Welcome our newest friend!
Some of you might have noticed this on Autotrader. I obviously did. After resisting the temptation for a few days, I was the first caller, the first viewer (along with my 19-month old co-pilot) and first to see did buy
One-owner from new Sciroccos don't come onto the market often these days, so I knew this was just the one for me. Bought by a fighter-pilot turned commercial airliner pilot for his wife in Feb 1987, it's been well-looked after, kept in the same dry garage all its life and ticked over 94,000 miles on my journey home. It was VW serviced until 32k in 1991, then by the same independent engineer since (although I don't have any history for that). However, the way the car drives and how it presents itself, you can tell it's been properly looked-after. The renewal date for the MoT is still the date of registration.
It's not perfect, with a few dents and scratches to the paintwork and some damage to the interior - but it's original, very solid and seems mechanically strong.
I've started on a few of the minor jobs today, with parts I had in my emporium. The boot lock seal was completely knackered (see below), as was the tailgate seal. I had a new boot lock seal in stock and replaced the tailgate seal with a good used one from another (white) 87 GTX I broke a few years ago. I also replaced the wobbly rear-view mirror, again with one from the white GTX.
I need a new rear washer jet nozzle and I'm on the hunt for a driver's side front wiper arm with the built-in spoiler. For the interior I need a black/grey/red stripe driver's seat back cover (bolster wear) and ideally a new headlining at some point. I'm told the sunroof isn't working properly, but I'm leaving it alone until I have time to take it apart and put it back together properly.
I'll also give it a service and a good clean/polish inside and out.