words: Bill, photos: Rick Farnsworth
While on my daily hunt for a Find of the Day, I ran across this on our Audi Club North America – Classifieds Facebook page. I love finding an Audi that is pretty rare and/or well taken care of and this big sedan is both. I reached out to the owner, Rick, and he was kind enough to send me some photos and a little history on the car. Here’s the ad:
Selling my 1991 Audi 200 20v. One of 976 sedans imported. This is the only year that they put the 20v Turbo 5 cylinder in this car. I’ve owned the car for almost 4 years and fixed lots of little things over the years. Is in good shape. Has an Intended Acceleration chip in the ECU that was installed back in ‘99. Car makes 20psi boost tapering back to 17ish at redline. Has a few upgrades. European headlights, 034 Motorsports short shifter, I just recently painted and installed a new valve cover and painted the intake manifold while it was out. Also just had the gauge cluster rebuilt and it works perfect. Has Audi A6 17×7.5 wheels on it with newer tires on. Tires have around 3,000 miles on them. Runs and drives great. No rust and only minor dents and scratches in the paint from 30 years worth of driving. Decided to let my project go. Was planning a big build on it, but the COVID shutdown has put an end to it. Enthusiast owned. Has clean title in my name and will come with repair manuals.
In an email to me, he stated: Here are the pics of my Audi. I’ve owned it for almost 4 years bought it as a project and have fixed lots of little things over the years. Swapped out the factory comfort seats for the sport seats and had the drivers seat reupholstered. Just got the gauge cluster refurbished because the speedo was acting up and the screen had pixel issues. This year I bought a 7a valve cover, painted it and installed it. At the same time I pulled the intake manifold off and painted it too.
Progress over the years. Painting the tail lights, changing the wheels, lowering springs, new seats, and then changes in the engine bay.
This is a great find and the price? Only $6,500. In my opinion, that’s a fantastic price for a sorted, rare 20-valve turbo 5. And the quattro script in the rear window…icing on the cake. You can find this classic HERE. Thanks Rick!