Afternoon Accessories: OZ Racing 17×8 Magnesium wheels

I still remember well the first time I got to hold a magnesium wheel – I was at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, and a bit of a joking and free-loving owner of a Pantera literally threw one – complete with steam-roller tire – towards me with the tagline “Here, catch!”. Grimacing in the impending pain I was about to experience as this dishwasher-box sized wheel lobbed at me came closer, I reached out and caught it, fearful that I would be on the hook for the wheel’s cost when I dropped it even though this joker wouldn’t be by my hospital bed for the multi-week recovery from my collapsed lungs and broken ribs. To my shock, I caught the wheel, and my tensed muscles experienced nearly no shock. It was comical how light the wheel was; something I wouldn’t experience again until I picked up a Formula One Ferrari wheel years later. Today, there is a set of ultra-rare OZ Racing wheels on Ebay for a very reasonable price:

Year: 1993
Model: Tarmac Rally
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 4×108
Offset: Not Listed
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $1,155 Buy It Now

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White Christmas Sunday: 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro

Last week’s 1985 4000S Quattro was a death toll in the days of the affordable clean 1980s Audis. There was a point in the not-too-distant past where you could buy clean examples of Coupe GTs or 4000 Quattros for under $3,000. But those days, like most of the decent Type 85s, are long gone and if you want to play in the early Audi market it’s going to cost you. While we’ve seen really clean 4000s and GTs push up towards and over $10,000 in the past few months, the trend is pulling up even the less-pristine examples. Such is the case with today’s all-white 1987 4000CS Quattro; a car with high miles but some potential for the right buyer. Will it be a White Christmas for you in this 80’s snow icon?

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1985 Audi 4000S Quattro

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s record breaking 1985 4000S Quattro that sold for $12,655 we find another 1985 Audi 4000S Quattro. This one is in the equally familiar Tornado Red this time around, a color that always looks great on these cars. Unlike the last example, however, this car is not offered with a full and careful detailed history or photos. Rather, we see some light modifications and some great pictures of engine components but little overall detail. But what does not make a good museum candidate may make a worthy driver, and this might be a good example of that for you:

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Afternoon Accessories: Audi 4000 Cassette holder

Just because it’s a rare accessory doesn’t mean it has to break the bank. In the case of this afternoon’s Audi 4000/GT cassette holder, it’s downright cheap. I know, I know, cassettes are so 1980s, but hey – so were the cars. If you own a mint condition 4000 or Coupe GT, this might be just the accessory you’re looking for to complete the look:

Year: 1981-1987
Model: Audi 4000/GT Cassette Holder
Condition: Used
Price: $14.97 Buy It Now

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Audi 4000 Rare Original Interior Cassette Holder, Hard to Find!

This console/cassette holder was removed from an Audi 4000. It might fit other models as well, but make sure before you buy. The color is blue, there is no breaks or cracks. You may need to use glue or something similar to mount it. Be absolutely sure you have matched the part correctly, no returns or refunds.

It’s sometimes the little details that count – sounds crazy, but a few owners would love to own this piece as they’re pretty rare to see. If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for your Audi friend, here’s a great option!

-Carter

4WD Week: 1985 Audi 4000S Quattro

You know, it’s funny; we can seem to go months without seeing a clean 4000 Quattro, and then suddenly there is a wave of 5 or 6 in a row. Without a doubt, last week’s time capsule 4000 Quattro was the nicest of the bunch, but the asking price was enough to scare many folks away. That car was certainly also a rare color combination, and while today’s Alpine White 1985 4000S Quattro gives that 1987 a run for it’s money in overall condition, it’s not nearly as rare a color combination. Despite that, it’s much more appealing to me for one important reason; I bought the near-twin of this car as my first car back in 1996. It’s hard in some ways for me to believe, but this is about as identical to my first car as you can come nearly two decades later. Mine was also Alpine White over brown cloth with nearly the same mileage as this car when I originally purchased it. For me, then, even though we saw arguably a better condition “Time Capsule” 4000 with lower miles only a few days ago, this is the car that brings me back.

