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Re: Audi 200 Sport
Thanks for the speedy reply - I actually have a copy of "The Living
Daylights" on VHS(it was a gift honest!)and the 200 Quattro in the early
part of the movie definitely has flared fenders and these are 'rounded'
rather than squared at the rear of the car, like the later US spec cars and
V8's. Here in the UK, the type 44 always came as per the early spec - non
flared arches etc, but we did get a very small number of V8's, initially
only with Left hand drive.
A number of people have mentioned the 200 Sport to me - it is strange if the
car was a special for the film since the bodyshell looked identical to the
later cars but the movie was made 2 years prior to that model launch.
Perhaps other listers with production information could enlighten us
>From: "Daniel Hussey" <email@example.com>
>To: "Paul Robinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Audi 200 Sport
>Date: Fri, Jun 4, 1999, 9:11 pm
>The 200 in "The Living Daylights" does actually appear to be a european spec
>Audi 200TQ (same thing as a 5000CSTQ in the US) with some mods. We noticed
>while watching the movie that it had 5000 door panels and it also had solid
>front seat headrests. It also had BBS mesh wheels and may have had flared
>fenders (can't remember). I wonder if this was a special model produced
>solely for the movie or if it was this "Sport" model you speak of. I've
>been on this list for years and never heard of a 200 Sport model before
>From: Paul Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Friday, June 04, 1999 1:07 PM
>Subject: Audi 200 Sport
>>Does anybody out there in Audi-land have any knowledge of the Audi 200
>>Sport. All I know is that it did exist but maybe as a dealer conversion or
>>Germany only model.
>>I believe they had an uprated engine and special trim and the bodyshell was
>>the forerunner of the V8 shell - practically identical except for flared
>>arches and round arches at the rear.
>>Did one appear briefly in "the Living Daylights" - truly awful James Bond
>>picture from 1987? The car appears near the beginning of the film with
>>Any answers gratefully received!
>>1987 200 Quattro Turbo Avant 227,650miles
>>1962 Mini Scamp 1340cc -