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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by mark1gls » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:33 pm

Don't see many Mk1 in white, must be a rare colour?


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by steve bain » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:36 pm

Looks good. And pretty rust free for a mk1!


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by jimmy h » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:26 pm

I remember seeing the pictures in the brochures as white being an option colour, but very rare to see, I can't ever remember seeing a white one! Notice it's an EC prefix on the number plate, that's the Kendal area. Probably supplied by Hadwins or Parker & Parker. Very odd to see that type of early front panel on an X reg car, maybe changed at some point?



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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by the edmundator » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:15 pm

I think (although I might be wrong) that white was only a GTI colour - hence the rarity. I do remember another white GTI kicking around a few years ago (not the repainted white show car on air ride).


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by accyimp » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:23 pm

Thanks for the comments folks -
All the paper stickers are intact in the hatchback area - and the colour code relates to Alpine white.
I'll need to be having a look at the red interior but from memory the drivers seat needs work, think the others are ok (but needs a good clean)
Still has its rear dealer number plate - Kerseys Garage LTD Bentham
Interesting observation re the frontpanel - think its had a bump to the F/O/S sometime way back when - so that would tie in.
Oh and remember - pictures always make things look better than they are ;)
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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by the edmundator » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:16 pm

A flick through the UK brochures on driversfound.com confirms that white was only a GTI colour for mk1s - with the red interior. Baikal blue and Mars Red seem to have been the popular choices.


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by GTXTRA » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:00 pm

As seen back in 2006 - bought by the chap I got my Baikal project car from for about £1300 and sold a year later for considerably more to someone in Germany I believe.

My own pictures from e38 2006.

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Seats had been recovered even then.

Then there's this one - don't know where I got this shot from
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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by Bill » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:39 pm

Is that an early front lip on it ?


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by accyimp » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:58 pm

GTXTRA - Thanks for posting those, good to see another 'in period'
Bill - Probably.
I'm more at home with old Fords and Imps and don't have an in depth knowledge of the Scirocco.
Is the concensus that the front panel and lip are typical of and earlier build date? As stated previously I'm pretty certain that it had a F/O/S bump at some point - so that could tie in with replacing the front panel with what was available at the time?
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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by the edmundator » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:07 pm

Yes, it's an early front panel.


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by Bill » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:32 pm

Very nice got some potential.


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by accyimp » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:10 pm

Now running - at last - next thing I may see if it actually drives, hope there's not much more expense!!!!! :)



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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by accyimp » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:01 pm

Due to a change in circumstances the GTI will be going up for sale this weekend - I will sort an advert on here first and then it will go on car and classic. Thanks to all who have assisted in getting it this far! Cheers All.
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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by mark1gls » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:59 pm

Sorry to hear you have to sell it, did you get it on the road and drive it?


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Re: Garage find mk1 scirocco

Post by accyimp » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:10 pm

Hi Mark,
In a word No. But its not far off - it's the usual story - far too many cars/motorbikes and nowhere near enough time to do them justice!
So everything is in the firing line for getting sold except my RS2000 and Lotus.
Thanks for your help with the fuel lines!