Friday, April 22, 2016

Like The Wind: 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen launched their second generation of the front-wheel-drive Scirocco in 1981 with updated styling by Herbert Schäfer, but the name was still tricky to spell or pronounce. See-rock-o?  Sree-rock-o? See-rr-ah-ko? See-roo-koo?  It doesn't really matter, because what Scirocco meant in plain English was "sporty looking Golf".  Find this 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco here on eBay bidding for $2,600 and buy-it-now of $3,800 with 2 days to go.


 Searching for a Scirocco on craigslist is one of those things that requires patience -- because you can't just type in "Scirocco" and expect to find them all in a few searches (like searching Camero for instance), you need to try all manner of creative spellings "Sirocco" "Scrocco" "Skirockies" etc.


This Sriracha had its 1.8 liter 8V 4-banger rebuilt in 2007 with an ABA 2.0 bottom end swap and runs a ported/polished head with street/sport camshaft.  The car is far from perfect, but with some elbow grease (and a bit of luck) it could turn into a zippy little driver for minimal cash.


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2 comments:

  1. Always loved this body style, but despite owning A2 GTi's and GLi's in the late 80's/early 90's, I've never owned one of these. They were hard to find in good shape even back then.

    Gotta say though, if I got one now, it would have to be a 16v variant.

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  2. Kaibeezy: shuh-ROCK-oh

    Cambridge University: /ʃɪˈrɑː.koʊ/ (no one likes a smartypants)

    scirocco.org : it's an Italian word pronounced cee-ROH-co (which is fine in Italy, but how should Muricans pronuonciate it?)

    howtopronounce.com: S-IHRAAK-OW (srsly?)

    anonymous commenter on Autoblog: there are multiple ways (OK); I say SERA-ko (no way)

    CTRnutter on sciroccocentral.co.uk: Sir Rocco

    merriam-webster.com: \shə-ˈrä- kō, sə-ˈrä- kō\ (\ə\ as u in abut; \ä\ as o in mop; \ō\ as o in go)

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