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Old Cars The Are Almost Extinct

When Volkswagen switched from air-cooled engines driving the rear wheels from the again, to water-cooled engines pulling the wheels up entrance, it had smashing success with each the Golf and Scirocco, the latter being the sporty alternative for the Karmann Ghia. While the Golf continued in manufacturing till the present day, Scirocco was changed in 1988 with one among VW’s most fascinating and engaging sports activities vehicles, the Corrado.

VW tried going a bit upscale in growing the Corrado, making a putting compact coupe with fashionable design components fused with the VW DNA from its day. Early fashions got here outfitted with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder that was later supercharged earlier than being supplanted by the legendary VR6 engine. Originally, it got here solely with a five-speed handbook transmission however, on account of lagging gross sales, an automated was provided to broaden the attainable purchaser pool (through Corrado World).

Ultimately, poor gross sales branded the Corrado a failure, and it was faraway from the market after solely seven years. Ultimately, solely 97,521 Corrados left the manufacturing unit, which makes them extraordinarily exhausting to search out. By comparability, gross sales of the second-generation Scirocco it changed reached practically 300,000. It is unlucky as a result of the Corrado is presumably the best-looking VW ever made, and it’s the star of VW vehicles from the ’90s. They are nonetheless sought-after at present, particularly by followers of the model. While Cars and Bids is a comparatively new public sale platform, solely 4 Corrados have been offered by way of it. Expect to pay near $20,000 for a pleasant one, if one ever comes up on the market.

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