Bid On This 1985 Audi Quattro And Fulfill Your Childhood Rally Dreams

If you grew up in the ’80s and you loved rally racint, odds are the likes of Ford, Lancia and Peugeot were among your favorite automakers. Yet, perhaps no vehicle was more iconic than the Audi Quattro, the first rally car to adopt four-wheel drive in competition racing.

Here’s your chance to get your hands on one such car, namely a 1985 Tornado Red Audi Quattro, rocking European-spec headlights, a turbocharged 2.1-liter inline-five and a 5-speed manual transmission.

The car is getting auctioned off on Bring a Trailer, and has 204,000 km (127,000 miles) on the clock. It also comes with a red exterior, black leather interior, plus several new parts such as the timing belt, water pump, drive belts, shocks, brakes, tires and more.

While it features European-spec headlights, its North American bumper design was retained. Audi Quattro models sold in the U.S. and Canada had larger impact bumpers with built-in shock absorbers. They didn’t, however, have ABS, although most came with air conditioning and leather upholstery – like this one.

According to the seller, the air-con and the stereo work fine, while the cruise control is inoperable. Overall, the interior seems to be in very good condition.

As for the 2.1-liter power unit, it has been serviced in the past 4,000 km (2,485 miles), while a four year old test revealed good compression on all five cylinders. As you can see, cars like this don’t come cheap: the current bid, with two days left, is $42,000, despite the car’s rather high mileage.

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  • roy

    Just realized. This is a very long car.

  • ZYGIUS

    42 000 for Audi Coupe? They are living in different universe…

  • Bash

    Cool.. for like mid 30s tops.. but 42000! thats a steal.

  • Kagan

    No Mercedes invented ABS back in the end of 70’s but Ford Scorpio was the first massproduced car to fitt it as standard, several years before Mercedes did it.

    Thougt I saw an accident with a Scorpio. As it had to hit brakes because an idiot drove out in the front of him and he slided out the road and hit a lamp pole. I don’t remember if it was dry or just a bit damp, but the ABS didn’t help him. It was just straigth road and with a speed of 40 mph.

  • Six_Tymes

    I love this car, always have since it came out. BUT, it wont be long before this car becomes a money pit. most likely that’s why its up for sale, the owner knows a lot of work will be needed fairly soon to keep it in good condition. better sell now while they can still get big $

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Those bumpers/fenders absolutely ruin the look.

  • The asking price is too expensive tbh, maybe because of location.

  • TheBelltower

    Totally insane pricing for an Audi/VW with over 127,000 miles. But an incredible car nonetheless.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    So does the engine have 160 hp, then?

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