Year: 1985
Model: 4000S Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 112,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

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You are looking at (and possibly bidding on) an absolute time capsule. I will try to give an exhaustive description of the car to encompass all that I would want to know if I were perhaps considering the purchase of a car sight unseen. Here goes: I own an operate a premier German repair shop in Denver. Look us up on the internet–we are Paddock Imports. We predominantly work on German cars, with a special interest in BMW, Porsche, and Audi. This Quattro has been under our care since 2007, when the second owner bought it. Roger was a meticulous owner, and attended to everything we ever recommended on this car. He brought this car to us twice yearly and let us know that it was an “open credit card” situation. As such, we took meticulous care of his beloved Quattro. The mileage on this car is low because Roger also owns a Porsche, an E39 BMW M5, and a Ford F250. This Quattro was a little hobby car for him, and as such, it got driven sparingly. Eight months ago, Roger told me he was selling the car to make room for a collector Saab he bought. After I got over the shock of him buying a Swedish car (better him than me) I jumped on the opportunity to buy this Audi for my son. Caleb turned 16 last year and I had been looking for a reliable car for him to drive to school and hockey. I therefore bought the car and went through every single nook and cranny to make it mechanically perfect. Heres the list of what we did to it 8 months ago: timing belt, spark plugs, distributor cap, distributor rotor, drive belt, timing belt roller, water pump, water pump seal, brake master cylinder, brake proportioning valve, expansion tank, expansion tank cap, camshaft seal, drive belt, coolant antifreeze, new door handles, all new fluids, and new battery. Parts alone (I did the labor myself) totaled almost $2000. Suffice it to say, the mechanical condition of the car is virtually flawless. I would get in this car and drive it to Connecticut tomorrow. The only reason we are selling it is that Caleb has to drive himself and two of his teammates from school to hockey, and quite honestly, the car isn’t big enough for these boys and their gear…not even close. We therefore bought Caleb a BMW 528 wagon. So the Audi goes to the next steward. Here are some bullet notes:

Mechanical: Absolutely flawless–it doesn’t leak a drop of anything. not a single spec. starts in the bitter cold and runs flawlessly.

Glass: perfect–not a scratch or chip in any of the original Audi glass.

Clutch: plenty of life left in it–engages low and has great feel.

Body: not a single spec of rust anywhere on this car. It has been a Colorado car it’s whole life and we do not use salt here–hence no corrosion. The paint has tiny chips here and there commensurate with its age, but you have to look hard to find them. I drive a brand new BMW M5 and this car honestly gets more thumbs up.

Interior: Indistinguishable from new!! The dash is perfect with no warping or cracks, the old school felt seats are perfect with no tears, the seats are firm and supportive, the door cards look new, the headliner is perfect, and the original floor mats still look amazing!! Interior is by far and away the most amazing part of the car—a true time capsule.

Tires: 85% and balanced perfectly…I know because I did it myself.

Electrical: absolutely everything works–even the sunroof. the passenger front window is going up and down slowly, but I will attend to that before the auction closes.

Heat: blows very warm and strong

Radio: my son had me install an Alpine deck with Pandora and iPod hookups. I also installed Fosgate speakers for him. Sounds really nice.

I am sure I forgot many things, so if you have questions, please feel free to call me on my cell phone. Doug Paddock at 303-807-1863.

Bottom line, you are bidding on a super low mileage, pedigreed Audi, that looks and runs perfectly. It will give some lucky buyer years of faithful service. I am positive that I will never get all they money out of it that I put into it, but you know the old saying: One man’s dream…another man’s bargain. My family now officially has 4 cars and a 3 car garage, so the Audi is now at my shop. I am therefore selling the car at NO RESERVE. That’s right. High bid takes her home. I will be happy to help with shipping arrangements.

