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In message <s27e2454.031@citec.qld.gov.au> Andrew Fletcher writes:

> My newly aquired '82 ur-Quattro being RHD doesn't have air-con fitted.

No reason why not.  Quite a few of the UK RHDs (perhaps 1/3rd?) have air
conditioning.  All of the parts are listed on the UK microfiche and seem to 
be engine-independent.  The only significant change between 1980 and 1989 
seems to have been a new style of "safety plug" fitted to one of the 

> Has anyone had it fitted or investigated the options?

Legend has it that there were _two_ RHD air-conditioning systems - one was 
factory-fitted, and one was dealer-fitted.  There only seems to be one style 
actually in the cars (and on the fiche) though.

> Various opinions offered to me so far by the dealer and magazine articles
> mention everything from the Turbo  to the power steering on the RHD
> models preventing factory air-con being fitted. I understand the US spec
> cars had air, so I guess the steering must have something to do with it.

Bollocks.  Find a new dealer.  Or ask him to look in section 26 of his parts 
fiche - ask him what part # 035 260 803C is supposed to do for a living.

> regards
> Fletch
 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club