If you live in the United States and you’re among the last remaining Volkswagen brand fans, you could snatch a piece of German history by acquiring the $49,995 VW Corrafo Magnum from 1990, featuring the iconic G60 1.8-liter engine.
The main advantage is you’re recall proof this time around – no diesel under the hood and back then German automakers weren’t used to cheating (we hope so). Anyways, this is one instance when sportiness from the late 1980s meets classic shooting brake lines. The result is still impressive to this day – and exclusivity is incredible here because just two Magnums were manufactured. This one is from 1990 and it was done by Marold Automobili GmbH, as VW commissioned them following the launch of the normal Corrado in 1988. Volkswagen wanted a more practical body style for the sports car and its intention was to deliver a special series of 200 units to be sold in Europe – but the project was actually canned.
Unfortunately the exact mileage is unknown, but the buyer will need to do some serious restoration – judging by the dusted engine and worn-out leather seats. In one of the pictures we can see on the instrument cluster reading 13,429 – which could be the kilometer count from new (or after it turned one million, who knows), and in the US that equals to 8,344 miles. More importantly, the odometer reads 260 km/h – 161,5 miles per hour – which is a testament to the attributes of the G60 1.8-liter four-cylinder EFI petrol engine that has 160 horsepower and 166 pound-feet (225 Newton meters) of torque. In all earnest, the rated top speed was 139.8 mph (225 km/h), and the 16-year old is capable of reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) in a good 8.3 seconds.