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Re: Audi "Restorations" and Classics

Retoration is just that kiddies, "to restore to original condition."
Unfortunatlely a 95% percent restoration with 5% desirable uprades will: A)
not win The Pebble Beach Concours and B) probably not set records on the
block at Barrett-Jackson.

Since I am not looking to do either of those things, and I'm pretty sure
most of you aren't either (at least with your Audis), there are few autos
out there that I would leave well enough alone, once they were in my garage.
That suits me just fine because I'm not looking for a show car or  a
collector car. I'm looking for a car that is fun to work on, that I can
express some individuality by modifying, and have a hell of a time driving.
And my S4 fits that bill for me. Will it ever be a classic? I doubt it. I
probably couldn't sell mine in its current non-stock state (very fim & low,
amongst other things) to most of the people who bought S cars new.

Now if I were looking for a classic in "original condition," what would it
be? A Porsche Syder, in all of its fur cam glory. Of course that would only
happen after my garage was filled with a thouroughly gone through S4 (or 6),
a 700 bhp Cartech 911 turbo cab, and a Range Rover 4.6 HSE (modified of
course). Hey you gotta cover all the bases.

-----Original Message-----
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Sunday, January 18, 1998 4:20 AM
Subject: Audi "Restorations" and Classics

>The term "restoration" to me means returning the car to the exact condition
>that it left the factory.  A friend of mine restores late '60's to '70
>cars.  He spent a week tracking down a water pump with the right date code
>his '70 Buick GSX 4spd.  I doubt anyone will ever do the same for an Audi.
>The great thing about the Audi quattros is that parts are very
>between years and models.