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    '77 Scirocco LS

    I'd been after an early MK1 Scirocco for ages and this one came up in Holland and I was set on buying it! Flew over on Monday to pick it up and drove it to the port in Rotterdam then had Rich T (top guy and service, and didn't disappoint with his crocs) bring it up to a mate's unit on Tuesday.

    It's a 79000km, 2 owners from new car. According to the previous owner it was in a museum/private collection when it belonged to the original owner in Germany. It has had some paint work in the past but not a complete respray. Interior is as new in it's original Tobacco trim and only has a few trim pieces missing or broken but nothing too hard to find.

    First jobs are to get it UK registered, swap the auto box for a manual and paint the front valence and sills at work, as they've been stone chipped and not painted over so don't look great. Long term plans include cleaned bay with all hide-able things hidden and do something with the engine. Find a different set of wheels, I have some in mind but I'll see what turns up.

    Anyway, some pictures:












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    that is very nice indeed

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    To be honest Euan, you havent really described it that well, it's way better than your description implies lol

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    That is Lush!!

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    That's a beauty!

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    As per my text, those wheels are really shit, you shoudl definitely give them to me!


    Only kidding, Utterly superb.

    How are you enjoying LHD? I've registered a couple of cars now, it's not to bad a process, or at least it wasn't before the DVLA got rid of the local offices!

    What kind of motor would that have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Sweet, keep it auto
    Pensioner

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    Very nice mate, looks brand new. I like silver on an old car, just think it looks crap on newer stuff.

    (Rich T answer your PMs!)

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    get it DVLA'd quick sharpish, just in case you've voted YES today, god knows what sort of cluster fuck a brand new government agency for vehicle registration would be like (not just because it's Scottish, but because it's a government agency, they're all shite)

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    Cheers for all the nice comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_T View Post
    To be honest Euan, you havent really described it that well, it's way better than your description implies lol
    haha, I suppose it's alright

    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Sweet, keep it auto
    Although the auto box is smooth and easy to drive with, my engine plans don't agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    As per my text, those wheels are really shit, you shoudl definitely give them to me!


    Only kidding, Utterly superb.

    How are you enjoying LHD? I've registered a couple of cars now, it's not to bad a process, or at least it wasn't before the DVLA got rid of the local offices!

    What kind of motor would that have?
    Wheels will be for sale in the near future...
    Haven't driven it much, not at all in the Uk in fact. But it didn't feel too weird in Holland!
    Ah great, you can help me register it then!

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    wow thats an absolute topper! Always wanted one of those - think I may need to pay a special visit through to have a look! Where in Holland is it from? I think you need me to be the first Dutch person to drive it in Scotland....!
    ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Village View Post
    get it DVLA'd quick sharpish, just in case you've voted YES today, god knows what sort of cluster fuck a brand new government agency for vehicle registration would be like (not just because it's Scottish, but because it's a government agency, they're all shite)
    Going to sort out the forms on Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by revox View Post
    wow thats an absolute topper! Always wanted one of those - think I may need to pay a special visit through to have a look! Where in Holland is it from? I think you need me to be the first Dutch person to drive it in Scotland....!
    ....
    Cheers! I'm sure the place was called Berghem?

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    prick (very jealous)

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    Wow a beaut so so jealous a mk1 75 ts was my first vw and i had 5 mk 1 scirocco's over the years think its the only car that i would swop my nugget yellow g60 corrado for
    well done in finding this, as a 77 its right on the change over notice chrome bumpers, tombstones and then single wiper, rear wiper and rotary fan switch we never got the big rectangular headlight ls only the quad headlight ts, can i be cheeky and ask how much it cost,,, so need a mk1 scirocco in my life again well done on finding this its just sweet maybe this is the way to go with the wheels mix of original meets new tech seen these ab fab 047.jpg steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by g60smol View Post
    ... a mk1 75 ts was my first vw and i had 5 mk 1 scirocco's over the years ...
    We may have been separated at birth, Steve. My first foreign car was a '78 (Champagne Edition). Then a '77 (also a CE) 'island car' (beater) when I moved to BrainDamage Island. Later, after moving back from NZ, an '80 followed by a '79 and then an '81 "S", and lastly a '76 'project'. Should I buy a '75 to complete the Mk1 set? (we never got 74's over here.) I've kept the '79 (25+ years now) and thought I'd have them use it as my coffin when I shuffle off this mortal coil.


    ... maybe this is the way to go with the wheels mix of original meets new tech seen these ab fab ...
    Wow! Tell me more, please! I've gone to non-stock wheels to get something wider than the original 5" factory alloys. But I've often wondered if there was some way I could mod the OEM wheels to retain (nearly) original appearance but also have 6" or more width.

    Are those the OEM's cut down to just the centers, and then BBS-type 3-piece barrels bolted on? I don't understand "ab fab" --- is that a company, or???

    Cheers.


