1991 Audi 200 20V Quattro Avant

The Audi Type 44, while no doubt a smart looking aerodynamic sedan, was rather a tame thing – especially in U.S. guise. With about 160 horsepower and well over 3,000 lbs to push around, they were great on the highway but lacked serious motivation. That was until the 1991 introduction of the new turbocharged version of the double overhead cam 20 valve version of the venerable inline-5 was coupled with some flares, some crazy floating rotor brakes and some of the best BBS wheels to be fit to an Audi. Available as a wagon and riding alongside the newly launched V8 quattro with the first automatic all-wheel drive, Audi had two trump cards over their European competitors and were set to take off – yet, they were nearly pulled from the market by parent Volkswagen around the same time due to extraordinarily slow sales in the wake of the unintended acceleration debacle. Coupled with fictitious claims about their reliability spread by many who never owned them, most of the enthusiast community stayed away from the fast Audis; but the few who bought them sure loved them. In the case of the 200 20V Avant, less than 200 were sold in the United States – and those that were sold here were loved and used well. Such is the case with today’s 200 20V – mileage that would scare off all but the diehard Audi fans but an overall condition any enthusiast would appreciate. Take a look at this rare-to-see Bamboo Metallic Avant:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi 200 20V Avant on Audifans.com

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Tuner Tuesday Afternoon Accessories: Audi 5000/100/200/V8 rear spoiler

Talk about rare; I know Audis pretty well and have owned quite a few, but I’ve never even heard of this Austrian rear spoiler from Foha. Perhaps one of our eagle-eyed readers can help with some history or more information? Regardless, it’s a cool, rare new old stock piece that can help finish off your Type 44 or D1 Audi with a unique look:

Year: 1984-1994
Model: 5000, 100, 200, V8
Condition: Used
Price: $399 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Audi Type 44 Foha Rear Spoiler on eBay

Very hard to get in the US

This is a NOS original aftermarket trunk lid spoiler from FOHA (AUSTRIA) that fits AUDI 5000 sedan. These is a original FOHA made part in high AUSTRIAN quality. The main spoiler will be installed on the top of the rear trunk and the two parts on both sides. It is original black, can be painted in every other color. It is in a great shape! No cranks and damages. Do not miss the chance to get a real unique EURO look for your car. All parts are new and in a mint condition.

What you see in the pictures, you will get! All original pictures, no relisting!

Do not miss that chance to get a very rare german part for your AUDI! Shipping and handling is $65 with airmail to the US

It’s not cheap, it won’t be easy to get on, but you’re not likely to see another – perhaps ever. Want that last detail on your 5000, 100 or 200 sedan? Here you go!

-Carter

1990 Audi V8 Quattro

Ripped straight from the “Are you kidding me?” pages comes the third low mile mint condition Pearlesant White Metallic Audi 3.6 V8 Quattro we’ve featured in a short time period. Normally it’s tough to find these cars in any condition, nevermind in excellent survivor status. But first, we had the V8 week 1990 V8 Quattro that sported some aftermarket BBS wheels and a high pricetag. That was followed by last week’s 1991 V8 Quattro, a car in great shape with a much more appealing sub-$6,000 pricetag that still remains available. Now, check the sky for lightning because here’s number three – a well preserved 1990 model:

Year: 1990
Model: V8 Quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 89,670 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Audi V8 Quattro on eBay

Well, it might be one of the handful of really good ones that are there.

I am selling my 1990 Audi V8 Quattro. This is the third one of these cars that I have owned since 1991 and by far the best example. I bought this car from a Pennsylvania specialty dealer in 2008 after searching for the right car for more than a year. The cars can be quite addictive I have found! This example had 62,000 miles on it when I bought it. I picked up the car in Pittsburgh using my company’s truck with auto transporter and took it immediately to my mechanic. A complete timing belt service was performed as well as other maintenance items that were needed to make the car as near to 100 percent as possible. My wife and I used this car for several lengthy motor trips but we have moved to an old farmhouse in our retirement and simply no longer use this car, preferring my wife’s station wagon for all our normal driving. Since the car just sits, it is time for it to be someone else’s.

