Aha; a gen2 Scirocco…that’s worth stopping our walk for a quick shot, even though I’ve already done a CC on one. As I move in a bit closer, I see a sticker on the fuel filler door…what?
Sure enough; a DIESEL sticker to make sure no one pumps gas in what would be presumed to be a gasser.
Needless to say, these Sciroccos did not come with diesels from the factory. But then why not swap one in? easy enough. And that was confirmed by a friend of the owner who cam out and talked to us. She said the owner does lots of engine swaps for others, specializing in swapping in Subaru boxers into Vanagons.
This is also probably the only Scirocco that’s been re-purposed as a mini-van of sorts. The seats are all gone except for the driver’s and a plywood platform has been put down to make a pretty decent-sized load area. I wouldn’t be surprised if he carries engines back there.
A cargo-carrying diesel Scirocco; where else but in Eugene?