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1978 Scirocco 30K miles NEW condition - Beautiful!!!
« on: January 19, 2005, 08:25:43 PM »
University VW in Albuquerque has the most incredible car in their showroom.  An original-owner 1978 Scirocco traded-in for a Jetta.  30K miles, always garaged. It's the dark-copper-metallic clearcoat color, factory-new in appearance - flawless paint, interior, and engine compartment.  Front bumper is missing the silver trim strip. This car just glows. They are asking $9900 for it...

My heart is aching.  With my beater '79, and my stepson's beater '78 (the same color as the "new" one above), I had forgotten just how beautiful these cars can be.  Wow...

I'll take the camera over there tomorrow and see if they'll let me take pics.

UPDATE:  Here's the pics, 2048x1536.  Sorry for the blurries on the engine shot, no excuse:

http://home.comcast.net/~rragan7540/Scirocco/781.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~rragan7540/Scirocco/782.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~rragan7540/Scirocco/783.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~rragan7540/Scirocco/784.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~rragan7540/Scirocco/785.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~rragan7540/Scirocco/786.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2005, 08:27:14 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005, 08:33:35 PM »
Sell the two beaters and buy the new nice one. :)

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005, 08:37:53 PM »
Well, lessee, i could probably get about $500 each for the two beaters.  That would leave me a bit short...
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2005, 09:12:49 PM »
Rusty!  Go into hock for that puppy!

This is what it could look like:



Or this:



Or even this, which is probably my all time favorite mk I Scirocco:


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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2005, 07:44:55 PM »
Bump for pic links added to first post.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2005, 08:27:43 PM »
Wow.

It is amazing that I forget how small these cars were until you see one next to the NB next to it, which is almost portly by comparison.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2005, 08:57:13 PM »
Its amazing that the dealer put this old car in the showroom.  I mean, most cars like this would be junked and left on the lot.

Great find, and its amazing that the carpets are still in great condition with the plastic still there at the bottom of the floor pans.

Just amazing.  Not very often do you find a car that is in such great shape after 27 years.  When you do the math, thats a little over 1100 miles a year.  I drive that much in a month.