To silence the doubters -the Corrado was very likely to be the Mk3 Scirocco, so should the new model actually be labelled the mk4?
(note that badge on the rear end!)
In 1977, two design studies were built as possible replacements for the Mk1 Scirocco. Both were again to be based on the Mk1 Golf.
The first of the mock ups was constructed almost entirely from wood. The side window styling differed on the right and left side of the car to give two styling options in one project. This saves from having to build a second expensive mock up.
The left side window styling is reminiscent of an Audi coupe. Note the lack of a quarter light on the door.
The right side windows are more in keeping with the Mk1 Scirocco. The rear side window is extended giving a Brasilian Gol Mk1 appearance.
Detailed view of the differing C-pillar styling.
The second design was by none other than Giugiaro himself. The design was too similar to the original Scirocco, so could not be used. Both vehicles now reside in the Karmann museum in Osnabrück.
Research and material courtesy of Dr.Dub
Many thanks to ’81 gti’ for this Scirocco SL advert.
Courtesy of Dr.Dub
Safer Motoring July 1981
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