1983 Audi Ur-Quattro for sale (dangerously close to me)

Here’s a great way to contextualize the amazing Audi Quattro Concept unveiled at the Paris Auto Show. I work about 5 minutes from where this awesome Audi Ur-Quattro is for sale, and I at least have to go check it out (at most, lie/beg/cheat/steal to buy it). Until the Concept becomes reality, the Ur just can’t be beat when it comes to the Quattro. Straight off a Group B stage, boxed fenders and the turbo inline-5 mean serious business. Some title issues and reported damage should be investigated, but 105k miles is temptingly low for the original and irreplaceable implementation of Quattro.

The disappointingly brief seller’s explanation:

1983 Quatrro Coupe, good mechanical condition, just past smog, 5 cylinder turbo, 5 speed, european headlights and grill, white faced quages with additional gauge package, H&R springs, stainless exhaust system, wider Ronnal wheels. Runs good, but needs an alignment due to recent suspension work. Paint is tired but presentable, interior is the same. Some cracks on dash top. Removable sunroof, a/c, power windows, breaks, steering. A/C works, but needs a charge.

This is one of those times when the alignment and title issues fade a bit when you have the chance to pick up a rare piece of history. It’s for sale at $7500; if the issues can be resolved and keep it under $10k, I’ve gotta think that’s a good deal for a low-mileage Ur-Quattro. So close, yet so far away…

-NR

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3 Comments

  1. I’d want to crawl under that before laying down cash to see what sort of suspension work / damage there is / was.

    I’d also want to put the differential locks through their paces. Even if a new owner never uses them keeping them in working condition keeps resale up.

    The paint may luster up with some elbow grease and a series of good rubbing compounds, which would instantly increase the value in terms of curbside appeal.

    Cool car, but needs a closer inspection.

  2. I am thinking I will need to try one before I Go. Mfg’rs should be worried, because I used to lust after new cars. Looks worth checking out, but I’d be cautious till proven healthy.

  3. Hello,
    is this car still to buy? If it’s sold, do you know another seller who has a Audi Urquattro for sale?

    Could you send me more pictures?

    kind regards
    Thomas Wais
    Austria

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