1986 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro

To say that the Audi 5000 has an interesting story is an understatement. When introduced to the US market in 1983 it was the top of the market in aerodynamics, achieving some of the lowest drag coefficients to date. With flush mounted glass, tight body gaps, and simple (yet slippery) body panels, it appeared as though the car of the future was here. With the legendary 2.2l turbo 5, Quattro AWD, and great styling, the future looked bright.

This all came to a screeching halt when Audi issued a series of recalls on the 5000 citing instances of “sudden unintended acceleration”. Owners were complaining that the car would accelerate, even under breaking, which resulted in a 60 Minutes segment, and several law suits for wrongful injury and even death.

Audi later eliminated the 5000 name plate all together, with the C4 generation leaving it only as a fond memory for Audi nerds all over.

This 1986 5000 CSQ for sale in Brooklyn, NY sent to us by one of our readers is a great example of why these cars are so beloved.

1986 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro on eBay

I have tons of spares for this car that are also for sale.
The car has 221k on the clock, runs very well, does not consume oil and is a very solid car. I wouldn’t hesitate to drive this car across the country. If you’d like to run a carfax, the VIN is WAUHE0449GN051010 Since purchasing the car this past february I’ve …

  • flushed the cooling system with g12++ (everything came out super clean from the flush).
  • Replaced the thermostat and fan switch with low temp (80 degree) units.
  • replaced the radiator, and upgraded the fan to a quiet s-blade unit with seven blades.
  • As of this week the suspension has been overhauled, and all reused parts were cleaned and painted (including the spring hats that you can’t even see).
  • The car sits on bilstein sports and H&R springs that provide a 1.4″ drop from what you see in the photo below.
  • New control arms.
  • sway bar bushings
  • strut bearings
  • front and rear upper bushings, dust boots, etc….
  • the car sits on 16×8 A8 monoblock wheels with new Kumho’s that though “modern” still look like they could be period correct.
  • Ben Swann Software w/ a 2.1 bar wastegate spring.
  • the K26 is in perfect condition and feeds into to a two piece downpipe.
  • the diverter valve feeds a samco hose to keep things in check when you let off the accelerator.
  • very clean boost and air/fuel gauges installed in center vents, center vent modified and still works!
  • The car has a new alternator and battery as well.
  • Rewired all harnesses that go to driver’s door controls with factory repair wire and correct harness tape.
  • i also replaced the wiper blades. 😉

On the highway I get 31.5mpg all day long.
additional work which will all be addressed before the car changes hands:

  • the car came with a lifter tick due to stuck cam followers/lifters, rebuilt lifters will be going in.
  • i have a vacuum leak in the heater control that prevents the vents from blowing hot air, this will be fixed. the previous owner replaced the heater core, and i think the unhooked vacuum line was just a byproduct of that job.
  • the previous owner pulled the headliner fabric (i assume it was sagging), so i can pull and re-trim the headliner and (perfectly working) sunroof.

work that i can do, but won’t mess with unless you want me to.

  • fix a dent above the rear bumper below the trunk from when the previous owner got tapped in a parking lot
  • fix another small dent along the bodyline just below the rear right wheel opening from the same tapping
  • repaint the car

photos detailing any of the cars flaws (minimal) will be provided up on request.
the car will be thoroughly detailed inside, outside, and underhood before delivery. you’ll be able to eat off of it.
currently there is a properly and well installed Zex nitrous system on the car, big bottle, very full. I can include this kit with the car, or uninstall it, depending on what the buyer wants to do.
Full specs of the car can be found here http://www.audiworld.com/model/5000/86-5000.shtml

Anyone that has driven one of these knows the definition of a tank. The heavy weight, ample power, and Quattro make these cars virtually unstoppable no matter what mother nature throws at you. The owner of this car has done extensive maintenance, and has turned this 26 year old car in to a solid daily driver. With a BIN price of $3800, this car is priced to sell, average retail value on these is $4200, and with all of the maintenance, clean interior, and solid body, this is well above average.

