Lot 111 - 1980 Volkswagen Scirocco GLS
|Odometer reading||23,377 miles|
|Result||Sold - £18,493|
- Single family ownership from new
- Comprehensive history file
- Exceptional original condition
The Scirocco is a three-door coupé that underwent two generations of development between 1974 and 1992 before being re-introduced for a third generation in August 2008. Volkswagen began work on the car during the early 1970’s as the replacement for the ageing Karmann Ghia coupé. The platform of the Golf and Jetta was used to underpin the new Scirocco, although almost every part of the car was re-engineered in favour of a sportier drive and the model's all-new styling resulted in a sleeker and sportier car than either the Golf or Jetta.
This example was purchased new by our vendors late father-in-law in May 1980 for the princely sum of £5,015 from Barnett & Small Ltd Volkswagen in Surrey. The car was then only used on nice days and special occasions and has lived in the same garage for the past 43 years, apart from a short spell in our vendors garage when he first became the owner of the car. Having covered such few miles, the car is in excellent condition throughout and has been maintained almost exclusively by the supplying dealer. The service book contains nine stamps from Barnett & Small Ltd up until 1990, by which point the car had covered 20,458 miles, all with supporting invoices. The car was then serviced by Rowledge Garage in 2003 at 21,819 miles and in 2005 at 22,402 miles. Following that, the car was mostly kept off the road in storage, until it was taken back to Rowledge Garage in November 2021 at 22,976 miles for a major service including fuel hoses, cambelt, brake hoses, alternator belt and tyres, the bill totalling over £2,000.
The car is now offered to sale with an excellent history file including many invoices, all owner’s books and manuals, an original brochure and even a written log of every single fuel station visit the car had up until August 2008. This is likely one of the very best surviving Scirocco GLS’ of which only 51 are currently registered on the road in the UK (according to ‘how many left’). Offered without reserve, this car would be the perfect addition to any Volkswagen collection.
Guide price: £8,000-£12,000
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