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Re: Story behind missing Quattro

>    As a response to an inquiry on how my Ur quattro came to be missing:
>  Apparently a  friend of the previous owner decided to take the 
>quattro  on a high speed gymnastics lesson. Into a guardrail and down a 
>hill in a series of sumersaults that was certainly less than entertaining.
>The driver and passenger escaped unscathed. And actually, the quattro was 
>in surprisingly repairable condition. The car was then sent to a shop 
>called GPV performance in cleveland for repair. 
> -at this point the facts get rather fuzzy. I purchased both quattro's 
>(the other one is currently my daily driver) for a obscenely low price 
>and was only interested in completing the transaction before he came to 
>his senses. I was able to gain very little information on the history or 
>status of either car. I was simply told that the owner of GPV had 
>"relocated" the car, and that there were two stories regarding where it 
>was.  Well, the deal was far too good to pass up, parts car or no parts 
>car, so I took the Quattro and ran. 
>   Story number one was (as maintained by the owner of GPV) that the car 
>was simply placed in storage to get it out of the way and after paying 
>some minor storage fees I could take delivery. 
>   Story number two (as told by another prospective buyer, turned-off by 
>the unavailability of the parts car) was that the car had obviously been 
>sold long ago and that GPV was certainly not going to be cooperative.
>Well, obviously story number one was not true. Pete at GPV seemed very 
>helpful, insisting that he simply needed a few more days to settle the 
>storage debt and I'd get my car. Being as sharp and perceptive as I am, 
>upon about the 30th time of being told "call back in a few days" I began 
>to get suspicious. 
>  I managed to pry out of Pete the name of the place where the car was  
>supposedly being stored. "Aetna Road Auto wrecking" Hmm. "stored"?. 
>Things were'nt looking up. It got worse when I talked to the Owners of 
>the junkyard. Pete was certainly not on the top of their "most favorite 
>people list".  They told me that they were in the process of being sued 
>by pete for "beating the living shit out of him". Apparently, Pete had 
>been "storing" a 57 chevy that belonged to one of the owners and had 
>simply one day decided to sell it. Hmmm.  They welcomed me to check their 
>yard. Which I did , under the guises of a parts search. No quattro. Hmm.  
>Pete still maintains (the last 20 times that I called him) that the car 
>is in this junkyard. I tell him I checked twice, He tells me it must be 
>there. Not a very creative liar. The owners of the junkyard insist it was 
>never there.  
>   So here I am, looking for car 85-c-900-666 more out of curiousity than 
>any real need for its (probably also worn) parts. Figuring it may have 
>been sold to an audi dismantler, considering the lack of demand for these 
>parts (at least locally). It was one of only a handfull of Ur quattros 
>officially titled as an 82 in the US.  
>  I told you It  was a long story. sorry to take up so much space.
>-Rod  <rwiggins@rs6000.baldwinw.edu>
>By the way, I got both cars for $2500. Sorry.

Ouch!!  I mean telling us about the $2500. You !@#$%^&^*!