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1985 Audi Turbo Quattro Coupe

1985 Audi Other

Condition: Used
Make: Audi
Model: Other
Type: Coupe
Trim: Turbo Quattro Coupe US Version
Year: 1985
Mileage: 117,900
VIN: WAUDC0850FA900616
Color: Gray
Engine: 5 Cylinder Turbocharged
Cylinders: 5
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: AWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Extras
4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
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Description for Audi Other 1985

Here’s a chance to own and automotive and Rallye icon. UrQuattro coupes do not come up for sale very often, nd the desirable 85 models are rarely offered for sale.

Among the 667 (+/- 1 or 2) ur-Quattros imported to the United States from 1982- 1985, he 84 models (65 cars) and the 85 (73 cars) are the rarest, he rest being sold as 82/83 models. The 85s are generally considered the most desirable due to the incorporation of a considerable number factory updates several of which began with the 1984 models and numerous others that were unique to the 1985 US version, s well as some subsequent Euro cars.

Almost all who have seen this car say it is among the cleanest and nicest original specification Quattros they have seen. While repainted in the original color by the previous owner about 3 years ago, he well-kept interior is original as is most of the car in the context of normal use and maintenance. It also has some desirable upgrades such as European lights and bumper treatment, s well as well as invisible upgrades such as brakes, short shift kit and R-134A air conditioning conversion that blows cold.

In summary it is an outstanding example of 73 US Import 1985 Quattro Coupes. While not a hangar queen, t is extremely clean and beautiful and runs as good as it looks. There is no evidence that the car has ever had any rust. It has that wonderful 5-banger sound, nd the mechanic in Boulder who has worked on these cars since the late 80s said it is one of the best running WX 10 valve cars he’s ever driven. He also says it is among the cleanest.

While the drive train is original, he car has had some recent extensive maintenance. About 3 years ago the previous owner had the head rebuilt and the original turbo rebuilt. He also installed new brakes and rotors (with dual piston caliper front brakes), eplaced all of the CV joints, ater hoses, tc. installed a new hydraulic slave cylinder, nd had the A/C rebuilt. In addition to the major mechanicals he paid attention to detail such as restoring the original stereo cassette player and putting the cruise control in proper order.

The timing belt, ater pump, lternator, nd drive belt were replaced in February 2015. Upon having the A/C, hich works great, harged, had it converted to R-134A from R-12 Freon. The modification is invisible and the car cools like my newer Audi, ithout heating up in traffic.

The only issues I am aware of is that the steering rack has begun to “weep”, nd occasionally drip. Upon consulting my mechanic, e said it that while not urgent, t some point in the future it would have to be rebuilt (about $1200). The passenger seat adjustment is jammed, nd there are some stitches opening in the base of the drivers seat. The leather is not torn. The paint is nearly perfect with only three minor defects that are hard to notice unless you know exactly where to look.

Unlike the unpainted black rubber spoiler on pre-1985 Quattros, he 85 models were delivered with spoilers painted in body color. The new paint on the rear spoiler, owever, ad been starting to crack in several places on my car in 2014. I took it to a paint shop familiar with the cars and the painter said it was because when the car was repainted in 2012-2013, dditives to provide sufficient flexibility to accommodate the soft nature of the rubber spoiler had not been added. He said the German cars in the 80s were painted with a specific Glasurit paint that had higher flexibility than today’s “bumper paints”. Consequently the shop had to sand and perform appropriate “bodywork” on the entire spoiler. Then after experimentally determining an appropriate additive level to accommodate the flexibility of the rubber spoiler it was repainted. A month of patient experimentation paid off and the spoiler is once again perfectly matches and is as beautiful as the day it rolled out of the factory

I have had the car for 2½ years and use it as a pleasure driver. I am the 4th owner and it is kept garaged, nd the rather extensive documentation indicates the three previous owners did so as well.

This Quattro has been in Colorado/California since 1991/92:

First Owner 4/15/85 – 1991/92 Mileage at transfer about 6000

Second Owner 1991/92 – 7/2/2012, ileage at transfer about 107K

Third Owner 7/2/2012 – 9/26/13 Mileage at transfer 114600

Current Owner 9/26/2013 – present – Current mileage is 117,700

The car is a joy to drive and is a people magnet wherever it goes. I had 2 of these back in the late 80s and early 90s and prayed for snowstorms in order to go for rides in the mountains, r winter road trips (a fellow skier name the cars “snow missiles”). I guess I have decided to sell it because I shamefully found myself not taking it out skiing or in snowstorms because I found it “too nice” to be driven when it of course an outrageous rallye car should be.

