words: Bill, photos: GR Auto Gallery
This Find of the Day ticks off so many boxes: Rad-era Audi [√], manual transmission [√], quattro [√], low mileage [√], fire engine red [√], actual fire engine…wait what? Ok so while it’s not an actual fire truck, it did serve as a German fire department vehicle and it has all the bells and whistles still intact. Better yet, it’s already here in the States. Here’s the ad:
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this 1992 Audi 80 Quattro to the American Market for the first time. This is obviously no ordinary Audi. It was recently imported to American from Germany where it was used as a fire department vehicle. It is powered by a small, yet spirited, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission and Audi’s famous Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The gearbox in this unique Audi 80 feels very refined when shifting gears. An unexpected feature on this Audi 80 is that it features an electronic locking rear differential and anti-lock brakes.
Finished in a custom red paint that is unique to European fire vehicles, many other unique features make this an awesome car. Mounted on the right side of the dashboard are the controls for a siren mounted under the hood, and roof-mounted lights. Under the steering wheel, you can find the control box and microphone for the P/A system. Another fun feature is the Wandel & Goltermann lights on the roof. In the middle of the two blue lights, it reads “Feuerwehr” which translates to “Fire Department” in English. 15-inch wheels and Goodyear tires are also featured on the car.
The black leather seats have soft cloth inserts that make for a wonderfully comfortable interior. As a whole, the interior is in great condition. Under the hood is also exceptionally clean. With only 74,779km on the odometer (46,465 miles), this Audi is hardly broken in and ready for you to enjoy. You are not going to find another Audi this cool in America, and now you have the chance to pick one up and make it yours. Please call or email with any questions or for additional information.
This is a pretty cool find (if I may say so myself). Special history, low mileage, 5 speed…I wonder how long this will last. As you can expect from such a unique vehicle, the price reflects it: $18,900. Is it worth it? If it is, you can find it HERE.