Here’s another one to add to our collective knowledge of obscure camper vans! I hadn’t heard of Tischer before but it’s not that surprising considering they only made 85 total and only 10 of this XL model. Seems like a reasonable idea – “Volkswagen vans are slow, the campers even slower, the diesels are even slower, so let’s throw a whole RV on the back of one!” I like the idea of space, but to me RVs are about eliminating inconveniences, yet this seems like one seriously inconvenient RV. With an engine swap and a lot of work to fix all the “untried, assume not working” appliances this could be a funny piece of VWeird. Until then, it just seems like a gnarly project.
The long, low and mean add-ons of the 535is and M5 are what initially drew me to the E28, but after having spent so much time with it admiring the unique lines I find myself caught by even the most bunk examples. Yesterday a car in my mirror caught my eye, a car that came out of the factory exactly like this one. As it passed, I was a little sad that the paint was entirely sun-damaged, but still sent the owner some “I like that you drive an E28!” vibes.
While that car showed a hard life left in the sun, this car has no such history. Inside and out, this tan-on-tan base model 5er looks like we’re still waiting for the 90s to arise (or sink in, rather…). It’s yet another example of how nice it can be to soak in a completely original and well cared-for 80s car even when it’s not the rarest or fastest. This is certainly neither of those things, with the efficiency-before-power Eta engine and a slush box, but it would still be a joy to drive and own.
Stumbled onto this example via R3VLimited. Take a look at this 1988 BMW M6 with only 35k on the odometer:
quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:
Mint condition 1988 BMW M6, only 35,615 Miles. This car is awesome. All hoses, clamps, Rubber, and insulation pads replaced 2004. Full OH and service on brakes and clutch in 2004 over $8,700 of restoration work in 2004. This car has it all. In 1995 (@26,330 miles)we installed BMW M-system wheels, Pirelli Tires, Stage 4 Dinan High Performance Suspension Package, D900-3421 Dinan High Performance Chip over $11,400 of improvements(all work documented and performed by Research, Restoration and Development, Inc). Car has sunroof, leather, alpine stereo, a/c, full power seats/windows, built in radar detection system(needs updating for modern laser). The interior is gray and in mint condition 10/10 (not a single blemish to include trunk with original tool kit) The exterior is blue (looks blue/purpleish in certian light) original color. The exterior has no dents and is really good condition. There are some small road chips on front (Spoiler has no scraps or damage) Being critical, I would rate the paint as 8.5/10 due to the front road chips. This car looks mint and has always been stored indoors and cleaned and buffed after each trip. Cover Included.
$22.5k sounds like a pretty good deal with this kind of mileage, and documented maintenance and upgrades. And the blue on gray with the M5 rims… Yum!
Clean examples of the MK1 Scirocco are few and far between to begin with, but an original with Black on Tan is unheard of, especially with only 16k miles! Take a look at this 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco For Sale on Orange County Craigslist:
quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:
Like brand new, 16,000 miles only, original owner, $10,500, vinyl sunroof, ac works, factory air conditioning, car is beautiful, black with camel cloth interior, exim wheels, front spoiler etc. Must see!
$10.5k is a lot of money. The only MK1 I know of that has commanded more money is Paul’s from VWVortex. As an owner of an MK1 Scirocco back in the day, I’m intrigued by this posting, but ten grand buys a lot of more mature fantasies. Update 10.14.08: There’s a great discussion going on VWVortex concerning this car.
Here’s a pic of my old girl from a long time ago: