“Bagged” to Our Roots
In the 1970′s Giorgetto Giugiaro took the platform of the Volkswagen Golf/Jetta and created a work of art internally marked by as the “Type 53″. The Golf was originally going to be named by VW as the “Scirocco” and the 53 would be the “Scirocco Coupe”. They obviously changed that, and for good reason in my opinion! Although the Volkswagen Scirocco has very much resemblance to the Golf/Jetta platform, it brings it’s own unique styling sporting a sleeker, more aggressive design. The model went on sale in Europe in 1974 and in North America in 1975 bringing you what you see here today as Ryan Harrison’s 1976 Volkswagen Scirocco.
Unlike the Golf or Jetta it is a very rare sight to see one of these rolling around today, let alone seeing one that is riding on bags! Ryan is a very lucky man to have acquired this rare beauty of our past from it’s previous owner Chris Wells, who he thanks very much for making this Scirocco look as good as it does today.
Thanks to Open Road Tuning, Ryan is able to “Drop, Drag, and Destroy” his ’76 Scirocco equipped with Bagyard Bombers on all four corners. He went with a clean, old school, manual style management system running two gauges and four switches that dump into the dash letting the old wise ‘rocco air out in class.
No reps here folks! This Rocco rolls on nothing less than 15×7 et38 Work Equip 03′s wrapped in 165/45 rubbers all around. Did I mention this ’76 Scirocco could dog leg like a veteran too…
Despite aging well, the car’s eye sight was a little outdated and in need of some lasik surgery. So Chris retrofitted HIDs housed by BMW E34 projectors.
Not only did it receive lasik, but also heart surgery. The ’76 Rocco is ran by a 1995 2.0 ABA motor equipped with an aftermarket cam, custom intake manifold, and an ECU re-tune that puts down 138 whp on the dyno. It may not sound like much, but for a car that weighs in at only 1900 lbs… this old Rocco can get up and go.
Oh, and incase you were worried about it’s cojones getting ripped off since they are so openly exposed below the subframe, no need to worry. The oil pan is steel armored and reinforced allowing Ryan to air out and drag pan as he pleases.
Ryan (being the founder and all) would like to make a shout out to Rival House for being elitist pricks and driving Low Junk Worldwide!:)
Until next time, stay low my friends.