-Brian

 

Theme Week: 1982 Audi Quattro

Of all the cars throughout Audi’s history, the one that made the biggest splash on the automotive scene was the Ur Quattro in 1980. Four wheel drive technology applied to a car built for the street was nothing new. Jensen was the first to market with the FF, which employed a four wheel drive system from Ferguson Research. Audi, however, perfected the all wheel drive concept for non all terrain vehicles and used competition as a showcase for the technology, winning the World Rally Constructors’ Title in 1982 and 1984. This Ur Quattro is for sale near Audi’s home of Ingolstadt, Germany.

1982 Audi Quattro on eBay Deutschland

Here in a rare Audi Ur Quattro. Built in 1982 with her original 140,000 km. Previous owner installed a new turbocharger about 25,000 km prior. The exterior paint is original spot color from Audi. The Ur has three letter entries, original letter is available. Rust is only on a sill at the seam and can be seen on the surface, otherwise I have not seen anything.

Paint still looks very good since the car was always dry in the hall. Of course there is the odd scratch or bump. Features: steel sunroof, electric windows and electric door mirrors, original radio, aluminum 8 x 15 wheels. Since the last drive the front brakes have frozen. This Ur should be taken with a trailer due to the condition of the brakes. They may be gone already but a long distance ride should be taken at your own risk. Delivery in the vicinity is possible, but please ask beforehand. Car can be seen in the vicinity of Ingolstadt. Three small, about 3-5 mm in diameter rust bubbles noticed on the roof and the side panel. Sorry it was not noticed before. The car is current being inspected due to a snapped cable under the bonnet.

We’ve featured a few Ur Quattros here at GCFSB, the last one being a lower mileage example that was selling for $17,500. With the fixes this Quattro needs, I’d suspect bidding to inch close to $15,000 USD, but not much beyond that. With a tidy exterior and interior, this is a landmark car that is worthy of the few fixes it needs to return to its former glory.

-Paul

2007 Audi S8

If you ask any average car guy what his ideal sports sedan would be, you’ll likely get an overwhelming response of M5, maybe a few true BMW guys that will say Alpina B7, and of course there would be the remaining AMG guys, but few would even respond with S8.

The S8 is the forgotten soul in the sports sedan scene, but why is that, the rarity?  the subtlety?

Whatever the reason this is one of the most overlooked sports sedans, and these days one of the best bargains out there (thank you depreciation).  With an original MSRP of over $90K, these cars are a bargain for both a sports car, and a luxury sedan.  With 450HP, the 2 ton S8 would do 60mph in 4.9 seconds, so it was no slouch, however in a market where the E60 M5 boasts 500HP, and a run to 60 in 4.5 seconds, the S8 was just plain out gunned…on paper at least.

What most overlooked in the S8, was the fact that this was a solidly reliable, every day car.  Sure you could daily drive an M5, but being from the Northeast, I know what 500hp, and RWD do in the snow….nothing.  Quattro is what set the S8 apart, and what makes it an all-around performer in the real world.

Fast forward 5 years, introduce the bargain of the used sport sedan market.

2007 Audi S8 on eBay

 

Thank you for taking a moment to visit our latest Certified Audi offering. This 2007 Audi S8 has been pampered since birth and it shows. It is still covered by another 4 years and 30,000 miles of warranty, something you can’t say for many 2007 automobiles. This car comes to you accident free and ready to drive.

If you think there’s no point spending almost $100,000 for something with a 450-horsepower Lamborghini-sourced V-10 engine no one notices, then read no further. Audi’s new S8 isn’t for you. But if you like the idea of a big, fast, elegantly tailored limousine that slips effortlessly–and rapidly–under the radar, you’ll love this car. In an era when AMG Benzes are getting bolder and brassier with every model and BMW’s M cars are heading for techno-overkill, the subtle new S8 is the stealth-fighter of sport sedans.

You see, the S8 is a selfish pleasure. Nail the gas and that direct-injection, 5.2-liter V-10 emits a deep, velvety growl–a smooth-jazz remix of the Lamborghini Gallardo’s mighty bellow–and gives a satisfying shove between the shoulder blades. You can fan the Tiptronic paddles on the six-speed automatic if you like, but it’s better to let the computer do the thinking and allow the tach needle to kiss 7100 rpm on the upshifts, the engine clearing its throat with a soft whump! between each ratio.

