Have $19k to Spare? Restored 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro Looking for New Home

Back in the days when most people knew “Quattro” only as the Italian word for “four”, Audi presented a car that would shape the carmaker itself as well as the industry as a whole: the Audi Quattro Coupe that debuted in 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Now known as the Ur-Quattro, with Ur roughly translating as “first of its kind” or “the origin” from German, the all-wheel drive sports car that led to the insanity that was the Group B Audi Sport Quattro S1 was produced from 1980 through 1991 (though, U.S. deliveries stopped in 1986).

The reason why we’re reaching back to the future is a Craigslist find that was brought to our attention by Carscoops reader Dominic R. It’s a 1983 Ur-Quattro in a bronze-brown shade that has been restored to its former glory.

The seller and the pictures say it is powered by the 2.2-liter 20V inline-five, which from what we know, is not period correct as the 1983 model should be equipped with the 197hp (200PS) 2.1-liter straight-five 10v.

We don’t need to tell you that if you are interested in the sale, which currently stands at $19,000 or best offer, you should do your homework on the model’s history before you go take a look at it.

Thanks to Dominic R. for the find!

[Seller’s Description]

1983 Audi UR Quattro 20v 3B Restoration – $19000 (Glen Ellyn)

For Sale 1983 UR Quattrro
Third owner from new,
Rust free West Coast car.
Complete history from new..
97,000 miles since new but no miles on rebuild.
Fresh Gobi Beige /Mocha interior
20v 3b with fresh bearings.
4:11 Frankenstein rear diff.
034 stand alone ecu just updated.
Bumper shocks compressed for shortened/euro bumper look
Sport q cf hood.
Built to spec fmic.
Hank Iroz intake manifold.
Rs2 exhaust ,injectors ,etc.
034 ss exhaust.
New dashboard with taxi pod & period correct radio.
All new bearings & upgraded bushings,
3 sets of wheels 6″,8″ & Fuchs.
The list is endless plus spare parts
I can send complete detailed rebuild pictures .
Please no tire kickers.
You’ll have to see this to believe it.
$19,000.00 or best offer.
Added more pics of finished car today.
You may notice a few things;
I deleted power mirrors.
The radio is 1984 not 1983
Zeitronix wideband display instead of diff lock The carpet is clean but not new.
I have the stock steering wheel if you don’t like the Nardi look.
Under the hood;
Notice Porsche brake conversion.
The rest speaks for itself.

PHOTO GALLERY

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  • Stevil926

    this is not a true Quattro sport if it was it would not have a rear seat also the only true way to tell is measure the sport is 12 or 13 inches shorter than the Quattro turbo or non turbo but because of the shorter body there is no room for the rear seat make sure whoever buys this car do your homework because if you think your getting a car it isn’t the real sport is big big money they were 70grand in the 80s this car is worth money but not that much you could find this car and do it and be cheaper or look and find one as good or close cheaper

    • Mischa

      Please, don’t comment if you’re just guessing at vehicle history. Sport Quattro’s did have rear seats, albeit quite a bit shorter to compensate for the shortened frame. Sport Quattro’s also had a host of other obvious difference, including aggressive body panels, steeper windshield rake, Recaro Classic seats, to name a few.

      Doesn’t look like this seller was claiming this to be a Sport Quattro anyway. Just a ‘regular’ Audi Quattro with some aftermarket goodies, including a Sport Quattro CF hood.

      No need the flame the guy, he’s built a solid vehicle that obviously commanded an appropriate price. I recently bought a non-running 1983 Audi Quattro for $2k, and immediately had offers for $7k+. These are rare, appreciating vehicles.

      I’ve included pictures of an original SQ for reference…

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