[urq] Re: the price of greatness/auction UrQ
brogers at terrix.com
Tue Nov 23 11:46:33 EST 2004
what caught my eye was the grey leather. Never seen an '83 with grey
leather. Was it the proper diagonal stripes or was it a Coupe GT transplant
'84 ur w/ '83 seats
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew B" <andrew.sb at gmail.com>
To: <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 8:08 PM
Subject: [urq] Re: the price of greatness/auction UrQ
> I think I drove that car. I was about to buy it the day after
> somebody else put a down payment on it. Mileage was about the same,
> with 46 or 43. The car was in good shape, typical Ur features about,
> including slow windows and non-working diff locks. It was a shared
> car between two dealers (long island and CT). I went to look at it in
> CT. It was repainted white, with white wheels, if i'm not mistaken.
> One of the dealers said he had replaced the brakes and shocks. The
> car was real pretty, and I bet they did exactly what the reporter
> suggested. Certainly worth 7 in the condition it was in (that was the
> asking price). The car I own now is on par, with similar upgrades,
> but is a little more worked over. Private owners tend to care a
> little bit more about the nuances of audi ownership.
> How long ago was this? I'm not sure it's the same car, but probably is.
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 20:41:24 -0500, rndlitebmw at aol.com
> <rndlitebmw at aol.com> wrote:
> > Speaking of UrQ values, did you guys see the white '83 in Sports Car
Market, at a NY auction? As follows:
> > 1983 Audi Quattro coupe
> > WAUDL0856DA900522
> > white/gray leather
> > 45,850 mi, 5 sp.
> > "White paint has lots of fade, however still has enough color for one or
two more buffings. Not so for the mostly faded blackout trim. Lots of dings
on the trailing edge of driver's door-opened in anger too many times? Yoko
Avid V4 tires. Interior dry and cracked, looks to have more wear than miles
admit. Condition: 4+ SOLD AT $4180"
> > Reporter's opinion: "sold to a dealer. That should clue you in that he
thought it was cheap enough to make a buck on it. Run this bad boy through
the detail shop, immerse the blackout trim in Armor All, and drench the
leather with Hyde Food. That's one way to clean up all the Audi doody!"
> > ... Kinda interesting to see one pop up at auction like that, cheeky
reporter comments or not. As far as values, I consider my car to be worth
every penny of the 8500 I paid for it in '99, but I wouldn't sell it for
under 10 simply because I like it so much. That, and I've spend waaaayy to
much on it since then addressing issues that afflict every UrQ, regardless
of condition, and a few upgrades. So I'd be upside down no matter what :)
> > Tucker Fritch
> > '83 UrQ
> > '86 4kcsq
> > '82 Vanagon
> > '68 2002
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