1975 MK1 Scirocco - A unique situation/opportunity for somebody?
I wanted to post a "for sale" ad for my MK1 Scirocco here, but the system won't let me because I'm a new member. Bummer.
About me: I am an old timer - I was heavily involved in race car engineering & development in the early 80's. I had an emphasis on Super Vee's, Formula Atlantic, and small-bore SCCA Production Cars.
This is what I wanted to post in the "Cars For Sale" section:
1975 VW Scirocco. Located in Calabasas, California. (Los Angeles area)
I have owned this car since 1979. (!) The body and paint is ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL. The paint is highly oxidized & useless, but the car has never been in an accident EVER. It has less than 80,000 miles on the chassis! It still has its original “blue” California license plates.
During the early 80’s, I began converting it to be used as an SCCA GT-3 car. The conversion was never completed, and the car never saw a race track. (However, I did have a LOT of fun driving it on the streets when I was younger.)
It has a very special & unique engine. I took a motor from a “Super Vee” (an open-wheel formula car from that era) which was torn down, slightly over-bored, a custom stroker crankshaft was fabricated, and custom-made pistons were installed to create a unique streetable race engine with LOTS of power & torque. It has dual Weber side-draft carbs, a 12:1 compression ratio, and a one-off custom cam grind that I developed to allow it to run on normal (91 octane) pump gas. I’ll try to dig up the dyno sheets, but no matter what, it’s a monster!
A full roll cage was fabricated & installed, along with reinforcing plates. I converted it to a close-ratio 5-speed transmission & heavy-duty clutch. It also has 14” GTI wheels, and a lowered, high performance suspension kit. I think it has urethane control arm bushings. (I can’t remember for sure – it’s been a LONG time!)
The car has been sitting for 10+ years, and it is finally time for me to let it to go to someone that will bring it back to its former glory. This is a unique project car for a real Scirocco enthusiast. I would love to see it go to a good home – to someone that that can truly appreciate it.
I am open to *reasonable* offers. Please don’t waste my time trying to steal it – I’m in no hurry to sell it, but I will give it to the *right* person for a very reasonable price. My primary concern is seeing my old baby go to a good home!
I look forward to any feedback!