For U.S. Quattro fans, ’85 models are a bit special as they held numerous upgrades over the prior models. Like the rest of the Type 85/B2 lineup, those included revisions to the exterior, most notably the slanted grill and color matched spoiler, but also inside a new dashboard and revised seat fabric patterns. Like the ’84s, wheels were 8″ Ronals, and the more reliable fuse box was also carried over with the upgrades.
A few unique colors were offered on the ’85 up models, but since importation ended after one ’86 made it here, all colors are a bit special. Unique too was the headlight treatment, which had chrome aero bezels to match the grill. A total of only 73 of these upgraded 85s (plus the one 86) made it to the U.S., and they’ve pretty much always been the most sought of the scant 664 original Quattros sold here. This particular ’85 comes to market looking minty fresh in what appears to be Tornado Red.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Audi Quattro on eBay
Engine: 2.1 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 117,000 mi
Location: East Hampton, New York
Price: $85,000 Buy It Now
1985 Audi UR-Quattro
All original final year of production NAS UR-Quattro
All glass is original, even the rear windshield defroster still has the original spelling of “quattro” in one of the heat lines
The painted rubber rear spoiler shows no cracks or hardness, proving it was garage kept. This painted spoiler was a final year of production only.
clean title and no accidents
fender sealant is still visible and show no signs of removal
Performs as it should
5 Cylinder group B history on wheels.
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What’s to like? It sure looks good – at least from the outside. We’ve got no images of what the interior looks like, though a fair amount of the ’85s came with leather. It appears to be in mostly original condition, too, which is a tad abnormal for these. The downside? Well, the lack of information and how it came to this point isn’t great. Even worse is the $85,000 asking price. While not unheard of for these cars, it’s really top of the market. Is this the best example out there? I don’t believe it is, but it’s also really quite nice. Being that it’s much more original than the Zermatt ’85 on Bring a Trailer right now, it could theoretically bring more money – but probably not double what other cars sell for.