|Quote, originally posted by Loshambo »|
|Proof for those that falsley think that they can a $500 rat trap into a nice quality MK1 for a couple grand.|
"...make a list of their goals, build out a cost structure, and once they arrive at a figure, to consider that to be about 50 to 60 percent of what they will ultimately spend..."
Words of wisdom.
I'll say it again, Paul ; awesomely done Scirocco &
this is the car that inspired me me start my project..
... and spend all that money
The new owner should be proud to have this car
Thanks for the kind words Eric (and everyone else for that matter). This car was a labor of love for me for several years and in many ways re-affirmed my passion for the Mk1 chassis cars which I feel were revolutionary vehicles that brought many people into the VW fold when aircooled cars were going away and watercooled cars replaced them.
I remember many fond times in the mid to late 80's receiving catalogs from Autotech, APS (Neuspeed) and others and literally memorizing the subsections and in my mind building the dream car that I wanted to build. Obviously much time has passed since then and those catalogs are now replaced with forums like these where enthusiasts gather and exchange ideas so really what we "early" enthusiasts had at the time was in many ways expanded into something that is much more dynamic and ever-changing.. and that is a good thing in many ways.
I built the car that I wanted to build for myself and while that was gratifying in many ways the truth of the matter is I need a third car nowadays that can either be one that I have no fear of driving on a track or one that I can drive on a daily basis.. and paranoia of damaging this car doing either of those tasks made it all but impossible for me to enjoy it like I should have, hence my decision to sell it.
|Quote, originally posted by George@VWvortex »|
|Honestly, I believe this car is probably the nicest built Scirocco I in North America. I was sorry to hear Paul say he was considering parting ways with it.|
Nice job Paul. I heart this car.
Thanks George I appreciate the compliment and coming from you it means a great deal. Trust me, I have quite a few more projects waiting in the wings and still have two Sciroccos in my "collection" that now deserve some attention.