Sadly, I am selling my metallic blackberry VR6. Life has changed a lot for me in the last couple of years and I have new priorities now which, unfortunately, mean it's no longer feasible for me to keep my Corrado.
I've owned her since 2005. She was my daily runner until 2011 when 3 yrs of pay freezes etc. etc. forced me to SORN her. And there she sat until 2018 when I finally started working to get her back on the road. Cue a bit of a major hiccup in the form of an enforced relocation and Corona Virus, but now finally, as of Oct 2020, and roughly £2,200 later, she is running, driving, serviced and MOT'd again.
I'll put as much detail as I can think of below, but please feel free to contact and ask questions, get more photos, whatever you like.
1994, M reg VR6 in Metallic Blackberry
MOT until Oct 2022
New service, Oct 2021
£6,000 £5,700 ono
Starts first time, every time
Runs lovely - brand new MAS and reconditioned ISV this October
Koni coilover adjustable suspension
Lupo windscreen wiper conversion
Green air filter
Spoiler works, goes up at 60mph
Still has original speedlines
Still has original first aid kit - unopened!
Headliner not sagging
It's the best colour
Some rust coming on driver-side front wheel arch
Paint showing it's age a bit
Headliner is grey and could do with a shampoo
Driver-side headlight cracked - I have bought a replacement unit, I just can't shift the screws to replace it (combination lack of decent tools and strength!)
Passenger-side headlight has a stone chip
Driver's seat bolster fabric is a bit worn - yes, this means she has a fabric interior
Trip computer works when it wants to, not when you want it to
Passenger electric window won't open. You can hear the relay ping, but it doesn't move.
The Unknown Stuff:
I have not tried the sunroof. Just in case.
Overall she's showing some signs of her age and needs some more in-depth TLC, but she is a good, honest little motor. I think she runs better now than she did in 2011! I'm not a mechanic, but I think most of what needs doing now is more cosmetic. I still love driving her, she makes the best noise and still puts a massive smile on my face, but it's time she goes to an enthusiast who has the time and energy to put into her. She is a great start for someone looking for a Corrado to make their own and I would love to see her have a new lease of life with someone who will enjoy owning her as much as, or hopefully even more than, me.
She's based near Cardiff. Thank you for looking. And if you have a Corrado already, please do feel free to tell any friends who are jealous of your Rado 😉