Keep your right foot buried, and you’ll hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and 100 mph in 12.0 and nail the standing quarter mile in 13.4 seconds at 105.6 mph. No, it isn’t nosebleed-quick like an S65 Benz (for the record, AMG’s ueber-limo nails 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, 100 in 9.3, and the standing quarter in 12.4 seconds at 116.5 mph, blowing the doors off a Porsche 911 Carrera S in the process). But there’s a crispness and flair to the big Audi’s power delivery that betrays the Italian soul buried deep in the machine.

That is the engine, of course. The basic architecture is shared with Lamborghini’s 513-horsepower, 5.0-liter Gallardo V-10, but the bores have been enlarged to boost capacity. Forged connecting rods allow a 7200-prm redline, and offset crankpins permit an even 72-degree firing cadence, smoothed further by a balance shaft located in the center of the block. The engine uses Audi’s FSI direct-injection system, which pumps fuel directly into each combustion chamber at high pressure, allowing a compression ratio of 12.5:1 and more efficient combustion. The result is not only a healthy 450 horsepower at 7000 rpm, but also, thanks to the variable intake manifold, a useful 398 pound-feet of torque at 3500 rpm.

Why a V-10? Audi claims it’s the perfect compromise between a V-12, which would need a longer block and suffer from more internal friction from the additional cylinders, valves, etc., and a V-8, which would be more compact, but would have larger, heavier pistons and wouldn’t rev as freely as a result. Offset bores mean the engine is just 26.9 inches long, with all ancillaries attached. Just as well, because most of it is hanging out ahead of the front axle.

Only dedicated Audiphiles will note the S8’s unique 20-inch alloys, quad exhaust (somewhat more tastefully executed than the bazookas you find peeking out from under the rear bumper of an AMG Benz), and trademark alloy-finish exterior mirrors. The discreet S8 moniker on the trunk and V-10 badges on each flank don’t exactly scream for attention. But that’s what makes this car so appealing. The S8 is for the driver who doesn’t have to show off–and knows it.

 

With V10 Lambo power, Quattro AWD, and finished in black, with the black leather interior, this S8 pushes all of the right buttons.  At 67K miles, I’d be hesitant to take on the maintenance of this monster; however this car is CPO to 100K which calms the nerves when getting in to a car like this.  The $39,995 this S8 is priced just a tick below retail, and it’s priced right where a comparable M5 would be.  So 5 years later, it seems as though all of those things that caused buyers to overlook the S8; the rarity, subtlety, in my eyes make it the most desirable option in the used sports sedan market.

-Brian

 

 

1991 Audi 200 Turbo Quattro Avant

The Audi 100 and 200, known initially as the 5000 here in the US market, was a car ahead of its time when it debuted in 1982. With flush mounted glass, integrated bumpers and smooth body lines, this car benefitted from a low coefficient of drag. By 1990, other manufacturers had caught up, and so Audi decided to send the 200 off with a bang and dropped a 20 valve 5 cylinder turbocharged engine in it, which had 217 horsepower and was good for under seven second 0-60 times. Audi offered this engine in both the 200 sedan and Avant. At the same time this car appeared on the scene, Audi was suffering in the wake of the unintended acceleration scandal which saw it’s sales figures reach record lows in this very model year – around 12,000 cars.

There have been estimates as low as 150 of these Turbo Quattro Avants were brought into the US, some as high as 1,000. Considering some may not be roadworthy anymore, we’re dealing with a rare car here. Quite unfortunate, given how good of a performer the 200 Turbo Quattro Avant was. This particular car is for sale in Oregon and looks great in Lago Blue.

1991 Audi 200 Turbo Quattro Avant on Portland Craigslist

1991 Audi 200 turbo quattro Avant. This is an amazing example of a 1 year only vehicle that is both fun and very practicle. 215,000 well kept miles. Just had the timing belt done, new brake accumulater (bomb), complete tuneup and new battery. This is the first year of the 20 valve turbo motor and with the stage II chip and 3 inch custom exhaust it is running at just about 280hp. We get a constant 20mpg and have seen a best tank of freeway driving of 26mpg. The interior is in excellent shape with only some padding break down in the drivers side bolster of the drivers side sport seat. The factory sport seats are excellent and the seat adjustment memory panel functions great as do the original seat heaters. It also has a high end Eclipse stereo with iPod connection.

