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    Buying advice needed VW Scirocco Mk1

    Hi everyone, first post here. I'm considering a VW Scirocco that is quite local to me, although I don't know if it is really worth going for or not. It is an 89 model 1.6 GT. It is in pretty good physical order, no rust problems and interior too is nice and tidy. Only cause for concern really is that the car has racked up 124k mls in its years. I've not been to have a look yet so before I do I just want to know if I am wasting time even bothering, for some cars that kind of mileage is about it's lifes worth. MOT history shows that it was off the road between 2006-2017 so laid up for around 10 years in its life but it looks in good shape for its mileage and age.

    If I do go and take a look, is there anything in particular that I should take a careful look over? I'm pretty new to these cars having never owned one.

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    An 89 is a Scirocco 2, the mechanical condition of any Sky Rocket is inconsequential, what matters is the body and trim as both cost enormous sums to put right and many parts are impossible to find. I am currently building one for a customer with the shell undergoing full restoration by our friends at and we are doing the 2 litre engine build, running gear and power steering conversion.
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