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1991 Audi Coupe Quattro

Deep in the middle of the recession and not fully recovered from Audi’s 60 Minutes debacle, the very expensive B3 Coupe Quattro sold slowly. A total of approximately 1,700 of them were imported between late 1989 and 1991 at over $30,000 each. Considering the cost, the performance was rather soft; the heavy Coupe sported only 164 horsepower and though it was smooth and reasonably quick on the highway, off-the-line performance was lackluster at best. Still, though the internet fora would have you believe otherwise, performance between the U.S.-spec Coupe and original Quattro was pretty similar.

Options on the Coupe were limited to the Cold Weather package, 8-way power seats, and Pearlescent White Metallic paint – two of which are seen here on this ’91. ’91s also had the upgraded glass moonroof rather than the early steel panel, though they lost the infamous “Bag of Snakes” tubular header early models carried. ’91s also gained rear sway bars and are the rarest of the bunch, with only 364 sold in the model year and a further 58 traded as leftovers. Today’s car comes to us in the unusual combination of Bamboo Metallic and Travertine leather, but it’s a solid-looking survivor:

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Year: 1991
Model: Coupe Quattro
VIN: WAUGE58B5MA001368
Engine: 2.3 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 156,500 mi
Location: Levittown, Pennsylvania
Price: $14,995 Buy It Now

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
Interior Color
Body Type
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
5-Speed Manual
Style ID
Number of Cylinders
Drive Type
2dr Coupe
Fuel Type
Safety Features
Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
For Sale By
Drive Side
Left-hand drive
Coupe Quattro
Exterior Color
Power Options
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Disability Equipped
Vehicle Title
5 Cylinder Engine 2.3L/141

If you like these cars and don’t mind the unusual color combination, this one sure looks like a solid buy. Even the Speedline wheels appear to be in good shape, and the rest of the car shrugs off its 156,000 miles. Granted, you could have had it cheaper if you knew where it had just been donated, but opportunities to find a clean, unmolested Coupe Quattro these days are scarce to say the least. One sold a few months back on BaT for a bit less, but in the grand scheme – well, a few grand probably isn’t worth quibbling over if you really want one of these cars. There just aren’t too many left like this out there.



  1. MR K
    MR K May 6, 2023

    This is a buy all day long if you can get past the color. It’s been years since I’ve seen one of these in this good condition.

  2. Longwolf
    Longwolf May 8, 2023

    Interesting, at one time I considered myself a CQ expert, but I have never seen/heard of bamboo metallic offered with CQs in the US. I thought they were only red, black, pearl, ginster.

  3. Dan
    Dan May 12, 2023

    While it wouldn’t be my first choice I do like the color…the finish on the other hand looks a bit rough.

    I looked at buying one of these before I found my correct and original (still a 10V!) URQ and was surprised at how not quick it was. That was fine with me as I wasn’t buying it for its speed. I will say while the HP and performance figures might be similar, the URQ feels quicker. Again…that’s no longer the point of these cars in my opinion so none of that matters to me. Originality and as OEM as possible is what I look for. If I had room, I’d still like a CQ to park next to my URQ.

  4. Rich
    Rich July 5, 2023

    Unaware of all this I just purchased this car from a dealer who I am assuming the winner of the auction ?

    Anyway spent 3 days detailing and it’s looking like new. It has a few minor issues , some he corrected like paint touchups, cv boots etc. I was not a fan of the color but go and find more than one of these for sale so it’s not a lot of choice. I used it to beat him up on the price. After compounding and polishing for 2 days it’s growing on me. I feel I got a solid driver with long term potential ownership here. Not gonna say I stole it but is was considerably south of $10k so I’m feeling pretty good about myself. Just found this post researching CQs figured I’d chime in. 1 week of ownership and loving it. Man these 20v 5 cylinders love to rev!

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