Over my ownership, my appreciation for the stout 4000 Quattro grew and I’m not alone in that. I paid around $2,500 for mine in about identical condition to this car 17 years ago, and sold it with around 140 on the clock and a bunch of improvements 10 years ago for…you guessed it, $2,500. Since then clean 4000s have started up the appreciation chain, cresting $5,000 just a few years ago, and now serious buyers are talking about $10,000 to get into a clean one. That comes as a bit of a surprise to the enthusiast community that has followed them all along, but like so many cars we feature here on GCFSB it’s a simple matter of math; you can’t find a clean example and return it to the condition of a car like this for $10,000. Does that make the car worth $10,000 plus? Well, for the right person, it just may. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, either – just look towards the E30 market and even the quickly appreciating 944 market to see where these cars that were once throwaway second-hands are going. If you’re interested, don’t wait too long; we’re not quite to the buy a shot one to restore point on the 4000 Quattro, but when clean prices start to head towards $15,000 start expecting it. There’s the secondary issue of what else you can buy for that money, but like many other cars – the A1 Golf, the E30 BMW, and many others, that argument doesn’t hold because if you want the platform, you don’t really want anything else. Want a 4000 Quattro? This is the car to buy, folks.

-Carter

1984 Audi 4000S Quattro

While yesterday’s 4000 Quattro Commemorative Edition was a neat look into a rare model, today’s 1984 4000 Quattro is a much more rare version of the same car. There are a few reasons for this; 1984 was a one-year only model for the 4000 Quattro before it received a host of upgrades in the 1985 model year. Early cars feature the original boxy dash, similar to the quattro coupe, as well as a similar “quad” headlight configuration and more boxy bumpers. There weren’t many sold, and few survive today – and when they do, they seem to be mostly Tornado Red. Today’s edition is in fairly rare Zermatt Silver, a color shared with Porsches of the same era. While not as shouty as the red versions, the driving experience is the same and this particular model appears well cared for and ready for some action:

Year: 1984
Model: 4000S Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 150,000 mi
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now

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1984 4000 quattro.
Excellent example.
Third owner.
First two owners doctors.

I’ve had it since 60k miles and 15 years, odometer broken and mileage is approximate. H&r/bilstien sport suspension, great match that is a decent ride balance and match, never bottoms out, handles great. Synthetic oil in motor and diffs since new. Recent clutch and heater core, clutch has fantastic feel and modulation, best clutch in any car I’ve driven. 20k since head gasket, engine mods including throttle body bore, warm up flap in airbox removed with cold air tube added, high compression with shaved head, turbo cam, pulls well from 4500 to 5600 well with plenty of torque below. Interior as nice as you can find with very low wear on drivers seat. Slightly whiny diff(for 10 years now, mostly in fourth) and needs a cv boot(probably joint too, get a slight imbalance at 85mph when turning one direction but not the other), slight hiss noise on deceleration in first, third, fifth (mostly third) that cuts out when clutch disengaged, not sure if it’s a problem or not, maybe low on fluid but I doubt it. Replaced front passenger fender with used after fender bender long ago and it’s not a perfect match but not bad. A/c worked once and leaked out, think it needs new seals. I forget when w/p and timing belt were done. Doesn’t lock, one lock needs the old lock cylinder because handle replaced (got it somewhere) and I think the other needs to be hooked up to the handle, both easy fixes; one of the interior rear pass door lock pins is out, I have it but not sure how it goes back in. Rear subframe bushing are worn and allow a little movement. On extreme angles and full droop of rear suspension, I think the coils are too short and will make a little noise moving around, worse on drivers side, possibly due to subframe bushings( I think the worst subframe bushing is the driver rear, may be the only one that moves), possible fix is the factory coil pads that I believe got removed when suspension was installed, been like this for years and not a problem but I always wanted to get it fixed. Actually I haven”t been driving it much the last five years but I’ve been driving around all week and the rear suspension noise seems to be getting better, I’m having a hard time getting it to make the sound last couple days. Tires have tread but have sidewall cracking. Diffs don’t engage but should just be a vacuum line, they worked well once and my mechanic said vacuum lines. Rear defrost doesn’t work but probably just a broken defrost line, antenna doesn’t go up. Sunroof won’t open right, rear doesn’t want to go low enough so it wants to scrape the paint. Shifts great, steers great, runs wonderfully, brakes well, does 85 mph straight and smooth down the freeway. Actually a very tight car with no rattles and tight suspension. Actually has power in mid/upper range unlike stock. Craptastic exhaust because I went to crappy shop down the street, 2.5″ pipe and magnaflow(not sure, can’t remember)muffler, sounds great and works well enough, not too loud. Probably needs new rear rotors. Leaky oil pan gasket. Hit black ice once and went off road, just tore up lower radiator mount (pic below) but it’s not a problem, radiator doesn’t move around. Low rust. Registered, just past Utah emissions and safety inspection. Extremely fun to drive and not slow, not fast but fun because it’s geared right. Pic below of spare parts, aluminum trim for the area between grill and bumper, not shown is a fwd 4000 front antiroll bar that can be fabricated into a rear for this car that it really could benefit from. One year of this body with quattro and bound to be collectible. Supposedly 150lbs less than the models that followed with better gearing AFAIK. I’ve owned 15+ german cars that were almost all faster and handled as well or better but this was the one that stuck with me, it’s just a great car. Not being used enough, wish I could keep it.
Low Reserve.
Have fun

