A stunning 1986 Audi Sport Quattro sold for the equivalent of $536,000 at RM Sotheby’s recent auction in London.
The model in question is one of just 164 units produced for use on the streets and even more impressively, one of the five examples built for the British market. Due to its rarity and condition, it is one of the most expensive Audi Quattros ever sold.
The bright red example originally rolled off the production line on April 15th 1986. It remained with the original owner for some 11 years before changing hands in 1997 when it had 30,000 miles on the clock. Nine years later, it was sold once again and only driven a further 2,000 miles before Wednesday’s auction.
Certainly adding to the car’s value is the fact that it underwent a total restoration in late 2015 thanks to Bill Gwynn Motorsport where it was returned to factory condition both inside and out.
Thanks to its 2.1-liter, five-cylinder turbocharged engine, the Sport Quattro has 306 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque on tap. All of that power is sent to the ground courtesy of Audi’s trademark adjustable all-wheel drive system.