The only two things that aren’t operating well is that the sunroof motor is very slow and the airbag light is on due to the clockspring being worn. Other mods include euro lights with relays, H&R sport springs with Koni adjustable struts, upper strut bar for extra chassis stiffness, Porsche big red brake calipers in the front, 17″ Ronal R-28 wheels with low mileage 215/50/17 Toyo Proxes4 tires. The wheels have some slight curbage from daily driving but present well. There is also a set of 16″ Avus style wheels mounted with fairly low mile studded snow tires. The traction of this car with the 4 wheel drive and studded snows is absolutely amazing and this is one of the last cars with the center diff lock and the ABS switch to turn off the ABS. I also have plenty of high quality Mann and Mahle oil filters and the three volume set of factory manuals that will go with the sale.

We have put 100,000 miles on this car with virtually no problems and still have a hard time giving it up since there is very little out there that compares (supposedly less than 200 of these 91 20 valve turbo wagons were brought into the states). This car will pull hard to over 130mph (not that I have done that) gets over 20mpg and can easily carry a family of 4 and a dog in complete luxury in any weather condition and all of that for only $6500 obo.

It’s refreshing to see a Craigslist ad so descriptive and even though this Avant has high mileage, it’s the year to have and has clearly been owned and appreciated by an enthusiast. This same car was advertised back in May at $7,500. Given the mileage, I felt it was a bit steep at this time, but the owner seems motivated to sell and open to offers. If I had to guess, somewhere between $5,000 to $5,500 would probably be a reasonable offer.

-Paul

Low Mileage 1983 Audi Quattro

In 1982, the FIA introduced probably the most insane class of auto racing in history, Group B Rally.  Group B had little or no restrictions on technology and design.   Weight was kept as low as possible, cutting edge materials were permitted, and there were no restrictions on boost, resulting in power numbers more than doubling over the life of Group B.  With homoligation rules set at 200 units produced, Audi developed the Sport Quattro for the streets.  Group B Rally was a catalyst for many advancements in engine, chasis, and drivetrain technologies for Audi.

A direct beneficiary of many of the technolies developed in Group B, the URQuattro was developed in 1980 for the european market, and made its way to US shores in 1983, where it was sold through 1986. The URQuattro shares many of the attributes of the Sport Quattro, from a tamer version of the inline 5 cylinder turbocharged engine, to the rally developed Quattro AWD system, this was a Rally car for the streets.

1983 Audi Quattro on eBay.com

Up for graps is a 1983 audi urquattro. This is a really nice car for a car collector. I’ve owned this car for about seven years, i’m the fourth owner. Pretty much 664 cars were shipped to the us and canada in this year, total production was 11452 from 80-91, but if you’re reading this then is because you have some idea of the history of this car, so i really don’t have to say much about it. About the car is pretty much all original, except for the headlights and grill,but still have the stock headlights and grill . The radio was also upgraded to an alpine head unit by the previous owner, and also the oil pressure and oil temp. gauges, other then that the car is all original from paint to interior and windows are also original, front windshield as well and no cracks, dash board is also in very good condition. Car has also its original window sticker dated back to 1983, still has sticker on fuel door. Car does have some minor dents about the size of a dime and some chips, but still in very good shape considering its almost 30 years old . All windows work fine,cruise control and all lights works in how it should . Motor starts up with no valve tapping, which is a common thing with the 5 cylinder motors. Car has brand new tires and brakes and resurfaced rotors in the front , along with left and right outter axle boots in the front .Car has about 37,000 miles on it but the tittle says not acutally miles do to a problem back when the car was new, it had something replaced on the cluster at audi dealer, i have the recipte to show, so i believe that these are the original miles on the car. I have alot of recipts of work done to the car along the years by audi. Everything mechanical and electrical works on the car, the only things that needs to be check if new owner wants are driver side heated seat doesn’t work, and power mirrors, replaced the switch but it didn’t fix the problem, also a/c has a leak somewhere , never really had a look at it , other then those few things everything else works good. Feel free to contact me just in case i missed something or any questions that i can answer, (973)277-9520   Thank You.

