Hot on the heels of the mint condition 1987 Graphite Metallic 4000 quattro and
1985 Alpine White 4000 quattro we featured over the past two weeks comes another pristine mid-80s Audi, this time a front wheel drive Coupe GT. Just like the 4000, the GT has a devoted following in the Audi community; a solid all-around package, it offers the original Quattro styling and most of the driving experience on a budget. This particular car is claimed to have covered a scarcely believable 400 miles per year – just enough to empty it’s gas tank! Looking splendid in Tornado Red over the classic Ronal R8 wheels, take a look at this GT:
Model: Coupe GT
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 11,567 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction
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1985 Audi GT .. Coupe
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This is an absolutely gorgeous 1985 Audi Coupe GT. These cars have become quite rare, especially in this kind of fantastic condition. There has been only one owner since new, and this Audi has 11,567 miles. You read that correctly – the odometer has six digits and has not turned over. Everything about this Audi indicates that it was meticulous treated, and was the pride and joy of the owner.
The original owner passed away, and left this car to his family who kept this car tucked away for many years before parting with it now. This Audi was purchased, registered and spent its entire life in Virginia. The complete vehicle history report can be found by clicking the “Vehicle History Link” above. The report shows an errant odometer recording in 1989 of 49,568 miles, rather than the correct mileage reading at the time was 4,956 miles and 8 tenths. The family assured us this was the case, and gave us the title for this car that was issued back then. The title has been transferred to us and the mileage reading is now exempt due to the age of this car.
The condition of this car as seen in the photos below is the way we received it. We have our own high-tech service facility on location, which performed a full inspection of the car, checked all of the equipment and road tested this Audi at length. I am not an Audi Coupe GT expert, so if you have any questions that you feel were not addressed, please feel free to contact me.
The 2.2L engine runs excellent. The 5-speed transmission shifts easily and the clutch engages smoothly with lots of grab. There is a complete set of Yokohama tires on this car showing most of their tread, and the brake pads are all in excellent condition as well. Every power item and feature in this Audi has been checked and tested, and everything is working including the air conditioning. The only modification to this car is the Pioneer stereo, which was installed many years ago.
The exterior of this Audi is in fabulous condition. The Red paint is super glossy over the entire body with nothing more than a few minor imperfections. The body is straight and there aren’t any dents, scratches or body rust. All of the exterior trim on this car is intact, tight and in excellent condition. Both of the bumpers are in excellent condition. There aren’t any cracks or damage on any of the exterior lights, lenses or glass. The alloy wheels are very clean, and undamaged.
The interior of this Coupe GT is in equally fantastic condition. All of the seats are in excellent condition. The carpeting is super clean and fluffy without any stains or damage. There aren’t any wear spots or wear damage in the interior, even on the driver side. There is not any UV damage on the top of the dash pad or the upper door panels, which is a testament to the fact that it has been stored out of the elements when not in use. The dash pad is perfect. All of the interior trim pieces, all buttons and switches and the dash are in just about perfect condition. The leather steering wheel does not show any wear at all. This was a non smoker owned vehicle. There aren’t any burn marks or odors of any kind inside this car
This is a very collectable car, but it is also a vehicle that I would not hesitate to jump in and drive anywhere. I can’t imagine that this Audi will last long, so you are welcome to call if interested.
Tornado Red may be the most recognizable shade on these GTs but it always looks great. The exterior of the car seems to support the mileage, but there have been concerns voiced over the legitimacy of the mileage on some of the fan pages due to the odometer sitting at “0000” and the errant reading showing on the vehicle report. Having owned a 1986 with a broken odometer in the same position, it’s understandable why this would be a concern. True, there appears to be more wear in the engine bay than the exterior would support. There are other oddities, too – small details such as all of the silver missing from the badges; this usually only occurs on higher-mile models, though if it were over-polished that might do it as well. The wheels also appear to have a bit more wear than I would expect on an 11,000 mile example – the paint is down to the undercoating between the spokes – something I saw on my 200,000 mile GT but not what I would expect on this one. The rings on the side aren’t correct, and obviously neither is the striping on the hood but I would guess both of those to be easily reversible.
Regardless of whether the 11,500 mile odometer is accurate, though, this GT is in rare-to-see condition even if it isn’t the most rare color combination. Anyone who has undertaken a repaint in Tornado Red will tell you how expensive the paint alone is. With no reserve, bidding has been strong and this coupe has already broken through $5,000 with still over a week left on the auction. The advertisement lists the original Buy It Now at $8,600, and I suspect the bidding will come close to or perhaps exceed that. While that may sound like a lot for a Coupe GT, you could easily spend a sizable portion of that amount alone trying to repaint a worse-condition GT. Like the 4000 Quattro, these classic Coupes are on their way up so get used to higher sales numbers in the not-too-distant future.