for the heads up on this Rocco. Stock 1977 VW Scirocco with a Trans Am Body Kit and 18k miles. Back in the day VW produced two factory race cars known as #43 and #44. #43 was wrecked and I believe #44 is somewhere, just not in St Louis.
From the seller –
“1977 Volkswagen Scirocco with 18,927 original miles with a full six digit odometer. $3900 obo.
I am moving and can’t keep my toy anymore.
Trans Am Body Kit. The body kit was professionally installed. I still have the original floor mats that will go with the car.
New tires, new plugs, new plug wires, new distributor, new distributor cap, and rotor, new alternator. All filters have been changed.
There is a chin spoiler that I removed because it hangs to close to the ground for road driving. The chin spoiler will come with the car. There is no rust anywhere on the car.
The tint on the back windows is peeling a bit at the corners and some of the weather stripping could be replaced. The driver’s seat has a few tears.
I have the current title, receipts for all work performed,original bill of sale, build sheet, and some other documentation that all comes with the car.”
The story here should be the mileage and not the body kit. Back in 2009 a low mileage ’77 Rocco eerily similar to this changed hands for close to $8k. That car was touted as one of the few remaining factory race cars which of course it was not. I sure hope this was not it.
Regardless I am a bit torn on what one would do with this. Restore as is knowing you have a low mileage Rocco with no racing lineage, just a questionable body kit. Or remove the Trans Am cladding and take her back to stock. I lean toward the latter.
Either way at $3.9k I think there is some value here for the right person.