1983 Audi Ur-Quattro


  • Highly sought-after Group B rally legend
  • Only three registered owners
  • Bodywork restored by previous owner
  • Well maintained with supporting invoices

The Appeal

Before Quattro, all-wheel drive was a technology used almost exclusively in trucks, tractors and off-road vehicles. But that all changed when, following a change in FIA rules, Audi recognised the potential to develop an all-wheel drive system for its rally cars.

From the outset, the Quattro was a world champion and although Lancia fought back valiantly with the 037 in 1983, never again would a rear-wheel drive car win the Championship. Naturally, Audi also had to build road-going versions to homologate rally cars, and this is just one of those ultra-attractive Ur-Quattros, dating from 1983.

Renewed interest in Group B rallying has made the Quattro and its contemporaries more popular than ever recently, and these are exactly the kind of cars collectors are looking for. With only three registered owners and just 102,416 kilometres on the clock, this Audi is an excellent buy.

Its previous owner carried out a body restoration and had it repainted, which makes it very attractive. The car is also remarkably original and well preserved. The vendor informs us that it has always been regularly maintained, with invoices to back this up, and we are also informed that it drives beautifully.

The History and Paperwork

  • Collector's registration document
  • Three registered owners
  • MOT valid until September 2026
  • Acquired by the seller in March 2017
  • Stored in garage
  • Photographic record of previous body restoration/painting
  • We are advised that the car has matching numbers

The Condition

  • Panels well aligned with no visible signs of corrosion
  • Gloss black paintwork
  • The white alloy wheels are superb, appear to be in very good condition and are fitted with Toyo tyres
  • All stickers, trim and glass in good condition
  • Superb original interior with only minor signs of wear and tear
  • LCD instrument panel - introduced for 1983 model year
  • The upholstery is beautiful, as are the plastics
  • No noticeable wear on controls and switches
  • We have not been informed of any apparent problems with the cab's electrics
  • Clarion DIN stereo installed

The Mechanics

  • 2.1-litre SOHC five-cylinder turbo petrol engine
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • New front and rear brake discs and pads
  • New fuel filter and fuel pump
  • New spark plugs
  • New radiator
  • It has been reported that a problem with the exhaust system mentioned at the last CT has now been rectified
  • Fuel injection system overhauled
  • The seller reports that the vehicle drives well, but mentions that it pulls slightly to the right

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Auction Details
  • Year 1983
  • Make Audi
  • Model Quattro
  • Colour Black
  • Mileage 102,416 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2100
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Doubs
  • Country France
  • Auction ends

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