Car looks good,
I bought this car on a trip from Pittsburgh to Boston at a stop off at the Philadelphia turnpike. It made it home - A week later I had to get the transmission rebuilt.
1999 (Needs Paint - and pretty much everything else)
2.0, intake, some cams, rebuilt transmssion
Paint ! (2000)
Leaving PA for SF (2000)
First time in San Diego (2000)
Ouch - got er fixed a few months later.
Back in Pittsburgh around 2006 (moved to San Diego w/out her in 03')
Attempted a drive to Philadelphia for Xmas - will be a loud sleigh ride tonight the gf thinks.
At work 9/17/09 (Had her shipped to San Diego 2007) Needs paint again.
I never named the car but, if I did, if would be Rosarito - The farthest south I've taken her.
Modified by techfx at 12:50 AM 9-18-2009
sucks to see that....hey it looks like the duck made it Now find another one and fight the insurance co.
The Duck had a wild ride... it will probably be a long road to get another Scirocco back to this point. Might just get a shell and paint it the color that I always wanted, but daily driver days are probably gone for me and any future Scirocco.
Where exactly do we look up values on these, these days?
Last edited by techfx; 05-08-2012 at 08:34 AM.
The ajuster will take notice. If you prepare before you see them you will have a better chnace to recouperate the real value of the car. I was insulted after the hit my 82 suffered years ago. Front PS fender, door and a little of the 1/4 panel. No structural damage to the frame, mostly body panles, but because of the age of the car they thought they were dealing with another uneducated old (beater) car driver. At the time a similar condition 83 had sold for a pretty penny in Ebay.
The ins co wanted to scrap it and give me pennies....I held out and show them everything I had and told them what I wanted for the repairs. made then swear that no salvage issues would come to my tittle and then I signed for the check and called it a day.
Good luck, get your ducks in a row and have documentation.
Fortunately, I do have this ad locally right now...
Would be nice if I could get that price for it.
I might even start w/ a clean shell and finally have a (looks like the color is bordeaux red pearl lb3a) 16v Scirocco... I've never seen one, but I think it would look nice w/ the body kit.
This might be crazy, but since I'm not getting enough cash out of this to justify my time (at this point) of starting w/ a new shell, not having a scirocco to drive for a long time... I think I'm going to have a really good body work friend look at this to see if it would be repairable. Anyone think it would be possible/worth it?
It would be nice if you could save the car.
My Original 1977 Scirocco is for sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...n-Baltimore-MD
How is that even possible? Your car was rear ended, of course it was their client's fault!
edit: too bad you're not out here. There is a clean one on the local Craigslist right now:
1985 VW Scirocco 8v -- 1969 VW Beetle -- 1968 Thunderbug dune buggy -- 2012 Triumph Thruxton 900
Because if 60% of the people accept that on an older car they just saved THOUSANDS.
Contact your insurance company, if you had comp/collision and they'll take care of it and take him to court if they are worth it.
That said, I have seen body guys that can fix that, whether it be from cutting out new corners to stretching and heat/shrink the metal back. All is not lost.
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