There are a few things wrong with this car; most obvious is the need for paint on the front valance, but otherwise it’s wearing the wrong centercaps (a fairly easy fix if you can find them) and there’s some surface rust starting to creep through, as well as missing the all important rings and quattro badges. As these cars weren’t galvanized, you’ll want to get that paint issue sorted quite quickly as rust spreads through these cars like wildfire once it’s going. There are some suspension and mechanical needs if you want it 100% sorted. Mileage is on the lower side and overall condition – especially of the interior – appears quite good. Because of the rarity of the early cars, they tend to command a premium as there is a specific market that looks for them, and I think overall this car is priced slightly high but within reason given the market. Were I to get it, after fixing the paint I’d be quick to source some stellar looking Euro bumpers and optional 15″ Ronals – that’s about it. There are some tasteful upgrades to the car mechanically that make it all the more appealing. It is indeed a rare collector opportunity for someone who really prefers the earlier and original design of the Quattros.

-Carter

1986 Audi 4000CS Quattro

Low mileage survivors, no matter what marque, seem to always present a conundrum. Unless you’re extraordinarily lucky, you won’t find a cheap mint condition car, because there always seem to be hawks that swoop in for the kill before you get there. It’s become an entire industry; finding low mileage survivors, doing a light overhaul, and flipping them at incredible prices. Such is the case with today’s 4000 Quattro – without a doubt, the best condition non-restored 4000 Quattro I have seen in all of my days as an Audi fan. Yet, as we see with mint condition E30s and Porsches, the asking price is quite high and the fan boards are alive with chatter about how crazy the seller is for asking such a price. The question, at least in my mind, has nothing to do with the seller’s mental state – it’s a simple matter of math. But before we get there, let’s take a look at this time capsule:

Year: 1986
Model: 4000CS Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 78,000 mi
Price: $9,800

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Well, time to put this beauty up for sale. 78k original miles. No misprint. Clean title/carfax. Car was parked and covered in 1998. Then drove around the block every now and then for 5 years. At some point the engine failed. Why, no one knows. This summer the engine was replaced with another very low mileage factory engine. Compression 175 across the board. Lots of other parts were replaced to ensure this car will last a very long time.. Fuel system was gone through, filter, pump, injectors, injector orings, seats, lower seats, fuel distributor, new spark plugs, seals front and rear mains, valve cover gasket, gas tank replaced, battery, and more. Car was professionally handled at local European shop with many years combined experience. It took them months to go through everything. But well worth the wait. Car looks great, drives even better. Rust free. Never seen salt. Or deicer. Being able to drive many 4k quattros in the past, All to be said is they all drive like crap. This one drives like its brand new. Car is very tight. Great power, gets up and goes. New cat back exhaust too. Sounds great, able to retain factory tips. Paint is factory black metallic, dont see that often. Black leather heated seats are mint, as well as door cards, carpet, mats, not a stitch out of place. Seats get warm within 60 seconds. Everything works on the car. Everything. All windows, doors, interior/exterior lights. All gauges, lights on gauges, console, little lights on every window switch. Cruise, A/C blows cold, R12. Aftermarket Alpine pull out C/D player, was amazing back in 92 or so. Stereo sounds good. Power antennae is smooth. No leaks of course. Tires are like new Dunlaps. Bonus real BBS 14×7 ordered from the dealer in mint condition. Have original multi spoke rims in excellent condition as well, with all center caps. This is a rare chance to own a fully documented one owner 4000 Quattro that seems to have been in a time capsule. Original title from 1992. Dont even consult the wife, unless shes a Quattro fan. Five zero 9, nine five four, 88nine five.

