1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC Supercharged VR6

The title of this description lists it as a 1992, but the description lists it as a 1994 Canadian model Corrado. It is unclear to me whether that means the engine is a transplant or if this is a VIN discrepancy or something else. The auction lists the car as being in New York, but it appears to have an Ontario plate on the back. When we see that kind of thing happen it often means the photos aren’t current.

Painted up in BMW Laguna Seca blue and with added body parts the car looks great. The Corrado was an obtainable favorite of mine back in junior high. This one a has 77,000 miles, but no indication on how many of those have been covered since the supercharger was added. The VR6 is a great engine and supercharging it has been a proven way of getting a few extra reliable (when done properly and not abused) ponies out of it. With 180 horsepower stock even a modest jump in horsepower makes a difference in the Corrado.

While the seller provides a parts list, included below, there is no other description about the condition of the car or its history, which would lead me to believe that no one in there right mind will bid on this. Also only four pictures, none of the interior, leaves lots of room for hidden blemishes a new owner would want to know about. This is not how you sell a car. The ask price is $16,500.

Exterior

New Laguna Seca Blue Paint Job
Ottinger Front Lip ( Moulded )
Ottinger Side Skirts (Moulded)
Ottinger Rear Lip (Moulded)
Subaru Hood Scoop ( Moulded )
Kamei Front Upper Grill Spoiler
Audi Door Handles
M3 Style Rear Lights (FK)
Hella Euro Front Lights
McCullock Style HID Lighting System
Clear Side Markers
H2 Antenna
Shaved Side Moldings and rear wiper

Interior

Autopower Roll Cage (Painted Same Colour As Car)
Black Tom Motorsports Racing Seats
4 point Corbeau Harnesses
Sparco Steering Wheel
Momo Shifter And E-brake
Autometer Gauges:
-Boost
-Air-fuel
-volts
-oil temp

Suspension & Rims

FK Coilovers
19″ Radius Moda R6 Rims
Pirelli P7000 215/35/19 Tires
Neuspeed Upper Strut Brace
Neuspeed Lower Tie Bar

Performance

Vortec Supercharger Kit V1 Stage 3 intercooled
HKS SSQV Blow Off Valve
310cc Injectors
ATP Custom Supercharger Chip
Flexalite Oil Cooler
Borla Full Stainless Steel 2.5″ Exhaust
ClutchMaster Stage 2 Street Clutch

1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC Supercharged VR6 on eBay

~Evan

 

Rare find: Stock, clean 1993 VW Corrado for sale

I used to be more enamored with the Corrado. It’s a great looking car, a clean and worthy successor to the Scirocco. It’s supposedly a hoot to drive (Car magazine named it one of the “25 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die,” I haven’t yet) and came with the then-powerful VR6 or G60 supercharged 4. All in all, a pretty great package. Unfortunately, its small production numbers and pioneering appeal as a European ricerocket have resulted in examples for sale falling into two main categories: beat to hell, or highly modified. Some bridge the Venn Diagram and are highly modified AND beat to hell. A dearth of clean examples has made me sadly disinterested in finding these cars as they are, at their core, truly special. Today then, a breath of fresh air in the form of a daily-driver special, not beat to hell and not modified within an inch of its life.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado for sale on Craigslist Seattle

Brevity from the seller:

Dark green with tan leather. VR6 5 Speed. 130K miles. Runs well- daily driver. Power items all work fine: windows, sunroof , mirrors, retracting belts, door locks, spoiler, A/C & heated seats. Recent replacements include: clutch, transmission, starter, timing chains, serpentine belt, heater core, engine mounts, wheel bearings, ignition lock, battery. Upgrades include stereo w/custom sub & amp installation, MP3 player cable, Eurowires headlght harness, billet coolant pipe, and Curt trailer hitch. Includes clean title, receipts, & Bentley shop manual.

Stock wheels, ride height, and a beautifully clean interior make this the Corrado equivalent of finding a dealer-stickered Porsche 356 in a barn. The permeating normalness of this Corrado is what makes it special, and with 130k miles and all of the recent work done, it’s deserving of its $4800 pricetag. Not cheap, but it, like all clean Corrados, deserves a little more respect.

-NR

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLC

Mercedes-Benz coupes have always been revered for their elegance, however, the SLC was an interesting beast. Based off the R107 SL, the chassis was stretched directly behind the door to create somewhat odd proportions. The 1981 model year represents the last year of the SLC, and the only year the 3.8 liter, all alloy V8 appeared in the coupe. Here is a clean example for sale in Florida.

The seller states:

This car has been well maintained and is in excellent condition. Full power everything. All working components and all original equipment. With only one previous owner, this automobile is ready for you. The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate. This is a smoke-free automobile. There are no signs of prior damage on this vehicle. There is no damage evident on this vehicle. There are no noticeable dings on the exterior of this vehicle. This is a garage kept vehicle. This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission. The engine on this vehicle is running properly. All power equipment is functioning properly. This vehicle has no known defects. The exterior of this vehicle is extra clean. Extra clean interior. Absolutely no rips, odors or abuse. There is approximately 75% of the tire tread remaining.

The price of clean R107 SLs is on the rise, but the SLC derivative is one of those obscure Mercedes models that proves to be a good value for savvy collectors. The asking price of $9,900 seems quite reasonable given the vehicle’s history and the fact that it comes from a sunny state. Sound investments are hard to come by these days, but this is one investment vehicle (literally) that you won’t lose your shirt on.

-Paul

1993 VW Corrado VR6 for sale

I’ve strayed from the strong affinity I felt for the Corrado in the early days of my VW obsession. Not because they aren’t great; I’ve just been busy discovering older, weirder, and/or faster Germans to focus on. Yet there’s always something striking about this little bulldog of a Volkswagen, a car more aggressive than they seem to be interested in making these days. It pulls you back in with promises of affordable, ethereal driving magic. Maybe this one is the good one…

1993 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 for sale on Craigslist SF

You’re just gonna have to be careful on these and get it thoroughly checked out. That said, this one isn’t overly modified or beaten to hell. No cream puff, but that helps out the affordability factor, bringing this in at $4000 OBO. If you can handle a few visual imperfections and fixing the sunroof, I think you could make a good deal and have some fun miles beyond the 140k it’s covered so far.

-NR

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC with 55,000 original miles

The late ’80s and early ’90s produced some of the greatest hot hatchbacks of our time. Cars like the Honda CR-X, Acura Integra and Mazda MX-3 are lameted these days, due to the increase in size and weight of all vehicle segments. Taking the place of the Scirocco, the Volkswagen Corrado was a welcomed German addition to this once sizable segment. Unfortunately, many of these great machines have been torn up and modified over the years, or just plain neglected. Here we have a nice example of the later VR6 engined Corrado.

The seller states:

1993 VW Corrado SLC VR6, 5 speed, silver w black leather, only 55,979 original miles! Bilstein struts, new pads and drilled rotors, cold air intake, Neuspeed exhaust… otherwise, stock from the factory! Slight clear coat peeling on right side in a couple smaller areas.

As of writing this, there are no takers at the $7,500 starting bid. Others in similar condition that I’ve seen in the past year have been going in the $5,000 to $6,000 range, so this asking bid may be a bit optimistic in enthusiasts eyes. The only thing that would detract a buyer in my mind would be the non-standard exhaust pipe (looks a bit ridiculous sticking out that far) and the added audio equipment. Other than that, this is a chance to own an unmolested example of Wolfsburg’s (well, Karmann’s) finest.

-Paul