The Collection Grows: 1984 VW Scirocco Wolfsburg

RustRocket

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Sep 8, 2014
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Just picked this sweet ride up. I've wanted one for a long time, and I found this 250 miles away for cheap. Drove home at ~75-95mph the entire way with no issues. 1.8 8V and what feels like a short ratio 5-speed, definitely non-overdrive and the rpm drop gear-to-gear is almost nothing. It's very fun to drive, loves to rev quickly and stay up top, it really comes alive around 4100. Handles pretty great, feels way faster than it is and it's very light on it's feet with only 90hp.
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All great things must have their faults though. The paint is oxidized like a mofo but I can definitely work with it. The Bosch K-Jetronic Mechanical injection needs a little attention, the belt drive setup is pretty wonky, and the speedometer is wildly optimistic. Should be a fun little project/daily driver
 

1evilregal

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Apr 23, 2009
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nice score! always liked the sirocco's, don't know why I never tried to get one..... may have to work on that.....
 
Oct 14, 2008
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A friend of mine had a Scirocco back in '80's. We put a GTI cam and headers in it. It used to rip, but he had nothing but bad luck with that car. The streets of NY were detrimental to any car. You couldn't keep anything nice, especially if it was parked on the street.
You just don't see those cars anymore.
 

ed1948

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Aug 6, 2016
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I owned a 75 Scirocco from 75 to 2004. Kept it mainly stock (looking) like all my cars including the present 2.
 

RustRocket

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Sep 8, 2014
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that is a nice find but it looks like you may have a parking issue.....:)
I have actually alleviated that issue recently, my parents have the Flex, the P71, Roadmaster, and Astro van, and I'm down to the Olds, the Scirocco, and the Eagle wagon. Both bugs sold recently so it tightens everything up a bit. I guess you could say I'm an aspiring collector
 
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