Strange Sighting In Santa Cruz Today--Badge Engineering?

Motor Sport Visions Photography msvphoto at
Sat Dec 7 21:02:28 EST 2002

On Soquel Ave. around 12:45pm I saw what appeared at first to be a
graphite black CGT going the other way. As it came closer I noticed a
quattro badge on the grill ala 4kq (which I happened to be driving one
of the opposite direction). I thought that was odd since I had never
seen a quattro badge on the front of an Ur-Q and as I got closer I was
sure it was a CGT, no flares. Then I see the back. It has "Coupe GT" on
the left side of the rear lid just like a US CGT, but on the right was
the "QUATTRO" decal just like an Ur-Q.

Was it possible this a non-turbo "Quattro Coupe"? (Or, do those have
flared fenders?? I have never seen one so I don't know for sure.) If so,
it would be one seriously rare car in the USA.

Anyone else here in the Santa cruz area seen this car? I wonder if this
thing was for real, or just a case of really poor taste in badge
engineering (kinda like putting a "M" badge on a 318i).

Mike Veglia
Motor Sport Visions Photography

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