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Just joined long time lurker
Grown up kid who used to sail with parents

Trying to trade 15,000$ 200mph+ plus 1978 scirocco turbo
drag racing classic Vw
For a live aboard cruiser and bug out
6montbs of nonstop work to his hot rod
Plus 30 years of documented work by a famous tuning company

36 year old hot rod , Turbo alone cost 2100$
Pink slip in hand from 1985 has only had 2 owners
Me and a former racer

The hardware:
2.0 twin cam 16v 87 head + newer 97 2,0 block
Kevlar 1.8t timing belt
With new headgasket, and arp headstuds
8:1 compression
T77 turbo can make 1000 whp if wanted
I have new turbines in bubble wrap to make 1300hp
1990 corrado transmission
1990 corrado computer and stage 5 chip for thunderbird turbo injectors
Cable shift conversion
800 hp intercooler
All 2.5& 2.75 " intercooler tubing
Copper oil lines for turbo feed and return
Zinc plated oil pan and motor mounts
Firewall modified for hydraulic clutch transmission
Hybrid motor mount brackets to use the newer trans
Is installed
Vr6 clutch, tdi flywheel
Welded lowbroe 500 hp axles
Trans has stock LSD shifts great
All engine parts polished or painted
All sway bars, strut bars and etc installed
Poly mounts bushings and pieces
Brembo brake rotors slotted and drilled
All wheel disc brakes
No cracks in any glass
NHRA roll cage installed front to rear
Sparco seat

The car: 1978 scirocco blue and yellow
With flames hand painted and hand made louvers in hood
3000$ paint job
2000$ cage
Aftermarket fuel cell same capacity as stock
500 hp walbro fuel pump
Billet aluminum fuel rail
3.5 bar fpr
Tial bov
50mm stainless wastegate
On and on
Sick show quality drive to drag strip and waste the big block v8s
Stock na ran 11s turboed 9's capable of more

Road racing car converted to cruiser/bruiser
All glass windows installed and entire wiring harness from 79
Donor mostly new rubber seals new windshield etc

Originally featured in magazines from 78-85

Went on the classifieds & found it confusing
Did not see a way to start a thread there
On this seperate forum there is a new post icon on top left
But in classifieds I saw nothing

Will move this to trade forum later

Willing to travel to pick up boat
Car is in northwest and must be picked up
 

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what's the blue book on a 78 VW? LOL
this is my ride $8K restored around 2005 .. new paint is shot now (no garage)



4 years took first place at Carlise!


Cars and boats.. zero return on $ lots of :) along the way
 

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Yes I'm serious
Won't let me post pics because post count is too low

And dude put your baby fiero away before it burns down

1978 scirocco 10,000 $blue book bone stock and increasing 1-3k a year
36 year old classic retro racer
Now add 15,000 over 30 years plus another 3k in parts
Plus 32,000 $ in labor at a conservative 15$ an hour
For my own time

And that's what this is worth to me
I'm willing to trade for a boat 5-20,000 depending on boat

my build thread is documented step by step

Fiero is nothing compared to what
I have built,
A super car killer
It weighs less than a fiero and has more power

Your rich friends have a veyron? Zr1? 968 Porsche?

Wave at them when you out accelerate them
Car weighs nothing more power to weight than any muscle car
V8 big blocks take 10 gs to make an 11 second quarter
Old engine made 9.95 not sure what it will make in the quarter probably
Faster

The hybrid engine I built you can only buy in Europe
I've built a monster no doubt about it

I need to make ten posts so I can share links on here so brb
(F%%%king new account restrictions
 

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You would be far better off selling the car outright then purchasing the boat you want but I bet the owner of the Helens walkabout would trade in a heartbeat he's in Hawaii right now but will be back on the mainland soon and Denise the fiero looks good and the best is its paid for and you have the boat
 

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On the Thule roof rack included

Still some space in the back above the
Custom aluminum enclosure for the fuel cell
And you could put stuff on the roll cage too ;)
Really though
I'm looking for someone
Who will trade my fast for your slow
 

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OK, I'll bite and be the first one to say it... without any offense or malice intended...

I've never understood "tuners." As a person who's been into cars most of my life, and currently own a personally restored 560SL and a renovated (meaning drives great but I don't do body work) 1982 Rabbit convertible, and a person with a great appreciation for all things Volkswagen (learned how to drive on a '69 Bus, and grew up with Beetles and a Squareback)... why, oh, WHY, would you take a 'rocco and turn into something that is NOT a 'rocco?!?!? OK, so you like your car the way it is, and take a great deal of pride in all the things you've changed about it... but it's no longer a 'rocco!

In any case, to echo others... if you don't want your car any more, sell it. Elsewhere. Take the money you get (which will be about 1/4 of what you spent... or less... just like boats if you tweak them with the "best" money can buy) and buy the boat you want. Are you sure you want a sailboat in the first place? Your attitude towards cars (not a judgement.. just an observation) would seem to lent itself more towards the cigarette boat crowd.

OK... none of my business. Just thought the whole thread was kind of strange.

Good luck. Hope you sell your car for a real high price, and find the boat of your dreams!

