Trying to get rid of my 91 200Q sedan, long story

alancordeiro at alancordeiro at
Mon Sep 10 21:27:22 EDT 2007

a lot of the value depends on if starts and runs...Assuming there
are no real issues in the engine from the long non-running time
and the critters have not chewed through the wiring harnesses
you may have something of reasonable value....most likely the body
and seats are in great shape.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoffrey Rosenberg" <qpower1 at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 8:54 PM
Subject: Trying to get rid of my 91 200Q sedan, long story

> Hello!
> I am new to this group, but not new to Quattros. First I had a 1984 4000S 
> Q,
> new, which was a great car, lots of fun, trouble seemed to be with body
> hardware integrity. Rode on rails.
> Replaced that with a new 91 200 Quattro sedan, lago blue, 3B motor, one of
> only 1600 odd built... I have been the one and only owner. I can still
> remember the night we took it home.
> I have all the doc's, the sales literature, the odds and ends, even the
> "Don't think of parking anything but my Audi" sign for the wall of my
> garage.
> Trouble is, as the car was cresting 80K miles, the dash electronics 
> started
> to act up, the speedometer started to pulse about a 6-8 mile/hour swing.
> There were some other minor issues, but ultimately, I was also driving
> another company vehicle as well. I parked it outside and haven't driven it
> for some 4 years now. So the battery is dead, the underhood has snake skin
> moltings, and the roof has lost most of its clear coat and needs 
> repainting.
> But, the vehicle itself should still be a great driving car. There never 
> was
> any thing wrong with the engine, transmission, drivetrain, etc. The AC may
> need work and the BOSE speakers need replacing, although I did do one 
> rear.
> I had the brake update package done into the 92 V8 system, external
> calipers, dealer replaced the wheel bearing, rotor hub, rotor, calipers,
> pads, and hoses, the whole thing was a kit (and I still have the Audi 
> dealer
> documents on it in the file). What an improvement that was - the clamshell
> or UFO style brakes had warped when still only 5-6000 miles old. I have
> replaced the brakes and certainly reshod the vehicle several times. Other
> than maintenance, some CV boots, a rack and power steering pump done under
> warranty, a few other odds and ends, no major issues though. I love the
> vehicle, but...
> I fell in love with another - a 2004 VW Touareg V6! Simply meets more of 
> my
> needs now. I can have only so many toys, you know?
> Does anyone have any ideas for how or where to sell this baby, this 
> special
> automobile, rather than scrapping it out? My wife is giving me grief, as I
> also have a 1986 Audi 5000S sedan in the driveway as well, also parked for 
> 5
> odd years without use. Great car, has 120K, nothing special wrong when it
> was parked. Except for its age, here in New England... No body rot though!
> Audi really knows how to manufacture body panels in steel.
> Too much inventory? The military Dodge weapons carrier M37B1, 1961, has 
> the
> place of honor inside the garage. ..
> Suggestions? Value assessments?
> Help appreciated,
> Geoff
> Natick, Ma.
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