The follow-up to the quite popular Scirocco was the even better driving, even more popular, even more powerful, and way more expensive Corrado. And after looking at a neat Euro-spec G60, I thought it would be neat to look at a Canadian-spec VR6 that popped up for sale.
Mechanically, there were basically no differences between US market Corrados and Canadian market examples. However, there were a few odds and ends which help to set them apart for the Corrado fans. Most notable is probably the wheel design, which was shared with European models but not available in the US. More subtle, though, was the lack of fog lights – different bumper regulations meant that the Canadian market cars got dummy lenses. So you had to live without fog lights, but you also had the opportunity to live without the running mouse seatbelts. That’s right, Canadian Corrados got NORMAL SEATBELTS. Gosh, that alone could probably sell the car.
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Model: Corrado SLC
Engine: 2.8 liter narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 212,000 km (TMU)
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Price: $11,950 Buy It Now
1993 Volkswagen Corrado
Excellent Condition Throughout
Newer Paint in Flash Red
New Steering Rack
New Heater Core/Evaporator
New Seat Foam
Canadian spec car (featured non-U.S.-spec equipment including Euro steering wheel, 5-spoke wheels w/full size spare, manual seat belts, DRLs)
Odo shows 212,327 kilometers (TMU)
Last owner purchased in 2004
Last owner is ASE Certified auto tech and has gone through entire vehicle
Audio w/remote Bluetooth music streaming module
Owner’s book, extra key, Bentley Publishing shop manual
All stock and a great driver!
178hp/173lb-ft 2.8L VR6 (G60)
Flash Red with Black Interior
Leather Bucket Seats
5-spd manual trans with hydraulic clutch
Rear folding seats
2.560lb curb weight
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So a smattering of changes here and there leads to a unique Corrado with some mild modifications. It generally looks quite good. I wonder if a US bumper skin was swapped on, because Canadian-market cars are supposed to have headlight washers. And it’s obvious that at least the top end of the engine has been apart with the neat color-matched and polished intake, so hopefully the chain was addressed at that point as well.
Pricing? Well, though it has more miles, this VR6-powered example is cheaper than the G60 offered last week. And it’s a lot more desirable, with black heated leather and a nice shiny Flash Red exterior. The asking price isn’t outrageously high overall either. In all, it looks like you could do worse if you’re in the Corrado market.