Thursday, January 28, 2010

Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1 - the Golf for Singles?

The first Volkswagen VW Scirocco was presented 1974 and it built on the backbone of the Golf. Designed by Giugiaro it was a gorgeous Coupé. Engines were four cylinders and delivered 50 to 110 HP. The strongest engine was offered in the GTI and GLI, introduced in 1976, and made the Scirocco quite fast. More than 500'000 cars were produced and the Scirocco was very popular during the 70ies and 80ies.
Mine was 1977 GT model, delivering 75 HP. It was a pre-facelift car in silver and rust was a considerable issue besides the fact that the engine was wasting a lot of engine oil. I sold the car after few months and replaced it with a Peugeot 205 GTI a bit later.

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