We featured a Corrado not too long ago, but we would be remiss not to share this example which we'd guess is one of the lowest mileage examples in existence. The dealer seems to have a cache of Corrado’s but this one stands out with it’s 500-miles-per-year duty cycle.
Corrado's were one of the first of "our generation" cars that we were really interested in so it holds a special place in our hearts. A stand-out-from-the-crowd shape, a supercharger, and a speed activated wing all in a car that we could crawl around in at the dealer while our family Quantum was in for service. There were lots of other cars at that time that got our pre-driver's license hearts beating, but this was the first that seemed obtainable.
The VR6 was always the dream motor, but it wasn't available (in any VW, we believe?) until 1991 so this 8V supercharged 4 was plenty exotic and offered 160HP which would have bested or equaled the pricier 944's in the next showroom over. The Corrado with its ABS would have compared nicely to the 944 in terms of braking as well,
The leather interior is a great upgrade and obviously looks to be in ridiculously good shape in this one owner vehicle. It's almost enough to make you forget about the automatic seat belts. An untouched stereo is a minor thing but really helps to maintain the vibe of the early 90's inside. Heated seats are an interesting touch and something that we wouldn't have thought of as being in sporty VW's until much later.
The paint on this low mileage Corrado photographs beautifully. We'd have to look at the codes, but the seller claims it is "Satin Silver Metallic" which we don't think would have been available on a 1990 Corrado. Wheels look to be clean as well wearing new Michelins.
Like we said, we love Corrado's and having a chance to buy an essentially showroom new example is tempting. One concern is what maintenance needs to be performed just due to this car’s low usage. Maybe none, but we’d we’d have to check out service schedules on the G60 motor setup.
Our only other concern is whether this falls into too nice to drive category. Do you want to be the guy who scratches up one of the finest Corrado's in existence? Actually, we wouldn't mind being that guy.
Find this Corrado on eBay with reserve not met and bidding at $12,000. It's listed on the dealer site with a price of $19,995 for some reference for likely reserve.
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