Lot 249 - 1985 Audi Quattro UR
|Odometer reading||136,145 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £23,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,810|
The Audi Quattro is arguably the most significant car of the post-war era. The initial plan was to build just 400 for the motorsport industry, but due to strong demand the Quattro went into full production and the first left hand drive versions were available in the UK in the spring of 1981, but the right hand drive followed in the Autumn of 1982. The first cars are easily identifiable by their twin headlamps, six inch Ronal wheels (seven inch Fuchs as options) and black boot spoilers. The engine was a turbo charged version of the fuel injected 2144cc five cylinder engine which originally produced 200bhp and a massive 210 lbf of torque. This phenomenal power would take the car to 60mph in 6.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 140 mph. The four wheel drive transmission’s ability to provide traction in all conditions meant that the car re-wrote the rule book in terms of road holding and acceleration.
This Audi Quattro was registered in 1985. She presents very well in Zermatt silver with a black interior. This impressive car has a comprehensive service history showing 24 stamps in the service book and is offered for sale with an original sales brochure and an instruction manual signed by former world champion rally driver Hannu Mikkola. The Vendor states that the car runs well and that the digital dash and sunroof both work. Offered to auction with a V5c registration certificate and an MoT test certificate valid until February 2019.This Audi represents a great driving car with good investment potential.
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