First off, let’s acknowledge that it’s a rare color combination on 4000s at all; indeed, black leather was a rarely selected option. Second, let’s agree that the condition of the car is pretty spectacular. There are factory option BBS RA wheels that are color-coded, and everything about the car screams “Hey, it’s 1990 again and I’m still pretty factory fresh”. Now, the price – $9,800. Now, that price point puts you into line with a lot of other cars, nevermind a lot of other Audis. To name a few, for $10,000 you could have a 944 Turbo, any number of E36 M3s, and a few hot Benzs. Indeed, you could also have your choice of many S4s, S6s, and even some budget S8s. But that’s not the point, because if you’re looking seriously at this car, you want a 4000 Quattro. So what is competition? You could get a Ur-Quattro that needs sorting, for example – but this car needs no sorting.

So here’s the math part: take a decently rare already 4000 Quattro. Now, restore it to the level of this car; recover the seats in original marterials, refresh all of the plastics, buy the NLA parts that are in fantastic shape, find the optional wheels, go through the car mechanically. Then, paint it, correctly. Now, add up those bills, and tell me where you think you are – because by my math, there is no way this car could be replicated for the $9,800 asking price. Even if it could, you’ve got a restored 4000 Quattro that you spent a mint on, tons of time, and it’s got what – 200,000 miles? Sure, if you’re building a modified car it doesn’t matter, but if you want a factory fresh unit you’d be silly to attempt to replicate this car.

Is it worth $9,800? Well, I happen to know a few people that have tossed the $10K plus figure around when searching for the perfect 4000 Quattro. Yes, I find it strange the original motor failed, but I don’t really see how that impacts value; it’s been corrected, the car appears pretty much spotless, and it may be one of the only ones left in this original condition. To me, that warrants the price for the right buyer, though admittedly the pool is pretty small. In the meantime, enjoy the view of one of the best preserved 4000s I think I’ve ever seen.

-Carter

Double Take: 1986 and 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattros

If yesterday’s lower-mile but high price 4000CS Quattro got you excited to see an older Audi quattro model, today’s double take should take you to the next level! It’s pretty rare to find 4000 Quattros in a good state these days, and Paul’s example was one of the best that’s popped up in a while it was really priced well outside of the market for these cars. Today, though, we have two pretty good examples of 4000CS Quattros that can be had with a reasonable budget – one Tornado Red like yesterday’s example and the other in the quite rare shade of Oceanic Blue Metallic. Let’s start with the Tornado Red 87:

Year: 1987
Model: 4000CS Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 190,000 mi
Price: $3,500

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87 4000 Quattro, 190,000

Tornado Red
Heated Quattro Script seats. Both work, no rips or tears.
Trip computer

Work done in fall 2012
Full engine tune up Plugs, cap, rotor, wires, air and fuel filters, all Bosch
New pads and rotors front and rear
15×7 Motegi Track Lite 2 forged wheels with new Hancook Ventus V2 Concept tires 205 50 15
New Trunk struts
Replaced door handle gaskets
New windshield
New battery
New expansion tank

Spring 2013
New Ansa rear muffler assembly
Headlights relayed
Fuel pump relayed
Transmission oil changed with Audi fluid
Rear diff oil changed
Sunroof seal replaced, frame cleaned and lubed, sunroof tilts and slides
Front door outer window seals/scrapers replaced with new clips all from Audi Tradition.

