Find of the Day: 1990 Audi V8 quattro

words: Bill, photos: Jeff Lavery

The Audi V8…yes there was a model just called the Audi V8. Built between 1988 and 1993, this was Audi’s flagship and the 1st one to have a V8. They ran in DTM and won back-to-back driver’s titles in 1990 and 1991 with Hans-Joachim Stuck and Frank Biela. There were 2 V8s available in the D1: the 3.6L and the more familiar 4.2L. This one is a 3.6 and is a virtual time capsule. Here’s the ad:

Beautiful 1990 Audi V8 Quattro sedan survivor with the 3.6 DOHC V8 and a low 82,457 miles on the clock. Four-speed automatic transmission with Sport, Econ, and Manual modes. This Audi was used as a seasonal highway cruiser by a longtime second owner and was recently purchased from a midwest estate sale. Clean North Dakota title in hand. 

Panther Black Metallic paint is in excellent condition with polished factory wheels on recent Toyo tires. Other recent services include the must-do timing belt and tensioner job which also included water pump and thermostat replacement. Transmission fluid changed and factory “UFO” brakes inspected; brakes are in excellent condition. Exhaust sleeves replaced along with expansion tank hose. Engine mounts also replaced and air conditioning converted to R134. 

This V8 Quattro comes with a complete Blaupunkt CD system featuring a trunk-mounted changer. All factory books and hardbound service manuals included in the sale. The Audi is freshly detailed and the gray leather interior is in excellent condition with front and rear heated seats and accessory floor mats attached over mint OEM floor mats. The factory car phone is also still installed and powers up perfectly. Power seats work as intended. 

This is likely one of the nicest V8 Quattros left in a desirable color scheme with all of the must-do maintenance completed. 

Everything about this V8 is clean and it only has 82,457 miles. Nowadays, this model is less well-known but those who do know it, speak of it reverently. After all, it won 2 DTM titles. You can find this time capsule 1990 Audi V8 for $9,500 HERE.