Registration no. G297 EGM Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
One of the most influential designs of recent decades, the Audi Quattro brought four-wheel drive into the motoring mainstream. Introduced in 1980, the Quattro was based on the outwardly similar Coupé's bodyshell but used a different floor pan to accommodate its four-wheel-drive transmission and independent rear suspension. The engine was a development of the five-cylinder, 2.1-litre, single-overhead-camshaft unit first seen in the 200 saloon. Equipped with a KKK turbocharger, it produced 200bhp in road trim with considerably more being available in competition tune. Phenomenally fast and sure-footed on the road, the Quattro excelled in international rallying, winning the Manufacturers' Championship for Audi in 1982 and 1984 and the Driver's Championship in '83 and '84, but its enduring legacy would be the demonstration of four-wheel drive's advantages for passenger cars. Since then Audi has gone on to apply the quattro 4WD system to many other models but only the original (or 'Ur') version is spelled with a capital 'Q'.
There were numerous detail improvements made during the first few years of production, one of the most significant being the adoption of antilock brakes as standard in 1983, and then for 1987 the Quattro received a larger engine of 2,226cc capacity. A Torsen centre differential was adopted at the same time, enabling power to be split front/rear 25%/75% or vice versa. In 1989 a more powerful twin-cam 20-valve engine was standardised and in this form the Quattro would continue for another two years. Although the Quattro had been intended as a 400-unit homologation special, almost 11,500 had been sold by the time production ceased in 1991.
This 'single-cam' Quattro has had only three previous owners and was extensively serviced in 1994. It appears totally original apart from an incorrect gearlever knob and an after-market immobiliser. Equipped with a sunroof, the car is finished in Charcoal Grey metallic with virtually 'as new' black leather interior, the latter displaying only minor wear to the driver's seat bolster. In storage for several years, the car will require re-commissioning before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed.
Please note the mileage is 59,000 from new not 36,000 as catalogued.