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GTXTRA
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:03 pm

bruntonpasty wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:27 pm
GTXTRA wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:20 pm
bruntonpasty wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:51 pm
Hello all...................
Just signed up yesterday and, not even got the car yet! Oh yes..."the car"!! I've somehow managed to buy myself a 1987 GTX, being delivered on Friday. Looking forward to that and looking in here for good info and advice. I do know a little bit about cars as I was a technician and a master technician for a while but packed the trade in 15 years ago.

Cheers, Bruntonpasty

Welcome - a GTX saved by the sound of things!
Yeah, she's worth saving I reckon just need to start and collect some bits and pieces in readiness for a coat of paint. There isn't a lot of "traffic" on here? Or much in the way of spares for sale? Any suggestions?

yeah - the forum has slowed down in recent years but still where most of the historical knowledge is.

We're on Facebook as Scirocco Register quite actively and one of the regulars set up a buying/selling page - snappily titled 'Mk1 and Mk2 Scirocco parts for sale/wanted worldwide' that is quite busy.


Serial Rocco-ist.........

GT_II
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by GT_II » Mon May 31, 2021 12:39 am

Hi, after over 4 years of owning my GT II, and keeping an eye on what's happening on the forums (I'm not on Facebook), I thought it was about time to say hello. I've met a few folks on here already at shows and national meets.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity of joining a small gathering of the Leicestershire and Warwickshire VWOC at Stanford Hall - hopefully a taste of what's to come in August if the show currently planned is allowed to go ahead. I took a couple of snaps of my Scirocco at the end of the afternoon.

Looking forward to meeting up with fellow roccoists again at the remixed national on 7 August.

Alfred
VW Scirocco GT II by the River Avon.jpg
VW Scirocco GT II at Stanford Hall.jpg
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1992 VW Scirocco GT II 1.8 90PS Brilliant Black 30k
2011 VW Caddy Van C20 Startline 1.6 TDI 102PS 65k
2015 Skoda Yeti SE Outdoor 1.2 TSI DSG 105PS 35k
2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.2 69PS 40k
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by C 20 CCO » Mon May 31, 2021 7:26 am

Nice pictures, the weather helps if it’s behaving! I went to the Stanford hall meeting the year before lockdown, and the show was great.

Nice low mileage example you have there, and hope to see you at future shows pending restrictions being lifted.
Point of note:
You may want to check that DVLA have got the correct information for insurance purposes.... this registration is still showing sorn as of 31/5.
Online information may not update and show incorrect information.


kind regards,

Dave.

To be old and wise......
You must first be young and stupid!

Previously owned: 1984 1.6 CL in alpine white; 1986 1.6 GT in met light blue over black body kit; 1990 1.8 GT2 in silver.
Currently: 1991 GT2 in Pearl green metallic.

GT_II
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by GT_II » Mon May 31, 2021 11:10 am

C 20 CCO wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 7:26 am
You may want to check that DVLA have got the correct information for insurance purposes.... this registration is still showing sorn as of 31/5.
Online information may not update and show incorrect information.
Thanks C 20 CCO, I taxed it online yesterday before the trip and will SORN it again tonight, DVLA seem to take a day or two to update the database. Luckily I didn't encounter traffic cops, although I took the precaution of ticking the box for an email confirmation just in case.


1992 VW Scirocco GT II 1.8 90PS Brilliant Black 30k
2011 VW Caddy Van C20 Startline 1.6 TDI 102PS 65k
2015 Skoda Yeti SE Outdoor 1.2 TSI DSG 105PS 35k
2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.2 69PS 40k
2009 VW Fox 1.2 54PS 60k
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0 mhd 71PS 25k

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Flags » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:39 pm

Hi, introduction time.
I’m new to Scirocco’s but had plenty of VW’s in the past.
I bought a Scala that had apparently been restored and needed a bit of recommissioning but it turned out to be little more than scrap.
By then it was too late and I had the bug so picked up a tired but fairly solid 83 GL. It’s never been messed with apart from plenty of filler in a poor repair at the rear where someone used a post as a reversing sensor.

It’s just starting to scab on the rear of the sills at the arches and bottom of 1 door. The paint is faded in places and pin dents down both sides so the bodywork is booked in to be sorted in a couple of weeks but for know it’s a quick service, sort out some running/carb issues and enjoy it.

I’ll post some photos once I’ve worked it out.

Terry