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.