words: Bill, photos: Classic Car Auctions
Wait…didn’t we just do this the other day? There have been a plethora of Ur-quattros in our Find of the Day lately – Der Kommissar 1985 Amazon Blue and the 1985 Zermatt Silver one. Der Kommissar has 83,000 miles and is available for $55,900 and the Zermatt Silver has 209,008 miles and is listed for $58,900. Aside being an Ur-quattro in common, they are both offered in the States so buying them would be relatively easy. This one? She’s located in Europe, specifically the Netherlands.
And she’s brown…with gold wheels. Paraphrasing Jeremy Clarkson and his feelings for the Lancia 037, I’ve got a soft spot for brown Ur-quattros with gold wheels and looking at this, it’s not soft. I know I said the Amazon Blue one was perfect but this is perfect-er.
Look at that interior. I’ve seen these in cloth before but most of them were worn, trashed, or leather. This one looks almost factory fresh. Here’s the ad:
Audi Quattro 1980
Estimate: € 37,000-45,000
Date of first authorization: 31-07-1980
Transmission: Manual transmission Read
km. position: 81560 Km
This car will be part of an online auction from our location in Druten. The price mentioned is the low estimate. Bidding starts at € 1.000,-. There will be three viewing days in Uithoorn. The online auction will start on Thursday 9 May 2019 and will close on Wednesday 22 May 2019 from 20.30 hours. For more information and the other lots look on our website www.classiccar-auctions.com.
And there’s the catch: it’s only offered through an auction. It is estimated to go between €37,000-€45,000 ($41,460-$50,425 USD). If you win, you would have to then arrange for shipment, paperwork, etc etc. Is it worth bidding for this when there are two examples above you can have for approximately the same price Stateside? I would say ‘yes’ if you include that brown/gold wheels/cloth interior and only 50,679 miles. You can find it HERE. Happy bidding!