When it launched in the late 1980s as a replacement to the ancient Scirocco, the Corrado was Volkswagenâ€™s attempt to appeal to the Porsche crowd. With the supercharged G60 motor that may have been somewhat farcical, but when VW dropped the narrow-angle 2.8 liter VR6 into the nose of their 2-door Coupe it became more of a reality. Though on paper it didnâ€™t have much more power, the VR6 was better suited to the design and weight of the Corrado. Zero to 60 plummeted nearly a second and top speed went up to a then-impressive 137 mph. But it was the all-around flexibility of the motor that proved the winner; torquey at low revs yet happy to head towards the redline, the Corrado finally fulfilled the promise of being a budget P-car.
Unfortunately, there was a price to pay. The base price for a Corrado in 1992 was nearly $22,000. Add a few options in and you were paying more than you did for a Porsche 924S four years earlier. To put it into even more stark perspective, the base price of a much quicker, nicer, more efficient, better cornering, better braking, more technologically impressive, and significantly safer GTI today is only $28,600 some 29 years later; correct for inflation, and you understand how expensive these hot hatches were. As a result, Corrados and especially the SLC have always held a cult status and higher residual value than the rest of the lineup. Today’s market loves them, as well.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC on eBay
Model: Corrado SLC
Engine: 2.8 liter narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 133,600 mi
Location: Carson, California
Price: Reserve Auction
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1993 VW Corrado SLC VR6 Black w/ Black Leather interior with only 130k. This car has been an absolute blast to drive â€“ it delivers a punch! Itâ€™s as close to stock, all original as possible. It does have Bilstein sport suspension, otherwise all stock. This is a 28-year-old vehicle and does have some door dings. If I can best describe the car, I would say itâ€™s in great running condition. Mechanically sound. No leaking or overheating, and the transmission shifts great. Otherwise, there are the typical Corrado quirks such as:
– The sunroof tilts, but doesnâ€™t slide
– A/C needs work, heat works great!
– OEM Factory radio doesnâ€™t work
– ABS light stays on for a while before it goes out
– Lastly, the ebrake/parking brake doesnâ€™t work. It will need a cable attachment
– Some misc corrosion underneath and around rear window.
I think thatâ€™s it!
Selling for what I have put into it, in as-is condition. Brand new tires are next, but I’d be happy deduct that $300 from the price. Fly in and drive it away.
These are great looking cars, I think. Despite this one apparently going through a salvage auction, it looks in good shape and has been returned to its former glory. Bidding has been pretty active at over $10k already, but I’d expect this one won’t hit the top dollar we’ve seen on some. A similar example sold earlier this year for $16,750 on BaT, and that’s about where I’d expect this one to trade as well. Personally for that amount I’d be looking at E36 M3s, but I do get some of the appeal of this car.