Given that sales numbers tor the URQuattro were only 285 in 1983 (664 total US Sales), a low mileage example like this is certainly a rare find.  This is a good honest original car, and is one of the cleaner examples I have seen.  This car has all of the right options as well, from the 2-tone brown interior, to the rally inspired 80’s styling.

Whether you’re a Rally fan, or an Audi fan this is a great car to add to your collection, as values have steadily been on the rise over the past 5 years.  With a BIN price of $17,500, this URQuattro is priced right where it should be for a 37,000 mile example, however with the title reporting an odometer discrepency, a buyer should do their homework to make sure they’re getting what they expect.

-Brian

2005 Audi Allroad 4.2

In a market where large SUVs still reign supreme, the Audi Allroad is a breath of fresh air.  In 2001 Audi brought the Allroad to the US market as an addition to the C5 A6 roster. Compared to the regular A6, the Allroad featured height adjustable air suspension, allowing for increased ground clearance; larger wheels with all-terrain tires, and the trademark unpainted body cladding. These options coupled with Audi’s legendary Quattro AWD, transformed the A6 in to a station wagon that was as capable off road as a Land Rover, while still keeping its road manners.

This Allroad for sale in New Jersey represents the top of the line for Audi Avants in 2005. With all available options, the stunning black paint, and the desirable 4.2 V8 this car represents the pinnacle of the Allroad. In 2013 Audi is releasing the A4 version of the Allroad after an 8 year absence. Cars like this will offer a good option for buyers that love the new one, but don’t love the mid $40K price tag.

2005 Audi Allroad 4.2 on eBay.com

HERE is a 2005 Audi Allroad 4.2L V8 Fully Loaded Avant!!!
This car has every option available. It is a one owner car that has been garaged its entire career. Allroad owners hate to let it go but with 4 other cars in the house; it is time to part ways. I recently changed two tires and have two brand new Pirelli P Zero tires that will be sold with the car. 245/45/18 and have a set of 17 inch wheels with Blizzack snow tires that is available if buyer wants them.

This car is LOADED. Navigation, rear parking sensors, MP3 SD Card slots, Fully adjustable air supspension (recently just spent $3500 fixing air shock and CDV Boot) 6 disc CD Changer in trunk, BOSE Surround sound system, XM Radio, Full Climate Control, Front and Rear Heated seats, recently new Allroad Weather Mats, Xenon headlights, factory painted door sills (other Audis have plastic on the trim on the sides, this model was painted to the bottom) rear window shade, cargo net, fold down rear seats, Power sunroof with tilt and shade, auto dimming and power folding mirrors, HEATED steering wheel (my favorite) four link front suspension… the list goes on!

This motor is 4.2 L V8 (Audi S4 motor essentially) 300HP 5 speed Tiptronic Transmission. Oil changes done on time. This car was babied…
MSRP around $62,000 … Keep in mind the car is USED so there is scratches on bumper etc… Its not PERFECT! Its an AMAZING all around car and is defintely the BEST car Audi has made and it is a total shame they discontinued it! Title is in hand. Buyer pays in full and title will be handed over.

Please contact me with any questions regarding the vehicle. Car is located in Emerson, NJ. Serious buyers only! Bid with confidence and if you have zero feedback, please consider contacting me first before bidding. Asking $17,500, offers will be considered!

 

This Allroad has everything I look for when considering an Allroad, from the color, to the 4.2 V8, this is a car that I would buy myself.  Any Audi enthusiast knows, the major issues that plague these cars are the 2.7 bi-turbo engine, and the air suspension. With the 4.2 V8 option, the very high maintenance 2.7 bi-turbo engine is not an issue. This only leaves the problems with the air suspension.  Over time corrosion on the aluminum shock body and air fittings eventually leads to leaks, and the only fix is to replace the whole assembly.

All things considered, the $17,500 asking price is reasonable for a car in this condition, and with these options. Seeing as the seller is open to offers, this car would be well bought at the $16,000 mark.

-Brian

 

Clean 1984 Audi 4000S Quattro For Sale

I am not an Audi guy, but I am a VW enthusiast which is kind of silly I suppose.  I have been watching this seller raffle off his Audi’s for a bit.  They are always well kept, rare, and worst of all local to me.

There may be time for me to become an Audi guy yet.  This 1984 4000S Quattro may be just the thing.

