This is the ultimate rally-fan ride.
Audi is no stranger to motorsport and has enjoyed numerous wins in road and off-road racing. But its most notable motorsport achievement has to be its fire-breathing Group-B rally cars of the 1980s that introduced the now legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system. Since the introduction of this technology, Audi has kept the name alive and well, and an advanced version of the original can be found in Audi performance cars such as the blistering RS6 Avant. The car that started it all, the Audi Quattro, is relatively affordable and has become highly collectible. This 1981 Euro Edition listed on Bring A Trailer is a gorgeous example and can now be yours.
The car pictured was imported into the US in 1982 through California Porsche-Audi and was delivered to Idaho after passing inspections. The current owner acquired the car in 2003, and the current odometer reading is 24k miles. The exterior of this Quattro features silver body paint and the prerequisite quattro stickers along the sides. This Audi rolls on a set of classic Ronal 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 195/65 Kumho Solus TA31 tires at the front, and 215/60 Kumho Solus TA11 tires on the back. Under the hood lies a 2.1-liter turbocharged inline-five rated at 200 horsepower. Its recent service history shows that the airflow meter has been cleaned, the fuel tank flushed, a new timing belt installed and various other small jobs completed. Power is sent to all fours via a five-speed manual transaxle transmission.
The interior features Mocha Brown sport seats with Zebra pattern inserts and a four-spoke steering wheel. The 1980s interior feels like a time-capsule, and includes a 7k-rpm tachometer with a checkered redline, an analog clock, and boost pressure gauge.
The original sales paperwork shows a total price of $39,240. This car is currently on auction, and with seven days left, the current highest bid stands at $26,219. A bargain for such an iconic car.