1985 Volkwagen Scirocco


The last few months has seen some crazy expensive A1 Volkswagens, so it’s refreshing to see a neat driver that is in the stratosphere. Today’s example started life as a plain-jane 8V 1.8 Scirocco in Titian Red Metallic, and probably would be higher valued if it had remained that way; but for me, I like what the owner has done with this car. Gone are the diving board bumpers and quad-sealed beams, replaced by the more desirable and slicker-looking European units. Also gone is the slightly anemic 1.8 8V, replaced by a Techtonics Tuning 2.0 16V. Round it out with a fresh set of BBSs, and this is a slick package for sure:


Year: 1985
Model: Scirocco
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed
Mileage: 114,600 mi
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now

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1985 8v Scirocco with Techtonics 2.0 16v engine installed in mid-90s. Three-owner car. We’ve babied and cherished it since June 1990.
–Complete maintenance records since 1990
–New tires (see photos): Yokohama S-drive 195/50R-15
–BBS 15-inch wheels
–Euro bumpers and headlights
–16v body kit, with EXTRA body kit
–Techtonics exhaust
–Bilstein shocks with Neuspeed lowering springs

A few dings and scratches (see photos). Paint is in beautiful shape. Small burn on backseat from previous owner (see photo). (We are not smokers and car does NOT smell like smoke.) Cloth interior of the sunroof has some staining from inside sunroof (see photo). Everything works.

It’s still a blast to drive, and we’re sad to see her go, but need to downsize our car collection.

On Sep-25-13 at 12:36:10 PDT, seller added the following information:

Addition on 9.25, based on query from potential buyer: There is no rust. Hasn’t been driven in winter, and it’s been garaged most of its life. The clutch was replaced when we dropped in the 2.0L engine, in the mid-90s. It did not need replacing, but we figured we might as well replace it with the engine out. The transmission is original and unopened. We have not even replaced the original shift bushings, no need to.

If you like mid-80s VW products, it doesn’t get much better than a Scirocco set up like this. Titan Red Metallic might not be everyone’s favorite, but in this guise the car looks like a 7/8th scale Quattro, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Thankfully, it’s not 7/8ths the complexity or price of a 1985 Quattro, and in it’s current form it’s likely quicker in everything put the snow. With maintenance records since 1990, a solid build, desirable Euro pieces and a great motor choice, this is a great package in my opinion. Better yet, it’s affordable as a driver – $5,500 seems like a steal for all this door-wedge goodness. Buy it now and enjoy trips up the tach for years to come, and I doubt it will lose any value if properly maintained!


1984 Volkswagen GTi


Hot on the heels of the unverified record-setting $17,750 1983 GTi comes this 1984 model. Missing the turbo but with a sunroof, this year newer model sports the blue interior option under the white exterior. This car has undergone some subtle modifications after a prolonged period in storage and certainly looks fresh. Unlike the first car which was certainly collector status (or at least, price), this example shows some more wear but would make a potentially great driver:


Year: 1984
Model: GTi
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 105,900 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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Up for sale my 1984 White and blue rabbit GTI. I bought the Car almost 3years ago after a 15 year stint in heated barn storage . Needless to say much work has been done to get running smoothly and California smog legal again. Replaced recently are :

The missing catyltic convertor
the fuel tank
the oxygen sensor
all the vacuum lines have been replaced and routed properly
the fuel system has been flushed all injectors disassembled and cleaned
The water pump and thermostat replaced cooling system flushed
the cap rotor wires plugs all new
new carpet installed
tires were new 3k miles ago
The right wheel bearing and cv shaft have both been replaced

The car appears stock on the outside other than being lowered slightly. The paint appears to be original small dings on the sides of the vehicle . There is a small dent on the right front fender and a small rust spot in right rear lower roll pan, The interior is very nice the dash id rate 9 out of ten. the seats 8 carpet again is new .The stock snowflake wheels are in very good condition

The aftermarket stuff :
Nuespeed throttle body
front and rear strut tower braces
lowering springs
k/n air filter in the stock air box
double down pipe header and complete techtonics exhaust

This is a nice car not perfect. it runs and drives great and looks good and is California smog legal !. Current mileage is 105,xxx
It is in better condition mechanically and body than the one I had in the ninties

Still needed :
rear hatch sticker needs to be replaced old one was removed because it was faded / cracked
headliner was sagging I cleaned shell off it needs to be recovered
rear wiper is arm is missing
rear seat door panels and shifter console are faded I was going to have them dyed when I got the headliner recovered.