    Hongkongeuie --- nice. Remember, it can only be original once. (I consider different wheels as reversible and not destroying 'original'.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowa Caddy View Post
    We may have been separated at birth, Steve. My first foreign car was a '78 (Champagne Edition). Then a '77 (also a CE) 'island car' (beater) when I moved to BrainDamage Island. Later, after moving back from NZ, an '80 followed by a '79 and then an '81 "S", and lastly a '76 'project'. Should I buy a '75 to complete the Mk1 set? (we never got 74's over here.) I've kept the '79 (25+ years now) and thought I'd have them use it as my coffin when I shuffle off this mortal coil.


    Wow! Tell me more, please! I've gone to non-stock wheels to get something wider than the original 5" factory alloys. But I've often wondered if there was some way I could mod the OEM wheels to retain (nearly) original appearance but also have 6" or more width.

    Are those the OEM's cut down to just the centers, and then BBS-type 3-piece barrels bolted on? I don't understand "ab fab" --- is that a company, or???

    Cheers.


    Hongkongeuie --- nice. Remember, it can only be original once. (I consider different wheels as reversible and not destroying 'original'.)
    Sorry for the thread hijack Hongkongeuie Iowa that first 75 ts i bought is to blame for my love of the vw badge it was just so different to the rest ie ford capri's and escorts etc not that there was anything wrong with escorts as rallying proved and still does to this day but that red scirocco was and still is my first love lol,
    You are right first time with the wheel i first seen them in pvw magazine then in the flesh for the pic at edition 38 show here in the UK oem wheels early i think 5j x13 with the slight convex front (some later ones were 6j i think which gave them a flat face) obviously machined down and drilled to mate up with bbs type hoops as you say, on the car he had slightly wider rears but for my pennies worth definately the way to go to keep some originality oh and ab fab comes from a tv program (comedy) here in blighty absolutely fabulous steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by g60smol View Post
    Wow a beaut so so jealous a mk1 75 ts was my first vw and i had 5 mk 1 scirocco's over the years think its the only car that i would swop my nugget yellow g60 corrado for
    well done in finding this, as a 77 its right on the change over notice chrome bumpers, tombstones and then single wiper, rear wiper and rotary fan switch we never got the big rectangular headlight ls only the quad headlight ts, can i be cheeky and ask how much it cost,,, so need a mk1 scirocco in my life again well done on finding this its just sweet maybe this is the way to go with the wheels mix of original meets new tech seen these ab fab steve
    It's taken so long to get one mainly because I was so picky on what year/spec I wanted! Ideally I was after a '74/'75 viper green TS or another equally 70s colour, but failing that it had to be an early '77 due to still having chrome but with a single wiper. I actually prefer the look of the single wiper but a super early one would have been nice just due to them having the slight differences (similar to swallowtail Golfs) . However this ticked most of the right boxes. Tobacco interior, single wiper, chrome etc.
    I've seen a lot of OEM wheels being converted to 3 piece recently, they do look amazing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowa Caddy View Post
    We may have been separated at birth, Steve. My first foreign car was a '78 (Champagne Edition). Then a '77 (also a CE) 'island car' (beater) when I moved to BrainDamage Island. Later, after moving back from NZ, an '80 followed by a '79 and then an '81 "S", and lastly a '76 'project'. Should I buy a '75 to complete the Mk1 set? (we never got 74's over here.) I've kept the '79 (25+ years now) and thought I'd have them use it as my coffin when I shuffle off this mortal coil.

    Hongkongeuie --- nice. Remember, it can only be original once. (I consider different wheels as reversible and not destroying 'original'.)
    If you ever come across a set of opening quarter lights/vent windows/smoker windows let me know! I know that they're slightly more common than over here/Europe in the US!

    That's my future dilemma, I'd love to put in a 2.0 16v on ITBs, but then i lose the genuine engine and mileage on the engine. But don't worry, interior and body colour won't be going!

    This is the dream though, on throttle bodies.


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    "Ideally I was after a '74/'75 viper green TS or another equally 70s colour"

    I've had three 75 ts's two red and a viper green one paid £200 to have it resprayed back in 83 lol most amazing paint job i've ever seen done in a railway arch in leyton east london must dig out pics and scan them to laptop lol takes me back this to good days Steve

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    So, haven't updated this in a while! Done plenty to it, nothing major really other than UK registering it.
    Sent off for a V5 10 days before Ultimate Dubs after finding out I had an outdoor space. I'd given up hope after the Wednesday before UD but amazingly all the UK documents turned up the next day, so that left me a day to get it at least slightly presentable haha. Had a marathon cleaning and machine polishing session on the Friday and left Saturday morning for Telford, a mere 300 miles for the Scirocco's first decent drive since who knows when. Luckily all went well other than the cooling fan giving up before we even left Edinburgh, 10 minutes later a temporary loom was made up and we were off again.
    Nothing much has happened since other than having to use it as a daily until I fix the Caddy



    Replaced the crappy Chinese handle inserts for some proper woodgrain effect VW ones







    Looks squint but it's not









    All polished up and ready



    And one from Ultimate Dubs


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