The strange thing about “unicorns” in the Volkswagen world is that they’re not always the most rare, the fastest, the rarest, or the prettiest model. Unicorns are the models that everyone wishes for though, the cars that are so hard to find that people are willing to pay a serious premium when they pop up. What constitutes “hard to find” in the Volkswagen world is an unmolested example and that seems to be especially true in the higher performance models; the GLi, the GTi and above all the Corrado:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Volkswagen Corrado at Coventry Motor Car
Engine: 1.8 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 64,010 mi
HERE’S AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF A LOW MILE CORRADO G60 THAT WAS METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED. SERVICE RECORDS GOING BACK TO DAY ONE, MARKETING MATERIALS AND MORE, DIAMOND SILVER METALLIC, POWER ROOF, ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER, MANUALS AND MORE!
With the exception of the wheels, this car appears in original specification. Miles are very low at only 64,000 – much lower than we typically see on the G60 models, and with maintenance records this is clearly the one to buy. Because of their high desirability, these models carry a hefty premium over some other Volkswagen models, but I think considering the condition of the car and the rarity of seeing one in this shape, it’s not an unreasonable asking price. As one of the most desirable models Volkswagen has ever produced, this example may in hindsight be quite reasonably attained today and appreciated in the future. Swap the wheels for the optional BBS RZ wheels, keep it stock and this car will be appreciated by Volkswagen enthusiasts for the next few generations – and appreciate in value, to boot.
The BBS did not make an appearance until 1991. My ’90 Corrado was one of the most fun and practical cars I’ve owned. It was equally frustrating too. Expensive parts+mediocre reliability+awful dealer service made ownership a trying experience. I could not find a single independent shop to service it, they acted as if it was a car from another planet and would not go near it. My ’90 325is, on the other hand, was bulletproof reliable, parts were far cheaper and there were independent shops that knew how to properly work on it. Still, I’d be lying if I didn’t say this is a tempting car. The bad memories quickly fade when I think of how much fun it was.
Ive had my 1990 Corrado G60 for 15 years, I still own it, and I will have to partially agree with Ed in regards to the overall reliability of the car. I have been a gear head for most of my life, so I do most of the work on the car myself. The driving experience of the vehicle is what makes it all worth it, awesome handling and the sound of the G-Charge spooling up as you accelerate. Its the only vehicle that has that sound in my neck of the woods(Canada-Not too many G60 Passats). I still love my Corrado and just a week ago, I ordered a full techtonics exhaust/motor mounts/cam for the car and look forward to the changes in performance that these items will make for my car. Best of luck to the winner of this awesome and well sorted car!
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Great comments and insight on this and the next Corrados. Interesting to read the love, frustration, and considerations.
A peer asked me to re-park her yellow Corrado at lunch in high school. I took it as an opportunity to drive to a nearby pizza shop with friends for lunch. My peer found out and, while I suspect high as a kite on mushrooms or acid, fully freaked out and tore me a new one on the patio. What was a quick and low speed joy ride to me was a serious trust violation to her and that was the end of our friendship.
Oh, Corrado, I wish I could have driven you more.
And sorry, Jess. I wish I had known a joy ride was not at all okay.
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