VW Scirocco – „Housewife´s Porsche Pt. 2“
Remember the VW Karmann Ghia? That VW Beetle chassis dressed like a sportscar by an independent coachbuilder? Well, although dubbed „Houswife´s Porsche“ because of it´s peasant underpinnings, it was admittedly gorgeous and sold quite successfully. In the process of replacing the Beetle with the Golf, VW decided to play the same trick again and asked Giorgio Giugiaro, who designed the Golf, to do his magic and create an elegant and sporty coupe on the same platform.
picture found at https://www.internationalclassic.com/en/giorgetto-giugiaro/
Giugiaro delivered, Karmann was commissioned to build the cars – never change a running system. Sticking to VW´s nomenclature of that decade, the car was named after a weather event, a desert wind, in this case, Scirocco. Finally, the Scirocco debuted in 1974, a few months before the Golf, and the initial sales numbers exceeded all expectations. But after some time they calmed down and VW decided to redesign the body, making it bigger, more practical, and also more modern in terms of styling. This time, the design came from VW´s own styling department.
The Scirocco II was introduced to the public in 1981 and was the archetype of the angular wedgy cars so typical for that era. Having nothing in common with Porsche any more, maybe one can call it „Housewife´s DeLorean“.
Another fashionable thing in the 80ties was launching lots of „special models“ with fancy names, which came in certain unique colourways and sometimes were also equipped with small cosmetic trims like aftermarket spoilers or wheels.
The car on auction is a typical example, it´s a special model called „Scala“, carrying a special body colour (Heliosblue metallic) with matching interior and a Zender (German aftermarket tuning company) rear wing. It´s in perfect condition, absolutely rust-free and showing no signs of accidents or major wear. The Scirocco was first registered to a VW Autohaius shortly before Christmas on the 18.12.1986. After six month in 05/86 it was sold to the First Owner who kept it until 2006. Since then it was stored in a dry Garage. All Services are completed including the change of the timing belt.
Low mileage, complete service history and German historic car registration as well as TÜV until 02.2022
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