Summer 2013
Transmission mounts replaced
Coupe Quattro red H&R springs
Ur-q OE strut mounts on all 4 corners
Bilstien Sport rear struts
Sachs Advantage front struts
Front and rear ball joints replaced
Right front CV axle rebuilt
Both rear wheel bearings and left front wheel bearing replaced
Front tie rod assemblies replaced
Roof, drivers door, lower rocker panels and trim painted. Roof due to clear coat peel, drivers door was keyed at some point, and the lower rocker trim was faded.

I’ve driven the car on 2 separate 1800 mile road trips with zero issues. The diff locks work, the cruise works, the AC worked up until July I think the service valves are leaking. The only things it really needs are rear diff mounts.

I am in Denver, CO

This car looks nearly as perfect as yesterday’s car but at only a quarter of the price. Major mechanical service has been completed and it’s all of the things that you’d want changed over on one of these older cars. The suspension has been upgraded to later and stiffer Coupe Quattro items giving the car a better ride in the twisties while not being incredibly low. This car also features the popular “Quattro script” heated cloth interior and all of the trim looks in good shape – including those front reflectors and grills, a typically gone or destroyed item on 4000s. There are some light modifications including some rally inspired super light white Motegi wheels, light window tint and the OEM badges have been replaced by some Ur-quattro inspired stickers – really, nothing that isn’t reversible if you don’t like it. Mileage is pretty much par for the course on these well loved quattros at 190,000, but anyone that has owned one – I have – will tell you they wear like granite, especially if well maintained like this. Looking for a bit more of a project in a rare color? How about this rare to see Oceanic Blue Metallic model?

Oceanic Blue Metallic is a color near and dear to me, as I owned two Coupe GTs in this shade. My cousin also learned to drive on a model just about identical to this and it was the first 4-wheel burnout I’ve ever seen – who says 4000s are underpowered?!?! It’s a neat color that is rare to find. Unfortunately, this particular car has been resprayed about 10 years ago and to me it doesn’t look like they got the mix just right – but it is pretty close. It’s odd that they had the car resprayed but didn’t paint the spoiler as it should have been. The original wheels are there but look a bit tired, though the seller claims newer tires.

Year: 1986
Model: 4000CS Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 220,000 mi
Price: $2,700 Buy It Now

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1986 Audi 4000 S Quattro. The Ultimate snow car. Drives great and tight. Clutch good. Brakes good. New struts.

Instrument cluster replace with 220k.

No rust. Painted by Earl Scheib ’03. Paint OK. Medium sized dents in LF fender/ door. Smaller dent RR door. Glass all around good. Windshield in excellent condition. Some water spots on glass. Sunroof needs some attention. Will vent. Rear spoiler OK. All lenses good for an ’86. Front reflectors and blinkers perfect. Drivers headlight cracked. Have a replacement set of headlights. All trim there. Door trim typical for the age. All SS trim in good shape.

Interior OK. Heated front seats work. Drivers seat has bolster wear. Rear seats good, but welting is coming out. Dash cracked. Door panels excellent. Both front doors have pockets in place. Power windows work. D.Rear window operates only at door.

Solid car! Newer tires! Drives as a 4000 should. Excellent car for a restoration. Or drive as is.

Please ask questions as needed!

Car located in South Lake Tahoe, CA and for sale locally. May be sold prior to Auction end.

This car is definitely in need of some love and attention if you want a nice driver, but overall it’s in pretty decent shape. Rust-free is key as a starting platform, and while there is a fair amount of wear present it doesn’t look like anything that couldn’t be overcome with some attention and the assistance of the active community that supports these cars. This car is priced pretty appropriately at the lower end of the market on 4000CS Quattros.

Were it my money, the Tornado Red car is the one to get. For a few hundred dollars more than the Oceanic model you couldn’t replicate the amount of work and condition difference between the two. As Paul said in his post, though the Ur-Quattro gets most of the attention from this time period, the 4000 gives you most of the thrills on a much better budget. These are two great examples of just that; well priced, solid platforms of cars that you could drive and enjoy for years to come and a great alternative to the rapidly-appreciating E30!