1984 Audi 4000S Quattro:

From the seller –

“Selling off a few of my Audi’s..This is a Very Rare one I have had for a few years..Beautiful 1984 4000s Quattro. Metallic schwartz Black exterior, brown interior. Rarest Year of the Audi 4000. Power windows, power mirrors, power sunroof/moonroof, power steering, power brakes, power locks, cruise control. ALL WORK! Since i have owned it I have done many things to the car. Last October I had VERY RARE BBS front air-dam sprayed to match car and grill as well. Also at that time installed 1 piece Glass original European Flat Cibie Headlights in Mint Condition and VERY RARE.  Has side skirts from 85-87 years that i should have sprayed, but did not. rear spoiler is mint. Front Bosch fog lights with factory switch in car. H&R Racing springs with bilsteins which allow the custom for this car Konig 17″ Wheels/Hankook Tires with 75%.  Xlerator High Performance Stainless muffler and exhaust tip. In the last month I have done the Heater Core replacement and also the timing belt/water pump/tensioner roller. The car always starts and runs perfect and i have never had a problem with it. Just felt it needed these things done to be perfect. front and rear locking diffs. Tint Windows. Just under 157k, but i have been driving the car a few days a week so that is going up slowly..Power windows work well, power locks work well. car has clifford alarm. Cruise control actually works too..rare!! interior is near mint condition, headliner sunroof, sun visors all look and work well. no rips or tears and carpet and mats are like new. dash has cracks and that the only problem but i do have a dash cover that is custom for the car. Factory gauges added in tripod on dash. Battery was relocated to the trunk to make the stereo system clean. custom trunk amp cover with amp underneath and battery power core so no lights dimming at high bass. Also a fan is installed to keep cool. Alpine Stereo, 2 10″ pioneer subs, 1700 total watts. Cover works and u can use trunk just like normal. the stereo is custom thru out. The 2 subs on rear dash under a custom cover with coaxial speakers next to them. front has tweeters in mirror cover and door speakers as well. 8 speaker system. Sounds absolutely amazing! works well and never had a problem. clutch, brakes, everything works well. 4 Custom courtesy lights added, 2 blue/green lights, 1 under each side floor to see the floor when u get in or out. One red light mounted between handbrake and shifter and one in the lighter ash tray. Never been in an accident, VERY straight without any rust whatsoever. All pics of car on photobucket. my id there is hoopster21 and u can find the folder with the pics. This car is one of a kind and one of the nicest in the usa from 1984. It was the 1984 winter games official car. Most are ruined and been smashed in the wrecking yards. This car has no rust whatsoever, not ever surface rust. the hood has some scratches and minor paint cracking. pacific northwest car entire life, this car is rock solid and as rare as you will find. first year quattro sedan in usa. Perfect Carfax.”

Neat car and incredibly rare.  I gather there are not many stateside that are still upright much less in this condition.  Not to say this is mint, given the angle and distance of the pictures I imagine this Audi has its share of patina.  The car has more than 150k so I would expect that.

But it has lived with someone who cares, which is important.  From the sounds of it is mechanically sound and rust free.  That makes for a great foundation… dings, nicks, and tears can all be fixed with minimal investment.  Body rot, widespread mechanical issues, and awful paint are serious business.

Bidding currently sits at a few hundred dollars with a buy it now of nearly $6k.  The buy it now won’t happen but this would be a great driver for $4.5k.  I will be curious to see where this one goes.

~Aaron.

No-reserve 1990 Audi V8 Quattro for sale

Before the Audi got the A1-8 nomenclature going strong, their non-sequential nomenclatures were a little more confusing, but the cars were no less awesome for their day. The V8 eventually became the A8, but still was a big ol’ sedan with a stout 3.6L V8 with 250hp and Quattro all-wheel drive. Not up to today’s monster-horsepower standards, but was good for the day. Today’s example has 146k miles on the clock and looks clean inside and out. With a no-reserve auction, this could be a cheap way into some big German luxury.

