words: Bill Cho, photos: Gooding & Company
To find a clean Ur-quattro in the States these days is getting harder and harder so I normally look at the European sites to get my fix. These cars were a fantasy of mine since middle school ever since I read about Rally Group B. On a whim, I decided to look Stateside and I ran across this 1985 beauty on the Gooding & Company website.
Distinguished Provenance and Likely One of the Most Significant Examples Extant
Extremely Original and Displaying Less than 32,000 Miles
One of Just 75 Quattros Produced for the US Market in 1985
Known History with Current Ownership of 18 Years by Quattro Enthusiast
A Unique Opportunity to Acquire a Truly Outstanding “Ur-Quattro”
2,144 CC SOHC Inline 5-Cylinder Engine
Single KKK Turbocharger with Intercooler
Bosch K-Jetronic Electronic Fuel Injection
Estimated 200 HP at 5,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle with Locking Center and Rear Differentials
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Vented Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and MacPherson Struts
Be still my beating heart. It goes up on auction with no reserve in Scottsdale, AZ beginning January 17, 2018. It is estimated to go between $70,000 and $90,000.
To see more photos and details of the auction, click on the Gooding & Company website.
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