1984 Audi 4000S Quattro

While the Quattro stole all of the headlines for Audi, the reality is that it was an expensive vehicle at the time – very expensive. As a halo car for Audi, the purchase price of the Quattro was around $35,000 in 1983 – more money that most of the competition that was, at least on paper, faster. Remember, a 1983 Porsche 911 coupe would have only set you back around $32,000 at the time. It was, then, the Audi R8 of its day, and like the R8 it had a limited market. Audi’s solution to the problem was to take all of the underpinnings – virtually unchanged – and pop them into the more pedestrian 80 platform. Marked as the 4000S quattro in the U.S., it developed as a legend in its own right, with a carved-from-granite drivetrain that seemed unbreakable and great handling. True, at the best part of 2800 pounds but with only 115 horsepower, it won no drag races, but the versatile small sedan took the Audi fanbase to new levels. It was, in many respects, the Audi S4 of its day. The interior and exterior received substantial upgrades for the 1985 model year, making the first year model a one-year stand that has many fans. They’re rare cars to see today, especially in great condition:

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Year: 1984
Model: 4000S quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 250,000 mi
Price: $5,000 Buy It Now

FOR SALE MY 1984 AUDI CS QUATTRO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FULLY RESTORED. CAR IS EMMACULANT INSIDE AND OUT. DASH HAS A SMALL CRACK BY WINDSHIELD AND DRIVER SEAT HAS A SMALL TEAR. OTHER THEN THAT INTERIOR IS IN PRESTEIN CONDITION. CAR WAS FULLY RESPRAYED BEFORE I PURCHASED IT. HAS A SET OF 17″ BBS RS AUTHENTIC WHEELS ON CAR. CAR ALSO HAS BILSTEIN COILOVER SUSPESION. ONLY REASON I AM SELLING IT IS THAT IM RUNNING OUT OF ROOM FOR ALL MY CARS AND ALSO BEARLY DRIVE THIS AMAZING CAR. CAR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION SMALL CRACK ON DASHBOARD BARELY NOTICEABLE AND SMALL TEAR ON DRIVER SEAT. OTHER THEN THAT EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS AND LOOKS GREAT

It would seem that the modifications on this Zermatt Silver have been limited to a lowered suspension and large BBS wheels, steering wheel and what appear to be some smoked-housing Euro-spec flat lens lights. The lights are arguably an upgrade; many people on both sides of the Atlantic like the quad-rectangle lights that the early B2 cars came to the U.S. with, though I think the European-market lights look great. The BBS RS wheels look striking but a little too large for the 4000 in my opinion; however, if they’re included with the sale they’re easily worth the best part of half of the “Buy It Now” price, if not more, and with an avid market for them right now you could easily recoup half the asking price right there alone. It in part depends on whether they were redrilled or are running on adapters; either way, you’ll find someone who wants them. The suspension work is a question, though with the ride height as shown I’d guess the car is running coilovers to get that low. If that’s the case, the suspension is adjustable; even if it’s not, replacing the suspension isn’t a particularly expensive undertaking on these cars. It would be nice to know how good the quality of the repaint is and to check that rust isn’t a problem, but factoring in the value of the wheels I don’t think the asking price is outrageous even with the 250,000 miles.

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. How do I get to linden newjersy!!

  2. This car has been for sale for a while; it was on local Craiglist first. Owner seems like a bit of a bro, but the car is tasty. Feels like a lot of cash, though.

  3. Agreed, it feels like a lot of cash but the BBSs are a big ticket item right now for sure. Either way, this car is substantially better presented in my opinion than the last one I looked at:

    https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1984-audi-4000s-quattro-turbo/

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