If the end of the the Group B era was the RS200 I wrote up yesterday, the signature car of the rule set still has to be the Audi Quattro. There’s been a renaissance of the history of the Quattro; like the E30 M3, it wasn’t quite as successful at any given moment as fans of each tend to claim. The Quattro was far from dominant in World Rally – but it was evocative, as the close battles with Lancia, Peugeot and Ford produced the legendary sounds, sights and sensations that still send chills up the spines of anyone who sees these cars in person. The noise of the Quattro alone is legendary and the off-road soundtrack to the 1980s. I’d like to think I capture a little bit of that every time I start up my Coupe GT, but though it sounds really neat it’s nothing compared to the raucous screams of the last E1 cars. It was what made the Quattro the legend that it is. Although the WRC cars were a different breed than the road-going luxury versions, still they were simply put the fastest way to cover ground in any weather in the early 1980s. It helped that they were quite good looking, too, in their own chunky way:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Quattro on eBay
Engine: 2.1 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 78,625 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
This is a one-of-a-kind,one owner Audi Quattro
This car is super clean Original paint and everything
on it is as it should,Super stock paint still has plenty of life looks like it just came out the show room,mechanically I had a very recognize enthusiasts Audi shop go through it and adjust whatever was necessary to make it road worthy.
She’s not missing anything all their 100% complete. let me include that she doesn’t even have one crack on that beautiful original dash.,Car last registration was in 1991 it’s been in storage ever since., Anyone is welcome to come and inspect the car or have your mechanic to come see the car,inspected for you if you’re not able to come.
whoever wins this car is getting a true Gem.
On Jun-19-16 at 19:48:02 PDT, seller added the following information:
This is one-of-a Kind one owner Audi Quattro
this car is super clean original paint and everything on it is as it should Superstock paint still has plenty of life looks like it just came out of show room mechanically i had a very recognize enthusiasts Audi shop go through it and adjust and replace whatever was necessary to make it roadworthy she’s not missing anything all their 100% complete let me include that she doesn’t even have one crack on that beautiful original dash and just looking for new home car last registration was a 1991 it’s been in storage ever since now she’s mine but for the right price i think i can live without her anyone is welcome to come inspect the car or have your mechanic come see the car inspected for you if you’re not able to come whoever WINS this car is getting s gem.
If you had a time machine, this is probably what a fair amount of used Quattros would have looked like in the late 1980s. And if you had that time machine, it would have been a pretty good point to purchase them, too. I remember a low mileage, all original and stock Mars Red Quattro rolling up to an Audi track day in the late 1990s. It was super impressive because it was so clean and looked nearly identical to this car. The asking price was a then unfathomable $15,000 or so; nearly double what most of its contemporaries were trading for. Heck, that money bought you a very nice E30 M3, and though I give it a lot of grief the Bavarian is a better road car in nearly every way. But we don’t have a time machine and clean examples like this are very infrequently seen today. With several days still to go and the reserve on, this car is currently bid to $16,000 – though clean early examples have been reported to trade for over twice that amount. I do hope this one bucks the trend many have succumb to an stays in the U.S., as an active and more widespread appreciation of the model in Europe has seen quite a few repatriated.
Thanks to our reader Paul who also spotted this car and sent it in as a suggestion!