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    Thread: FS: '78 Champagne Edition - SF Bay Area (mine - imploding marriage forces sale :(

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      03-20-2012 07:25 PM #1
      Unfortunately, it appears that family issues are going to force me to have to sell my Champagne Edition. I need the cash and, more importantly, will no longer have the space to keep two sciroccos. I’m really bummed and don’t want to sell because this car got all my sweet bits that the ragtop didn’t need/couldn’t use. I put a lot of love into this machine, but life sometimes has a way of sticking it to you...

      Things I've done in the two years I've owned it:
      - Eurospec Standard 40/34 solid head w/ custom Schrick 272 cam (3k miles on cam)
      - ABA bottom-end rebuilt 10k miles ago, knock-sense setup from ’86 GTi, FF trans w/ 10k mile clutch and lightened flywheel
      - Brospeed header ceramic coated in standard black (>35% thermal efficiency; (3k miles on header))
      - Supersprint Gruppe A Race exhaust (one of the last sets available in USA; 10k miles)
      - new/reman audi 3A distributor
      - stripped interior floor of all rust, treated w/ Zero-Rust white, DynaMat’d from firewall to fuel tank
      - Straight, no crub 15x7 ET28 Zender Sterns, rear fender wells rolled to accommodate
      - new radiator, lo-temp fan switch and thermostat
      - Volvo 240T fuel distributor, new supply fuel line run from tank to engine bay, then AN fittings and hose to fuel distributor to accommodate future EFI installation. I just got an Audi Turbo WUR I can throw in too.
      - Scientific Rabbit Stage 3 ported 8v intake decked 0.5” to clear raintray
      - bilstein sports w/ ground control coilovers (275/225 spring rates IIRC), new strut bearings in old-style housings
      - full 16v brake swap w/ stainless lines, new wheel bearings front and rear driveshafts have 10k on them
      - new control arms/balljoints w/ poly's
      - new clutch cable, ignition switch, heater core, throttle cable, master cylinder
      - alpine detach-face CD w/ mp3 jack and new Boston 3.5" in the stock door locations, 6.5" Bostons in the rear hand-built door card pods (t w/ black vinyl; original rear cards will come w/ car, Soundstream 600/4 Rubicon powering it all
      - Mint black leather Recaro LS’s w/ wedge bracketry, MoMo Monte Carlo wheel
      - new hatch struts
      - new fuel level sensor and fuel tank
      - new Optima 34R battery

      The good:
      - SUPER reliable; starts on first crank. Mechanically, this car is pretty much brand new. It will treat it’s future owner well.
      - body is super straight - floor pans and rear rocker areas are "typical Cali" (I've tried to take pix providing an accurate representation of the car's condition. If there's another pic you want, let me know.)
      - windshield uncracked and clear
      - all locks still on single key (and the door handle areas appear to have never been pryed before amazingly enough)
      - electrical unmolested, but upgraded where necessary – treated all fusebox connections w/ DeOxit

      The bad:
      - the car has some surface rust, but for a CE extremely little. The paint needs to be buffed out at a minimum.
      - needs window seals

      Pictured eurobumpers, wheels, steering wheel (momo), upper strut bar front/rear are optional – we can knock the price and I can sell the other stuff on the side.

      Looking to get $5k – really hoping it goes to an enthusiast

      I will get current pictures of the car this weekend provided it doesn’t rain. But for the history of my ownsership, see here:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-Plate-Special

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      03-20-2012 07:33 PM #2
      A couple from Rocs in the Fog:




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      03-20-2012 07:33 PM #3
      Oh - I forgot the best part for Cali people: IT'S SMOG EXEMPT

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      03-20-2012 08:34 PM #4
      how is it smog exempt?

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      03-20-2012 08:39 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by aventari View Post
      how is it smog exempt?
      A little bit of formula "75". Pm me for details if u want.

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      03-20-2012 11:06 PM #6
      GL with the sale. It's a little out of my price range, and I have my own 75 formula to apply.
      Tobias

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      03-20-2012 11:32 PM #7
      Gorgeous car....

      I think I know how it will pass.....

      GLWS
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    8. 03-21-2012 12:09 AM #8
      That, is a beautiful rocco. Hope it goes to a good home!

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      03-21-2012 12:31 AM #9
      Blast me and my poor timing.

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      03-21-2012 07:47 AM #10
      Oh man.. beautiful car, original white paint, some period-correct goodies... I'm smitten

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      03-21-2012 11:45 AM #11
      Things I forgot to add in the ad:

      - relayed H4/H1 hellas
      - LOUD Hella Supertone horn (relayed)
      - GoKraut front cross member
      - MissingLinkz weighted short-shift kit
      - OE Swinging Vent windows
      - new Autotech shock therapy wires, new ignition coil


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      03-21-2012 03:46 PM #12
      Sorry that you're selling it buddy. I know you put a lot of work into this one. :thumb up:

      Good luck with the sale.

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      03-21-2012 05:12 PM #13
      Thanks, Jerome - it really does hit hard thinking of selling it.

