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Re: 87 Coupe GT YAHOOOO!!!

> Date:          Tue, 11 Mar 1997 10:07:36 -0600
> From:          ejfluhr@austin.ibm.com (Fluhr)
> To:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:       Re: 87 Coupe GT YAHOOOO!!!

> >Maybe Eric Fluhr, Jonathan Monetti, Mike Williams, Jazman(?), or
> >another Coupe GT owner(did I forget one?-I think so...) on the list will
> >know the answer to the question of whether the Comm. Ed. was specific
> >only to the '86 model year or was also sold in '87 with the 2.3. I
> >imagine one does not have to be a Coupe owner to answer that, so of
> >course any Audi fanatic who knows may reply...Aren't you glad you have
> >my permission! ;)
> As I understand it, the Commemorative Edition was sold only in 1986,
> had a digital dash, red leather interior, body-colored mirrors and spoiler,
> had a **2.22L** engine and rear drum brakes, and came in alpine white
> or graphite metallic.
> 1987 incorporated the body-colored spoiler, mirrors, digital dash (on
> some?? all?), but offered a few different interior and exterior 
> combinations.  It also switched to the 2.3L engine sometime in the 
> middle of production, and some (potentially all) included rear disc brakes.
> I think that the best way to determine an '87 vs. '86 Comm. Ed. is to 
> check for a red leather interior, and also the rear brakes for drum or disc. 
> Later,
> Eric
> '85 Coupe GT
> ---
> Eric J. Fluhr                                Email:  ejfluhr@austin.ibm.com
> 630FP Logic/Circuit Design                   Phone:  (512) 838-7589
> IBM Microelectronics Div.                    Austin, TX

Well, thank goodness that's been cleared up.  The 87 Coupe GT I'm 
getting tomorrow was claimed by the owner to be a "Special Edition", 
but it was an 87 not an 86 and did not have red leather.  I 
thought maybe he was trying to hose me (not that it mattered all 
that much, I still like the car).  But from your post I can see that 
it is, in fact, a "Special Edition": the car is Alpine White 
(including the spoiler, wheels etc), has the 2.3l engine and rear 
discs (checked 'em), but the interior is a off-white or grey cloth 
(velour?) with tiny blue pinstripes in them.

I don't know if I could take red leather in FL.  ouch, too hot!