The car is equipped with almost all factory options and comes with original books and receipts from all four owners

A great web page last revised in 1997 but that no longer exists entitled “The US Model UR Quattro” did a great job of summarizing how the 1985 model year differed from the other US versions.

“Model Year 1985

The 1985 model has proven to be the most desirable with only 73 imported to USA. Many of the updates the1984 cars has were also carried over to the 1985 cars including the optional 15 by 8 inch Ronal R8 16 spoke wheels with 215/50VR15 tires, ider rear valance, rolled’ inner fender edges. The 1985 did receive an updated interior, hich included a new style black dash that was shared with the 4000/4000Q/Coupe GT. The differential lock switch was changed to a rotary knob that was also used in the 4000 Quattro. Located next to the differential lock switch were voltmeter and oil temperature LED bar-graph displays. To help eliminate trunk strut problems and lighten the car, Kevlar trunk lid was introduced which was painted body color. The rear spoiler was also painted body color. The front grill was now sloped like the 4000/GT models but the headlights were still 4 sealed beams The ‘Audi’ and ‘Quattro’ labels on rear deck were now plastic instead of decals. The rear window now had ‘Quattro’ spelled out in the rear defogger lines. As on the 1984 model the rear bumper doesn’t have bolt holes.” Also, s with the 84s (only 65 84w were imported) the 85s were equipped with the desirable 15 by 8 inch Ronal R8 16 spoke wheels with 215/50VR15 tires. The rear valence was widened to cover the larger wheels. The factory also started to ‘roll’ the inner fender edges to eliminate tire contact with the body

The stone grey-metallic / platinum

exterior/interior color codes for this Quattro are:

08.01.1984 >> 07.31.1985 MODEL YEAR 1985

F 85-F-90001 >> 85-F-901500


urQuattro Racing Heritage of the Marque (wikipedia)

WRC (World Rallye Champoionship )Victories

#

Version

Event

Season

Driver

Co-driver

1

Audi Quattro

31st International Swedish Rally

1981

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

2

Audi Quattro

23º Rallye Sanremo

1981

Michèle Mouton

Fabrizia Pons

3

Audi Quattro

30th Lombard RAC Rally

1981

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

4

Audi Quattro

32nd International Swedish Rally

1982

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

5

Audi Quattro

16º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto

1982

Michèle Mouton

Fabrizia Pons

6

Audi Quattro

29º Acropolis Rally

1982

Michèle Mouton

Fabrizia Pons

7

Audi Quattro

Rally of Brazil

1982

Michèle Mouton

Fabrizia Pons

8

Audi Quattro

32º 1000 Lakes Rally

1982

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

9

Audi Quattro

24º Rallye Sanremo

1982

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

10

Audi Quattro

31st Lombard RAC Rally

1982

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

11

Audi Quattro A1

33rd International Swedish Rally

1983

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

12

Audi Quattro A1

17º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto

1983

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

13

Audi Quattro A2

3º Marlboro Rally Argentina San Carlos de Bariloche

1983

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

14

Audi Quattro A2

33º 1000 Lakes Rally

1983

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

15

Audi Quattro A2

32nd Lombard RAC Rally

1983

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

16

Audi Quattro A2

52ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo

1984

Walter Röhrl

Christian Geistdörfer

17

Audi Quattro A2

34th International Swedish Rally

1984

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

18

Audi Quattro A2

18º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto

1984

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

19

Audi Quattro A2

31º Acropolis Rally

1984

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

20

Audi Quattro A2

14º Sanyo Rally of New Zealand

1984

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

21

Audi Quattro A2

4º Marlboro Rally of Argentina YPF Cordoba

1984

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

22

Audi Quattro Sport

16ème Rallye "Marlboro" Côte d'Ivoire

1984

Stig Blomqvist

Björn Cederberg

23

Audi Quattro Sport S1

27º Rallye Sanremo

1985

Walter Röhrl

Christian Geistdörfer

Pikes Peak Hill Climb – Unlimited Class (wikipedia)

Year

Winner

Car

Time

1982

John Buffum

Audi Quattro

12:20.520

1983

John Buffum

Audi Quattro

12:27.910

1984

Michèle Mouton

Audi Sport Quattro S1

12:10.380

1985

Michèle Mouton

Audi Sport Quattro E2

11:25.390

1986

Bobby Unser

Audi Sport Quattro E2

11:09.220

1987

Walter Röhrl

Audi Sport Quattro E2

10:47.850