I have a complete listing of all service and maintenance records performed on the car since I have had it. The list is fairly extensive and includes all work orders. In addition, I will recommend that anyone interested in the car contact my mechanic whose name I will provide and you can discuss the car directly with him. ALL work on this car has been done by a professional mechanic while in my care and as far as can be determined by the overall condition of the car, the prior two owners took meticulous care of the car as well.

The car is cosmetically and mechanically near perfect. To my knowledge there are less than two other V8 Quattros in Maine still running and I have seen one of them. This is by far the best example of the model that I have seen in ten years and I will put it up beside anyone’s car for comparison: these cars are getting very scarce but are a wonderful long distance touring car with sparkling power and sure-footedness in all weather that is simply not equalled…except by anothe Audi Quattro.

Here are some specifics: Tires are Michelin MXV’s with approximately 25,000 miles on them. The brakes are new by my mechanic, including brake lines at the time of major service. More than $4000 was spent on bringing the car to near perfect mechanical specifications.

Now, there are some things that do not work properly as of this listing. The heated seats and rear window defroster is inoperative. I seldom drive the car in winter so this has not been a problem worth tracing down, but I suspect the seats have a broken connection beneath a seat cushion which is common and can easily be repaired. I do not want to do it. The rear window defroster is a different problem and my mechanic tested the circuits and believes there may be a continuity problem in at one end of the wiring. I decided no to pursue it further during the major service and I haven’t missed the defroster since. The car was seldom driven in winter while I owned it. The airconditioning is inoperative and most likely the compressor will have to be replaced as I did a complete air conditioning service in 2007 prior to a long trip to Cape Cod at which time the air conditioning was working properly. I am willing to have the air conditioning repaired as a provision of the sale after the car is purchased, or will accept an offer price lower as a result of the air conditioning repair with the buyer’s mechanic performing the work: this is a negotiating point.

My intent is to sell the car. I do not HAVE to sell it, but I know in the next year the car will likely not see more than a couple of thousand miles at most and after all consideration, my wife and I need only one utility type vehicle and this very fine, high performance sedan is no longer needed. The car is garaged and properly protected. There are two sets of wheels for this car. The BBS wheels in some of the photos are on the car now and it will be delivered with them. There is also a set of flat faced, oem wheels which were on the car when delivered and which lost a couple of center caps in the first year. I purchased the wheels on the car now and they are near perfect as is the exterior of the car.

I offer no warranty or guarantee whatsoever. This is a used automobile. I have many photographs and will be pleased to send any specific photos to interested parties.

The car will be sold with a Bill of Sale as Maine did not issue titles to vehicles of this age at the time I bought it. I have the Pennsylvania title on which the car was sold to me, and all service records will be included with the sale.

This would be an excellent car for the person who knows what this car is, and what it is capable of. The V8 Quattro is a car that requires a certain level of maintenance which can fairly easily be accomplished by a good do it yourself-er.The days when it is fun to turn wrenches is long past for me, and all the work that I have had done on all my cars has been done by the same mechanic for more than fifteen years. If you are interested, you can speak with him and he will give you all the information about this car you wish to have.

The car must be paid for, and check cleared by bank prior to the car moving from my garage. I can arrange to have the car shipped at the buyer’s expense; can have the car delivered to a shipping point in Massachusetts or delivered to the buyer’s door, at buyer’s expense as required.

As I indicated at the top of this listing, this might be the best example of Audi’s flagship in existence and I will be pleased to discuss it with any person serious about owning it.

A word about shipping: I have used Dependable Auto Shippers several times in the past. Their nearest terminal is north of Boston. I can arrange for the car to be delivered to the terminal in Boston at the buyers expense using a flat bed auto transport company near me and which I know well, or it is possible to have the local dealer deliver to you where ever you are located if desired. Transportation will be the responsibility of the buyer and the car will once it leaves myNOT be insured driveway. And of course, payment must be received in full before the car leaves my driveway.

