Audi Quattro UR 1982

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Lot No: 67
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1982 Audi Quattro UR 81,524 (Not Warranted) £30,000 - £35,000

Description:

1 of 7 cars from the Thornton Estate

Buyer will need to fill out a V62 form to accquire a new V5.

In Brief:

  • One of just 198 left licensed on UK roads
  • Good example or iconic Ur-Quattro
  • Adorned with original ‘Audi Sport’ livery
  • Recently fitted new starter motor and new battery

On the Surface: This 1982 Audi Quattro is a massive throwback to the glory days of ‘Group B’ rally, finished in white with the iconic ‘Audi Sport’ livery.

Maintenance & History: Recently a new starter motor and battery have been installed, providing the necessary power to get this classic back on the road where it belongs. As part of a deceased estate, this vehicle unfortunately lacks documented history. The passing of Mr. Thornton has resulted in the misplacement of paperwork.

The Model: The Audi Quattro revolutionised the world of rallying and road cars with its groundbreaking design and unparalleled performance. Introduced in late 1980, it showcased Audi’s pioneering ‘Quattro’ permanent four-wheel-drive system, setting a new standard for traction and handling in both racing and everyday driving conditions. Under the bonnet lies the original 2,144cc, longitudinally-mounted inline-5-cylinder engine, boasting 10 valves, a turbocharger, and an intercooler. With 197 horsepower at its disposal, the Quattro accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 7.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of over 137 mph.

What truly solidified the Quattro’s place in motorsport history was its remarkable success in the 1981 and 1982 rally seasons. In its debut year, Audi clinched victories in Sweden and the U.K. with legendary driver Hannu Mikkola at the wheel. However, it was in 1982 that the Quattro truly showcased its prowess, winning an astounding seven rallies and securing the World Rally Championship title. This unprecedented achievement cemented the Quattro’s legacy as one of the most formidable rally cars of all time.

Despite its rally pedigree, the Audi Quattro also excelled as a road-going sports car, offering drivers a thrilling driving experience coupled with the practicality of a four-wheel-drive system. Its distinctive design of a boxy silhouette and flared wheel arches, remains instantly recognisable to enthusiasts worldwide. This particular example, adorned in the traditional Audi Sport livery, serves as a striking tribute to the Quattro’s storied racing heritage, making it a highly sought-after collector’s item.

Sale Insight: This Quattro presents a unique chance to acquire a nod to ‘Group B’ rally history. Its distinctive appearance, coupled with its legendary performance capabilities, makes it a highly desirable collector’s item. Whether for display or spirited drives, this Audi Quattro promises an exhilarating ownership experience.

Lot No. 67
Auction 25th April 2024
Vehicle Make Audi
Vehicle Model Quattro UR
Year of Manufacture 1982
Mileage 81,524 (Not Warranted)
Registration CBY822Y
Date first Registered 21/10/1982
MOT N/A
Chassis Number 85DA900688
Engine Number WR003196
Estimated Sale Price £30,000 - £35,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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