Used Car of the Day: 1976 Volkswagen Scirocco Track Car

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1976 volkswagen scirocco track car

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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  • 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.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy can't solve all the issues raised here tonight, but this does remind me that I have some very excellent strawberry jam direct from Paris in the fridge.
  • ToolGuy Cool.(ToolGuy supports technology advancement, as well as third-person references)
  • MaintenanceCosts Oddly enough, I bought a metal-roof convertible for a bit less than $20k last year. But it's not on your list; it's an E93 335i, manual, Sport package. Really really nice car to drive, and (while it's been a short time) it's been flawless so far.
  • FreedMike IS350 all the way. The Benz and the BMW are going to be money pits.
  • Zipper69 Make the cat an integral part of the underbody, that the exhaust system leads into and out of, keeping it away from the Sawzall.
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