Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60Supercharged
Extremely hard-to-find Nugget Yellow (code LK1B)
Black interior with gray seat inserts
1.8L supercharged inline four-cylinder engine
Five-speed manual transmission
Only produced for four model years with just more than 17,000 examples sold in the United States
Active rear spoiler that raises at 45 mph and lowers at 15 mph
Recently serviced with new tires
The European sports car with the Volkswagen difference has arrived at MotoeXotica Classic Cars, a 1990 Volkswagen Corrado made in Osnabruck, West Germany in September 1989. This is the very desired G60 supercharged model finished in correct special edition Nugget Yellow exterior. This is a great and clean example which are very hard to come by today as everyone really enjoyed these cars but ending up trashing them.The Corrado was Germanys gut punch to the Honda Prelude, Mazda MX-6, and Mitsubishi Eclipse. Its a type of vehicle that is now virtually extinct, but proliferated 20 years ago from virtually all carmakers, especially the Japanese.
We look to the 1990s as a time of modern comforts coupled with impressive performance and experimental technology. The Corrado, among other cars of its day, represents the pinnacle of these absurdly complex, cool coupes the SUV-crazed auto industry doesnt have the guts to sell these days.
Dressed in the extremely hard-to-find Nugget Yellow paint and black trim are in very good order, while the windows are clear and crack-free. The rear window includes an electric defroster and a back wiper/washer. The cars lights are in overall good order, as are the new tires, sized 195/50R15, which are mounted on the original wheels.
The cars body panels are straight and solid, including the sunroof. The engine bay is tidy, the bumpers look very good and the battery is in good order.
Beneath the hood is a 1.8L supercharged inline four-cylinder engine, buttoned to a five-speed manual transmission. Known as the G-Lader, the term comes form the superchargers shape, which looks like a capital G and its name in German, lader. The displacer's spirals are 2.34inches deep.Drivers convenience features include, air-conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power mirrors, power windows
Inside, the black front bucket seats with gray inserts are in good shape, as is the matching carpet, headliner, instrument panel with its VDO gauges and four-spoke steering wheel. The inner door panels are in decent condition, while the mirror glass, center console and shifter are in good order. Completing the interior is a VW Heidelberg AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.
The Corrado was a three-doorhatchback/liftbackwith a2+2seating layout that replaced the Scirocco in the Volkswagen lineup in some markets. The car's floorpan is based on theA2 platform(i.e. MK2 Golf/Jetta) and, with the exception of VR6 models, all versions use the subframes, suspension, steering and braking components from the A2 model range.
The Corrado is recognizable by its wedge profile, flush mounted windows and active rear spoiler that raises automatically when the car exceeds 45mph in the North American market and automatically retracts at speeds below 15 mph or it can be manually controlled from a switch in the cockpit.
Launched in late 1988 (three years before the end of Scirocco production), all Corrados werefront-wheel driveand featuredpetrol engines. The Corrado debuted with twoenginechoices: a 1.8-litre16-valveinline-fourwith 136hp and asupercharged1.8-litre eight-valve inline-four, marketed as the G60. TheCorrado G60is named for theG-Laderwith which it is equipped, ascrollsupercharger whose interior resembles the letter "G".
Another variant is Volkswagen Motorsport (VWMS) Corrado 16VG60. Although the 16-valve engine combined with the original G-Lader was appreciated within the enthusiast community, the model never saw series production. It is generally believed that only two factory-built examples were manufactured, both in Nugget Yellow.
Competition to this Volkswagen in 1990 included Acuras Integra GS, Audi Coupe Quattro, Chevrolets Beretta GT, Dodges Daytona, Fords Probe GT, the Geo Storm GSi, Hondas Prelude Si, Mitsubishis Eclipse and Nissans 240SX hatchback.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 148,968 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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