Making it smog legal for California is no small task, so rejoice sun lovers, here’s one for you. The list of needs isn’t too long, but a careful look at the photos shows the seller noting rust in a few areas. As long as it’s not extensive it should be able to be corrected before it spreads too far. With new tires, mechanical service and some subtle modifications, this car looks like a great driver! I highly doubt that it will get anywhere near the pricepoint of the 1983 model, but there are already 19 bids with 4 days left as of writing; it will be interesting to see where this car ends up relative to the 1983, but if I had to guess it would be in the $6,000 – $8,000 range.


Motorsport Monday Part 1: 1983 Audi Quattro


While all of the major German marques played in the rough stuff from time to time, Audi was the undisputed king of the mud in the 1980s. By revolutionizing the World Rally Championship to include all-wheel drive and turbocharging, Audi set the bar at a new high. Truth be told, the A1 was a fairly flawed car compared to the monsters it would spawn later, but it’s the legend most think of when talking about the legendarily rally cars of the 1980s. Even the A1’s replacements – the beefed up A2 and later the S1 Sport were quite flawed and by 1985, despite creating one of the most powerful rally cars ever run, Audi was out of the game with the end of Group B. The death of Group B did more to solidify the reputation of these cars than any victories they won; they were “too fast to race”, a myth that still lives on today. In reality by the mid 1990s modern tire technology and updated turbo and computer technology meant that even in regulated form (I’m looking at you, Toyota), the new generation of WRC cars were faster than the fearsome Group B cars ever were – they were just a whole lot easier to control at the limit.

But none of that matters, because what you and everyone else who knows these cars remembers were the roaring 5-cylinders, belching flames and chirping blow-off valves, and images of Walter left-foot braking it to keep on boost, resulting in lurid power slides through the forest with trees and people only inches from the hood. Dramatic scene for sure! The result is that many replica rally cars have been created from street Quattros, such as the one we’re looking at today:


Year: 1983
Model: Quattro
Engine: 2.7 twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: GBP 49,995 ($80,792 today)

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I have for sale a UR Audi Quattro Turbo rally car.

The car was made several years ago by the previous owner and consists of the following specification:

1983 UR Audi Quattro Turbo shell

Stack dash with analogue tachometer, digital boost, lap timer and various other info.

Full bolt in rollcage

Movit front and rear callipers

Seperate rear calliper for 2nd handbrake

Hydraluic handbrake

Strengthened jacking points

Bosch 044 pump

Adjustable front tie bar

Works type wishbones

Rear ARB

Enginer undercover protector

Rear differential undercover protector

9J x 16 Azev wheels x4 + spare

New tyres x4

Proflex hydraulic fully adjustable front and rear suspension

Aluminium passenger kick plate

Full Sport Quattro LWB bodykit and headlights

4 Hella driving lamps

2 zenon hella spotlights

Custom made spot light brackets

3″ bespoke Miltek exhaust system made from titanium costing £6K

Tuned RS4 V6 twin turbo engine fitted and mapped by QST to a reliable 650 BHP and limited to 198mph

Competition clutch

Motordrive rallyseats with adjustable platforms

Rally 5 point harnesses

Full fire extinguisher system


Intercom – Peltor

Bespoke alloy fuel tank with 110 litre capacity

This vehicle has run as the OO pace car in the 2011/2012 Circuit of Ireland rally and the 2011/2012 Ulster rally + others. It is MSA Log booked but currently has no restrictors fitted.

It is very reliable, extremely fast and handles like you wouldn’t believe.

The car will be MOT’d this weekend and taxed.

Build cost was approximately £70K.

More pictures available on request.