I have indicated I expect a deposit by Paypal within 24 hours of auction close and the balance must be paid within five days of auction close via certified or guaranteed funds. This is a RESERVE auction, but my intention is to sell the car, so bid freely if you are interested in owning what is one of the best ones in existence.

On Nov-19-13 at 05:39:26 PST, seller added the following information:

I will be posting many additional photographs today and tomorrow.

I have already been asked what my reserve is. I will allow the auction to run its course. If the highest bid is close enough to my reserve, I will make a “Second chance offer” prior to relisting. This car will sell on eBay although I wish to maximize its value. I have spent well in excess of $4,000 servicing this car since I bought it including the timing belt/major engine service, brakes, brakes lines and assorted other things necessary to make the car as near new as possible. My wife and I are approaching our seventies and it was my original intention that this would be our normal travel car and I wanted to be certain that the car would be as dependable as I could make a car that had sixty thousand miles and more on the odometer. Thus the approach to maintenance on this as well as our other vehicles, was basically front end “cost no object”. Owning and operating a vehicle is much less expensive that way, than to replace a vehicle every third year and never owning one outright.

On Nov-19-13 at 09:16:31 PST, seller added the following information:

11/19/2013: I have uploaded more exterior photographs as requested. Notice the front headlights which are shown to display the headlight/hood gap seals which I had replaced after I purchased the car. I will be posting interior photos a bit later, but for now there are photos of the instrument cluster in which you can see the current indicated mileage, plus the radio which is switched on. I show the radio because it is an OEM radio which I sourced after the OEM radio that came with the car stopped working around 70,000 miles. I am showing the radio to indicate that the car has been maintained in completely stock condition since I have had it.

It’s an impressive description of the car’s condition, with important points being the expensive timing belt and brake servicing. The air conditioning is explained as not working, but the seller is offering to service or negotiate the price point down based upon that. There are other small things, such as the seat heaters and rear defroster not working. Otherwise, the car is shown in impeccable original condition, which is certainly impressive for an Audi of this vintage. The car is shown with both the original color-coded “Aero” wheels and the 1991 and up BBS RZ option wheels, and while no mention is made of it I’m guessing both sets go with the car.

As for the price, I’m also guessing the reserve is set fairly high. There have been offers but little movement on the 1991, which has a few more miles and is missing a headlight wiper, but otherwise looks to be in similar overall shape. The other 1990, with a price which is now in the high-$6,000 range, also remains for sale. There’s a very limited market (perhaps, just me?) for these V8 quattros, and unfortunately clean models fall into the pricepoint for clean examples of the 200, S4 and S6, which more enthusiasts are interested in. I’d say the sweet-spot for this car is probably $5,000 – $6,000, and at that price it’s a lot of car and a unique piece of both Audi and German motoring history! If loving this car is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

-Carter

1991 Audi 100

When talking to automotive enthusiasts about the car you own, most would lose interest when the answer to “Is it a quattro?” is “No”. But as a non-quattro Audi owner, let me be the first to say that circumstance just isn’t the end of the world. Indeed, because of their quattro-baised layouts, the front wheel drive Audi platforms from the 1980s are some of the best handling FWD cars made and are quite enjoyable to drive. This extends not only to the mid-sized 4000 and Coupe GTs, but also the 5000 and later 100/200 variants. Though heavy for their power output compared to the large BMW and Mercedes-Benz competition, the front driver 5000/100 is a well composed cruiser that’s quite dependable and even gets reasonable fuel mileage due to the great aerodynamics. 1991 was the last year of the Type 44 100/200 platform, and though they’re rare to see in good shape a nice 1991 example has popped up on Ebay:

Year: 1991
Model: 100
Engine: 2.3 liter inline-5
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 95,000 mi
Price: $1,600 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi 100 on eBay

********JUST INSPECTED************
Badge good until end of November 2014
Clean Car. 95 K miles
STOCK!!!
Front Wheel Drive
Moonroof
Heated Seats
Good Tires
West Coast Car No Rust
Radio does not work

Buyer Responsible for taxes, license plate, registration, transportation,
All sales are final
Anybody can stop by and drive it before they bid…..I have no problem giving test drives before end of auction
Winning bidder owns the Car
I am selling the car locally so I can end the Auction at any time
If you want it click on Buy IT NOW.or shoot me an email for an offer

Sure, the automatic isn’t to everyone’s taste, but having owned one of the Audi 3-speed autos it’s not a bad ride – and let’s not forget it isn’t a 20V Turbo. This is one of the top-spec 100s from 1991, with leather and heated seats. The 2.3 liter inline-5 is smooth and has reasonable torque. If you’re looking for a little style, dependability and a reasonably fun driver, this might just be the ticket – the price is sure spot on for a great condition winter beater!

