Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Mars Red Ur-quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34991"] words: Bill, photos: Hemmings.com With the RADwood and Youngtimer movements, cars from my youth are climbing higher and higher in price. The silver lining though is that examples of these cars are popping up everywhere and in fantastic condition but...the price reflects this. Here's a fantastic example of an Audi Quattro for the low price of $85,000. Ok, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's look at this time capsule. Here's th...

Find of the Day: 1985 Amazon Blue Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Classic Car Gallery, lyrics: Der Kommissar by Falco (performed by After The Fire) Zwei, drei, vier, one, two, three, it's easy to seeBut it's not that I don't care, so 'Cause I hear it all the time, but they never let you knowOn the TV and the radio (cha!)She was young, her heart was pure, but every night is bright she gotShe said, "sugar is sweet", she come a-rappin' to the beatThen I knew that she was hot... As I look upon this beauty, bits of Der Kommissar run through m...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro on Bring A Trailer

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Bring A Trailer] If you have been following our Find of the Day stories, you'll notice that we like Ur-quattros...a lot. So when I opened my daily email from bringatrailer.com, I was excited to see this heading: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro. This Tornado Red example is a Canadian market car and is said to be one of only 99 sold during its run. Here's the ad: This 1985 Audi Ur-Quattro was originally purchased at Capilano Audi in Vancouver, British Columb...

Find of the Day: 1983 Ur-quattro

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Hunting Ridge Motors] The cars of my youth keep coming back to haunt me. Haunting me because they're getting rare and the prices of the survivors are climbing. Finding a Ur-quattro in any condition is getting harder and even if you did, the price reflects the rarity. The 1985 example we featured at the beginning of the year sold at auction for $81,400. Oof. This one is offered by Hunting Ridge Motors for just...$59,900. A veritable bargain. Here's the...

Find of the Day: 1985 Ur-quattro

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Bring A Trailer] Ahhhhh...Bring A Trailer. Why must you torment me so? For those not in the know, Bring A Trailer (or BAT) is a website for finding great vintage cars in one spot. Also a website for wasting a lot of time dreaming of vehicles from your dreams. Take this 1985 Ur-quattro. Said to be one of the 73 imported to the States for the updated 1985 model, it's finished in Stone Grey Metallic over grey leather and everything looks great. Ad: Thi...

Find of the Day: 1990 Ur-quattro 20V RR

words: Bill Cho, photos: 4 Star Classics The Ur-quattro will always be a special car and because so, they are getting harder and harder to find in good condition. This one classifies as "good" if not "great" condition.  The last of the breed, this is a 1990 example with only 81,092 miles since new. The description says there's no damage aside from a small crack in the front splitter and only a couple of small blemishes in the Crystal Silver Metallic paint.  All the glass and lens...

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...

Vintage T-Shirt Offering Grows for Audi Club North America

by: George Achorn When Audi Club North America launched its made-to-order TeePublic T-shirt store on Black Friday, we put the call out to chapters and members should they wish to contribute now-retired designs to the T-shirt archive project. First up to the plate is graphic artist Thompson Smith who was instrumental in event design for the North East Chapter. Over the weekend, Thompson sent over several designs for events taking place in 1997 and 1998. Each feature some of enthusiasts'...

No Blind Eye with the ur Social Network

words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov As I’ve shifted a cog jumping from web community to Audi Club over the past year, the advantage of a tight-knit organization some 10,000 strong is becoming more and more apparent by the day. Take for example the purchase of a weathered ur quattro blindly from some 1,600 miles away. It all started as most fantasy transactions do. A well-worn but apparently equally well-loved iconic ur quattro was listed on Facebook’s Small Chassis Audi G...