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1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V – REVISIT

The mint 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V that we featured last December is back up for sale at the same price. Any takers this time around? In my opinion, beige rarely looks this good.

The below post originally appeared on our site December 3, 2013:

For a while, it seemed that clean Mk1 and Mk2 Sciroccos were an uncommon find, but a few good ones have been found and featured on GCFSB over the past year. Right on time for the holidays, here comes another refurbished late model 16V that was sold new in Hawaii. Anyone have a big stocking to hang over the mantle?

Year: 1987
Model: Scirocco 16V
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 186,000 mi
Price: $8,500 Buy It Now

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This 1987 Scirocco 16v has pretty much been taken apart cleaned and put back together though always well cared for all its life. I just went through the entire car, upgraded and now would like to sell to some one who knows how rare this particular scirocco is. All the work is done and the car can be your daily driver or show car. I just brought it back to an excellent condition. Very solid ride, poly bushings all the way around. No sunroof and no power steering! The A/C is converted. absolutely no rust anywhere on this car. Have some original documents. Originally sold in Honolulu HI in 1987

New Paint
New Hood Liner
Bilstein shocks and neuspeed springs w/ poly bushings
NEW BBS RS reps with new Yokahama S-Drive tires
New head /intakes/injector sleeves
seals /gaskets…
the list goes on…

I replaced tons of parts, tabs, clips relays, fuses, bulbs to get this car back to like new condition. the seats have been redone with leather and the original cloth. The carpet is perfect, no rips in drivers “pad” under feet. This car runs awesome! looks awesome, and will stay awesome as long as you are awesome and take awesome care of it.

$500.00 non refundable paypal deposit due within 48hrs of close. I will “help” facilitate any transport winning bidder sets up. Car is located in San Jose, California area. If you live in California I have a transport company that can move the car to you… and/or I can drive it to you for a fee.

Normally, any shade of beige has me yawning, but the aftermarket, slightly upsized BBS wheels rounds off the look nicely without having too much of that slammed, stance look about it. It’s rather unfortunate that a greater amount of full pictures are not included with the ad, given the amount of work done to this car. While it is the later 16V model, $8,500 is a big ask seeing that we’ve seen low mileage, mint examples of earlier models sell for under $4,000. I’d suspect $5,500 to $6,500 would be more realistic for this particular Scirocco.



  1. JediJoker
    JediJoker December 3, 2013

    This is a MKII Scirocco, not a MKI as suggested by the language of this posting.

  2. Paul
    Paul December 3, 2013

    Thanks, error has been fixed.

  3. Larry
    Larry April 18, 2014

    Unless this car has received a color change after it left the factory, that’s not beige. It’s “Flash Silver Metallic” according to VW. It was an extra cost option, unlike the red, black and white, colors on offer. However, unlike many silvers that have a blue-ish tint, Flash Silver had a slightly green-ish tint. Under certain lighting/photo conditions, it can look slightly beige. But it in person, it looks quite silver.

  4. Paul
    Paul April 19, 2014

    Larry, thanks, my mind must have slipped for a second on the color. I will admit, Carter is the encyclopedia here when it comes to remembering VW colors.

  5. sam
    sam April 19, 2014

    speaking of color, visually i want the bumpers to be black plastic, but I guess the dipped in paint look was factory even then for this.

    @ Larry feel free come back to COTC and comment there too :))

  6. Carter
    Carter April 19, 2014

    Jeez, I assumed it was Zermatt Silver Metallic. Have to admit, I hadn’t heard of the Flash Silver before, and can’t say that I see much of a difference between them.

  7. Larry
    Larry April 19, 2014

    Carter, to be honest, sometimes I think the engineers just tweak the tints slightly, and the marketing guys make up a new name based on whatever sounds cool at the time.

    In this case, I’m confident it’s Flash Silver. My first new car was a Scirocco 16V nearly identical to this one. I thoroughly considered the color choices – all 4 of them. In fact, as people like us tend to do, I’m pretty sure I memorized every word and picture and specification in the entire brochure…

  8. Larry
    Larry April 19, 2014

    Sam, conveniently, I’m on vacation this week. I’ll be sure to stop by COTC.

  9. chris
    chris April 19, 2014

    i appreciate the comments on the car. i had to change the springs out and refinish a few things on the suspension… and i wanted to get a few more miles in the car before re-listing it. constantly adjusting and confirming its ready for another 150k miles. i know the price may seem high on this car folks. but when you see it in person it is really pops. the amount of hours it took is no different than the $50k resto im doing on a 66 MB 230sl. fact is, i dont really make my money back on these scirocco 16v builds. but i love the cars and will save as many as i can before im gone.

    the respray is a cross between Zermatt Silver and Flash Silver seems. i sanded the bumpers smooth and rebuilt because of fading i had to work some magic between the 2 surfaces when spraying and clearing the bumpers. from the factory unless black. the bumpers had a texture to them. its almost impossible to recreate the texture if the bumper had scratches, so best thing to do is sand smooth and paint. from prep sanding to finish sanding the bumpers took about 40 hrs.

    ROCC ON!

  10. Carter
    Carter April 20, 2014

    Flash silver does sound much cooler than Zermatt, which sounds like a sneeze sound my son makes.

  11. Rob
    Rob June 30, 2014

    Still for sale?

  12. Paul
    Paul June 30, 2014


    The car did not meet its reserve. In order to contact the seller, click any of the large images in the post. You’ll be taken to the auction where you can get in touch with the seller.



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