14k-Mile 1983 Audi Ur Quattro

It is our pleasure to present this 1983 Audi Ur Quattro finished in Amazon Blue over Chocolate leather.  By 1982, the European Rally Phenomenon had spread worldwide, and the Americans were mesmerized by this raw style of racing.  Audi had started to dominate this scene and used it as a means to showcase their latest technology including the sophisticated Quattro all-wheel-drive system.  This technology was eventually adapted for the original road-going Quattro with a total of 664 cars produced for the U.S. market, of which only 238 Ur Quattro’s were imported for the 1983 model year.  This particular example was originally purchased on April 26, 1983, from Porsche Audi of Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, NY.  The car was enjoyed for the first 14k miles by the original owner before it was purchased by John Smith, owner of Shokan Coachworks, on December 14, 1988.  On the day of his purchase, it was placed in storage at his facility and carefully preserved over the next 32 years.  A true survivor with only 14,090 miles showing on the odometer, this highly original Audi Ur Quattro is now being offered for auction by its seller, a close friend of the longtime owner, out of New Jersey.

Having been meticulously looked after and kept in storage for most of its life, the Amazon Blue finish remains entirely original.  Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX and recent paint meter readings.  This hand-built Quattro model is recognizable for its striking lines, integrated bumpers, distinctive front and rear valances, side logo graphics, and the ever famous “Boxed Flared Fenders”.  This example retains its factory 15” Ronal wheels that come dressed in Kumho Ecsta tires.

Inside, the Chocolate dark brown leather interior remains highly original and beautifully presented.  The only aftermarket item is reported to be the extremely rare ABT gauge cluster that sits atop the dashboard.  This was a dealer-installed option upon delivery, and ABT at the time was an approved aftermarket vendor for Audi. All gauges and switches are said to be functioning properly.

Equipped with the same technology used to dominate the rally racing scene, this Audi features a 2.1 L inline 5-cylinder turbocharged engine which is rated at 160 HP for the U.S. market.  Audi’s “Quattro” all-wheel-drive system distributes power to all four wheels by way of a number’s matching 5-speed manual transmission.  Shortly before the seller’s acquisition, the previous owner went through the entire fuel system, removed and cleaned the tank, installed a new fuel pump and filter, flushed the lines, and took out the injectors for cleaning.  A fresh oil and filter change were performed as well along with a coolant and brake fluid flush.

This sale will include original books and documentation, historical photos including the original delivery of the car, and a clean title.  Easily one of the best-preserved examples available, this 14k-mile Quattro is a truly unique item for any collector of fine automobiles.

 

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $41,250
  • Auction End: March 25, 2021, 3:31 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 21
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Comments (32)

  • jcuezze 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @tampagarage good job getting the bid! I hope you met the reserve or work out a deal with the seller so you can keep this beautiful car!

  • jcuezze 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Sad i wasn't able to place a bid. hope it hits reserver so whoever gets the highest bid gets to won it!

  • Angleroost_r (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    What a nice example. This is going to make someone very happy.

  • Ambassador-Auto (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @tampagarage Yes, the fuel system has been completely gone through and everything works as it should, Car drives wonderfully.

  • tampagarage 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $41,250

  • Ccollection 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $41,000

  • tampagarage (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Wow. Just saw this now, sorry for the late question. But since it was parked so long, how was it preserved? Any problems with brakes or fuel system from sitting? Is the car fully operational now?

  • U2R_Classics 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,250

  • Ccollection 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • U2R_Classics 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • Steadyat150 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • DriverM 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • Lendou 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $31,250

  • U2R_Classics 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • socaltvdt 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • U2R_Classics 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • U2R_Classics 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $28,500

  • Ambassador-Auto (seller) 4 weeksago

    @Dsgray16 thanks for the kind words. I have owned 25 Ur-Quattros since the late 80’s and completely agree with your opinion.

    As far as the vacuum lines and seals. The car started and brought to temperature half a dozen times a year but not driven. I have since driven it and everything seems to be work correctly. No strange idle or flat spots and doesn’t seem to have any hesitation. Drives extremely well. I looked at most of the lines and they all look pretty solid. With that said, there is always room for some new vacuum lines. No other seepage around gaskets.

  • Dsgray16 (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    As the owner and restorer of two early to mid 90’s Audi, let me confirm, this car is in remarkable shape.

    I have no questions on the integrity of the paint, body work or interior.. what does concern me is that the car sat for 32 years.. every seal and vacuum line is a potential issue on this car.. was it run and brought to temp during those 32 years, or did it literally just sit?

    What a great example.

  • Ambassador-Auto (seller) 4 weeksago

    @rhmoritz The only other comment I would like to make. i was under this car for the photos, the Unibody is very clean and any of the rust that is present, is only surface rust or scaling on the components. The car is extremely sound and solid. There is no rust or rot present on the unibody or the body of the car.

  • Ambassador-Auto (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @rhmoritz Hello and thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, the car lived in the New York area its whole life. Was driven like a normal car for the first 14,000 miles and then it was put in storage. Once Mr. Smith purchased the car he brought it inside to his warehouse. It was washed and put away. I don't think he ever was under the car until he did the work in preparation to sell, so what you see is what has developed after sitting. As far as the transfer case. I had the car on the lift for the pictures and intentionally did not clean anything as I wanted to show the car as it truly is. The area around the transfer case is not wet and does not have any new dampness around it, it looks like remnants of a fluid change. I will try to confirm with Mr. Smith if the fluid was changed in the differentials and transfer case. which is very possible when he was working on the fuel system. I hope that helps.

  • rhmoritz (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    For 32 years of (indoor?) storage, the photos depict a fair amount of rust and corrosion to the undercarriage, suspension, brakes and exhaust. Also appears to be a leak from the transfer case. Given the pristine exterior and interior condition, can the seller shed some further details? Thanks.

  • Lendou 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • DriverM 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • Lendou 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $25,250

  • jdeneufville (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Corenacho esperpanté

  • thewhitejet 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • jdeneufville 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,250

  • JNasty 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • PedroGT2 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $4,500

  • patco2927 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • Dougz59 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

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14k-Mile 1983 Audi Ur Quattro
Final bid: $41,250 This auction has ended.