The original Scirocco MK1 launched in 1974 was an exciting car, developed in the early 70s as a replacement for the classically beautiful Karmann Ghia coupe ?
The second-generation seen here was launched in 1981, running to 1992. Sharing many of the switchgear from the ever-popular Golf MK2 the Scirocco was seen as a more exotic VW, still (just) attainable but with added coupe swagger ?
This stunning restored 1987 Scirocco 2 GTX in gleaming black shows us how these classic coupes still have real road presence. While interest may initially be prompted by the stunning paintwork what makes this Scirocco stand out is what can be found under the bonnet. See this owner, dub superfan come inventor wanted more power so dropped in a period-correct 2.0 16v engine producing 136hp from a Passat 35i. Now that’s a classy coupe!