In March 1980, the Audi quattro was presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle was hailed by the trade press worldwide as a superlative sensation. With 11,452 units built, it was one of the first road vehicles with permanent all-wheel drive to be produced in larger numbers.
In 1977, Audi sedans were tested in Scandinavia. Test manager Jörg Bensinger found that his support vehicle, a four-wheel-drive VW Iltis with 75 hp, was the fastest vehicle in the wintry conditions. Upon his return, he convinced Ferdinand Piëch to develop a prototype with a five-cylinder turbo engine and all-wheel drive based on the Audi 80 .
In February 1979, a prototype, disguised as an Audi 80, was presented to international journalist Paul Frère in Turrach, Austria. On an enormous 28% incline with a thick layer of snow, Frère stopped briefly and then drove on without any problems.
This experience impressed him so much that he wrote a book about the Audi quattro.
Check those historical videos:
This Ur-Quattro had 1 owner in Rome who was an Audi car dealer. It has always been serviced and is a non restored original. It shows mostly first paint. Here in Germany it has been fully serviced: a new clutch, engine- gearbox- and differentialoil had been changed 2 times for cleaning, the rims were newly powder coated, and all techniques have been checked. It just passed the TÜV and received the historical plates.
This Ur-Quattro is ready to go and could be your time-machine back into those days of the first Audi-Quattro-Series.
Enjoy the videos of this beautifull Urquattro:
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Fellbach / Germany
€ 50.000 – 59.000