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V8 Stink'in Badges
In message <9707078709.AA870952341@CCGATE.HAC.COM> email@example.com writes:
> "The utter absence of a transom badge is one of the V8 Quattro's
> distinctive styling cues, one that, for 1991, it shares with the 200
> Quattro. In Europe, upscale car buyers routinely mark their order
> forms for "no badges"; it's considered a sign of understated good
You sometimes also come across _HUGE_ Mercedes limousines with "200D" on
the back. When I went to pick up my old Passat (with the Audi 2.3i
engine) the workshop had put "Passat Diesel" on it.
In older times, it was also a mark of someone who travelled frequently
in Eastern Europe. The badges off Western cars were avidly and none too
I have no badges on my ur-quattro. "I didn't get the number, officer,
but it was an Audi quattro!" No, thanks.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club