-Carter

1991 Audi V8 Quattro

If you read my last V8 quattro post during V8 week, you’d understand the love/hate relationship I have with the V8 Quattro. It’s been nearly a decade on from parting company with my 1994 4.2 V8, and while it’s true we didn’t always have the best relationship it’s the car that I miss the most out of those I’ve owned. Every time that one comes up for sale I ponder how much it would take to get it into nice condition; and then, every once in a while, a nice one pops up! Such was the case with the 1990 I wrote up for V8 week, and while that car was probably overpriced (and is still for sale), today it’s 1991 twin has come up for sale at a more reasonable price. In period correct and perfect Pearlesant Metallic over grey Connolly leather comfort seats – pretty much the only optional extras available on the V8 – today’s example is taunting me:

Year: 1991
Model: V8 Quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 106,000 mi
Price: $5,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi V8 Quattro on eBay

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Having spent many a day cleaning those original BBS wheels, seeing them in good condition is very refreshing. The BBSs were quite light and a nice upgrade from the original “Aero” wheels 1991 on to 1994. The condition of this car looks to be near perfect, and if you’re interested in a V8 Quattro that’s what you want. As with the last one, you’d want to make sure to check if there are maintenance records – specifically, the timing belt service should have been completed. I see a missing headlight wiper, but that’s not really the end of the world. The early V8s are noted for vacuum leaks and oil leaks, so you’ll want to check for those – and the automatic is fairly trusty but you’d probably want to service that, too. This would be a perfect candidate for a 5 speed swap out of a 200 20V, or go crazy and pop in a 4.2 40V motor out of an A8 and a 01E 6-speed if you want a true sleeper. In stock form, the 3.6 with the automatic is underwhelming around town but fun on the highway. $5,900 may seem like a lot for an older Audi, but finding a V8 in this condition is just about impossible – and I think this one is well worth it!

-Carter

Afternoon Accessories: Audi 5000/100 Euro Headlights

Ever drive a mid-80s Audi at night? I have, many times. It’s downright frightening with the U.S.spec lights. With barely enough candlepower to light up the entire lens, I’m not sure how the DOT thought those lights were “safer” but I find driving at night much safer when I can see. Drive an older 5000 or 4000 in a light rain at night and you’ll know what I mean; it’s definitely a case of guessing where the lanes are. A popular upgrade on both models is to swap in European market headlights, such as these today on Ebay:

Year: 1984-1991
Model: 5000/100
Condition: Used
Price: $175 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Audi 5000/100 Euro Headlights on eBay

You are looking at a Rare Hella Audi Driver and Passenger side Euro headlights e-code, this lights came out from 1990 Audi 100/5000. They will fit all 100/5000 from 1982 to 1991, they’re used but in good working condition (see pics.). there are no broken pieces all mouting tabs are intact. 4 light bulbs and rear caps are included. If you have any question regarding this item please e-mail or call 916-548-4823.

Please check all 10 detailed pictures above!!!

While the single H4 Hellas aren’t as sexy looking as the H1/H4 twin units, they do provide a substantial upgrade in headlight power. Just make sure to wire them properly with relays, as otherwise you’ll find yourself melting your headlight switch in a hurry. At $175, these sure seem like a great deal!

