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  1. Thanks for the answers. I'll sort out an ad and put them on parts for sale.
  2. Part numbers are flat one - 357 853 601, angled one - 757 653 001
  3. I'm sorting out my garage and came across these 2 rear VW badges. Hopefully the photos will explain what my question is - namely one VW roundel badge has an angled rubber back whilst the other is flat. I vaguely recall one fits a Mk2 Golf and the other fits a Corrado - is that correct and if so which one goes with which car?
  4. This is an interesting thread. For what it's worth I bought my Storm in 2009 for £3,900 and then maintained it to a very high standard (spent over £5k in upgrades (uprated brakes, timing chains, 263 cams and remap, heater matrix etc) and ended up selling in 2015 for the same price. I'm happy to see prices heading up but these cars will always be a niche buy as they were never that popular when new (sales figures don't lie). They will never make the same money as fast Audis or fast Fords as they don't have the same following. By all means buy another Corrado but do it for reasons related to the car rather than seeing it as an appreciating asset. The reason for my sale was simple as I realised that any car which is 20+ years old needs to be maintained by both an enthusiast and someone who has a modicum of engineering know-how. I'm lacking in the latter so felt it a good time to bale out.
  5. Yes - I've still got the 911 (997 Gen 2 Carrera 4S) which I use at weekends. My daily is now a Mk7 Golf GTi PP with DSG - easy to commute in, just point and go!
  6. Haha! Yes - finally clearing out my garage and found this parcel shelf lurking in the beams. How many miles do you now have - still under 50k I guess:)
  7. I have a rear parcel shelf from a VW Corrado. I swapped this out on my Storm when I owned it. It's in good condition but its been recovered in a felt beige material which has faded a little with age. Free to whoever collects in person.
  8. Excellent articles and photos. Glad to see the VR6 is finally a PH hero - it's taken long enough!
  9. A good write-up. Quite a large range for good condition cars £3k to £20k.
  10. Is some of this a numbers game? The Corrado was always a niche car when it was brand new so the pool of followers who would in the end be keen enough to be part of a club was always small compared to a Golf GTi. It then didn't help that VW killed the car off and have largely ignored it as part of their heritage. I bought a 911 back in November 2013 and soon after joined the Porsche Club of Great Britain. It cost a lot more to join but the quality of their product is really impressive even if you don't go to shows. I know comparing CCGB to PCGB is unfair as the related economics and no doubt wallets of some 911 owners (not me!) makes the whole PCGB operation a very profitable one. I applaud the efforts of Jim, Eric and others in continuing to persevere. I sold my Storm in May 2015 so my days of being an intermittent participant on the Corrado scene are behind me. Again coming back to my opening statement I can't see CCGB regaining it's glory date of the 2000's due to lack of numbers and as others have noted this forum and other social media are probably the future for the Corrado stalwarts. Good luck to all and most importantly long may this forum continue so I can have a fix of Corrado action every so often!
  11. Depends on budget but I would certainly go for the Golf Mk5 chassis. The Edition 30 GTi is far better looking than the R32 and will be faster than a Corrado VR6. I now run a Mk7 GTi PP with DSG as a daily so more than happy with that:)
  12. There's some good deals on Mk7 Golfs at certain dealers but you will have to shop around. My daily is now a Mk7 Golf GTi PP with DSG. Earlier this month I bought a one year old car with 9,000 miles for £8k below new list price.
  13. 911 currently in for its service and my loan car for 2 days is a Panamera. It's only the base diesel spec model but even so it does shift with the PDK gearbox. Mind you I think I need an HGV licence to drive something this big! I've now got to the age when any car with a PDK or DSG gearbox is the one I'd go for on an everyday basis as commuting is so start-stop anywhere close to the M25. As ever with cars you pays your money you takes your choice:)
  14. Glad to see some folk making the switch up to a 911. Just remember everything is much more expensive. I've got a main dealer service on mine booked in for next month - only £1,361 plus an extra £54 for the MOT!!!!
  15. It was a really good episode. Plenty of love for the Corrado. I can't recall an episode where the price went higher than advertised. Is the VR6 the next GT3?
  16. I've just set my Sky+. Will it make me want one again?!!!
  17. 911's are fantastic cars. I've owned a Gen 2 997 Carrera 4S for almost 2 years and I don't tire of driving it. I owned that and a Storm together for around 18 months until I sold the Storm in May. I went for the best one I could with my budget, it was bought from a main dealer with a Porsche warranty for piece of mind. I now have a Golf as a daily so keeping the 911 for weekends makes it feel that more special when I drive it. Here's a picture of the 911 and Corrado together.
