Glorious Find of the Day: 1982 Audi quattro…Pre-Production Prototype

words: Bill Cho, photos: autoclassics.com Every once in awhile, you run across a car that seems too good to be true. This is one of them...and it's true. This is reportedly one of the twelve right-hand drive prototypes built on the 'C' chassis and is likely the first one in the United Kingdom. When Audi built the production right-hand drive models, they were built on the 'D' chassis making the twelve prototypes very unique. What makes this one even more unique, it's one of two prototypes...

1936 Horch in Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Cars from Audi are still a rare thing at American top level collector car auctions. In as much, you might be surprised to know that we tend to see the brand's pre-war Auto Union offerings on the block as often as we see any of the modern classics. Take for instance this 1936 Horch 853 Roadster set to sell at the Bonhams auction at Amelia Island next month. Cars like this Horch were built in far fewer numbers than modern cars such as the ur quattro, likely closer to the uber rare homologat...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi ur-quattro

words: Bill Cho, photos: Gooding & Company To find a clean Ur-quattro in the States these days is getting harder and harder so I normally look at the European sites to get my fix. These cars were a fantasy of mine since middle school ever since I read about Rally Group B. On a whim, I decided to look Stateside and I ran across this 1985 beauty on the Gooding & Company website. Distinguished Provenance and Likely One of the Most Significant Examples Extant Extremely Origina...

Monterey Car Week: Bonham’s Quail Auction Preview

  There are any number of auctions going on in Monterey during car week, each by well established auction houses. For Audi enthusiasts though, there was just one this year that couldn’t be missed and that was the Bonhams sale held on the grounds of The Quail country club. First and foremost, the Bonhams sale featured an array of Group B rally cars, primarily in road-going homologation form. Obviously, it was an Audi Sport quattro amongst that mix that drew our eye most directly. Tha...