If it returns, it was meant to be.
Hey there guys. My name's Bruce and I just picked up my Dad's old Scirocco. Its a bit of a cool story, because my Dad gave the car away to a friend of ours when I bought my 1998 Jetta in November 2008. We had the car for about 7 years and had too many vehicles in the driveway at the time. The dude we gave it away it to ended up selling it and from there we thought we'd never see it again. Turns out the guy that bought it sold it to a local dubber. My father bumped into the first guy that bought it and he told my dad about how the kid he sold it to needs a bill of sale signed so he can register it. So that was our lead.
We never really chased down the lead and just kinda let it go somewhat. Well last night I went to a local car meet in Waterford CT and I bumped into a kid I met a year ago going to Dubs on Defrost. We shot the sh*t for a bit and he brought up how he recently bought a 1986 Scirocco. Thinking it wasn't likely I asked him if he's been looking to get a bill of sale signed and he said yes. BAM! I just happened to cross paths with the current owner! On the spot I offered him what he paid for it, and as I'm typing this the car is sitting in my driveway. Already washed it for whats probably the first time since we gave it away 3 years ago.
So basically I guess this is my sort of history/build/picture documentation thread. It runs like dog sh*t right now because there's a few vacuum lines broken and plugged. Just this morning I ordered a vac line replacement kit and shifter rebuild. Hopefully it'll be running smooth and registered soon. In the meantime, enjoy some pics!
This is when we brought my German Shepherd puppy home from Massachusetts. Brought her in the Scirocco.
The day we gave it away. I took the alloys off to use on my mk3. Put some steelies back on that had ridiculous profile tires on them.
The Rocco wheels on my mk3. I can never remember the name of these wheels.
Some p-slots I had powder coated a while back. I'll be putting them on the Scirocco for a while until I get the BBS RM's I have put together.
This was on Halloween 2005. My dad's friend called him about a deer he just hit with his truck. So my dad scooped it up. Scroll fast if you're squeemish.
And here it is when I was picking it up.
Back home. My mk4 daily in the background.
Starting the wash.
It'll be slow progress because I also have a 1969 Mustang convertible that I'm working on getting on the road. I'm just gonna get this driveable first and registered with classic car plates. On that sweet cheap insurance. Anyone have any input on the wheels? They have "WSM" or something stamped on them. The center caps are in the trunk. Anywho, I'm looking forward to a long journey with this car.