Clean Car: 1982 Volkswagen Scirocco – SOLD!

by | Jun 2021 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

July 11, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this VW Scirocco “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Besides its partnership with Porsche to build the 914, the only other Volkswagen that came close to being a sports car was the Rabbit-based Scirocco. Stiff competition in the early eighties by Japanese hot hatches combined with a strong German Mark made second-generation Sciroccos introduced in 1982 a somewhat rare site when new. Consequently, it’s always a treat to come across one for sale, especially one as clean as this silver over red plaid example originally listed on Craigslist in June 2021 in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania (Reading) offered at $8,000 currently. Comparing that price against the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the asking price is five hundred dollars above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $7,500. When you review all of the pictures provided, you’ll see why we have no problem with the seller asking for that premium.

Volkswagen launched a heavily redesigned “Type 2” variant (internally designated Typ 53B) of the Scirocco in 1981. Not only did the second generation Scirocco remain on the same A1 platform, Volkswagen still relied on German coachbuilder Karmann to build it. Designed by Volkswagen’s own internal design team, the new car featured increased front and rear headroom, increased luggage space, and a reduction in the coefficient of drag. One feature of the second generation Scirocco was the location of the rear spoiler midway up the glass on the rear hatch.


Specifications in North America are somewhat different from those of cars sold in the rest of the world, due to the differing safety and emissions regulations in place there. In North America, 1982 and 1983 models produce only 74 horsepower and 90 foot-pounds of torque. Sales of the second generation Scirroco continued in North America through 1988 before being replaced by the up-market Corrado.

Based on the pictures provided, if you’ve always wanted a second-generation Scirroco when new, now is your chance to purchase the next best thing.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Selling a Rare, hard to find, Rust FREE, 1982 Volkswagen Scirocco. All original, 5 speed manual with only 96600 original miles. Carfax / Autocheck to show.
The Air-conditioning was upgraded to R134 and blows cold. A new fuel pump recently installed, as were new plugs, wires, timing belt, new shifter bushings, fuel pump relay and distributor cap. Regular oil changes. The spare tire looks to have never been out of the car and the original manual is included in the glovebox. All the electrical switches, gauges and lights work as they should and the car drives and shifts like it did in 1982. No rust, original paint shows some age. No rips or tears or holes in the seats. Brand New tires and alignment done. Runs excellent, shift smooth thru all gears, drives tight. No accidents, Clean and clear title. Excellent Autocheck Report. More photos and details available upon request.
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