Find of the Day: 1983 Ur-quattro

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Hunting Ridge Motors]

The cars of my youth keep coming back to haunt me. Haunting me because they’re getting rare and the prices of the survivors are climbing. Finding a Ur-quattro in any condition is getting harder and even if you did, the price reflects the rarity. The 1985 example we featured at the beginning of the year sold at auction for $81,400. Oof.

This one is offered by Hunting Ridge Motors for just…$59,900. A veritable bargain.

Here’s the ad:

1983 Audi UR quattro Coupe in Black with Mocha Leather interior.

1983 Audi UR quattro Coupe finished in Black with Mocha leather interior. Driven 98k miles, this well maintained three owner Coupe is one of only 664 reported to have been imported to the US. The road going version of the World Famous Group B Rally Car, the UR ( German for Original or First Version ) is the first production car that utilized a Four Wheel Drive system and a Turbo Charged engine. It all started sometime in the late seventies, when Ferdinand Piëch, grandson of Dr. Porsche and the man behind the Le Mans-winning 917, challenged Audi’s best engineers to build a new car, its only design requirements that it be the embodiment of their collective dream drive. It was the creation of chassis engineer Jörg Bensinger, who proposed the basic Quattro formula after being inspired by his discovery that nothing could out-perform a VW Iltis (sort of a light Jeep used by German military) on snow, regardless of power.

Years ahead of it’s time and already a proven rally race winning formula, the UR Coupe was an instantaneous hit. The original price was more expensive than a new Porsche 911. It’s limited production and unique styling with bulbous fenders and a stout stance along with diagonally pleated leather seating have given this unusual car a cult like following. It’s pretty rare and  undeniably cool.

The example presented here is a rust and accident free car that has been well maintained and recently serviced. It is fitted with lightweight alloy wheels finished Black, a Sport exhaust, uprated stereo system with sub woofer, Euro Headlamps and lighter Euro front and rear bumpers, auxiliary gauges that display boost, oil and water temperature and much more.

The air conditioning system has been removed from the car but all removed components come with the car in the sale.

All serious inquiries should be directed to Mark Starr at +1 (914) 217-4817.

Oh my…them hips.

*snaps out of daydream*

Anyway, see the photos and the listing HERE