-Carter

1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro

As a general rule, we don’t feature project cars on GCFSB.com, but occasionally a rare case comes up that warrants attention. Such is the case with today’s 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro. Just as with the 90 20V quattros I wrote up the other day, finding a good example of one of these workhorses is quite hard. In general, they were ridden hard and put away wet, and when coupled with serious depreciation they have mostly faded into the corners of people’s minds. Despite this, the 4000CS Quattro remains the blueprint for Audi’s sales success – while the Turbo Quattro Coupe gained most of the attention, it was really the 4000 (80 in ROW) that brought the quattro drive train to the masses. Today’s example is one of the last of the B2 chassis to arrive in the U.S., a Tornado Red snow machine:

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Year: 1987
Model: 4000CS Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 200,000+ mi
Price: $3,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro on Craigslist Boston

Selling my ’87 Audi 4000CS Quattro, this is a clean maintained 4000 with all of the desirable options. A true find for the right enthusiast. Just a little over 200k on the shell. Original owner was an Audi specialist in NH and I purchased it from the second owner who had it for more than a decade. I am going to start with the bad, I do not need to sell this car, just came across an opportunity to purchase a vintage rally car and I would like to go in that direction.

Car runs and drives but has a serious oil leak. It needs the valve cover gasket replaced. I have the part but have not replaced it yet as I also have a rebuilt head, ported. polished with a 272 cam and VW GTi 16v lifters to go on it and wanted to do it all the same time. Also has a noisy throw out bearing, but does not effect the operation of the clutch. Now the good…. (much longer list….) Rust repaired, both sides painted

-Red Leather…. Two (of 100 ever made!) complete sets, one drivers seat has bolster damage and one passengers seat is pretty trashed. Full sets of door cards for both.
-Quattro Script cloth seats…. Two complete sets front/rear and door cards. One mint the other 7 out of 10
-Two sets of stock wheels one painted white with good snow tires (Firestone Winterforce)
-One set of 15×7 Ronal R8’s with Dunlop’s
-Old School Jamex Lowering Springs
-Euro Glass Housings, wired with H4’s
-CD player that matches the factory red interior lighting
-Working Sunroof.
-Factory trip computer in perfect working order.
-New Windshield
-Recent brakes, all OEM Audi Calipers
-All recent fuel lines under hood

Uninstalled parts…..
-Good spare 2.2 had good compresion, 150k pulled out of a parts car
-Ported/Polished head with 16V GTi lifters and a Blausport 272 Cam, ready to bolt on.
-Full upper gasket set
-Blausport throttle body
-Blausport rear sway
-Short throw shifter
-OEM mud gaurds
-Boxes of spares

Link to the Bring a Trailer ad from when I bought the car a little over two years ago….http://bringatrailer.com/2011/03/03/1987-audi-4000-cs-quattro/

$3,000 with Ronals and all parts. Negotiable otherwise. Roof rack in pics not avail. Brad 978-790-0234

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Like the Audi S6 Avant I wrote up the other day, this car has had some enthusiastic owners. The collection of parts is really one of the more impressive ones posted on one of these cars that I’ve ever seen. Work like the rust repair is something most 4000 owners don’t undertake but is a massive benefit for the next owner – rust on the rear arches is very common on these cars. The red interior, while not for everyone, is one of the more desirable and sought after interiors on this car, and it comes with two sets! Euro lights and a bunch of go-faster parts are also great, but the gems are the 15×7 Ronal factory option wheels; they can be found, but are pricey when you track them down.

These are pretty simple cars that can be an easy DIY project if you’re mechanically inclined, and most if not all of the parts are there to make this a really solid car on a reasonable budget. With the glut of parts included, you can pick your favorite color combination and sell the extra parts – between the wheels and interiors, you could fairly easily recoup at least half of the purchase price if not more. If you really wanted a great snow car or ice racer, they just don’t get much better than this!

-Carter