Lot 398 - 1995 Volkswagen Corrado Storm
|Odometer reading||201,268 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,962|
- One of 500 Storm examples built
- Offered with a sizeable history file
- In good condition throughout
Built at the Karmann factory in Osnabrück, Germany the Volkswagen Corrado is a sporty compact car designed by Herbert Schäfer. Originally conceived as a possible successor to the Porsche 944, the Corrado has 2+2 seating layout with the car's floorpan based on the A2 platform. All Corrados were front-wheel drive and featured various petrol engines variants. Auto Express magazine describe it as one of VW's best-ever drivers' cars.
The STORM was a limited run of 500 examples manufactured solely for the UK market as the end of line edition. 250 examples were built in green coachwork over a cream upholstery, and a further 250 examples were built and presented in blue over a black upholstery. The Storm is distinguishable by the two ‘Storm’ badges, one fitted to the rear of the car and one behind the gear shift. It is also fitted with the largest of the Corrado engines, the VR6 2.8 litre, all electric windows, plus a number of other refinements such as leather upholstery and a first aid kit in the rear arm rest.
This example is presented in good condition throughout and comes with a sizeable history file detailing previous maintenance work. Having been in the current ownership since 2004 this Corrado has been garaged and used regularly. Various work has been completed to the car and as such the car is presented well. The paintwork and bodywork are offered in very good order as is the interior with all original parts still present. Reported to drive very well, this Corrado is offered without reserve and comes complete with the current UK registration document and the original maintenance and service booklets. Only seven Corrado Storms are currently UK licensed and a further ten SORN making this example a very rare prospect indeed.
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