-Carter

1989 Audi 100 Quattro 2.4 Turbo Diesel

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If this doesn’t spark your interest in a diesel, not much will! The Audi 100 Quattro is not a car that we often feature at GCFSB. Both generations of 100 quattro – C3 and C4 – fall squarely in the shadow of their more powerful big brothers. In the case of the C4, the S4 quattro stole all of the limelight from the relatively unremembered 2.8 V6 powered 100 quattro (which would be renamed the A6 quattro in 1995), while the C3 100 quattro was around for only a very short time – like the turbocharged 200 and 200 20V quattros. While not many opted for the less powerful 2.3 10V motor, they’re known as solid workhorses of cars, with many still hitting their stride with 250,000 plus miles. Like old Benzs, these cars were strong, dependable and well built – if admittedly quite slow. Today’s example has resolved some of the “slow” issue in a unique way; this particular quattro has received a 2.4 inline 5 turbo diesel transplant:

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Year: 1989
Model: 100 Quattro
Engine: 2.4 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 98,296 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Audi 100 Quattro Turbo Diesel on eBay

Purchase of new house necessitates sale:

1989 Audi 100 Quattro converted to turbo diesel.

98,296 miles on chassis, 18,936 miles on engine. (Engine swap done at 79,360 miles on chassis.)

Link to build thread on VWDiesel.net: http://www.vwdiesel.net/forum/index.php?topic=25252.0

Link to build thread on MotorGeek: http://www.motorgeek.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=45746

YouTube video: http://youtu.be/XVP1p0f2Oik

Link to vehicle specifications on AudiWorld: http://www.AudiWorld.com -> Tools -> Model Guide -> 100 -> 1989 Audi 100

Fuel economy – I drive mostly around town, and always get better than 30 MPG. On a road trip staying between 55 and 65, it gets about 35 MPG.

As far as power, it does surprisingly well. It’s much quicker than it was in gas form. There’s always more power to be had. I would suggest a free-flow exhaust system for starters. Next would be a bigger turbo.

2.4 liter (2370cc) diesel engine from Canadian Eurovan application. 79.5 mm bore, 95.5 mm stroke, 22.5:1 compression ratio. This engine also features oil squirters under the pistons.

This is an indirect injected diesel (IDI) engine, not a direct injected (TDI) engine. In general, it revs higher, and is a little quieter than a TDI engine.

It uses 100% mechanical fuel injection, and is extremely reliable. Apart from the starter and the glow plugs, it only requires 1 wire to run, and that’s for the fuel cutoff solenoid to the fuel injection pump.

It is licensed and titled as a “Diesel”, and thus shouldn’t be any problems getting it registered in your state. In the state/county where I live, diesels don’t require emissions inspections.

I run Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel oil, and have changed the oil and filter every 5000 miles.

It is always properly warmed up. It starts in the cold well, especially when the block heater is plugged in.

The gear ratios aren’t ideal, but I have run it up to 80 MPH no problem. I mostly run it at 55 MPH or less.

It runs about 12 PSI of boost just casually rowing through the gears. It will peak at about 15 PSI when floored. When cruising down the road at a steady 55 MPH, it runs about 4 PSI.

It smokes very little. Basically the only time you can see it, is if you floor it while the engine is bogged down. There’s a good example of it in the YouTube video.

New spare parts – Brake fluid reservoir, clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, Zimmerman cross-drilled rotors for front brakes (2 sets), Hawk pads (front), stainless steel brake lines (front), brake caliper rebuild kits (front and rear) 034 Motorsport short shift kit, VDO pyrometer and wiring kit, tail light (Hella), oil drain plugs and gaskets, rear trunk lid “turbo” and “D” chrome badges from Europe.

I will also include a set of Bentley workshop manuals.

The Engine:

When VW/Audi remanufactures an engine, they recondition the good useable parts, and replace the rest with new. This particular engine has a brand new block among other things. The head was remanufactured to new specifications and new swirl chambers were installed.