1990 Audi V8 Quattro for sale on eBay with no reserve

An enthusiastic but straight-forward description from the seller:

Now here is a rare one. Just traded, here is a 1990 Audi V-8 Quattro and this one will amaze you. Right off the get go I’m gonna tell you that you won’t find a better running or better looking Audi regardless of the year. Mechanically you can’t fault the car for anything whatsoever as the V8 motor is quiet and dry, the automatic shifts perfectly, there are no puddles under the car and this one is as comfortable going down the road as you could want. Tight as a drum, no squeaks or rattles and tracks straight as a die. The odometer reads 146k and the title reads exempt by federal law as the car is over 10 years old. The body doesn’t have a dent of any consequence and there isn’t a speck of rust anywhere either on it or under it and the original black paint is in excellent shape and this car has not been buffed or waxed and it still looks fantastic. All the buttons work except the drivers side rear window but the window motor is fine as it tries hard but the window is taped in the up position and if that stops you from bidding on this one, shame on you. The interior has never seen a cigarette so there are no bad smells and the genuine leather seats should by all rights be cracked or split but that is not the case here as the leather is in beautiful condition with no rips or tears, a fresh and clean dash, carpets and headliner and a trunk that looks un used. If you were looking for a car that will offer all the luxury of a much later model and you didn’t want to pay a ton of money for a luxury sedan, here is a car that will always be worth whatever you pay for it now as long as you maintain it the way the original owner did and this one will be sold with no reserve so thanks for looking and good luck with the auction.

Cleanliness and reasonable miles make this a nice car. A no-reserve auction makes this a potential steal. Sitting just over $1k with 2 bids and 3 days left, someone could be looking good for less than 10% of this car’s sticker price. Anything less than $5k and I think the buyer will be very happy.

-NR

Clean 1983 Audi UrQuattro for sale

Today we have an UrQ that has been taken care of since it was born. Owned by car dealership owners and service managers, it’s one of the nicest and least-molested examples I’ve seen in a while. It comes in clean original black with Audi graphics and just-right Ronal wheels; no 17s needed to look badass here. Each owner has meticulously kept maintenance records, and while almost 30 years and 140k miles have left it short of perfection, it’s a darn nice example of an increasingly rare car.

1983 Audi Ur Quattro for sale on eBay


A thorough history showing a beloved car:

Hello, I have for sale an exceptional 1983 Audi Ur Quattro. This particular example is Montego Black metallic, with a chocolate brown leather interior. I have personally owned this vehicle since 1997. I am the fourth owner and purchased it with 91,000 miles on the odometer. It currently has about 139,000 miles and is still going strong. This URQ was originally delivered to Porsche Audi North in Dublin, Ohio. It was placed into service on 8/18/83. As far as I can determine, this URQ was delivered on 3/29/84 as a lease to the owner of Midwestern VW. “Bob Fergus was a successful Volkswagen dealer and the local importer for Ohio, Missouri and Kentucky. Furthermore, he was well known as a privateer in motor racing. He took part in SCCA events, driving cars of various marques like Siata, MG and Austin-Healey. Later on he also campaigned Ferraris.” The second owner bought the car when it came off lease in 1987. The third owner who purchased the car in 1993 was a service manager at Byers Imports in Columbus, Ohio, so he spared no expense or time in maintaining the car. Every conceivable record of work done to the car from the first owner, second, third, and myself is included in the sale. This is a truly comprehensive and complete list of maintenance history documented with original receipts and an organized word document of what work was done, how much it cost, by what shop, and at what mileage. It is apparent through all of this maintenance history that the car was always very well taken care of at no expense. Along with this substantial documentation are all manuals including warranty book, owner’s manual, radio guide, and an official factory repair manual. Further factory repair procedures are also available which were originally meant for dealership use.