  18. Glad you had a good drive home. I'm missing the old girl but at the same time happy its gone to a good home. Enjoy:)
  19. I sold mine today after 6 years of ownership. I'm glad it's gone to a good home but I will miss it
  20. Corrado VR6 Storm Classic Green Updated with extra photos and history Registered Oct 1995. Corrado VR6 Storm Classic Green manual. 148,000 miles. FSH. MOT until July. Owned since 2009, only 2 previous owners plus VW demo. Used as a weekend, 2nd car and done 11,000 miles since 2009. Original sales receipt, all MOTs, tax discs, folder full of garage receipts. This Storm has been maintained to a high standard. During my ownership the following work has been done. Sept 2009, DG Autotech, front suspension re-build with R32 wishbones Dec 2009, DG Autotech, upgrade to 288mm front brakes with EBC pads April 2010, full refurb of BBS Solitude alloys May 2010, DG Autotech, Timing chains, new clutch, Vibratechnics engine mount May 2011, The Phirm, Heater Matrix replaced Dec 2013, Stealth, SP263 Cams fitted plus re-map. Dyno?d at 209bhp Regular annual service at The Phirm. Last service Oct 2014. The car runs exceptionally well, everything works (spoiler, sunroof (both tilt and slide)). Storm also has Lupo wipers, upgraded headlamp loom. Cream leather interior is in excellent condition for its age. Exterior is in very good condition but has some stone chips for a 20 year old car. It still has original paint but was detailed to a high standard by Invisible Touch in May 2014. This really is a great example of the most desirable Corrado to own. In terms of this Storm the history of the car is as follows: Oct 95, registered as demo to White Rose VW in Petersfield, Hampshire Jan 96, sold to first owner for ?19,995 who lived in Farnham, Surrey This chap owned the car for over 11 years. Service books shows following; All at White Rose VW Petersfield Sept 96, mileage 10,796 May 97, mileage 20,061 March 98, mileage 30,855 Oct 98, mileage 38,797 Aug 99, mileage 49,942 May 00, mileage 59,952 Feb 01, mileage 69,966 Oct 01, mileage 79,320 July 02, mileage 90,135 April 03, mileage 99,674 Serviced now at Rowledge Garage, Farnham Mar 04, mileage 110,099 Dec 04, mileage 119,792 Oct 05, mileage 129,351 Serviced at Hawthorns, Farnham Jan 07, mileage 133,234 He then sold the car through Hawthorns, Farnham in May 2007. The 2nd owner lived in Chelmsford, Essex. He had some local servicing done during the 2 years he owned the car. Jun 09, I bought the car with mileage of 137,472 I then had the car serviced by Autotechnic in Wokingham in Jul 09, mileage 137,728. It then used to go to DG Autotech for work. Sep 09, front suspension re-build plus oil change Dec 09, 288mm front brakes fitted and EBC pads May 10, timing chains and clutch replaced, ABS brake pedal sensor, Vibratechnics front engine mount Jun 10, CV joint, wheel bearing I then started to use The Phirm May 11, heater matrix replaced I worked overseas from June 2011 to August 2013 so the car was SORN'd and stored in Yorkshire at Corrado Club GB member's farm where it lived in a humidity/temp controlled bubble. During this time the underside was Waxoyled. It was MOT'd in Jul 2013 and re-activated, mileage 143,722 Services at The Phirm Oct 13, mileage 144,125 Oct 14, mileage 147,411 Current mileage (May 15) 148,201 263 SP cams and remap was carried out by Stealth in Dec 13 and I've the dyno print-out which shows 209bhp. MOTs Mar 10, mileage 140,276 Mar 11, mileage 143,257 Jul 13, mileage 143,722 Jul 14, mileage 146,744 Serious buyers only please. Car located in Bracknell. Contact John on 07889 375586 List Date: 5/10/2015 For more info, click here to view the original listing: Corrado VR6 Storm Classic Green -------------------------------------- On Sale For: ?4,250.00 -------------------------------------- Mobile friendly version: Corrado VR6 Storm Classic Green Go Mobile: Download the free Panjo iOS app now!
  21. It was a good show. Tiff had some nice things to say about the Corrado. Really impressed with the 458 Speciale vs 911 GT3 drive-off at Castle Combe.
  22. They've had 10 good years or so. I was starting to get bored so looking forward to them freshening it up. As you say hitting someone at work is inexcusable so the sack was the only option. I fully expect all 3 of them to turn up on Sky in a new series. Clarkson already gets paid by Murdoch to write his newspaper column
  23. Just put this in my Sky Planner. Why is it now on History? It used to be on Discovery which seems more logical
  24. £2,350 with 30 mins to go. Seems to have a few niggles but could be a good buy for someone
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