[Marketplace] Cars: 1986 Audi Coupe GT - Survivor

Lou marketbot at audifans.com
Tue Nov 14 23:43:37 EST 2006

Section:  Cars
Title:    1986 Audi Coupe GT - Survivor
Price:    4,000.00
Location: Provo, Utah

Date:     November 01, 2005
Contact:  Lou
Email:    clydiksen at gmail.com


1986 Coupe GT Survivor

See more photos at http://www.motorcities.com/contents/06/1986-Audi-Coupe-GT_06KDL221712077.html

See service history below - receipts totalling $7,338 over past 13 years.  Recent work includes: new timing belt, water pump, idler pulley, power steering belt, alternator belt, cooling system flush, new driver's window regulator, replaced outer CV boots, new Bosch alternator (lifetime warranty).

Lifetime San Diego car till 10,000 miles ago when I brought it to Utah (in 2005). Very clean car, the cleanest Coupe GT I could find.   Good solid paint, no cracks in dash, zero rust, etc.  This is my third Coupe.  My other coupes were a Diamond Silver 1982 and a Tornado Red 1987.5 Special Build.  As Audi 4000 and Coupe GT fans know, these cars are extremely reliable, and quite easy to work on when needed.  Parts are also plentiful and cheap.

Besides being a solid, rust-free San Diego car, I've put a good deal of time and money into this Coupe over the past couple years (see detail service history below).  The work that I was not comfortable doing myself was handled by Autobahn Service in Provo, Utah, the best independent shop specializing in Audis and Volkswagens.  Since the first time I brought it in, they have been impressed with the car's condition.

The engine, clutch and transmission are solid and tight, with zero leaks. The car now has about 210,000 very well-cared-for miles on it.  Everything works on the car, except for the following

- the AM band on the original factory radio doesn't work when cold; also the search and scan are temperamental; I've kept the original radio in for looks mostly.

- I removed the A/C components from the engine bay and haven't missed it; removing the A/C creates a lot of working space in the engine bay, and reduces load on the engine and weight from the nose; all of the components are boxed up for the next owner and could be re-installed in a couple hours

- I removed most of the cruise control components from the engine bay; diaphragm was shot and as I don't use the car for long trips, didn't need it, and wanted the cleaner engine bay

- despite replacing the odometer once and fixing it once, it has stopped again; these odo's are known for quitting.  I have an extra instrument cluster, so next owner could repair the odo at their leisure, if wanted.

- the sunroof worked, but I (as do most other Coupe owners) disliked it so I did what I've wanted to do since first owning a coupe, I sealed the sunroof opening with waterproof awning material and had the headliner professionally modified to cover over the sunroof hole in the interior.  It looks fantastic and provides a quieter ride too.  Sunroof can still be removed from the exterior for cleaning.  No leaks whatsoever.  Also removed and covered the holes for the dome light, grab handles, sunroof mechanism and sun visors (see photos).


Car is in good condition except for the following:

- car was repainted very nicely at one point, but there are several chips (big ones have been touched up) and dings

- one headlight and both blinker and parking lenses have non-penetrating cracks; front reflectors have been painted with tough semi-gloss black flexible bumper paint.

- both main and lower grills have small chips and cracks, not noticeable unless you are looking for them

- wheels could use a fresh coat of paint, but are straight and true

- windshield washer reservoir leaks, but pump works; needs new grommet

- seats are comfortable, but the cloth is wearing; no holes, but previous owner did a rough repair on driver's bolster; I removed piping, but haven't gotten lingering shreds of cloth removed; was planning on replacing/reupholstering seats

- leather on shift boot and parking brake boot is okay, but cracking in places; I condition it regularly

- seatbelt hangers are covered at the factory with black plastic, which is cracking;

- third brake light internal cover snap broke, so it is affixed in place with black electrical tape, which is unnoticeable and is actually somewhat of an improvement as the light no longer filters through the seam

Everything else works, from dual power mirrors, to the power windows, to the rear de-froster, heater, dash lights, gauges, etc.  Also, I have parts not pictures, such as spare tire, tools and jack, radiator top cowl, etc.  Car comes with factory Bentley repair manual and various extra parts.  Of course, price is negotiable.