All necessary oil changes have been completed in a timely fashion during my ownership with Syntec and the correct Audi o.e.m. filters. Recently, in the past few years other work done has included but is not limited to: new misc. hoses and tubing, radiator recore and fluid flush, rebuilt interior switch lights, oxs sensor replacement, n.o.s. radio replacement, plugs, wires, cap, and rotor, driver window regulator replacement, various rubber isolator mounts replaced, c.v. boot replaced, manifold redecked with new studs, replace timing belt, tensioners, water pump, seals, valves adjusted, fuel injector seals, etc, etc.
The car is extremely close to stock with the only known up-grades being the desirable wider Audi ronal wheels, uprated Audi 5000 turbo, period performance chip, slight tint, and Stebro stainless exhaust sans cat. That is it. I have tried to keep things original and period as much as possible, sometimes a frustrating and time consuming hobby…
…Items of concern that do not necessarily require immediate attention are a probable need for a new passenger front disc (mild metallic chatter on braking), the a.c. does not hold freon (although all the parts are there), the power door locks no longer work (although the parts are there), cruise control does not work, the diff panel light does not light up, and the e-brake does not function. Sporadically there is a hot-start issue. Body-wise you can see the items I will call out – surface rust on the sill of both sides (has not progressed in 10 years so I never fixed it), paint flaking on rear driver wheel lip (caused by previous owner’s large wheel choice), rust on the leading edges of both the trunk lid and hood lip (n.o.s. hood, one steel deck lid, and one fiberglass deck lid included in sale for replacement), and a slight gouge in the bumper corner in a parking lot mishap.I believe that this small scrape and a driver’s side door dent accounts for both “issues” reported on the vehicle history. Structurally, the wheel tubs, shock towers, and underside of the car show rust-free. The URQ shows better than average general wear for its age and mileage. The car was never driven in snow, but I definitely drove in the rain (it is a Quattro after all). Please take a look at the pictures and videos in the listing and on my imageshack account for a complete tour of the URQ. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I currently have the car registered in Michigan with a clean Michigan title in my name. If you would like to inspect the car in person, that can be arranged.
Other desirable extras which come with the purchase of the URQ are a beautiful, rare fiberglass factory replacement deck with all trim included, a steel deck lid, extra spoiler, n.o.s. hood with the e-coat still on it, new window regulator and misc. regulator parts, extra tail lamps and light bar, and three containers full of misc. parts both new and used, an extra spare tire, original roll-up tool kit, and two keys.
This URQ was always stored winters, but thoroughly enjoyed in the no-salt months. I am selling now because I do not get the chance to use it as much as I would like, and would appreciate it going to a new home. Thank you.

This is a clean, well-looked-after example of a car that changed the automotive landscape forever. I’m actually a little sad that it’s never been driven in the snow. It has a few spots that would need attention before it was 100% perfect, but it seems like a really great driver that could keep you happily in Audi world for a while. Though small, the amount of work needed makes me surprised to see the 17 bids pushing it up to $10k already. I would have guessed high single-digit thousands, but I guess we’re nearing the time for the Quattro to join it’s box-fendered 80s brethren like the E30 M3 and Delta Integrale as high-dollar rarities. The price is also a testament to a well-written and complete ad, illustrating that this Quattro has never been neglected, and hopefully never will be.

-NR

In Support of my recent Quattro Criticism

I recently wrote up a dubious Ur-Quattro with a 20v turbo swap but some significant cosmetic work needed for a shocking 17 grand. I didn’t feel great criticizing the seller so harshly, it’s not my nature, but the ad gave me all the wrong signals, supported by an overconfident asking price. I looked a little deeper over on eBay and found two reasonably-priced Audis that, with a little legwork, could provide the basis for a cheaper, less sketchy project than the $17k UrQ with more blemishes than a non-showering teenager.

First up, the base car. A 1985 Ur Quattro in impressively clean condition after a strong 205,000 miles sitting around $7.5k on eBay. It still runs well, but that can’t last too long with that amount of miles.

So once those 200k miles catch up with the UrQ, you’ve got this 1990 Quattro with only 84k miles but a bunk transmission/differential to be the donor. The seller just wants to get rid of it and has it on sale locally for $2,400. Besides the mechanical gremlins the car is in beautiful condition, and could be parted out to the owner of a less-pretty Quattro for at least the initial cost.

Throw the 20v from the ’90 into the UrQ and you’ve created one great, low-mileage Quattro swap from two that are struggling, AND with a beautiful Coupe Quattro roller to sell. You’ll have to find a good Audi guy to do that swap for you, but hopefully it will live up to the old adage about VWAG swaps being akin to playing with legos. All told you’re about $10k invested in the cars, which gives plenty of room to get the swap done before you get anywhere close to the $20k investment needed for the sketchy one posted earlier.

It’ll take some legwork, space, and time, but so would getting the red one in good shape, and you’ll have the confidence of having overseen the swap yourself.

-NR