Audi Captures the Zeitgeist With This Car: First Audi 80 Unveiled 50 Years Ago

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72774"] source: Audi AG 1972: Audi 80 is launched and becomes “Car of the Year” Bestseller in series production: More than 12.5 million B1 to B9 (Audi 80 and Audi A4 models) produced to date Oliver Hoffmann, Head of Technical Development: “The Audi 80 shows that Vorsprung durch Technik is a tradition at Audi” It establishes the B series, is both a pioneer of innovative technology and a trendsetter, and becomes the first million-selle...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi 80 quattro 2-door

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65652"] words: Bill, photos: Marty Quattro At first glance, it looks to be a regular 4000 but do a double take and you'll see a couple of things missing. Two doors to be exact. What makes this even better (and rarer) is that it is also a quattro. How rare? Only 362 were made and this one found its way to Canada. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65653"] 1983 Audi 80 quattro 2-door. Body fully restored, interior refi...

Video of the Day: A Love Story Turns Into A Monster Mashup

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59516"] words: Bill, video: Hagerty As the video starts, Ryan reminisces about his 4000 and growing up skiing and lusting after the four rings. We walk (drive) down memory lane as he takes us through an abbreviated history of the quattro through the early rally days and ultimately, the legendary Group B. But then the story takes a violent turn and a monster emerges...the meek 4000 meets its European brother in the form of an Audi 80 with a 4.2 ...

Find of the Day: 1995 Audi S2 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58852"] words: Bill, photos: Mike Brash The Audi RS2 Avant is legendary and probably the top of the mountain for most people but the S2 Avant is a very worthy vehicle and one of my personal favorites. This particular S2 Avant is from the UK but as you may deduce from the background of the photos, it isn't in the UK but rather here in the States. Specifically in Maryland. Here's the ad: Hey I am selling my Audi S2 Avant imported from the UK. It ha...

Video of the Day: Audi 80 Twin-Turbo V8 vs Lamborghini Gallardo…in Rallycross

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54342"] words: Bill, video: TH-Motorsport What is one of the last things you would think you'd see at a rallycross? Audi aplenty but how about a Lamborghini? A Gallardo to be exact. There is no description to this YouTube video except for the 80 being a twin-turbo V8. It readily handles the AWD Gallardo. You have to give it the Lambo driver for having fun with his Gallardo...I mean if you could, wouldn't you? Enjoy the video below. [embe...

Find of the Day: 1992 Audi 80 quattro Fire Vehicle

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40325"] 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...

Find of the Day? 1994 Audi 80 Avant…with a 4.2L V8

words: Bill, photos: Ricardas Zizas Autohandel It's been a good several days for Finds of the Day: the RS2 Avant, the Imola Yellow RS 4, the Amazon Blue Ur-quattro, and the Holy Grail, the 1986 Audi Sport quattro. All special cars, all desirable cars, all hard-to-find cars so why would I feature a plain Jane Audi 80 Avant with ugly wheels? Because of this: Some mad scientist shoved a 4.2 V8 under the bonnet. Apparently this isn't an uncommon swap as I've found several YouTube videos on V8 swap...

This One Time… at Rally Galicia…

Given it's Monday, and that's the appropriate time for everyone to share what they did over the weekend, we found ourselves highly entertained by a video we found posted over on Facebook. Our stage is Rally Galicia, and our star is a box-flared Audi 80 sedan blasting down a gravel road. Air ensues. Think he lands it? Watch below. https://www.facebook.com/Golovachuk.Vitalii/videos/1801798886546395/UzpfSTExNTg4Mjk2NjI6MTE4MDc0MDM5ODczNDgwNQ/

Find of the Day: 1993 Audi S2 Avant with RS 2 Goodies

words: Bill Cho, photos: mobile.de Any conversation about which Audi is the most desirable and most likely, the RS 2 Avant is at or near the top of the list. Alas (at least for us in the States) we won't be able to legally import one until 2019 because of the 25-year import laws not to mention the sky high prices that are listed for them. Rats. However, there are options. In 1993, Audi produced the S2 Avant powered by the 230hp 2.2L turbo 5. 1993 + 25 years = joy for Americans who want...