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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
> 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.
>By the way, I got both cars for $2500. Sorry.
Ouch!! I mean telling us about the $2500. You !@#$%^&^*!