Unconventional is a good descriptor for this build, but in many ways, it makes sense. 650 is possible but expensive out of a 20V Turbo, plus unless you score one of the mega-rare aluminum 5 cylinder works blocks, you’re looking at a huge iron lump out in front of the wheels. Moving to the V6 chops a few inches of metal out and pushes the weight distribution back, plus the V6s are a little quicker on spoolup than the single turbo inline-5s. It has a bolt in cage and some trick replica bodywork and graphics, so it’s ready to hit the track. There are additional nice items like the huge baffled fuel tank, wide white wheels, the skid plates and enough lights to land a 747. It sure looks the part.

I do have a few problems with it, though – first, if I was driving this car in anger in the forest, I’d want the cage welded and probably beefed up. I’ve seen some nasty accidents and the bolt in cages act like can tabs, peeling the floor apart. It could really be a matter of life or death. Second, although I understand why they went V6, I wouldn’t want anything other than a 5 cylinder in there even if it was slower. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of entry! Finally, the price; at $81,000, this car is replicable for less than the asking price. It wouldn’t be easy or quick, but unlike most of the builds we’ve shown, you really could build a car like this for less than the ask. Figure you could get a basket case 10v for less than $8K, there’s $8-10,000 in paint and bodywork, another $10,000 in go fast stuff, and then even a well built 20V turbo would run in the $10,000 range installed. By my math, I think the car could be done for under $50,000 pretty much any way you wanted it. Despite this, it’s neat to see a fairly well executed tribute that’s ready to run, and this car is such; I’m just not sure this is the one I’d Sport for.


How high will it go? 1983 Volkswagen GTi Callaway Turbo


Like the E30 M3, the 944 Turbo and the Audi Quattro, the first generation Volkswagen Golf had a reputation as a bit of a legend in its own time. The father of the “hot hatch” craze of the 1980s, the GTi coupled practicality with performance at a reasonable entry price. For some owners, though, the 100 odd horses under the hood just weren’t enough, and for those well-to-do customers who wanted to scare Porsches and Corvettes on their daily commute, there was the Callaway Turbo option. This particular car had Callaway bump it up to “Stage II” with a scant 1,800 miles on the clock to the tune of $4,500 – in 1983! Since then the car has traveled few miles and appears to be one of the most pristine we’ve seen in a long time, coupled with a rare color combo:


Year: 1983
Model: Rabbit GTi Callaway Turbo
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 18,561 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

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In addition to the many standard items, additional options and information include:

*AM/FM Auto/Rev Cassette Stereo Model: 1983 Rabbit Engine (Call. Turbo)

*Vent Windows 4 Cylinder Fuel Injection

*Color Coordinated Floor Mats Transmission: 5-Speed Performance Trans.

*2-Door Hatchback, GTI 3-Way Catalyst

*Fuel injected engine Title: Clear

*Dual Rear Speakers Color: White with burgundy Interior

*Callaway Stage 2 Turbo Fuel: Gas

200 HP with Intercooler Mileage: 18,561

HISTORY AND CONDITION – One-owner, great-condition 1983 VW GTI that has been garage kept and has only 18,561 actual miles. Purchased December 31, 1982. Turbo installed by Callaway TurboSystems in Old Lyme, Conn., and picked up on 9-2-83.

The owner consistently followed protocol for engine warm-up and cool down after boost (turbocharger) used. Instructions for oil, gas, and engine care are written in front of Owners Manual. All maintenance records are included. Upgraded steering wheel, but original steering wheel is in good condition and goes with the car. A red pin strip was added to the black stripe to match other red trim; easily removed if desired.

Tires have been replaced; battery replaced in 2009. The inspection sticker is good until May 2014. Interior of car like new. Cloth upholstered contoured sport seats, front. No tears, holes, etc., anywhere. Some paint chips on black aluminum bumpers, could be touched up, if desired. The car has original factory paint…no restoration. Questionable if another original 1983 VW GTI Callaway Turbo with this low mileage and in this great condition could be found today.

The owner had a lot of fun driving this car on weekend outings, especially around curves for its handling and quick response at a stop light or passing other cars. This car is an antique so insurance and licensing will not be too hard on the pocketbook. Owner was an engineer who appreciated the technical research and endurance testing for “…a sophisticated product of engineering for which this vehicle was designed for maximum efficiency and driving pleasure,” as stated in the Owners Manual.