The number of new parts on this car is staggering. Just a quick, yet incomplete rundown:

Pistons – Genuine

Oil pump – Genuine

Starter motor – Genuine

Camshaft – Genuine

Lifters (Hydraulic) – Genuine

Valves – Genuine

Front crankshaft sprocket – Genuine

Camshaft front sprocket – Genuine

Tensioner pulley – Genuine

Upper and lower timing belt covers – Genuine

Valve cover (imported from European Audi 100 TD application) – Genuine

Multi-layered steel head gasket (from European Audi 100 TD application) – Genuine

ARP 2000 head studs, ARP 2000 connecting rod bolts, ARP main bolts

Dual mass flywheel and clutch from early S4 application – Luk – (Absolutely no gear chatter)

Pilot and release bearings – Genuine

Intercooler – Genuine

Upper and lower intercooler hoses – Genuine

Coolant reservoir – Genuine

All coolant hoses, including heater core hoses – Genuine

All belts – Genuine

Water pump – Genuine

Aluminum lower thermostat coolant flange – Genuine

Aluminum upper head coolant flange – Genuine

Rear head coolant flange – Genuine

Thermostat – OEM

Fuel injectors – 155 bar – Bosch

Fuel injection lines – Genuine

Turbo oil lines – Custom made by 034 Motorsport

Valve cover oil separator/breather – Genuine

Glow plugs – Bosch

Glow plug relay – Genuine

Block heater – Autobahn (Genuine)

All engine gaskets, seals, fasteners, and hose clamps – Genuine

Again, these are just some of the new parts. All of the other parts were refurbished to “as new” condition:

The already very low mile fuel injection pump was rebuilt to “Super Pump” specifications by Performance Injection in Canada (a.k.a. “Giles”). It is supposed to be able to supply enough fuel and proper timing for 250 HP, in case you decide to turn the wick up that high.

Turbo professionally rebuilt

Intake manifold – glass beaded, port matched and painted

Exhaust manifold – cleaned, no cracks

Aluminum oil pan from Audi 20 valve 3B/7A application

Pyrometer thermocouple already installed in the turbo, just needs to be connected to the gauge.

Body stuff:

Headlights – Hella

Floor mats – Genuine

Hood struts – Genuine

Shift knob – Genuine

All of the proper engine-specific tools were used in the assembly of this engine, including a freshly calibrated torque wrench.

I installed a different transmission with slightly better gear ratios. Before doing so, I replaced all of the external seals. I also replaced the transmission mounts with new.

I purchased the wheels and tires new from the Tire Rack a few years ago. The wheels are 17″ ASA in excellent condition with the exception of a little bit of pitting from the elements on the machined lip. They have never been “curbed”. The tires are Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 215/45-17, and are in ok condition, except for the fronts which wouldn’t pass Utah safety inspection because of excessive wear on the insides. (Everything else passed the safety inspection just fine though.)

Electric vacuum pump runs the HVAC controls and rear differential lock.

Alpine head unit with full iPod control – Actually shows the album cover and such on the display. It does not play CDs.

Infinity front dash speakers

Due to its thermostatically controlled oil cooler, the engine stays cool, even in hot weather. Yet, it produces plenty of heat in the winter.

The paint and body is in very good condition with the exception of a couple of small dings, and what appears to be some oxidation on the hood, roof and trunk lid. I’m sure a good buffing would take care of it.

It’s in good condition, but it has some small issues:

The headliner in the rear is starting to sag. This is a very common occurrence on these cars. It just started a couple of months ago.

Slight battery drain – Can be left over the weekend just fine, but after more than about 4 days, the battery will be too weak to start the engine.

The tensioning rod for the alternator belt is cracked – This causes the alternator to squeal a little under load. It could easily be welded or replaced

There is a small leak around the intercooler to manifold coupling that is causing oil to weep out and land on the inside passenger-side fender and firewall.

It needs a new shift boot – These are no longer available from Audi, but I have the leather, special thread, special leather sewing machine needle, and the old one to use for parts and as a template to make a new one.

The air conditioning works, but needs a recharge. The air coming out of the vents is only slightly cooler than the ambient air. For now the belt has been removed to conserve energy.

The transmission doesn’t shift as smoothly into 2nd gear as it should. I think it’s because of the Motul transmission oil I put in there. I think original Audi transmission oil should be put back in.

The engine oil pressure indicator stays on. I think it’s either because I have it wired wrong, or the wrong sender in installed. The actual oil pressure gauge works fine, and the engine always has plenty of oil pressure.

