SOTW: Audi Coupe
Last night's TV got us thinking...
It got us thinking about how the PH team could bark ‘fire up the quattro’ every time we pop down to M&S for a sandwich.
As you can probably guess a lovely original Audi Quattro turbo like the one in the show would be silly money, so we tried to use a bit of imagination.
The original turbo quattro pioneered four-wheel-drive for production cars and was an instant classic.
Alright, so ‘fire up the front wheel drive’ doesn’t have quite the same ring but at the least the car looked a bit like the turbo quattro, albeit without the dished wheels and lairy wheel arch extensions.
The Coupe did share the turbo’s solid build quality and robust engineering, although was a bit on the lardy side.
This meant that it wasn’t exactly a firecracker in the performance department – 0-60mph was 9.3 seconds for the 2.0 litre and it would struggle on to 115mph.
The Ronal alloys made the car look a bit under-wheeled and while the handling was reasonable it did tend to wallow somewhat.
The Coupe GT did come as a quattro but these are incredibly rare, the two-wheel-drive models having been far more popular.
From 1981 to 1988 the car was offered with a normally aspirated 1.9 litre carb engine, 2.0 litre and a 2.2 litre 5-cylinder with four-wheel-drive.
Strangely, while the turbo models often came in strong hues such as red and white, the GT could be commonly found in a kind of metallic beige/gold.
The one we found is a 2.0 litre and it is on a D plate.
The good news is it only has 111,000 miles according to the owner, who claims it is ‘totally original’ and ‘1st class’.
You’ll get a cd/radio and mutlichanger, immobiliser and central locking, plus service history, six months MOT and tax until the end of the month – and all this for £500.
Add another £50 for a pair of white slip-ons and some fluorescent socks, and you’re ready to go…
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Manual, 111,000 miles, Totally original 1st class example of the audi classic. Excellent drive, A1 engine, faultless bodywork, good tyres and alloys, fantastic interior, no rips or tears, sony cd/radio and multichanger, sunroof and central locking, immobilser fitted. Service history, 6 months MOT and tax till end of feb. Absolute bargain. Need quick sale hence price, as wife about to have baby no 7 !!!!. £500. ono