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    Thread: 1993 VW Corrado VR6 (Dark Burgundy Pearl Effect)

    1. 04-19-2012 03:22 PM #1
      After a very pleasurable 9 years of ownership I've decided to sell my beloved Corrado. A few of you (Dennis & Mithril) might still be around that have seen the car and can attest to it's condition. The first owner purchased the car new from Norden VW, was quite meticulous and I have all the records from him to prove it, including the original sale paperwork.

      I am the second owner and have put under 30,000kms on the car in the nine years that I have owned it (the car now has 112,000miles). The reason why? It's NEVER seen the winter during my ownership and even in the summers it sees limited duty. She was Miss January in the 2007 CCC Calendar and still looks just as good. It's was involved in a minor front end collision in 2001 which is fully documented in the service records. I've had the front end fully apart and have never seen any sort of indication that there was any damage leftover anywhere. It has never been smoked in and never been eaten or drank in, yes, I'm that anal. I have all the paperwork that I've collected over the years as well as a slew of spare parts (see list below).

      I haven't spared any expense with the repair that I have done. I have replaced every single suspension component on this car and the car now handles literally like it's on rails. I have also replaced the entire cooling system and even on the hottest days it stays pegged at 90 degrees. The engine internals have remained completely stock with the addition of a few rare stock 2.9L pieces source from Europe. While I was replacing the cooling system I also went through the entire engine bay and re-wrapped all the electrical harnessing in new friction tape.

      The list below is fairly exhaustive but I may have missed a few things here and there. If I notice something I will update this thread.

      Here's a list of what major things were replaced under the previous owner, I've skipped the small stuff for brevity's sake:

      -Ignition switch
      -Both window regulators
      -ABS Control Unit and Harness
      -Front Wheel Speed Sensor
      -Radiator Fan Recall (TJ17)
      -Clutch Slave & Master Cylinders
      -Oil Cooler Seals
      -Crankshaft Oil Seal (Flywheel side)
      -Coil Pack
      -EGR Valve
      -Head Gasket
      -Timing Chain Guides and Tensioners
      -Blower Motor

      Here's a list of things that I have replaced/added, all of them have less that 10,000km on them:

      -SuperSprint exhaust with Center Muffler Removed
      -Turn2 Cold Air Intake
      -GIAC Chip
      -Ceramic Coating on Lower Intake Manifold
      -Ultra Rare Inscribed Polished 2.9L Upper Intake
      -2.9L Throttle Body
      -Spark Plugs and Wires
      -Re-Wrapped Electrical Wiring
      -VF Engineering Front Engine Mount
      -VF Engineering Rear Engine Mount
      -VF Engineering Transmission Mount
      -EuroWires Grounding Kit
      -Relayed Headlight Harness
      -Gruven Auto Hood Cable Release Clip

      Cooling System
      -Sparco Hoses (Black)
      -Heater Core
      -Expansion Tank
      -Aluminum Crack Pipe and Radiator Elbow
      -Thermostat Housing and all Switches/Sensors
      -Water Pump
      -Radiator Fan Switch

      -New Ball Joints, Tie Rods and Wheels Bearings
      -New Strut mounts and Control Arms
      -Audi TT Control Arm Bushings
      -Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers
      -Turn2 Quick Release Rear Upper Strut Bar
      -Autotech Lower Swaybar
      -Autotech Front Upper Stress Bar
      -Autotech Front Lower Stress Bar
      -Autotech Front Sway Bar
      -SS Brake Lines

      -Ultra Rare Blacker Leather Power Recaro Seat
      -Clarion CD/MP3 Headunit
      -Infinity Speakers (Doors and Dash)
      -Dennis' Short Shifter Kit
      -Black Leather Shift Boot
      -Momo **** Knob (Still have the original)
      -Green LEDs converted to Red
      -Overall the interior is in great shape, there are no rips or sear spots in the seats, all the switches function and even the radio reception is good.

