Find of the Day: 1986 Audi Sport quattro

words: Bill, photos: Canepa

There are a few vehicles that will increase an Audi aficionado’s heart rate like the Sport quattro…even non-fans got to shout. Now can you imagine owning one? Canepa can make your dreams come true.

With a reported 224 Sport quattros made for Group B homologation, this is a very rare car. Examples of those that went to auction have fetched prices around $500,000USD. You can expect this one to go for around the same price. There’s not a lot of history of this Sport quattro on the website but I wonder…I wonder because as I was downloading the photos, I spotted this:

An Audi Club North America sticker prominently displayed above the stick shift! A quick history lesson: Audi Club North America (then called quattro Club) was founded by Frank Beddor. Frank imported 5 Sport quattros and would invite friends to a track to drive them. Could this be one of Frank’s? We know that Audi of America’s Sport quattro is from Frank’s collection.

Here’s the ad:

1986 Audi Sport Quattro

The most collectible and most exciting Audi of all time
Extremely original and well-maintained example, three-owner car
Audi’s famous homologation street car for Group B Racing
One of only 224 units built for customers
Extensive mechanical servicing carried out by Canepa
300+ horsepower, 250+lb/ft of torque from its 2.1-liter turbocharged engine
Brought to the U.S. to promote Pikes Peak in 1986, then federalized for U.S. road use


As you can see, not much information right now but it does only have 34,047 miles on it. This Sport quattro is pristine as seen in the gallery below. I’m going to try to find out more on the history of this car and see if it was one of Frank’s. If so, maybe, just maybe, the Club can buy it back. I know where there’s space to store it and by space, I mean my garage..

You can find the ad HERE.