The year is 1992. Ted is a Volkswagen enthusiast, and has recently purchased a Giugiaro-designed sport coupe/hatch second hand. He loves the car dearly, and his ambition is to modify it just so, you know, like one of those cars you see on the cover of European Car Magazine. Ted bought those sick 3-spoke wheels, and even gave his lovely coupe an eye-searing laser yellow repaint. In order to get his car *just* right, ready for the lime light, he needs more money. He decides to hold up a liquor store. With a gun.
Unfortunately for Ted, he was apprehended. He was tried. He was convicted. 25 years to life. Fortunately for Ted, he got out with good behavior. His dear sweet mother knew how much he loved that stupid little Scirocco, so she kept it nice for him while he was “living with his new wife in Tokyo”. She kept the car garaged, kept it covered, and once a month she’d start it up, drive it to the car wash, give it a nice spit shine, and bring it back and cover it up again. Annual fluid changes, even. She’s a good mother to Ted. When Ted got home, his beloved VeeDub was waiting for him, just like the day he’d left it. After a few years in the klink, Ted was ecstatic to get back behind the wheel. First stop, Costco. Yee Haw!
Obviously Ted is a fictional character I just made up, but this car is 100% real. My good friend (and podcast co-host) Cam likes to call cars like this “Jail Cars”, because they look like they’re the result of a similar backstory to the one I provided. You know the drill. Guy goes to jail in the mid-1990s. Guy gets out today. Guy’s first words to his friends are “Mini-trucks are still cool, right?”
Either way, I really dig Sciroccos, and the bright yellow paint made this one really hard to miss. I don’t know why I always see the coolest cars with the worst wheels in Costco parking lots. It’s an epidemic.
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