1991 Corrado G60 now lower price and in LA $2500
1991 Corrado G60, stock engine, stock super-charger, 115k miles, 5 speed manual - Midnight Blue pearl, 17" wheels - car is now in Burbank, CA $2500
As I said previously, I'd prefer to sell this car to VW enthusiasts or at least people that have done their research and are familiar with what to expect with these cars. Plus anyone who is mechanically inclined knows they'll won't be dumping $$ for unexpected repairs at random non-european car specialists or dealerships. I've been getting tons of offers from random kids on craigslist, but again these are people that know nothing about the Corrado and are expecting them to be worry-free daily drivers and get confused when I tell them the super chargers need to be rebuilt in the near future. This Corrado isn't perfect but it runs strong and doesn't have any seriously major mechanical problems most 20+ year old cars do. It needs some love, mostly with a fresh paint job though. So here's the report card below, i've dropped the price from $2800 to $2500 which i think is fair in consideration of a few repairs that it may need in the near future.
Also i want to mention this car has been garaged for a few years and most recently has been brought back to life. This includes smog, which you know is a bitch in California.
Lets start with the GOOD:
* IT RUNS!! - No problems with the 1.8 engine, recent tune up, no visible leaks, engine was steam cleaned
-fresh oil (synthetic) and filter a few weeks back
-fresh air filter
-new fuel filter
-new fuel pump
-new fuel pump gasket
-alternator was replaced a few years ago
*BBM solid engine mount (this does add some vibration however)
-G-ladder stock supercharger still intact (however I would strongly recommend getting it rebuilt unless you plan to replace it with an alternative charger) - this charger probably has about 30,000 miles less than the rest of the car as it was by-passed for several years while i was planning to send it to Kompressor Kanada for a rebuild but never got around to it. It is now reconnected to the engine.
-interior in decent shape
-spoiler still functions
-projector style upgraded headlamps
-Fuzion tires have very few miles on them (although wheels might be bigger than most people prefer for a corrado -17"
-brand new illuminated shift knob (audi TT style)
*Passat glass moon roof provided but not installed- will replace bad sunroof (see below)
*small/slow power steering leak, appears to be seal in rack and pinion, very slow though and could probably be ignored for a while, I've only had to top it off once a month and even within that time it never dropped below the min line.
*driver's side cv boot is torn - not causing any major issues yet but may be easier or the same cost to do a whole axel job when the time comes.
*original sunroof was sealed by the previous owner with some kind of calk since i imagine it leaked, and the switch was disconnected (however, i have a replacement switch and a full moon roof to replace the whole system - will require some work)
*Car needs a respray - as i mentioned, the most notable issues with this car are cosmetic. There is clear-coat damage on the hood and roof, major chipping on the rear bumper, some minor rust surrounding the back hatch window, some scratches, and quite a few small dents on both doors. Some bondo and a new coat of paint will be good for this car, body wise though its ok. it hasn't been in any wrecks or fender-benders so you won't need new bumpers or anything like that, just needs a make-over. If the rust on the hatch is a major concern, the best option may be to buy a whole hatch from a parted Corrado when the time comes for repaint.
-no A/C or heater - heater core is bypassed (most of you know this is a typical thing for a Corrado at this age) I learned to live without it for several years, however it is fixable if you're willing to dig in there
-Clarion aftermarket radio/cd player stopped working a few years ago - probably a fuse or wire problem, just never bothered with it. Still have the deck and everything.
Well thats all i can think of at the moment. The car was in San Diego, but I'm bringing to my home in Burbank, Email me directly for a faster response, email@example.com Thanks!
05-23-2012 04:19 PM