Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sporty Lookin Golf? 1986 Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen launched their second generation of the front-wheel-drive Scirocco in 1981 with updated styling by VW stylist Herbert Schäfer (the previous generation was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro), 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 1986 Volkswagen Scirocco offered for $2900 in Gainsville, GA via craigslist. Tip from Matt C.

From the seller:

1986 volkswagen scriocco 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: fwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 166000 
paint color: silver 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 8-valve
Running and a very fun drive. Starts up fast and shifts nicely. The interior is completely original, and is well maintained for the age of the car. Recently replaced clutch disc, pressure plate, rear main seal, resurfaced flywheel, shift rod bushings. 166000 miles on the odometer. 
This VW gets a lot of looks and is really quite different to drive.  

See something that'll fit in with your fleet of golf carts?


  1. Have always liked these. The earlier ones better though. Also, I have always said Shirocco, with an SH and a soft "i", but I am originally from Rhode Island, so I pretty much say everything completely wrong.

  2. I love these cars but even more so the concept behind them:lightweight economy cars with pretty wrappers.

  3. Sweet memories of the golf ball shifter and all the LED gauge lights.


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