1991 Audi V8 Quattro

If you read my last V8 quattro post during V8 week, you’d understand the love/hate relationship I have with the V8 Quattro. It’s been nearly a decade on from parting company with my 1994 4.2 V8, and while it’s true we didn’t always have the best relationship it’s the car that I miss the most out of those I’ve owned. Every time that one comes up for sale I ponder how much it would take to get it into nice condition; and then, every once in a while, a nice one pops up! Such was the case with the 1990 I wrote up for V8 week, and while that car was probably overpriced (and is still for sale), today it’s 1991 twin has come up for sale at a more reasonable price. In period correct and perfect Pearlesant Metallic over grey Connolly leather comfort seats – pretty much the only optional extras available on the V8 – today’s example is taunting me:

Year: 1991
Model: V8 Quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 106,000 mi
Price: $5,900 Buy It Now

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Vehicle Overview
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***Very Hard To Find

***3.6L V8 Powerplant

***Legendary Audi Quattro All Wheel Drive System

***Rust Free West Coast Car

***Beautiful Pearl White Exterior

***Non-Smoker Gray Leather Cabin

***Original BBS Mesh Wheels

***Eclipse Detachable Face CD Player W/Ipod & USB Inputs

***Heated Leather Seats

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Having spent many a day cleaning those original BBS wheels, seeing them in good condition is very refreshing. The BBSs were quite light and a nice upgrade from the original “Aero” wheels 1991 on to 1994. The condition of this car looks to be near perfect, and if you’re interested in a V8 Quattro that’s what you want. As with the last one, you’d want to make sure to check if there are maintenance records – specifically, the timing belt service should have been completed. I see a missing headlight wiper, but that’s not really the end of the world. The early V8s are noted for vacuum leaks and oil leaks, so you’ll want to check for those – and the automatic is fairly trusty but you’d probably want to service that, too. This would be a perfect candidate for a 5 speed swap out of a 200 20V, or go crazy and pop in a 4.2 40V motor out of an A8 and a 01E 6-speed if you want a true sleeper. In stock form, the 3.6 with the automatic is underwhelming around town but fun on the highway. $5,900 may seem like a lot for an older Audi, but finding a V8 in this condition is just about impossible – and I think this one is well worth it!

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. Strong contender for best over the road snow vehicle on earth, with the torsion center diff and limited slip rear these cars crush in white stuff. Unfortunately the auto trans was a weak link and few techs know how to do a proper timing belt service on these engines. Ultimately the 200 20v TQ was a far better car.

  2. Hi UrS –
    You’re a little off on the drive train – these had Torsen rear, autos had multi-clutch center diffs. The manuals are the only torsen/torsen cars. But yes, I agree – my V8 quattro was much better than any of the newer Audis. The transmissions on the early 3.6s are sometimes issue prone, but the 4.2 quattros had a revised transmission with cooler – mine was taken out of the car with 260,000 miles and went into a 3.6 – still on the road, 8 years later and never apart.

    Personally, I think the V8 is a much better car than the 200 in stock form; the 200 is more tunable it’s true, but the driving characteristics of the V8 – even with the auto – have always struck me as better than the 200. They’re better balanced and the torsen rear gives a nice amount of rotation in the rear at speed.

  3. Thank you for the correction, I am not that familiar the V8’s specifically, interesting about your trans going 260K+. I did own a 200 20v for almost 10 years. Anyway you slice it the Type 44 Quattro’s are very well made cars, that make modern Audi’s with traction control seam neutered in the snow, cheaply built and unnecessarily over complicated.

  4. I too owned a 200 Quattro for several years; they’re all great cars that were ahead of their time and a neat design.

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