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Re: used car prices

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From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: 14 January 1998 19:15
Subject: used car prices

>I have my concerns about the pseudo-price list included in the 1997 UK Audi
>quattro Owners Club magazine.  The editor is, IMO, out on a limb with his
>car, which is a rescued insurance company write-off.  No way is a vehicle
>"Total Payout" stamped in its papers worth GBP20000.
Ho ho ho ho ho. Not a chance.

>I've recently seen someone value a late 20V ur-quattro at GBP25000 ($40000)
>even though there is still one 'new' vehicle available at GBP40000.
Practical Classics have changed part of their valuation table for 10v Ur
Class 'A' (immaculate) are now listed as 12000GBP
Class 'B' (fair) are still listed as 4000GBP
Class 'C' (poor) are still at 1500GBP.

I took a look at the quattro content of CCC that Graham mentioned.
Interesting and has some picture that I've not seen before. More interesting
is further on in the mag - page 100. Dave Walker updates readers on what
must be some on going tuning work on a quattro. This car has now had a 20v
engine fitted, complete with all the matching electronics. (The car is
tornado red, E614 KYM) now I'm not pointing a finger (much) and it might be
kosher but I wonder where that engine came from? The article mentions that
their tuning target is 350bhp, which they refer to as "apparently quite
conservative by quattro 20 valve standards". OK, Lee Wong has got 550bhp in
his 20v, but its cost him the thick end of 25000GBP to get there so I might
keep an eye on this magazine to see how things go.

Jim Haseltine
88 Ur quattro