This 1983 VW GTI was highlighted at the time by Car and Driver (see Nov. 1982 edition), Road and Track, Motor Trend, Volkswagen and Porsche, and other news magazines. It’s been listed in Automobile magazine as 1981-1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI – Collectible Classic. Although rare, this VW GTI has been well cared for and is in great to excellent condition for its age.

Turbocharger cost was an additional $4500.00, added to the cost of this 1983 VW GTI. As a Collectible Classic, this car should maintain or increase in value with inflation.

(Car to be auctioned; reserve will be placed. Reserve the right to end auction; but if it finalizes, will quickly honor your winning bid. Please put deposit of at least $500.00 via PayPal and the balance via wire, check, or other secure method. Buyer is responsible for vehicle pick-up and/or shipping. Effort will be made for inspection of vehicle at buyer’s time and expense prior to close of sale).

On Oct-16-13 at 10:27:50 PDT, seller added the following information:


Just recently located the complete file compiled by the owner before, during, and after the installation of the Callaway Stage II turbo kit at Callaway TurboSystems in Old Lyme, CONN. It includes the following:

*Excerpts from major Auto magazine articles singing the praises of the 83 VW GTI.

These are from the dealership where the car was purchased with the dealership business

card attached.

*The original window sticker and the original check written for the purchase of the GTI.

*All of the research done by the owner before making the decision to go with the

Callaway System (includes brochures from other turbo systems, magazine articles, etc.)

*Brochures, parts lists, price lists from Callaway TurboSystems and receipts of parts and

installation of Stage II kit including the addition of front stabilizer bar and stiffener and

heavy-duty clutch.


A number of additional recent pictures are included for bidders’ consideration along with the following information:

1. Regarding original window sticker – In owner’s file with other items including

Callaway Stage II turbosystem installed when car had 1850 miles on it.

2. This is a no-rust car and has never had any rust repair. One possible exception

is some surface rust on suspension, exhaust, or where there are some paint chips, like

on jacking points. The undercarriage is original and has never been retouched,

cleaned, or repainted, so there is some flaking of the original black paint on

suspension components and surface rust is present on these areas but would be easy to

clean and repaint, if desired. Everything is solid.

3. There is a GTI filler plate by the license plate that would be easy to take off, if one

wanted, and put the license plate back in that area. The license plate bracket is bolted

to the underside of the bumper with 2 bolts so its removal will not result in holes in

the bumper that would be visible except from underneath.

4. As mentioned above there has never been any undercoating or painting done to the

undercarriage. It’s original and nothing is covered or hidden from view.

5. Pictures of some of the original paperwork, sides of car taken in Oct 2013, included.

6. There are no dents or creases in the body ever!

7. The owner added an extension to the original shifter. It screws

on and can be removed and replaced with the shift knob.

Talk about setting the market; Rabbit GTis are hard to find in clean condition, and when they’re it great shape they have been commanding strong money. We’ve seen some big dollar Sciroccos in the past few months, but with strong bidding this car has already exceeded $10,000. That’s impressive considering that there are several non-stock items on this car; the steering wheel and shifter extension are interesting to say the least, but the Callaway installation looks typically messy and the front bumper is chipped up, and the rear panel has left holes in the bumper. Despite this this is one of the few clean GTis in white with red interior, and my guess is the super-low mileage on such a tough package to find clean is driving the bidding. The question is, “How high will it go?”


1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V


Last month Paul wrote up a pristine white Scirocco 16V that shocked all of us when it hammered for $15,000. That, we’d like to remind you, was substantially more than it cost originally and as far as we know the most money a Scirocco of any sort had changed hands (minus some really cool Group 5 racers). Now we’ll get to see if that was a fluke or where the market is headed on these clean Karmann coupes, as a second pristine Scirocco has appeared with even lower miles than the white one. This time around it’s in the arguably more desirable Tornado Red – take a look at this time capsule survivor:


Year: 1987
Model: Scirocco 16V
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,280 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1987 VW Scirocco 16 Valve 66K

Hello eBayers! I am very excited to show you this new listing! This is a 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16 Valve 5-Speed finished in Tornado Red. This is a real car. Original paint, with the exception of the hood and bumpers, and 66,280 original miles. It comes with its original window sticker, all of the records showing the low mileage through the years, and service manual too.

