>And now for a question:
>I've been seeing an advertisement in the local (Philadelphia) paper about
>a 'rare' 1983 Audi turbo Quattro. The owner is asking $9800. The ad has
>been in the paper for almost 2 months, indicating to me that the asking
>price is way too high. Who would pay close to 10K for a 13 year old
>car? Someone please enlighten me why someone would think that car is so
>valuable. What makes it so special?
The model you mention, which is what I drive, is a very rare beast which
was the first Audi to use the quattro drivetrain. It had a long racing
career with reasonable success, and was extremely highly regarded when it
was introduced and for many years after. In many minds, including my own,
it is definitely a milestone car. It appeals to a small, enthusiast
audience which has a lot to do with how long it takes to sell.
All of that said, the price may be somewhat high but it doesn't sound
completely out of the ballpark.
San Jose, California
'87 560 SL