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Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:14 am

Hello.

New boy here after some advice on a Scirocco i recently stumbled across.

It's a X-reg MK2 1.6 GTI Scirocco with 55000 miles.

No MOT or TAX as it's been stood for 3 years as the owner was ill.

It appears fairly straight but when i asked what they would sell it for they said "offers"

So far i've offered scrap value of £100.

Are they quite a rare car and what sort of cash sould i be offering?

I thank you.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by the edmundator » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:21 am

They're pretty rare. I just paid £900 for an '82/X GTi that is going to need a bit of work (welding) for a new MoT. In perfect condition you could probably reckon on paying around £3000 for one.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:30 am

Blimey charlie, thats a lot of cash.

The lady owner got it through it's MOT in 2007 but the next day she fell and broke her hip and never drove it again.

She died last week and im delaing with her Daughter.

The body looks very good with no visable signs of rust or even dents.

The other bonus is that it's not had the roof butchered for a nasty 80's pop up sunroof.

All the seats look good although the blue dash board is badly cracked.

I think the funeral was today so i might pop back round in the morning.

I'll let you know how it goes.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by ianaudia4 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:37 am

See what you can get it for, you never know your luck.
Get a picture of it as well, be great to see.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by Funky Diver » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:54 am

If I was you, and I wish I was in that position, give them the reason for you to buy the car.

Give them the good and the bad, explain that you don't want the car as scrap value and are prepared to spend the expense of getting it on the road again, in the same condition a their mum drove it (throw that in, it tugs at heart strings!) You will possibly find that they will just want rid of it to get things squared away and finalised. IF they weigh it in, they'll probably only get the £100 you're offering anyways, if they're lucky.

Some points to note, body panels - not available if repairs are required (as in new... I'd guess these folks would take a car to a garage if it needed fixing)
Glass - again, beyond the posibility of a windscreen - forget it
Running gear - most stuff's available, however with the car being stood for so long, it'll need the brakes sorting for sure (are they bound on / operating?)

One other thing to note, they wouldn't be able to use the car for scrappage allowance as it would need a change of name, thus negating the scrappage incentive, so they're left with a car with no MOT, work that WILL inevitably need doing to it to bring it up to the £3k concours price tag. Good luck and I hope that everyone comes out of the negotiations happier than they went into them :buddy:



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:15 am

ianaudia4 wrote:See what you can get it for, you never know your luck.
Get a picture of it as well, be great to see.

Don't get to excited but heres a quick pic from our bedroom window.

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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by Funky Diver » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:02 am

Ooooooh, white over 17" Ronals, lowered 60 mm with a 1.8T conversion and stripped interior. Nah, I'm kidding... presumably it's factory fresh?



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:03 pm

From the brief glance that i got it does appear to be completely standard, but given the age of the last owner im not surprised.

Plan is, if i buy it, is to keep it as it is, and just get it roadworthy and use it and sort stuff that needs doing as we go.

I think the biggest headache will be trying to find a replacement dash board in blue.



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by the edmundator » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:51 pm

breezespeed wrote:I think the biggest headache will be trying to find a replacement dash board in blue.
You need to find someone who's broken a cosmos blue storm - there were a couple of these of the last year or so, so you might be lucky.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by Reverend Frog » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:55 pm

Buy it buy it buy it!

If not, I might be tempted! Only joking.

Seriously though, white GTI, not many of them about. I'd say 100 quid is excellent value even considering the lack of MOT and tax. maybe even offer 150 to secure it?


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by ianaudia4 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:23 am

Don't be put off by the cracks in the blue dash, let me explain.
There is a company with many branches around the country called Furniture Clinic. They are really a leather specialists but the also dye car interiors, and I have seen the quality job they do and they will match the original colour.
The branch in Gateshead refurbished my Storm seats, they first analysed the colour with some high tech gear and then dyed the seats and made a cracking job.
The branch in Essex refurbed my Scala's white drivers seat and again a cracling job. The branch in Essex also done Rohan's (Bluestreak) black and red leather interior and a great job also.

So don't let the cracks put you off, you could get a decent any colour dash and get it dyed.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by markh » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:31 am

Pretty sure Brass007 has a blue dash chap, you could give him a shout and twist his arm. Nice find by the way keep us posted.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:57 am

Having rescued 2 similarly 'off the road' for 8/9 years Roccos in the past I'd say make sure the rear axle mounts are sound and just grab it - everything else is pretty much obtainable/bolt on/upgradeable from the many friendly sources on here.


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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by breezespeed » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:35 pm

Thanks for all your comments chaps.

Theres no activity at the house today so im going to stick a note through the letter box on my way to work.

Watch this space.......



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Re: Scirocco mk2 gti x reg

Post by Junglist » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:59 am

Surely that's worth chucking up to £300 at? Unless it's very rusty... I'd have thought the original GTi interior would fetch £150 wouldn't it? I know I'd pay close to £100 for it and I'm tight! What area is it in? If it hasn't lived in a seaside town with lots of salty sea air eating away at the bodywork, I reckon anything under £500 could be a bargain.


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