1995 VW Corrado

VR6

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1995
  • Mileage 
    67 383 km / 41 870 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    WVWEF8501SK003671
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Sunroof
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    MU1338
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    178 BHP / 181 PS / 133 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A special car in the hearts of all who love German automobiles and the hot hatch movement of the 90's. The Corrado was introduced in 1990, the successor to the ever loved Scirroco it represented a new step in front wheel drive performance and sophistication. The initial G60 which was produced for 1990-91 featured a 1.8L SOHC 4 cylinder engine boosted by a G-Lader supercharger. It made a healthy but problematic 158hp and similar torque. During this time the platform of the A2 body Corrado was testing a new engine. A big engine with the dimensions of a 4 cyl. One with an abundance of torque and horsepower to make the Corrado the legendary Sport Coupe of the time. In 1992 they introduced the first Corrado featuring a unique 15 degree 2.8 litre V6 engine sharing one cylinder head making it both an inline and V engine. The compact VR6 produced a sultry 178hp and 177 ft-lb of torque. It was smooth and performance figures rivaled BMW's E36 3 series in a big way. 0-60mph came in just 6.7 sec. The 1/4 mile in 15.0 sec and a top speed of just under 140mph. It Featured more of everything else as well. The suspension was revised to cope with the bigger engine and additional performance. Brakes were enlarged as well with 5 slug hubs and 15" Speedline wheels. VW didn't stop there either. The Corrado featured active aerodynamics with a speed sensitive rear wing to improve downforce. The Interior was also further refined with higher quality materials and patterns, performance oriented red needle gauges and optional low hugging Recaro seats. The result was a car most called the best front wheel drive car ever produced. The competition was given a new bar. It made way for other manufacturers to start pushing the envelope of front wheel drive. Better, faster, safer and more luxurious. The original Herbert Schafer design and Karmann built Corrado also changed slightly with the VR6. It featured additional styling cues with a bolder front Grille, bulging front hood, clear front foglight and corner markings and badging to represent the upgrades.

The example we have here originated from Pickering Volkswagen with a late delivery date March 14th, 1996. It's finished in LC5M Moonlight Blue Metallic on highly desirable Black Recaro interior. The original owner sold it to the second owner in 1998 who owned it until now. A glorious 17 year ownership comes with documents to prove the 67,000km this car has covered. One of very few car to make through the Mk2 conversion frenzy which left many Corrado's stolen or salvage and the last year of production this may be one of the finest left worldwide. Recent conditioning of the vehicle includes new tires, H&R Springs, oil and filter service and refinish of the front clip and rear bumper cover. A truly astounding and unmolested example of the most legendary front driver the world has ever known!

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