Researching values for Mk2 Volkswagen Scirocco models yesterday, I tripped over this interesting modified 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco Mk2. The bodywork has been fully restored with a bare metal, glass-out respray. The engine has been replaced by a 1.8-litre 20 valve turbocharged engine from an Audi A3. It’s a cool looking car at what seems to be quite a good price. The seller states:
This is a complete, and competent car re-built to the highest possible standard with carefully selected parts with a view to making a totally useable, modern classic with the performance capability to surprise some modern sports machinery.
Body/ Exterior – Full Glass out, panels off re-paint to its original Mars Red factory finish. New rear arch panels the same time. Doors, bonnet and boot painted both sides. Body kit restored and re-painted in satin black. All plastics restored and new items sourced where required. New windscreen fitted in 2019, all side windows etched with correct number plate for the car and original. VW Montreal (Bottle top) Wheels restored, with excellent condition Falken tyres. New scraper seals, and GTX B Pillar badges. Headlights also relayed properly for extra power. New underbonnet waffle matting. 16v style b-sting roof aerial and standard wing mounted hole welded up. Tilt and slide sunroof, fully working.
Chassis – No rust. Full underbody restoration from 2012 through to 2016. All suspension/ bearing and braking components replaced, restored or upgraded. Koni Yellow adjustable dampers front and rear, Noath engineering roll centre correction ball joints and track rod arms. Lower front strut brace. New Meyle steering rack and bushes. New complete fuel tank and filler neck, all bare metal restored etch primed, stone chipped and Waxoyled before installation, new fuel pumps, heat protected new ethanol resistant fuel lines and stainless-steel brackets.
Volkswagen Scirocco Turbo Conversion
Engine – 1. 8T (AGU code) 20v turbo motor from a 1996 Audi A3 Sport. Stripped back to bare short block and painted black, new genuine gaskets throughout and all bracket vapour blasted. Reconditioned cylinder head by Dave Crissell at All Stage cylinder heads. A newer Seat Ibiza K03 turbo charger fitted. Injectors serviced and cleaned. Front mounted intercooler, front mounted oil cooler, silicone turbo intake pipe, Jetex open cone filter.
Wrapped QPeng de-cat downpipe connected to a custom made PowerFlow exhaust system (2. 25”) with subtle single pipe tip. Engine loom by OBD works. Engine controlled by ECUTech EMU Classic standalone management system. Extra sensors for safety including fuel pressure, oil pressure and oil temp. New Lucas alternator. Produced 200bhp on Jabbasports rolling road. Engine mapped by Kevin Glover with a view to making it as drivable and seamless as possible. Serviced regularly with cambelt and tensioner done in 2019 by myself with new aux belt. New Nissens radiator, genuine thermostat, new hoses, sensors and clips throughout.
The gearbox, brakes, chassis and suspension have also been upgraded. The one thing I noticed that could maybe have been done is the front and rear seat trims don’t match. Other than that it looks great.
Mk2 Sciroccos are a bit of a dark horse. Howmanyleft shows that there are more left than you think but good ones do not come up often. Nice low mileage examples have topped £15k at auction. While this car is a bit too modified for serious collectors, it would make a cool daily driver or a fun weekend ride. You’re unlikely to see another one at any show, and it looks really well presented. Priced at £10k ono, it’s worth closer inspection if the style floats your boat and an online classic car insurance valuation would exceed that purchase price.