Driving this car is like a trip through time. I have not seen an original survivor Scirocco like this in years. It is the car that I wish I had in high school but honestly never did. I had a few Sciroccos back then, but never a 16 valve. This is a non –sunroof version and the headroom is far better in these. Also, this car has manual roll down windows and Air Conditioning that blows ice cold.

The Scirocco is tight and clean and absolutely rust free. Not a trace of even surface type rust anywhere. It has lived its life in a garage, warm and dry. The original paint is still beautiful and bright. The weakest part of the finish is the hood that looks to have been re-sprayed 20 years ago and is not holding up as well as the rest of the car. Also, there is a small crease in the driver’s door. I almost had a dent doctor see if he could make the small crease go away with the magic they do but did not get a chance. Original cars are sad to paint, but the door may need to be repaired and the hood is an easy job, it is original to the car. Paint always fell off the bumpers of these cars and this one was no exception. They were repainted, but look great. The “16V” badge is missing from the rear, I hope it is making a nice necklace someplace.

The interior is in really good and original condition. The drivers bolster needs to be repaired but that is as bad as it gets. Carpet, headliner, dash, door panels, all beautiful. No smells or odors or surprises.

The car runs great and drives great too. No leaks or smoking or hard starts. The clutch is strong, the shift linkage is tight. The brakes stop straight and true and the VW goes straight down the road at any speed.

I hope the pictures demonstrate how nice this car really is. It could be perfect with the few cosmetic issues repaired. I wanted to showcase the car exactly as I found it. I didn’t even have to wash it. It has always been loved and cared for.

This VW has all of the vintage 80s appeal and will surely be one to hold on to for future appreciation.

I am setting the reserve very low and I know the Scirocco will sell the first go around as long as we all play by these rules.

#1. Only bid if you have intentions to buy.

#2. Ask any and all questions before bidding.

#3. Please contact me BEFORE BIDDING if you have zero or negative feedback.

#4. This is an AS-IS sale. I have done my best to describe it exactly as I see it but it has no warranties or guarantees except a clean and clear legal title after payment.

#5. I will not accept Pay-Pal for the balance payment of the VW. Pay-Pal for deposit only, balance must be paid by certified check or wire. Legitimate and legal buyers only please.

Just be real and genuine and I will make sure that the winning bidder is happy with his or her purchase. I have 100% positive feedback and I plan on keeping that. Also, I will end the sale for the right offer so don’t wait till the last second and worry about missing out. Just call me and we will work out a fair price..

I’m Justin my Phone number is 503-969-5127

Impressive is the one word I’d sum this car up with. Tornado Red is a hard color to keep looking great over time because of the lack of clearcoat – you really have to stay on top of it to keep it looking sharp. While the hood and bumper were resprayed the rest of the car looks immaculate, as do the hard to keep clean teardrop wheels. This was a base 16V, with roll up windows and no sunroof but taller folks not into older VW electrics will appreciate both of those items. The shots of the underneath of the car are downright impressive; coming from someone who lives New England, you just don’t see cars that look like that around here.

There are a few minor details that are in need of attention in a car of this caliber; the 16V badge is missing from the front, the hood rod catch is broken, and most notably the seat bolster on the driver’s side is ripped. However, I doubt any of those items will stop a die-hard Scirocco fan from loving this car. The Pacific Northwest has been a recent hotbed of rare Audi and Volkswagen finds, all of them commanding strong money. With this Scirocco in a reserve auction, will we see it come close to the 15K mark set by the white car? If any one can do it, this might just be the one.

Hat tip to our reader Nik for sending this one to us – thanks Nik and great find!


