1987 VW Quantum for sale on eBay

I felt I was being a little too Bavarian-centric with my first posts, then all Porsches earlier this week, so I went looking for a good VW.  My oh my, did I choose the right day to look for Volkswagens!  Quantums are a rare breed in general.  The Passat progenitor had the simple lines of 80s VWs and was available with Syncro, the best named of all 4WD systems.  With Syncro it came with the Audi-sourced 5 cylinder.  Revered more for their capability than their looks, many of this generation are more 4WD beaters than clean machines.  This ECS Tuning Quantum bucks the trend and more, with a clean white exterior and a well-modified Ur-Quattro drivetrain conversion (!!!).

Some of the modifications from the listing:

THIS QUANTUM HAS HAD AN AUDI UR QUATTRO DRIVETRAIN CONVERSION.  DETAILS INCLUDE A SPECIAL BUILD HIGH COMPRESSION MC CODE AUDI SPORT 5-CYLINDER TURBO, AUDI SPORT INTERNALS, CUSTOM CRANKSHART, LARGER OIL PUMP AND COOLER, 411 GEARS WITH DUAL LOCKING DIFFS, SACHS RACING CLUTCH, NEW HYDRUALIC BRAKES, LARGER MASTER CYLINDER, WILLWOOD BRAKES WITH HAWK HPS PADS, POWDER COATER REAR CALIPERS, FULL GROUND CONTROL COIL OVER SET UP (POSSIBLY THE ONLY ONE IN THE US), ALL NEW POLY CONTROL ARMS, BATTERY RELOCATED TO REAR, BIGGER SECONDARY WATER PUMP, FULL STAINLESS EXHAUST (NO CAT), FULL STAINLESS DOWNPIPE FOR RS2 HYBRID KKK TURBO, RS2 HYBRID TURBO, CUSTOM SPORT QUATTRO WASTE GATE, CUSTOM BOOST PIPING, SEARCO INTERCOOLER, HKS SUPER SEQQUENTIAL BOV, AUDI SPORT CIS FUEL SYSTEM WITH ADJUSTABLE PRESSURE FOR DIFFERENT PUMPS, MIM 17 INCH WHEELS, ECLIPSE SOUND SYSTEM, BOOST GUAGE, MOMO STEERING WHEEL, AUDI SPORT INTAKE MANIFOLD, AUDI SPORT EXHAUST MANIFOLD (PORT MATCHED), HI REV VAVLE SPRINGS, CUSTOM HEAD WORK AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.

This really is an awesome car. Amazing drivetrain conversion, clean exterior, and only 72k miles. It could use some cleaner wheels and more tire (and ditch the nauseating hood pins), but hot damn. RS2 turbos? Wilwood brakes? Locking diffs? Forget that S4 fetish of mine; I want an RS2 Quantum!

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7 Comments

  1. Just over $2k with 2 days left on the auction, reserve not met. Don’t know where the reserve is, but I’d consider this a steal if it stays under $5k.

  2. really depends on the quality of the conversion. Putting a milage on the add is pointless since we have zero idea what parts have what miles. Also since the conversion was done over 10 years ago you are taking a HUGE risk without a very very detailed PPI. That outfit is not known for their cheap prices either.

  3. I love it! This would be one of the standouts at any VW gathering for sure. Doesn’t look like we’re going to find out what the reserve is though as I can’t believe it could be less than $5k and current bid is far less than that.

    Nice spot Nate!

    dc

  4. FYI, auction ended at $3,550, reserve not met.

    Sad. If I had $5k for a car, I would’ve bid.

  5. I agree Nate, I think that is a ton of car for the money.

  6. Hi,

    I have a 1987 VW Quantum that I am thinking about selling. It has been sitting in the driveway for about a year and a half without being driven, so it doesn’t start right now, but it was running great before I stopped using it.

    I am wondering what the best way to evaluate this car is. I thought I could look it up on Blue Book, but it seems that it only goes back 20 years, so there is no listing for that car. If anyone could give me pointers on how to research this, I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks.

  7. Michael,

    I asked the guys and they recommend stopping by http://vwvortex.com and poking around there.

    Good luck!

    dc

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