Wednesday, 21 November 2012

'75 Scirocco

It seems almost unbelievable that the Volkswagen Scirocco can be getting on for forty years old, doesn't it? The shape has aged so well, it seems more youngtimer than fully-fledged classic; indeed, when I was growing up in the nineties, mkII Sciroccos were everywhere. I even had one myself at one point, an '88 Scala. But this is where we find ourselves: it's almost 2013, and the mkI Scirocco was launched way back in 1974. Incredible.

I guess it speaks volumes about the advanced design of the car to begin with. The Scirocco we see here, a 1975 example, looks much fresher than its thirty-seven years, doesn't it? Of course, that's in part down to its beautiful condition - from the impressive straightness of the panels and gaps to the clean, standard engine bay and sublime tartan seats, it looks perky, dependable and... well... not 37 years old. The Ronal split-rims are a wonderful period choice, while a gentle reduction in ride-height brings the Scirocco down to a more 21st-century level. On the whole, though, it's a fantastic blend of standard, period charm and the glory of years that are wearing well.
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