1984 Volkswagen GTI

I can summarize my 1984 Volkswagen GTI experience as a trial. First, it was trial by rust; there were few parts of the car that didn’t contain some rusty bits. It actually became a bit of a joke with my friends where we would say that it was on a perpetual weight loss program and dubbed it the “Rusty Rabbit”, a name that still survives today though undoubtedly the car is long gone. The final trial, though, was trial by fire when the fusebox unceremoniously and spontaneously combusted while driving home, eliminating all electrical items from functioning in the interior. Still, there was something that was a lot of fun about that car – it sure felt connected to the road, and made me smile when it wasn’t trying to kill me. When I owned mine, it was rare to see a decent one on the roads, and now 15 years later, it’s even more rare, but a few good ones do survive, and today we found one:

Year: 1984
Model: GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 166,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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okay –

i’ve had the rabbit for 7-8 years now -it has mostly sat in the garage during that time as i was living out of state. i bought it from a good friend that added audi throttle body, momo steering wheel, sway bars, springs and shocks when he owned it – all minor stuff. ( it is stock otherwise)
it was garage kept then too. he claims it had never been rained on

when i moved back to kentucky, i put new tires on it, new gas tank and lines, new fuse panel and electrical under the dash cd/stereo receiver, there is more i’m sure – i think all receipts are in glove box. I’ve changed the oil regularly and just had it tuned up so it’s running great.

it needs a new windshield, there is a tiny ding on the hood ( which is really the only bad place on the car) and there is a leak on the passenger side floor board- when it rains. could be bad seal around windshield.

other than that – it needs a few interior pieces. (new visor, gear shift cover, various knobs) still though, the interior is a 7 out of 10 for sure.

The greatest thing this car has going for it is the body – there is no rust anywhere.

thanks for looking.

There aren’t too many times that you can own an automotive legend on the cheap, but this may just be the best one. This car (unlike mine) appears to be well cared for by the previous owners, so you’ve got a leg up on most examples right there. The second – and critical one when buying an A1 Volkswagen – is the claimed lack of rust. This all but eliminated these cars from the New England market where they had been so popular. It’s so bad even the hipsters can’t be ironic enough to resurrect an A1 to drive around in a tortured manner up here – and that should tell you something when I regularly see them cruising in 2002s.

There are a few warning signs – the Fuba roof mounted hood means there’s a hole there, so you’d be advised to check for rustproofing. The headliner isn’t in great shape and the paint looks a bit tired, but VW paint from this era rarely looks good so that’s no surprise. Shockingly, the rest of the original interior (minus the steering wheel) appears to be in pretty good shape – including the original “Golf Ball” shift knob, a nod to the European name Golf and completely lost upon the American market with the Rabbit moniker. There are some common upgrades to these cars present, but best in my mind is that the original snowflakes are still there. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for these wheels. As I write this, the reserve has not been met with bidding in the mid-$3,000 range. I’d expect that reserve to be between $4,000 to $6,000 based upon what we’ve seen these cars going for in the past two or three years. This car could be a great way to get into a pretty clean example without (at least some of) the headaches I experiences. Time to go three wheelin’!


1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v

The Volkswagen Scirocco 16V needs little introduction. In the U.S., this was as hot as the A1 VW chassis ever got. If you really hoped that Doc was going to tell you to kick it to 88 mph and you were 18, this was as close to a DeLorean as you were going to get. But the 16V wasn’t just about 80s door stopper styling; it had some good for the day performance in the form of the DOHC 1.8 stuffed under the hood. Remember when cars proudly displayed their DOHC and 16V stickers? Okay, so it was a bit overdone, but it was sort of like a Boy Scout badge of speed. The Scirocco 16V was no exception to the rule even though it wasn’t the quickest wedge on the block. Still, most were thrashed and trashed so it’s not often a nice one comes around for sale, like this splendid Tornado Red example:


Year: 1988
Model: Scirocco
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 114,350 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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This is the nicest 16 Valve Scirocco you will find, it runs like new. Rust free, a great collector car. It is perfect in every way. It really drives like a new car, tons of power and the motor sounds great. Need sunroof shade and sunroof a little faded. Other than that it really is perfect. It really should be in a new VW showroom. If you have any questions please call 518-229-7280, Shane. Look at pics, they show you how amazing the car is.