Date	Service	Cost	Mileage
Jun-93	complete rear brakes (all new parts including wheel cylinder, brake drums, shoes, etc.)	$393	118,891
Apr-97	cv boot, O2 censor, oil change	$236	144,132
Apr-98	timing belt, water pump, all belts, coolant, thermostat, fan switch, oil change	$616	153,175
Jun-98	clutch master and slave cylinder	$505	154,286
Dec-98	cv boot, passenger window regulator, oil change	$533	158,947
Jun-99	major service	$527	164,034
Nov-99	new catalytic converter, oil change and safety service	$449	167,765
Dec-99	Front Brake Pads	$33	168,000
Jan-00	Battery (84 month)	$55	169,000
Nov-00	Oil Change (5w50 Castrol Synthetic)	$25	172,000
Mar-01	Odometer Stops	$0	174,500
Jan-02	New Starter (rebuilt Bosch)	$200	178,745
Oct-02	Oil Change (5w50 Castrol Synthetic)	$42	180,845
Jan-03	Fan Switch (new coolant)	$100	183,470
Mar-03	Platinum Plugs	$12	184,595
Oct-03	replace motor and transmission mounts	$250	186,500
Jan-04	new tires	$212	190,000
Jan-04	tie-rod ends and align front wheels	$162	190,500
Jan-04	Oil Change (15w50 Mobil 1 Synthetic)	$44	190,500
Mar-04	Air filter, ignition cap and rotor, spark plugs	$34	192,500
Dec-04	replace vacuum lines and tighten belts	$50	196,100
Jan-05	Lube, oil and filter	$36	200,000
Feb-05	Oil and filter	$25	200,500
May-05	Bumpers primed and painted (semi-gloss black flexible bumper primer and paint)	$75	201,000
May-05	Engine flush and oil treatment (BG120/BG110), oil and filter 20w50 	$51	202,000
May-05	prepped lower body panels for paint (treated any surface rust with Eastwood rust sealing paint)	$50	202,000
May-05	Vinylex to plastic, rubber and vinyl	$8	202,000
Jun-05	painted lower body panels, skirts and bumper trim semi-gloss black	$70	202,500
Jun-05	painted wipers and door handle trim semi-gloss black	$10	202,500
Jul-05	new Bosch alternator (lifetime warranty)	$254	203,000
Jul-05	A/C retrofitted to R134A	$70	203,000
Feb-06	oil and filter, replace tail lights, brake lights, parking lights	$30	206,500
Feb-06	remove rear upholstery, headliner, trim, cleaned windows	$5	206,500
Mar-06	replaced outer CV boots	$296	207,000
Mar-06	bleed brakes, installed speedbleeders on rear brakes	$43	207,000
Apr-06	replaced instrument cluster and cluster lights, flushed cooling system, touched-up paint	$75	207,500
May-06	removed A/C components from engine bay, de-greased and washed engine bay, washed undercarriage	$10	208,000
Jun-06	oil and filter, Mystery brand oil additive, vacuum lines checked and replaced	$25	208,500
Jun-06	replace oil pressure switch, flush coolant, replace cooling thermostat and coolant	$45	208,500
Jun-06	flush power steering fluid, replace with high mileage ATF, removed cruise control components from engine bay	$10	208,500
Jul-06	wash engine bay, fuse check; reconnected sensor on back of engine block, repaired weather seal on doors, re-glued weather seals	$10	209,000
Sep-06	driver's window regulator	$150	210,000
Sep-06	interior panels, headliner, pillars re-upholstered in black Allante vinyl	$1,163	210,000
Oct-06	new timing belt, water pump, idler pulley, power steering belt, alternator belt, cooling system flush, G-11 coolant, re-paint timing belt covers	$335	210,500
Oct-06	prep and paint rear spoiler with adhesion promoter and semi-gloss black flexible bumper paint; new Bosch wipers	$15	210,500


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