The front passenger-side power window doesn’t reliably roll up. It eventually does, but only after clicking the switch a bunch of times.

I think the front left wheel bearing is groaning a little bit. I can’t tell for sure, but it seems like there is a little bit of noise coming from that area when slowing down to stop.

The tachometer doesn’t work. This could probably be adapted to work by running the output from an alternator with a “W” terminal up to the instrument cluster. Behind the cluster is a switch for “Petrol or Diesel”, which I assume has something to do with where the tachometer gets its input from.

Slight power steering pump leak. I think it’s leaking near the bottom of the pump, and then down onto the block. The power steering rack itself is fine, no leaks.

Small oil leak near the front of the engine somewhere. It’s very slow, and has never noticeably affected the oil levels in the engine. It could be coming from the lower turbo oil line since I have seen a drip or two there before.

The exhaust system needs a flexible coupler between the downpipe and the rest of the system. Romping on the throttle can cause this joint to come apart.

Cruise control is not operational.

All of these things have been on my “To Do” list, but I no longer have the time to work on it.

Everything else works great (e.g. ABS, rear differential lock, CV joints, sunroof, defroster, lights, etc.)

Don’t buy this because you’re looking for a cheap diesel car to drive, or because you want to run Veggie oil in it. Buy it because you’re looking for a reliable, simple, safe, and iconic 80’s vintage Audi Quattro.

Cool, cool, cool. Sure, not the most stylish Audi out there, but this one is sure unique. Yeah, you’ll fly under the radar, but you’ll do so for a long time as this is one of the lowest mile Audi 100 quattros I’ve seen for sale in a long time, and the addition of the turbo diesel insures longevity to be measured in decades, not years. If there is one thing not to like, it’s the wheels; I’d prefer to opt for something smaller and a touch more appropriate, such as these period-correct and super rare Rials:

Of course, these cars originally came with 15×6 BBSs that can still be sourced, so there’s that option as well. The relative simplicity of this car is what makes it appealing; I love that it’s cloth interior rather than leather. It will be really interesting to see where this one ends up; value is tough to peg. Normally a 100 Quattro would have a tough time even fetching a few thousand dollars, but this is simply the best one I remember seeing and the uniqueness of the turbo diesel unit kicks it up another notch. Will it outperform (in price, at least) its 200 20V brethren? If there’s a 100 Quattro that could do it, this just may be it.

-Carter

V8 Week: 1990 Audi V8 Quattro

The Audi V8 quattro; where do I begin? Few cars that I’ve owned have cost me as much, caught fire, had the throttle stick open, had all of the window lower and sunroof open in a rain storm, were in the shop more for fixes, suffered brake failure, suffered power steering failure, and randomly filled with water. But, few cars that I’ve owned have generated as many smiles and kept me wanting more. Call it masochism if you’d like, but I really enjoyed my V8 quattro (especially in hindsight). This was the car that revolutionized the large executive sedan market and set the blueprint not only for most larger future Audis, but even those of its’ competitors. It was also (arguably, but in my mind) the best looking and last hurrah of the Type 44 platform. Headlights, hood, grill, bumpers, flares and lower sills left the V8 looking decidedly more aggressive than the 200 had been, but also more modern.

To match those looks, Audi built an all-aluminum 4-cam high revving V8, coupled to the company’s first automatic capable of working with the quattro drive train. Utilizing a multi-clutch center differential and a Torsen rear differential, the V8 was surprisingly less nose heavy than the 200 had been which resulted in out of the box better handling, especially at higher speeds. Audi was even able to utilize these cars in shockingly stock form (minus some trick cranks) to win the DTM Championship against the venerable M3s and 190E 16V Cosworths. The car underwent several changes in it’s short lifespan, gaining a manual option in the U.S. in 1991 only and new colors, climate control and greater displacement in 1992. It wasn’t enough to save the V8 from Audi’s woes in the U.S., though, and by 1994 less than 100 V8 quattros were imported, leaving it a rare site on the roads then and even more rare today. Today’s example is one of the first of the run imported, a 1990 in Audi’s ever-popular Pearlesant White:

