SOLD 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

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SOLD 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby 00mike00 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:31 pm

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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby GTXTRA » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:43 pm

Sorry Mike, see above

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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby 00mike00 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:02 pm

GTXTRA wrote:Sorry Mike, see above

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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby 00mike00 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:04 pm

EBAY LISTING
FOR SALE
£2000
VW SCIROCCO GTX 1.8

Model: GTX
Year: 1988
Mileage: 75.800
V5 present:yes
Location: Tewkesbury
Contact Details: 07968389290

MOT until Febuary 2018.

75.800 Miles



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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby 00mike00 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:27 pm

Any advice on the sale of this Rocco?
I’m not in a great rush to sell but i picked up this great runner, all original for £2500 in February, i’ve spent some time and money on her without piling on the miles.
I thought i’d at least get £2000 as some roccos of the same spec are going for this as rolling projects!
There is literally nothing to do on this daily runner, she runs well as a result of that. Any advice welcome, perhaps it’s just the worst time to be selling.



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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby BlackGTX » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:04 pm

Just a bad time

Gtx is a rarer model and its reasonable miles. You should hold on to it till you get the righ price.

Sell it cheap and itll just pop back up at a higher price



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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby mark1gls » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:20 pm

Not many people want a classic car or have spare cash just before Christmas, spring time is a good time to sell.

Looking at your picture in eBay, might be worth getting some better pictures taken at the same time on a sunny day, wet car pictures are not very helpful to a buyer, interior pics good, picture of under boot carpet?

Maybe give the engine a good clean, what’s the white gunk below cylinder 4? change the expansion tank hose the thin frayed hose, find another strut top cover or just remove the 1 you have fitted and leave it in the boot, spray painting the rocker cover and top cambelt cover makes a huge difference and 1 spray can will do both.

These are just things I noticed and may not help with a sale but maybe a few things I would address if selling a car.

I used this paint on both my cars nearly 2 years ago and it’s lasting very well, they do a satin finish but I found if any oil gets dropped on it marks so I’ve now got both cars the shiner black in the link, I’ve even painted my radiator surround which does get very warm and the paint is holding very well.

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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby 00mike00 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:56 pm

Thanks for the input, I guess I will have to be patient, I will get some better photos. With exception of the driver seat, the interior is good and I guess I should really show that off.
I never clean engines but then again I guess people see dirt and think it hasn’t been looked after.



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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby mark1gls » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Engine does not have to be spotlessly clean and show condition, I use some “Gunk” on my engine every couple of years, I use a washing up brush to work it in around the oily bits leave it to soak for 1/2 hour or so then a gentle wash off with a hose or even a water spray bottle, be careful not to soak the dissy, coil etc as you may have problems getting it started again.

Once dry I then use some silicone spray on the black plastic and rubber bits to give them a little shine.


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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby the edmundator » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:00 pm

Engine bay looks fine to me. When I'm buying, I prefer a bit of honest dirt to something that's clearly been tarted up recently. It's not like it's filthy or caked in oil. I think it's just timing. If you can wait until spring/summer then you'll get a much better price. You need to consider how much it will cost to keep it for another six months, though (tax, insurance, MoT etc).

The property market tends to kick off around Easter, I imagine cars are much the same.


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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby 00mike00 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:48 am

Thanks guys, all points considered I’ll list it again next year. But for anyone reading, she's still available for sale.



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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby davido888 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:21 am

Is the GTX still for sale?

Thanks very much,

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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby 00mike00 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:06 pm

Just sold today. Thanks



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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby mark1gls » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 am

00mike00 wrote:Just sold today. Thanks


Good to hear you managed to sell it in the end. ;-)


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Re: 1988 Scirocco GTX 1.8 FSH

Postby BlackGTX » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:50 pm

The price?




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