Within the world of older Audis, it’s often a case of pick your poison. Do you want low miles? Do you want good exterior condition? Do you want good mechanical condition? Do you want a manual? Do you want a desirable model?
Running down the checklist when considering the pool of available candidates, infrequently are you allowed to shout out “BINGO”!
But today (and, as it turns out, tomorrow!) we look at something special for fans of the two-door variety:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Audi Coupe GT on eBay
Model: Coupe GT
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,306 mi
Price: $8,500 Buy It Now
1986 Audi GT coupe with low low 76k miles. Read with light grey interior power windows sunroof stereo alloy wheels good tires cold air conditioning. Super hard to find in this condition with such low miles car runs and drives great Paint is very shiny and good luck in interior is in great condition for the year and mileage five speed manual transmission . Perfect for an Audi collector. Please ask questions before bidding or any concerns thank you Mark
The presentation in the photos of this car thoroughly backs up the low mileage claim; often, something to be concerned with given the propensity of B2s to shred their odometer gears. But this one looks and seems accurate from the pristine exterior to the very tidy interior. Just the right amount of patina is in place and those in the know will recognize the immediate wear items and NLA bits that are tantalizingly perfect.
The front reflectors.
The lower grills.
The original Blaupunkt Rothenberg radio.
A pristine and plate-holder free front bumper.
A shift knob that retains its original leather.
These are the things that figuratively keep B2 enthusiasts up on the internet at night, and they’re all in place and pristine. In fact, it’s hard to find fault at all looking through the car; there’s minor curbing on the wheels, the rear wiper hasn’t parked in the correct position, the door seals are deteriorating and de-laminating, and the piping on the front seats has seen better days. The car doesn’t wear the correct or original antenna and the silver has been polished off the badges. The pictures also show the oil pressure pegged at idle, so the car probably has a common fault with the dynamic pressure readings, which will result in a disconcerting “YOU’RE OUT OF OIL” warning buzzer from time to time. This car is interesting as a non-sunroof example; as such, if you’re in a warmish climate, it would be best to make sure that the air conditioning is functioning. Having lived with and spent many years in these GTs, the ventilation is notoriously poor and they can quickly become oppressive in summer heat.
The only things that stand out to me are two-fold; one, the seller offers no pictures of the KX-code inline-5 or any mechanical assessment and/or history. Second, the price. At $8,500 this is a pretty expensive Type 85. Is it one of the best ones out there? Surely, and if you love the Coupe GT they don’t come a lot better than this overall. However, I think the price would be a bit more compelling if the car were either a Commemorative Design example, or the improved Special Build model. Then there’s the competition, like the even more outstanding 90 quattro 20V with 23,000 miles. At last check, that car’s asking price had dropped to $2,000 below this one, and offers more performance, luxury, and rarity with equal condition. Despite this, you could easily eat up most of the asking price on a lesser example with just a respray in the original LY3D Tornado Red and you’d be left with a car which both lacked the originality of this one, plus years (no joke) of internet searching to buy all the correct pieces to make it look even half as perfect.