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Year: 1990
Model: V8 quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 117,938 mi
Price: $8,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Audi V8 Quattro at Park Chrysler Jeep

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You could look for one of these for months or even years, and then you find one at a Jeep dealership (really?). This car looks quite clean and well cared for both outside and inside, with the Connolly option leather comfort seats showing little wear and the Pearlesant paint appearing to be original and free of major defects. The BBS wheels are upgrades from the stock 15×7.5 “aero” wheels which, correctly, would have been body color Pearlesant. Look closely in the album, and there they are in the trunk with what look like snow tires. I ran snow tires on my V8 quattro, and it was simply amazing in snow, and at a few winter driving schools absolutely blew away all of the newer Audis, including S models. These cars are really amazing and carry their weight well.

Despite this, they’re also quite complicated cars that require a healthy dose of regular and expensive maintenance. Chief among this is the timing belt service which is very expensive and required; Audi replaced many of the early 3.6 engines after mis-labeling the timing belt service at too high miles. It is possible to swap in earlier transmissions from 200 quattros; though it’s pretty complicated to do so, it has been done. The 3.6 cars are notable for having transmission issues, something Audi fixed partially with a transmission cooler on the 4.2 cars. Even so these transmission issues usually only happen with higher miles, so if this was the car for you, you’d likely have some time before needing to address it. The 3.6s are also notable for having the “UFO” floating rotors; great at stopping the heavy car from high speeds; but prone to warping in heavy stop and go commuting. Fixes for this and other common problems on the V8 are well noted by the enthusiastic community that supports them. The asking price – $8,000 – is one of the higher ask prices on a 3.6 that I’ve seen that wasn’t a manual. Though the vehicle’s condition appears to be very good, I’d wager the top value for this car is $5,000 – $6,000, and even then I’d like to see some serious service records. Still, it’s hard to find a nice V8 quattro for sale anywhere in the U.S., so if you really want to have one, this is one of your few options.

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1991 Audi 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant – REVISIT

There was a lot of interest in the black 91 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant Paul wrote up last month. Rightly so, since it was a classic color, in fantastic shape, and had lower miles. As one of our readers noted, it was no surprise that car disappeared in a hurry. Running across these 200s – especially in the more understated black or silver colors – is pretty tough, and finding any color in good shape is becoming a longer search. Today I found the same Lago Blue Metallic 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant for sale that we featured last year on GCFSB. The seller has lowered the price by $1,000.

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Year: 1991
Model: 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 215,000 mi
Price: $5,700

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant on Audifans.com

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, new battery and new headliner. 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. 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. The traction of this car 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 $5,700 obo.

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I owned a Lago 200 10V Avant for a while, and it was a very capable highway cruiser that left me with lots of memories. As much as I liked that car, I always wished that it was one of the bigger brother 20V models. This car looks to be in good shape despite the high miles, and as you’ll hear from most who have owned one of these generation Audis, higher miles shouldn’t scare the prospective buyer away. Yes, there will be more repairs down the line – especially with the hydraulic system – but these are well built and solid cars. This particular car has some nice upgrades, such as relayed Euro lights and upgraded H&R suspension to help eliminate the float. While I miss the stock 15×7.5 BBSs (or even better on these cars, the optional Euro market 16″ BBSs), it is nice to see those Porsche boat anchors under the Ronal spokes. The sport seats are also the preferred option for most buyers; both my V8 and 200 had the comfort seats and they don’t offer much support in the corners, nor were they particularly comfortable.

$5,700 is a few thousand less than the black 200 Paul wrote up, but as the miles climb the market for these cars shrinks. It’ll likely be a die hard Audi fan that picks this car up, and my guess is that it will probably be in addition to another stablemate to take some of the daily driver heat away. Still, it looks way too nice to be a winter beater, but for less than $6,000 this car offers a great glimpse into German motoring with a healthy dose of practicality – plus, with dwindling numbers remaining you’re just about guaranteed to not see another pass you on the road.

-Carter