1987 Audi Quattro


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    83 mi / 134 km
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  • Lot number 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Tornado Red
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 


A UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 10-valve carshowing83,000 miles2,144cc,inline 5-cylinder,10-valve, SOHCwith a turbocharger and intercoolergenerating 197bhpClassically presented in Tornado Red and accompanied by a good history file13 stamps in the service bookand a fresh MOT until 11thOctober 2021With its complement of manuals, books, original brochure, invoices andspare keysHugely innovative in period and consequently now very collectableAudi's Quattro is a legend that re-wrote the form book in International Rallying, as well as causing rival manufacturers to rethink their offerings and was, quite literally, a trailblazer. The story began with Audi chassis engineer Jorg Bensinger, who spent a Finnish winter testing the Volkswagen Iltis - a four-wheel-drive West German military and forest service vehicle - and found it could outperform all other machines on snow, whatever their type or power output. He put the idea of a four-wheel-drive version of the Audi 80 Coupe to the company's hierarchy and, well, you know the rest. The resulting model was launched to great excitement at the 1980 Geneva Salon and then released to European customers later the same year powered, initially by the WR, 2144cc in-line, five-cylinder, 10-valve SOHC unit with turbocharger and intercooler.Whilst the engineering is pure-Teutonic, the styling was overseen by Yorkshireman Martin Smith who was tasked with turning the elegant but mundane Coupe into the distinctive, flared-arched Quattro charger. This was the first time the mass car market had been introduced to the intoxicating combination of turbo power and four-wheel drive, and the results were spectacular. The road-going Quattro was clearly a success for Audi, with nearly 11,500 cars produced, but it was as a world-beating rally car that the model really gained its fearsome reputation. Throughout the early 1980s until the end of the Group B era, Quattro variants won 23 WRC rallies at the hands of rally legends Michle Mouton, Hannu Mikkola, Walter Rrhl and Stig Blomqvist including two world championships and twice championship runners up.Offered here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 10 Valve that's showing just over 83,000 miles. Classically finished in Tornado Red with a tidy interior in Grey Herringbone cloth and Black and Red Plaid. This charming example is supplied with a good history file, the Service Book displays 13 stampsand it'saccompanied bythe normal manuals, books, original brochure, invoices, fresh MOT and spare keys.Silverstone Auctions encourage any inspection between 29th October and 12th November of this highly desirable 1980's icon.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Harryon 01926691141/ [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1987 Audi Quattro 10Vhttps://youtu.be/BDEBHuqkWIkfalse