Best to you,

Barry
 

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Usually when someone apologizes first you know they are saying something dumb and you sir are no exception

And this car has a lot of history and famous companies involved in building it
They made this a race car for drag racing in Orange County then stepped up
To get it ready for bonneville salt flats
The paint is 36 years old from those racing days and still great condition
The cage is NHRA certified and perfect condition

This car was bought new and turned into a race car for the son of the owner of EMPI and he did it himself with others
His father died and he inherited the company
His water cooled aftermarket parts business was built around this car
Which ended up staying in their warehouse dry from
Rain for 25 years

Regardless of what you say it's still a scirocco it's just not the baby 74 horse one they released in America because they don't trust you to speed with it

And FYI all parts are Volkswagen parts except the turbo ones
Or the ones I built myself

You say it's not a scirocco
I say it's one of, if not the fastest ever built
With a turbo from another of the fastest sciroccos on the east coast

I have restored and owned 5 sciroccos and 4 cabriolets
A 931 Porsche, a 956, several bugs but you know what
Your opinion doesn't mean crap when you don't know the history of this car
If I don't trade it I will continue building it

And I have the magazines it featured in 30 years ago with the first
Callaway turbo systems, it has also had a oettinger engine at one point

Learn about what your putting down, it's not that I don't want this anymore
It's that I want to get back to cruising
Who are you to judge my intentions
Or tell me what I should do

If racing cars professionally or amateur
And building a car from the ground up makes it nothing
You need a lobotomy

This is a purpose built car
Not your grannies Datsun

So go bite elsewhere troll
I've been scraping barnacles since before you were born

OK, I'll bite and be the first one to say it... without any offense or malice intended...

I've never understood "tuners." As a person who's been into cars most of my life, and currently own a personally restored 560SL and a renovated (meaning drives great but I don't do body work) 1982 Rabbit convertible, and a person with a great appreciation for all things Volkswagen (learned how to drive on a '69 Bus, and grew up with Beetles and a Squareback)... why, oh, WHY, would you take a 'rocco and turn into something that is NOT a 'rocco?!?!? OK, so you like your car the way it is, and take a great deal of pride in all the things you've changed about it... but it's no longer a 'rocco!

In any case, to echo others... if you don't want your car any more, sell it. Elsewhere. Take the money you get (which will be about 1/4 of what you spent... or less... just like boats if you tweak them with the "best" money can buy) and buy the boat you want. Are you sure you want a sailboat in the first place? Your attitude towards cars (not a judgement.. just an observation) would seem to lent itself more towards the cigarette boat crowd.

OK... none of my business. Just thought the whole thread was kind of strange.

Good luck. Hope you sell your car for a real high price, and find the boat of your dreams!

Best to you,

Barry
 

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And yes this is a strange thread
It takes a crazy mechanic to put
together a car that can go over 200mph
And still be in one piece consistently
And this is the second ground up
Build it's gone through so everything is fresh right now
And I offer that to whoever is interested in trading
Before I race it and put miles on it

The beer can your drinking fits inside my turbo,
I could sell that for 2 grand and buy a crappy cal25
But I'm willing to set my limits a tad higher for a
Car with a wicked engine that could be tossed into any 74-2004 vw
 

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Usually when someone apologizes first you know they are saying something dumb and you sir are no exception

Who are you to judge my intentions
Or tell me what I should do

If racing cars professionally or amateur
And building a car from the ground up makes it nothing
You need a lobotomy

This is a purpose built car
Not your grannies Datsun

So go bite elsewhere troll
I've been scraping barnacles since before you were born
Well, I guess I have three choices now. I could answer with the same amount of hostility you did, I could completely ignore this and your future posts, or I can make an attempt at making things better for both of us. I'll go with the latter and hope for the best.

Something you read INTO my first post on your thread bothered you, obviously, but if you read the post again you'll see that whatever it was doesn't exist.

I didn't apologize for anything, only prefaced it with the fact that I did NOT intend judgement, malice, or anything... I have no problem with folks doing things they enjoy. NONE. I did that because I've been on this planet long enough to know that some folks don't take kindly to other's opinions, and I realize that it's only my opinion. NO issues there. I was NOT telling you what you should and shouldn't do, although I did advise you that you'd probably do better selling your car outright than trying to trade it here.

I never said your car was nothing; I said it wasn't a Scirocco. I still stand by that, but perhaps a clarification is in order. To me, a Scirocco (or any other car) is a car designed and built by a manufacturer. Once many, many significant changes are made, i.e., the engine replaced, the transmission changed, the suspension replaced, the braking system replaced, yada yada, about the only thing that remains from the factory is the frame and the body, and even those have probably been modified. It is no longer the car that the manufacturer made. Can you still register it as a Scirocco? Sure.. the VIN number is still the same. Is it still the car Volkswagen intended it to be? No. That's all. It's not a value judgement of any kind, just an observation of fact. I wrote that I don't understand "tuners," and I don't. That doesn't mean that what they do doesn't have validity or take skill, it just means that my appreciation and desires in automobiles differs from theirs. That's all. So, I'll pass on the lobotomy. Some days, one HAS seemed like a good option, however.. :)

My grandmother drove an Edsel, then a Ford Galaxy 500 before she passed many years ago. I drove a Datsun B210, when they were MAKING Datsun B210's... which brings me to my next point...

You scraping barnacles before I was born is highly unlikely, but I guess possible if you're in your mid 70s or older. If that's the case, congratulations and I think it's great you want to get back into sailing.

I guess I'll leave the troll thing alone. It's just a name.. I can take it.

As a said, and as I MEANT it the first time, you have my best wishes, and I do hope you have good luck selling your car and finding a great boat.

Barry
 

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Volks,

You are floating on thin water. First, the trade was not removed because we really have no rules against it, only outright selling stuff. Which you cannot do because you have not been here a year and you don't have 50 posts.

Second, joining a forum because you want to get rid of something that has nothing whatsoever to do with the forum and then insulting the members, "dude," is not cool.

I suggest that you take your car to CraigsList or whatever local for sale outlet that you have as you'll more than likely have better luck there anyway.
 
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