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Re: '82 Coupe Info request

  I bought my 82 Coupe four years ago for $500 CDN.  I even drove the 
car home.  The fact is that the car did have 345,000 km on it 
(214,000mi).  The owner had the car sitting in the driveway for 
couple of years and did not know how the car would start and run.  
Upon arrival quick inspection revealed that compression on couple of 
cylinders was low.  Since I bought it as a project car like you that 
did not matter.  Head rebuilt cost me $120.00.  I did couple of 
modifications and some new parts were bought.  And since the car had 
mint looking original paint quick wax job brought back the beautiful 
shine.  The bottom line is that I have done over 80,000km in three 
years (It took me a year to come up with cash to fix it beeing a 
student) and spent about $1000.00 in parts.  Saved a lot of money on 
labour and the car was done the way I like it.  You can find the 
details of upgrades in the Audi Registry.  As for the manual trannu 
you will have to find a donor car since a lot of parts have to be 
transplanted along with the tranny (tranny, clutch pedal and cable 
assembly,  driveshafts, shifter and shift mechanism along with the 
linkage, and down pipe).  As for the interior only the seats looked 
like you have discribed them.  Nice thing is that GTI or Scirroco 
seats fit right in and have a longer lasting fabric.  When you look 
under the hood look if its original i.e. nothing missing.  If you 
look for a project car look for things you don't feel like fixing 
right away.  Rest should be seen in a test drive. 

Hope this helps.
Martin Pajak
1982 Coupe (428,000 km)
1984 4000s quattro (320,000 km under the wrench)
1970 Porsche 911E Targa (also under the wrench)

Who put my tools in the dishwasher?