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
Scirocco tailgate spoilers
Three different tailgate spoilers have been used on the MK2 Scirocco. Here are some photos to help distinguish them from each other.
The Scirocco Cheetah was a special one-off hand assembled show car that was built in 1983 for the 1984 Geneva Motorshow. After being displayed, it became the personal car of Mrs. Karmann.
The body was painted in a white Pearl effect as were the Kamei X1 bodykit, mirrors and bumpers. Because it was a show vehicle, it naturally came highly specified with steel sunroof, electric windows and exterior mirrors. A four speaker system audio system came with an electric aerial and fader switch in the centre console. Other features were A/C, power steering, auto transmission and tinted glass.
The full leather interior was of a deep red colour. The steering wheel was also black leather trimmed. Even the sun visors had a leather/velour covering.
The Scirocco Cheetah is unique in that it has the later twin wiper body style with steel sliding sunroof yet retained the old boot floor with the full size spare carrier and small › Continue reading
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The 1988 Scirocco Slegato. A mere 127 were produced and they were only available in Canada. They are basically an 8v injection Scala with North American spec headlights and large bumpers. The 14″ Avus alloy wheels (sometimes called “Snow Flakes” in North America) and the body kit are colour coded to the body in either Paprika red(LK3A) or Helios blue(LA5Y). › Continue reading
The Scirocco Wolfsburg Edition of 1983-1985. A special U.S. model, available in Mars red, Black metallic or Zermatt silver. It had the 1.8 litre 8v injection engine producing 90 bhp. This was a non body kit model, nor did it did have colour coded U.S. spec bumpers and mirrors. The leather interior was standard.
The special edition ‘Scirocco Tropic’ was available in 1986. Sales code S712.
It came in a choice of two unique metallic colours. Madison turquoise (LK6T) or Kiwi brown (LP6V). Avus wheels, body kit and mirrors were colour coded to the body, but not the bumpers. It had a wild two tone interior of olive and turquoise.
The Scirocco White Cat of 1985 was somewhere between a GT and a Scala. It came in Alpine white (L90E) with colour coded body kit, bumpers and mirrors. The wheels were standard GT steel rims but painted Alpine white instead is silver. The tailgate spoiler is the smaller early type.
VW built a prototype Mk2 Scirocco with a removable T-roof. The Scirocco TR, as it was called, never went into production and this sole example of the model now resides in the VW museum in Wolfsburg.
The single wiper gives the Scirocco TR away as an early model. The car is painted in a gold metallic pearl effect colour.
Note the TR logo on the B-pillar.
On the tailgate, the Scirocco TR is badged as a GLI. It has the 1.6 litre injection engine producing 110 bhp.
Detail of the T-roof and roll bar.
Unlike on production Sciroccos, it appears that the windscreen is bonded to the body work. I assume this is to add rigidity.
The two removable sections can clearly be seen in this shot. Note also that the rain gutter is different to production Sciroccos.
Special seat trim for the Scirocco TR seats.
Rare photos of the TR with the roof removed. As this car was a design study, the wheels were painted silver on one side of the car and body colour on the other to assess which looked best. It’s a big win for silver in my view.
Internal views of the T-roof removed and in place.
Many thanks to ‘Rocco-GT2′ and ‘Tempest’ for help with this page.
Research and material courtesy of Dr.Dub
The Scirocco CL was the entry level model of the Mk2 range upon it’s introduction. It was of course a non-bodykit model with the small tailgate spoiler. There was no black covering on the B-pillar nor a model designation badge. 13″ steel wheels were standard.
The first CL came without side moldings but later models had the same moldings as the GL and GTL. The exterior mirrors did not have the internal adjusters and all windows used un-tinted glass.
CL engine options for mainland Europe were the 1.3 (60bhp), 1.5 (70bhp) and 1.6 (85bhp). For the UK the CL had the 1.5 from ’81>’83 and then the 1.6 until it was replaced by the GT in ’85. The CL had a 4 speed gearbox apart from the 1.6 which had a 4+E that was combined with a consumption indicator on the dash.
The CL had single headlights with blanking grills replacing the inner lamps. Like all early Mk2s, it had a single wiper. The ’83> CL had dual wipers.
The CL had the small rear spoiler with no black trim around the tailgate glass.
The CL had ‘comfort’ seats covered with diagonal stripe cloth. This colour is gazelle.
A later twin wiper CL with non-standard BBS alloy wheels.
Research and material courtesy of Dr. Dub