'77 Mk1 Scirocco GLS: Project patina time!

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'77 Mk1 Scirocco GLS: Project patina time!

Post by G60MAT » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:24 pm

Been on the forum for a while and looking for a Mk1 for over a year and as we all know there's not many out there! Decided a while back it had to be an early spec with chrome bumpers and ideally in silver or grey. Went for viewing on Christmas Eve = deal done and got it home this Friday. It's a 1977 GLS with 2 previous owners, just 61K and history. Its a complete car with very little rot, its runs, but no MOT and was last taxed in 1992!

Not had chance to do anything yet but a full clean-up will begin later in the week, but a quick pic with my other project a Satin Silver Corrado VR6.

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Re: '77 Mk1 Scirocco GLS: 2012 project time!

Post by mr.brown » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:44 pm

Very nice - the only car left on my "list". Was this the one on "car and classic" a while back?



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Post by Tim_R » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:34 pm

Both are very nice indeed, although the Corrado looks huge next to the mk1 in that photo :hehe:


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Post by zyclamvw » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:56 pm

Hi
Think I recognise your name from ed38?!
Congrats on the find, go's to show they are there if you look hard enough eh! :vcool:
You going to mod it much? Think the brown French '75 that's often at edition 38 is a nice usable modded mk1 ( with a g60 too!) , or are you going all out!!!! :hehe:
I plan too, but have been waiting nearly 2 months for bagyard to send m' struts!!!! So nothin doing at the mo



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Post by zyclamvw » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:58 pm

Ps the s lines really suit the rado, I do love these wheels

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Post by Winston » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:51 pm

Glad you found one you are happy with Mat, It looks a peach! :vcool:

Any plans you are willing to share? :pilot:



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Post by G60MAT » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:58 pm

mr.brown wrote:Very nice - the only car left on my "list". Was this the one on "car and classic" a while back?
Thanks, no its not that car. :)


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Post by G60MAT » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:01 pm

zyclamvw wrote:Hi
Think I recognise your name from ed38?!
Congrats on the find, go's to show they are there if you look hard enough eh! :vcool:
You going to mod it much? Think the brown French '75 that's often at edition 38 is a nice usable modded mk1 ( with a g60 too!) , or are you going all out!!!! :hehe:
I plan too, but have been waiting nearly 2 months for bagyard to send m' struts!!!! So nothin doing at the mo
Thanks, its took a while, but well pleased, yeah love the brown one at edition, seen it a few times now. First call is a clean, then get it all legal and MOT'd, but full resto in time, i'm in no rush, although i've already been looking at wheels - temps one for now and then show wheels...

Might run it as is (scruffy but solid) for a while and enjoy some seventies motoring! :hehe:


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Post by G60MAT » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:03 pm

Winston wrote:Glad you found one you are happy with Mat, It looks a peach! :vcool:

Any plans you are willing to share? :pilot:
Lots of plans Winston (but then there always is!) no rush though, hopefully we can compare notes at some stage! Think i've only seen your car at Tatton!? :good:


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Post by G60MAT » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:43 pm

Had plans to start the full clean out this weekend but ended up cleaning the daily and picking up some new rims!

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As you can see the bonnet has seen better days but only surface rust.

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Cleaned up the new rims, all will be revealed later in the week after replacing the "balloon" tyres and test fitting! ;)


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Post by Winston » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:22 am

Aye we have not had a chance to catch up yet. My car was towed to tatton and drove to edition38. I hope to have it back out and ready for All types in May.

My wheel guess is....

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Post by G60MAT » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:59 pm

Finally got round to the "big" clean today, here's a few pics pre clean (too dark post clean)...

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Cleaned up better than expected, all the rot I thought was on the sills was actually just mud which cleaned off!

Plan is to keep on with the cleaning, assembly a few missing MOT bits and service items and get it MOT'd next month.

At least its now tucked away in the garage... :mafia:


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Re: '77 Mk1 Scirocco GLS: 2012 project time!

Post by Reverend Frog » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:05 pm

Beautiful. Such elegant cars


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Re: '77 Mk1 Scirocco GLS: 2012 project time!

Post by Winston » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:42 pm

Im in love!!! Im very jealous of the chrome bumpers and general earlyness :hehe:

Im also loving the patina its got going on :vcool:



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Re: '77 Mk1 Scirocco GLS: 2012 project time!

Post by theboysmiffy » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:37 pm

Class! Very jealous. Just needs dropping on some nice wheels.

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