Okay, the good first. Seriously, it’s just very difficult to find an unmolested 16V Scirocco. Red is a great color for that car – I always seem to see black or white ones, and Tornado Red suits the design well and stands out from the crowd. It looks to be in very good shape and all there. You’ve got a blank canvas to do as many or as few mods as you’d like (may I suggest Euro lights and bumpers, pretty please?) The bad? Well, at 114,000 miles, I’m pretty sure it’s not a museum piece or showroom worthy. I can spot quite a few flaws from the not greatly detailed photos, so there are probably more to be seen in person. There is no mention of major service history. Many of the 16Vs had transmission issues and electrical problems – what VW from the 80s didn’t? I’m having a hard time stomaching those Testarossa side decals, and depending on how long they’ve been on there that could be a larger paint issue. Finally, it’s in New York, and try though they might, I’d be wary about rust issues if I was serious about collecting this car.

All of that said, it will be interesting to see where the value ends up on this specimen. The low mileage 83 I wrote up a few weeks ago cleared $13,000. I’d be really surprised to see the value of this car go that high, even though it’s arguably a much more desirable version of the platform – it just doesn’t appear to be as nice and has over 100,000 miles on the clock. As Audi Coupe GT and Volkswagen GTI values continue to climb seemingly by the month, it will be interesting to see if this car is snapped up by someone who is speculating the market will be driven higher, or someone who’s been looking for just this clean of a 16V. Either way, I would think of this car more as a very clean driver, and enjoy that ride up with tachometer rather than stick it into a garage. What would you do?


1977 Volkswagen Scirocco Widebody


Who’s ready to get crazy!? We’ve had some cool race cars on here recently, from the RS America to the Jetta daily racer, but this car puts racecar in your face louder than the America’s double rear wing with its huge – HUGE – fender flares. Purportedly made by a guy who built two of these to race in the <2.0L Trans Am series, it's a shame there isn't any documentation of its history. I don't know if it was raced hard and put away wet or has occasionally come out for 19k miles of race duty, but most 5-digit mileage cars we feature here are in much better condition. A reasonable starting price reflects the sellers realize this, resulting in a potentially amazing Scirocco project. Pg_640

Year: 1977
Model: Scirocco
Engine: 1.7L inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 19,600 miles
Price: Reserve-on at $2,000 opening bid

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1977 Volkswagen Scirocco

Another truly unique vehicle being offered up for sale from MF Auto! This 1977 Volkswagen Scirocco is truly a beautiful example. This is a custom widebody vehilce from 1977. We assume this car was purchased by gentleman in Chicago who was known to have built two custom widebody Sciroccos. This car, we believe, was built to run in a Trans Am under 2.0L race series. With only 19K original miles, this Scirocco is very low mileage.

This car is overall in great condition. We do have the spoiler for the car and it will be included in the sale if you would like to put it back on the vehicle. The exterior is straight and rust free. Floor pans are solid as well. There are a few paint flaws, such as an area under the fuel door, and some fenders, but overall in good condition.

The interior is also in great condition. The drivers seat is showing its age, as the fabric is coming unraveled. The other seats are in excellent condition. The carpets are free from any rips, tears, or staining. The dash is in fair condition with a few minor cracks.

Mechanically the vehicle is in good running order. It could use a little tune up to be 100% but does fire right up and drive very well. We have driven this car many places with no issues. Recently made the trip from Helen Georgia and back. The suspension was replaced with fully adjustable coilovers recently. We have also replaced the wheels and tires. It has 15X9 +0 Rota Shakotan wheels with BF Goodrich 225/45/15 tires on all 4 corners. This setup has less than 1,000 miles on it.

Overall this car is in great condition and is a true piece of Volkswagen heritage. A definite conversation starter.


If the reserve isn’t too far above the $2,000 starting bid, this is priced like what it is: a cool Scirocco that needs some work. But get your hands on a G60 mill or something like it, and you have an excellent mini-Trans Am racer that will draw crowds at VW shows. Thanks to our reader Nik for bringing this car to our attention!


1983 VW GTI Widebody for sale

Here’s a wee beasty, the likes of which you don’t see very often.  We all know the magic that surrounds the Mk1 GTI, but this has to be magic turned to 11.  A custom steel widebody kit has been grafted on, leaving it with the same classic silhouette but shifting it much lower and much wider.  This is no Heidi Montag though, as it comes with content to back up the extremely modified looks.

