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Re: Audi "Restorations" and Classics

yeah, i agree.  i'd be a lot more ready to seriously tweak the ur-q if it were
an earlier model.  but i can't help feeling that i'd be ruining it's value
should i do it to the 20v...

mind you, maybe for the usa market, the 85 model would be the collectable as it
was the last.

anyone know of any ur-q 20v that have been grey imported to the usa?

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q
>Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 22:21:37 -0500 (EST)
>From: audidudi@mindspring.com (Jeffrey J. Goggin)
>>Because U.S. spec cars are typically better equipped, have lower miles, are
>>better mechanical and cosmetic condition, and they are cheaper.  This tends
>>be the case for almost any U.S. market "collectable" car (or motorcycle).  My
>>caveat is that as long as a collector wants a car of a type that was imported
>>to the U.S., the U.S. spec car is usually a darned good buy compared against
>>the standards of the world market.
>Perhaps but the difference in performance between a US-spec Lotus Elan or
>MGB or any other pre-emissions car v. a euro-spec car isn't quite as large
>as it was in the mid-80s ... this was also pre-galvanizing, which is
>important when rust is a consideration.
>I'm willing to bet that the only "collectible" Ur-Qs will be the early
>'80/'81s and the '89 through '91 20Vs ... all the rest will ride on their
>coattails but won't bring anywhere near the same prices.  Any takers?