Scirocco S (USA model)
In 1980, the Scirocco S was introduced into the American VW range. Mechanically identical to the 1588cc fuel injected standard American spec Scirocco, the S was basically a ‘cosmetic’ special edition. A 5-speed gearbox was optional. › Continue reading
Following on from the Formula V racing series, Volkswagen introduced the one-make Junior Cup series for the 1976 season. In it’s inaugural year of running, 50 specially commissioned Sciroccos were raced using the new for ’76 fuel injected engine.
The Scirocco SL of 1981 was a special edition run-out model of the Mk1 Scirocco. It was offered in 1.3 litre 60 bhp or 1.6 litre 85 bhp versions. Only Diamond silver and Alpine white paint finishes were offered.
The SL had full length body striping along with a red trimmed grill, VW roundel and tailgate badges. Another period touch were the tyres that had the lettering highlighted in white. Special ‘SL’ logos in an extended serif font were located on the rear quarter panel stripes and below the tailgate lock.
The SL was another special edition Scirocco that was not available here in the UK.
First edition Storm. Released in August 1979. This car is finished in Silbergrun (Silver green) metallic, paint code L99N. Power came from the 110 bhp 1.6i engine of the GLI, code EG. Other than the deep Zender spoiler (part No. 531 800 707 B) fitted to the front and the unique colours, there was little externally to distinguish the Storm from other Sciroccos of the era. That said, it was such a good looking car in the first place, why ruin it?
The 78 Scirocco Champagne and very similar “Sidewinder II” special editions offered to the US on November 11th 1977 were sport packages similar to the “Storm” (UK) or 80 “S” versions but did not use the “S” in the name nor did they have the displacement of the other sport Sciroccos. The Sidewinder II special edition and 78 Champagne followed 1975′s little known › Continue reading