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Re: Interesting Car for Sale
> Make: NSU/Audi
> Model: RO-80
> Year: early '70's? (he said but I missed it)
> Engine: 987 cc
> 2 rotor Wankel
> Other Stuff:
> He shipped the car over from Austria when he immigrated to
> Canada. It's in "great condition" and he's looking for a "good home"
> (his words) for it with someone who knows and cares about its value
> and history. Price is "negotiable".
I grew up in Austria in the '70s -- there were plenty of these on the
road in the early '70s). IMHO, the car was way ahead of its time --
sleek, aerodynamic shape (the last generation Audi 80 had some styling
elements which I thought looked remarkably similar to the NSU RO-80)
and numerous other innovations. The car came in some interesting
colors (a bright red and orange come to mind) and performed well. The
only problem was reliablity of the engine -- the rotary engine was a
bold experiment in this car, but I don't think they managed to get it
to be as reliable as Mazda did.
Dr. Shakil Ahmed
Process Driven Trading, Morgan Stanley & Co.