[urq] Ur Quattro Prices

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Mon Aug 21 21:14:46 EDT 2006

Unfortunately, it seems that the used car mkt in general is in the  
same boat.  Certainly V8's are selling for chump change now -- even  
the 4.2's.  I'll post a link to you car locally on the Audi list here  
in Michigan, but being that our State is in pretty much the sh!thouse  
right now, I can't promise anything...


On Aug 20, 2006, at 10:23 PM, Andrew Finney wrote:

> Well, it seems the time has come. The bottom has dropped out of the  
> price of
> Ur Quattros. There have been 5 or 6 decent '83 examples that have  
> failed to
> meet very modest reserves on Ebay, bottoming out between $4k and  
> $6k. The
> black one from AZ, a silver one in CA, and many others, including  
> mine that
> I would argue is the most reliable UrQ on the road (unless you  
> could that
> time in UT at very high altitude ;-).
> No one is willing to pay for these cars. A pristine '85 should fetch
> $15k...... but that doesn't seem to be happening either. I spent a  
> lot of
> time putting the old '84 back to complete stock, but no more for  
> me. Reality
> call to those looking to create concours '83s, just modify the damn  
> thing
> and have fun driving it, give it some power, swap in a 20V, stop  
> wasting
> your time trying to stay stock with a car whose US perfomance  
> figures were
> lackluster at best.  I'm putting a 4.2L V8 in my '85 next month  
> after the
> year-long full restoration. It has 160,000 miles on the original  
> odometer,
> and despite being from beverly hills and being MINT in body, it  
> doesn't seem
> worth putting her back to stock. Just my $0.02.
> Andrew Finney
> 1983 and 1985 UrQs.
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