What the seller has to say:

My 1983 VW Rabbit GTI (Wide body) is up for sale.
This car was fully restored. Has steel wide body hand made. Fender flares are extended 3” each side. This car is in perfect condition runs great. I drive the car to work every day. The reason I am selling this car is because I have another toy. I have no room for this one in the garage. I will be honest with you I have autocrossed with this car and this car is amazing.
Engine: 16v
Auto tech cams
Valve Springs
Titanium Retainers
New stock pistons
Transmission: Euro spec transmission with diesel 5th gear
Gears are heat treated
Peliquen LSD
Transmission is brand new has only about 2000 miles on it.
Brakes: Stock brakes on front
Rear 92′ Jetta GLI disk brakes
Exhaust: Techtonics full exhaust with race downpipe
Techtonics short shifter
Techtonics K bar
Techtonics ECU
Interior: 92′ Rabbit Cabrio dash with center console
Corbeau A4 seats
6 point roll cage
Spare tire area has been removed to make more room for fuel cell.
Momo F1 steering wheel
92′ Jetta GLI gauge cluster with working FMA
Exterior: Euro front end with badgeless grill
Euro tail lights
Rear wiper has been removed
Wheels: 15×8 Sport max one piece wheels
Suspension: Neuspeed race spring with Koni adjustable

That’s a pretty serious upgrade list.  Some power, some brakes, some suspension with a dash of style thrown in.  It sounds like it’s been well taken care of, but the generality with which the mileage and condition are described necessitates further investigation.  That said, it’s a Mk1 VW, so even if/when things go wrong, there should be an reasonable fix.  The seller’s testament of daily driving is a positive note.  I always love the no-bumpers look, and the widebody intrigues me and certainly makes a statement, though something about it strikes me as not perfect.  I think it might be the side sills and width of the front spoiler; I’d prefer the fender flares by themselves.  Overall though, this is a very impressive Mk1 and must be an intense amount of fun.

Bidding is hot, with 20 bidders pushing it around $3.5k currently, but the reserve is not yet met.  Considering clean Mk1s are pushing into the $4ks and $5ks, if this can stay under $7000 I think it would be a good price for a well put together, unique, and fast Mk1.


Euro-spec 1978 GTI for sale

We all love a good GTI, especially the first generation.  The Europeans got the revolutionary hot hatch a few years before the States, and also benefited from an even greater sense of “less is more” with the Euro version.  Of course the US bumpers weighed down the ends a bit, as well as a clunkier, rectangular light setup instead of the classic Euro quads.  Today we have an imperfect-but-enticing Euro-spec GTI for sale in the SF Bay Area, in need of a little work but with a lot of great bits providing the foundation for a great A1 GTI.

1978 VW Euro-spec Golf GTI for sale on Craigslist

A list of mods from the seller:

2.0L Audi 3a Bubble Block
8 Scirocco valve head
Scirocco Intake Mani
Dual Downpipe
TT Race Header
TT Low temp fan switch
High-flow cat
Replaced Vaccuum Lines
TDI 5spd transmission
Strong Clutch
Weitech TX Height and Dampening Adjustable Coilovers
Nuespeed Fr Tie bar
Neuspeed Fr and Rear Sway Bars
Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
Brand new bfg tires on oem 14×6 Snowflake rims
Have all fender flares (currently off the car)
Euro Duckbill front spoiler
Fenders Rolled for 15×8 Widened Steelies (not included)
Euro Bumpers (not running rear)
Euro Quad Headlight Setup
Euro Taillights
Euro Cluster (kph, speedo is not hooked up)
Euro Gti Grill badge
Euro Golf Gti hatch badge
Black interior
Radio Delete Panel
Glass in great shape
Current Registration
That’s a lot of great mods for $2700, and I like that he ends his ad with “Cash Talks, if you seem like you’re going to take care of it thats more important than the money.”   This is definitely a guy who had a fun Mk1 project and is looking to pass it on to a kindred spirit.  The Audi 3A block originally came with 115hp, probably more now thanks to the upgrades, and either way a significant improvement over the original mill.  Sitting low on Weitech coilovers, I really like the subdued grey color scheme and roof spoiler.  It’ll need some work to be perfect, but I think this would be a really fun GTI with a great Euro-theme already established.  And you know what?  I kind of like that it’s a dirty little monster.  If I had a little more in the bank, I’d go offer $2500 and have some fun.