1978 Scirocco - 27K original miles, One CA owner, always garaged, mint original
Price: - Item location: Newport Beach, California, United States
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Scirocco
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 27,674
- VIN: 5382008666
- Color: Gold
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Red
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Volkswagen Scirocco27,672 miles. Completely original except tires, battery and liquids. Unbelievable garaged California car with the original blue CA plates. No patina here. This is a Time Warp car.
One California owner. Airline pilot purchased new as a European delivery US spec car. Used sparingly and always garaged. Perfect records including the factory service booklet stamped dated and signed by the dealer at each service. This was an extra car as he drove a Dasher as a daily driver (yes I bought that also). Mint original paint and interior. This car is a testament as to how a true garaged California car looks like. Mint dash and soft uncracked, pliable vinyl and rubber parts. Slightly faded rear carpeted deck but otherwise perfect and unfaded carpet. Everything works properly including rear window defroster, radio and clock that keeps near perfect time!
Car is on its second set of OE spec Michelins and has a recent battery replaced. Sheepskin seat covers have supposedly been on since new. I just removed them. The seats are in perfect condition.
Paint was polished and the engine compartment was gently washed. However, the car has not been detailed. It is as purchased from the original owners estate. The paint shines as new and has very few imperfections. There are a couple of slight dings in the original paint with one almost unnoticeable impression on the driver door and one very minor "outy" on the hood (last photo). I am confident that a good paintless dent guy would greatly minimize or eliminate the dings. All Original glass including a perfect windshield. Original headlights and bumpers that look better than I remember when new. Original spare has never been on the ground.
Mechanically the car runs and drives as new and as expected of a low mileage car that was maintained and treated like someone's baby. Accelerating through all gears is delightful and sporty without any noise or drama. Suspension and steering are both tight and without any signs of age. All accessories work as new.
Once in a while you can find a car that was owned by a fanatic and then preserved beyond expectations. This is that car.