Used Car of the Day: 1976 Volkswagen Scirocco Track Car

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Want to go racing for relatively cheap? This very much NOT street-legal 1976 Volkswagen Scirocco racecar could be your ticket to weekend fun.

For $5,750, it's all yours. You get a recently rebuilt engine, BBS rims, and brand-new racing tires, according to the seller.

You will literally need to bring a trailer for this car -- it has no title and cannot legally be driven on the street.

Check it out here.

[Images: The Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Jan 17, 2023

    The ad says 210psi on each cylinder - divided by 14.7psi (1 bar), that's 14.3:1 compression. That would be crazy - no pump gas there.

  • Tagbert Tagbert on Jan 18, 2023

    I had a ‘75 Scirocco that I got in ‘77. It was tons of fun and very practical for my needs. It did have a tendency for things to fall off of the engine, though like the EGR valve and the air conditioner.

  • CKNSLS Sierra SLT Let me get this straight-It's OK for GM to make cars in China and ship them here-under a Buick name. But for the Chinese to directly do it is not OK.If the Big 3 had not a deserted sedans/low end of the market they wouldn't have anything to worry about.Yea...makes perfect sense.
  • Analoggrotto This must look great in your Tellurides
  • Dukeisduke Meanwhile in the EU, they're inviting Chinese manufacturers to build assembly plants there, especially in Italy. FIAT cut back production in Italy from one million vehicles a year, to 750,000, so the Italian government wants the Chinese plants for the jobs they'll create. They've contacted BYD about building a plant, but so far, BYD has only committed to building a plant in Hungary. A second plant in the EU will depend on demand for vehicles.
  • Dukeisduke Huh, that photo looks like a coupe.I wonder how many of the of the original Tesla Roadsters are still on the road? I haven't seen one in years.
  • Dukeisduke L. S. Swap. Do it.