      -Audi A6 Door Handles
      -Removed Side Moulding
      -Aspherical Side View Mirrors
      -Clear Side Markers
      -Euro VR6 Headlights with Functioning Leveling Motors
      -17x7.5 BBS RWII Wheels (original 15" 5 spokes included)
      -Scirocco Mono Wiper (original linkage included)
      -Euro Chin Spoiler
      -De-badged front grill (stock grill included)
      -Stubby Antenna
      -The paint is in incredible condition as the car was resprayed when the A6 handles were put in. Bumpers, doors, fenders and hood were all removed from the car to get painted.

      Spare Parts
      -Bentley Manual printed on heavy stock paper in two 3 ring binders (one for electrical diagrams one for the tear-down procedures)
      -Euro headlight housing and Reflector
      -Stock Intake Manifold and Throttle Body
      -Stock Air Intake
      -Stock 15" Wheels
      -2 Spare Quarter Windows
      -2 Spare Door Windows
      -Spare Trunk Carpet
      -Other Misc Pieces

      The Bad
      -AC Needs a Recharge (I discharged it while replacing the cooling system and haven't recharged it)
      -The stitching on top of rear seats is coming apart.

      The Price
      The car is located in Edmonton, Alberta and I am asking $8,000 for it. Please don't low ball me with unreasonable offers.

      Now for the pics. If you want any pics of any specific area please let me know. And as always let me know if have any questions.

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      04-22-2012 02:04 PM #2
      I can't remember, are those seats heated? Can you post engine bay pics and any others you may have?


    3. 04-22-2012 06:54 PM #3
      Yes, the seats are heated and they both work. However the car is now pending sale.

    4. 04-24-2012 04:13 PM #4
      Sale fell through, the car is available again.

      As requested, I will post some engine bay pics within the next couple days.

    5. 04-26-2012 09:52 AM #5
      lookin for any trades?

    6. 04-26-2012 12:00 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Edword View Post
      lookin for any trades?
      I would but I doubt you have a 993 911 C4S you're looking to get rid of.

    7. Member McDubber's Avatar
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      bagged vr, smurf mk1
      04-26-2012 10:28 PM #7
      interested in a mk4 trade?

    8. 04-26-2012 10:41 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by McDubber View Post
      interested in a mk4 trade?
      No, sorry not looking for a MK4.

    9. 05-01-2012 03:40 PM #11
      Must applaud the owner here on making some excellent decisions on modifications to this car. Not sure if anyone has done this, but how difficult would it be to bring this car to California? I live in San Francisco.

      I'm guessing this is $8000CAD?

    10. 05-01-2012 09:25 PM #12
      I'm not sure how it works for importing into the US but up here we can import cars that are 15 years or older without any restrictions. Not sure if you guys have the same rule or not.

      The currencies are so close right now that it doesnt really matter if it's USD or CDN.

    11. Member cata's Avatar
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      Canada eh
      05-02-2012 03:13 PM #13
      Dammit! Where was this car 2 yrs ago? I bought a minty bone stock one for almost the same price. Now I'm sinking all this money into it and it won't be all that much further from where this is right now

      She's a beaut, 8k is already lowaballing

    12. 05-03-2012 01:48 PM #14
      She was sleeping in my garage most likely lol. Only reason I'm selling it because I don't have room for 3 cars in my garage and the new car is going to be just as much of a garage queen as this one was.

    13. 05-04-2012 12:05 AM #15
      Here are some additional pics of the interior and the engine bay.

    14. 05-16-2012 06:22 PM #17
      do you still have the original grill with the chrome badge?

    15. 05-16-2012 06:24 PM #18
      i'm in regina and am ready for a corrado. glad to see there are a few in canada. i am about to join the corrado world as soon as i pick one, however, i am very thorough. is there any thing else on the bad side of things with this car. i am very interested. less hassle buying in canada but there are sooooooooo few to choose from

    16. 05-16-2012 06:28 PM #19
      to choose from in canada. never mind about the original grill. i re-read your list and saw it in there.

    17. 05-22-2012 11:16 AM #21
      bump.. I remember drooling over this car... wish it was in the states I'd be all over it!

    18. 06-03-2012 12:54 PM #23
      I'm interested in purchasing.

      I think theres some more information with regards to the condition, replacement of parts, collision history, repaint and general condition of the vehicle that I would like to get.

      Please email me at origin_mehr@yahoo.ca if you haven't sold yet.


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