      A few folks have made reference to the price. As I indicated above, I'd be willing to knock down the price by keeping the following:

      - $800 for the recaros (I have passable S1 recaros that match the back seat)
      - $700 for the eurobumps (I have the original CE US bumpers)
      - $700 for the Zenders (though I would need to source some rollers)

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      03-21-2012 09:48 PM #14
      Jeff, so sorry to hear about about the marriage and having to give up the CE. I'd be all over it if I didn't have mine already. I hope it goes to a deserving home. Folks, this is a great example of a rare Rocco. It is done right by someone who knows what they're doing.

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      03-21-2012 11:51 PM #15
      A bump for a buddy here. I have personally seen Jeff clean the CE badges with a toothbrush in front of Will's house. If that isn't a loving previous owner, what is?

      This car is clean, unique, interesting and rad. Wish I had the need for another Mk1, hell, I've got a big brick red 1890 to deal with.

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      03-22-2012 12:09 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by a1srus View Post
      Jeff, so sorry to hear about about the marriage and having to give up the CE. I'd be all over it if I didn't have mine already. I hope it goes to a deserving home. Folks, this is a great example of a rare Rocco. It is done right by someone who knows what they're doing.
      the same here, I recently bought a 78 and would buy this one if I had a place to store it.

      I saw this CE at Bonelli last November, it is worth the asking price

      GLWS
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      VWs are known around the world to be some of the most dependable and long lasting vehicles. The "unreliable VW" is an American myth.

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      03-23-2012 01:10 PM #17
      HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM- do I need another car?

      It would match my bad ass mk2 gti- ALPINE WHITE HAREM?
      Last edited by FromMarz; 03-23-2012 at 01:16 PM.

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      03-23-2012 10:14 PM #18
      Jeff,

      How quick of a sale you looking for and will you make ME a deal? Afterall, I'm in "the circle"...hahaha...


      Seriously.

      Might actually do my taxes do get this if the price is right. Lets talk.

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      03-24-2012 12:36 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by OLDSKOOLVWS View Post


      Seriously.
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      uh-oh...
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      03-24-2012 08:51 PM #20
      Wow! Great deal. Wish I was in the market.

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      03-24-2012 11:17 PM #21
      NOt sure what kinda deal you're looking for Pat. I've already got one tentative offer for asking and one for sure for a little less (to someone who's "in the circle" too). I know what it's worth and I'm already taking a bit of a loss to facilitate the sale. Get in where you fit in, I guess...

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      03-26-2012 12:13 AM #22
      For what he is asking this car is a venerable steal. If I had any sense ( or conversely no sense at all) I would be booking a flight to NorCal and bringing a check.

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      03-26-2012 01:56 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@VWvortex View Post
      For what he is asking this car is a _venerable_ steal. If I had any sense ( or conversely no sense at all) I would be booking a flight to NorCal and bringing a check.
      Paul, You don't mean "commanding respect or interest because of great age" do you? Don't you mean "veritable"(being truely or very much so)?

      Seriously, I got Jeff to send me his phone # but I've been afraid to contact. Have the $$ but I'm about two cars above my wife's boiling point .
      Classified forum rules require that you post a price. If you don't know what to ask, they suggest that you search past FS threads.

      So, when your item sells, please don't edit out your price and description when you mark it "SOLD". Rather, edit to show selling price.

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      03-26-2012 11:58 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by suburbangeorge View Post
      Paul, You don't mean "commanding respect or interest because of great age" do you? Don't you mean "veritable"(being truely or very much so)?

      Seriously, I got Jeff to send me his phone # but I've been afraid to contact. Have the $$ but I'm about two cars above my wife's boiling point .
      LOL, George - you at least should come look at first...it's not like you're that far away...

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      03-31-2012 10:19 PM #25
      BTTT before I sell to my local caretaker.

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      04-02-2012 11:37 AM #26
      Just looked through your build thread, very clean starting point and thorough build.

      How is this not sold?

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      04-02-2012 07:21 PM #27
      Now this looks to be a fantastic deal right here.

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      04-02-2012 09:17 PM #28
      Sell this thing before I have to buy it!

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      04-04-2012 02:54 AM #29

      Well G-fool, I'm glad to see what you've been up to since last I checked your build posts. FYI: This car was caked when I first saw it in Danville, I was out of my league when I thought I could restore this "gem". Randy was a good middle-man. I've picked up some tips from your thread for my next acquisition. If I could pull together 3.5Gs to grab this CE (minus the shoes, the buckets, and the euros),,,, Man. Best of luck, and I hope to see more progress on the sell. And, I hope you familial status doesn't go supernova. These machines are such a b!tch of a mistress.
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      04-04-2012 03:28 PM #30
      I'm still here and wanting. PM me or call, get my number from Alex...

      Need to organize my funds first though.

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      04-11-2012 12:49 PM #31
      TTT - Pat let me know when you get your funds squared away. (seems to be the theme with this thing...)

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      04-18-2012 12:06 PM #32
      bur-ump

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      04-19-2012 01:46 AM #33
      Jeff your pm box is full, when you get a chance PM me

      Oh and Beautiful car, BUMP!

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      04-19-2012 07:06 PM #34
      bump for you Jeff
      someday I would like to have a MK1.

      have you tried a 5ct diamond ring ?

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      04-19-2012 10:04 PM #35
      Sir, you got PM....uh-oh

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