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1996 Corrado VR6 Flash Red Chelmsford to Cheshire 228 Mile Roadtrip!

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So after a decade since selling my last Corrado a Satin Silver VR6, yesterday was a long day, the culmination of 11 weeks conversations with me heading to Chelmsford from Cheshire to pick up another VW 🦄
 
Finally managed to do the deal on one of the very last VW Corrado VR6 in Flash Red with Black Heated Leather interior.
 
Registered in 1996, incredibly it’s only covered 93k miles and is completely standard except for the optional dealer fit “Brands Hatch” 15” polished alloy wheels. (For Sale soon).
 
Sadly the retired owner passed last year after 16 years of ownership and very little use - Incredibly it’s only done 1,692 miles since 2009 and just 226 miles in the last year, well until I drove it 228 miles home to Cheshire! It didn’t miss a beat! 😉🚗😎👌🏼
 
Many thanks to Rob and his family for selling me the car. 🙏🏻
 
Now to decide what to do with it… 🤔😉
 
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Good to see it went to an enthusiasts home. I have seen it in the classifieds for sometime and if I was buying a corrado it was the one I would have bought out of the current selection.

I think first jobs is to put that Karmann sticker back in the right place 😄

 

 

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1 hour ago, MattJA said:

Good to see it went to an enthusiasts home. I have seen it in the classifieds for sometime and if I was buying a corrado it was the one I would have bought out of the current selection.

I think first jobs is to put that Karmann sticker back in the right place 😄

 

 

 

Thanks, yeah I've been talking to the family since it first went up for sale, they're expectations were a little unrealistic at first so took some time to sort! Really pleased with it, its better than I expected. ☺️

 

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hello m8 - good to see you back on here

purchase looks great, hope you are happy with it 🙂

on a separate note, do you still operate Trimsport?  if so, is there any plan to bring back the UK carbon rear number plate tubs?

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10 minutes ago, g0ldf1ng3r said:

hello m8 - good to see you back on here

purchase looks great, hope you are happy with it 🙂

on a separate note, do you still operate Trimsport?  if so, is there any plan to bring back the UK carbon rear number plate tubs?

 

Thanks, yes strange to be back! 😆

Yeah really pleased with it, better than I expected, needs a full service soon, then should run really sweet!

Yes still own Trimsport (10 years this year) No plans to do the carbon again, it was a nightmare last time and think we barely broke even. Best bet is James at SpoonFedTuning in the USA, I was out with him in California last year, so can help if needed.

 

Golf R Mk7.5 Estate | '96 Corrado VR6 | '77 Scirocco Mk1 G60 | '75 Scirocco Mk1 USA Barn Find
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6 minutes ago, G60MAT said:

 

Thanks, yes strange to be back! 😆

Yeah really pleased with it, better than I expected, needs a full service soon, then should run really sweet!

Yes still own Trimsport (10 years this year) No plans to do the carbon again, it was a nightmare last time and think we barely broke even. Best bet is James at SpoonFedTuning in the USA, I was out with him in California last year, so can help if needed.

 

Golf R Mk7.5 Estate | '96 Corrado VR6 | '77 Scirocco Mk1 G60 | '75 Scirocco Mk1 USA Barn Find
Trimsport Owner | Trimsport IG Trimsport FB | Trimsport Store
Porsche Wheel Trader | WANTED: Eta Beta 17" Split Rims

 

sounds good, i hope it goes as planned

thanks, i understand the carbon hadnt gone as expect.

i was lucky enough to grab an LWS design carbon bonnet which had never been fitted but i know they went through similar issues

hmmm spoonfed - ok thanks - i have a niggle that they dont like shipping to the UK though.  im pretty sure that company name has been floated around on here a fair few times.  i may be wrong but i also dont want to say anything derogatory if he is a friend of yours

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5 hours ago, G60MAT said:
 

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Welcome back

That is my dream garage, a Corrado next to a mk1 Capri (preferably a 3000GXL) is it yours?

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13 minutes ago, GrahamU said:

 

Welcome back

That is my dream garage, a Corrado next to a mk1 Capri (preferably a 3000GXL) is it yours?

 

No the Capri belongs to the seller.

 

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1 minute ago, G60MAT said:

 

No the Capri belongs to the seller.

 

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lol, An true Essex car in Chelmsford, kind off expected you to say that

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Great looking motor, great purchase. Maybe start with some brighter headlight bulbs and an uprated loom. 

My best invested purchase for the Corrado has been clear headlight protectors and fog light protectors.

I dont fancy having to sell my liver or kidneys to replace them due to a stone chip... 🤣

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58 minutes ago, ger040 said:

looks a great car 

Never seen or was aware of those wheels 

They were standard on the UK VR6 campaign models?

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2 minutes ago, Dox said:

They were standard on the UK VR6 campaign models?

They are on the VW classic Corrado metal sign.  There were some for sale on FB  for only 150 for a couple of months. I couldn't believe they struggled to sell. Had I have been nearer I would have snapped them up. But who needs 4 sets of wheels!!! 🤣

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2 hours ago, Cressa said:

But who needs 4 sets of wheels!!! 🤣

You need to catch up 😂 

 

at one point I had 10+ sets 😳 

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3 hours ago, Dox said:

They were standard on the UK VR6 campaign models?

Close. The campaign has “Monte Carlo” as standard. “Brands hatch” were standard spec in Canada but an option elsewhere.

I’d keep them. Adds OE appeal.

Nice looking car. Always happy to see another heading north 🙂.

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I quite like the wheels. I have some old brochures here and they were an OE option and diamond cut.

What are you plans for the car Mat?

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12 hours ago, Dox said:

You need to catch up 😂 

 

at one point I had 10+ sets 😳 

There must be a self help  club for this 🤣👍

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On 1/20/2023 at 6:57 PM, ger040 said:

looks a great car 

Never seen or was aware of those wheels 

 

Were a dealer option apparently, but I was only aware on them recently.  Cost £180 per wheel.

 

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On 1/21/2023 at 9:19 AM, _Matt_ said:

I quite like the wheels. I have some old brochures here and they were an OE option and diamond cut.

What are you plans for the car Mat?

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Not too sure yet, it needs a major service and full detail inside and out. I'll likely change the wheels and maybe suspension, but otherwise keep it pretty standard, drive it and enjoy it, then see if I'm keeping it longer term... Oh and a new stereo - thinking Blaupunkt SQR 46 as the current one is terrible! 😆But all in keep it nineties OEM style. 😎

 

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Porsche Wheel Trader | WANTED: Eta Beta 17" Split Rims

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