Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby Leevwrocco » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Yes the car does have a sunroof.

I've got insurance quotes this morning and the car is down as a gti so that's reassuring.

So from what you guys tell me it's not worth trying to put it back to original as the seats will be a major challenge to find but I could remove body kit and get original tarantula wheels and get original wings without side repeaters to make it near on original



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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby the edmundator » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:58 pm

More or less, yes. I think you'd find it easier to get someone to weld up the holes on the front wings you already have than find a pair that don't have the holes.


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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby Leevwrocco » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:59 pm

The car does have a sunroof and it is a gti.

So from what you guys are telling me it's not worth trying to put back close to original because the seats would be too much of a challenge to find...

But I could take the kit off, get original wheels, original wings etc..

So that would increase the value up??



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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby Leevwrocco » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:03 pm

Ah ok, thanks for that!

I think this is the route I'm going to take



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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby the edmundator » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:11 pm

I don't think it's ever going to be a special, original car that collectors are going to want to pay a premium for, even if you put it back to standard. I wouldn't make any modifications from how it is now for the sake of increasing its value. The only reason to change it is to make it how you want it. If you bought it as an investment or to try to make some money, I'm afraid I think you should have held out for a more original car to start with.

Even a mint condition, 1 or 2 owners, low mileage, entirely original mk2 Scirocco is going to struggle to make more than £3.5 - £4k at the moment. Values have firmed up a little in recent years, but not quickly and even mk1s aren't worth half the value of an equivalent mk1 Golf (despite arguably being better looking, a better driver's car, and rarer).


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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby Leevwrocco » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:01 pm

I was thinking of keeping it for a fair while.. other route was fresh mot & service, alpine white respray & match the bodkykit in or take it off, maybe lower it and different alloys then just tidy bumpers up and keep the interior the same



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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby BlackGTX » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:30 pm

if the right interior comes up then great, just enjoy the car. itll always have a value regardless if how original the fittings are



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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby mr.brown » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:36 pm

Remove kit - if only to thoroughly inspect the rear arches - early mk2s are notorious for disintegrating that area.



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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby GTXTRA » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:42 pm

The non sunroof thing points to it possibly being originally a Personal import as per your caged Roc Sean? Maybe via Republic of Ireland originallly?


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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby the edmundator » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:09 pm

Leevwrocco wrote:Yes the car does have a sunroof.



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Re: Vw mk2 scirocco 1984 "gti".. need authenticity opinions!!

Postby Leevwrocco » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:57 pm

I'm now the 4th owner but the 2nd owner to have it lived 4 miles away from where I have it now, so when I get the logbook back I will try to track the bloke down to see where he brought it from, would really like to know abit more history of the car




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