[V8] surviving V8s
jward at mti-interactive.com
Tue Apr 26 17:21:44 EDT 2005
That figure is world wide. US sales figures were slightly under 4,000 :-)
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From: diemarthadie at aol.com <diemarthadie at aol.com>
To: Jeremy Ward <jward at mti-interactive.com>; v8 at audifans.com <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tue Apr 26 14:08:45 2005
Subject: Re: [V8] surviving V8s
Wow! 21,565 V8s from 86-94!
I thought the US importation figure was only 4000 or so?
Someone posted it once upon a time...
A registry would be nice - what you really need is a dealer that can pull the data on service records for them by VIN... excluding the whole invasion of privacy thing ;)
From: Jeremy Ward <jward at mti-interactive.com>
To: diemarthadie at aol.com; v8 at audifans.com
Sent: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 09:38:16 -0700
Subject: RE: [V8] surviving V8s
Here are the total production numbers that Audi HQ gave me:
"From December 1986 to March 1994 Audi produced 21.565 V8.
Thereof we produced 271 V8 long-versions in the time of May 1990 to March 1994."
Not sure about the surviving US figures, but I found this tidbit regarding
licensing from René on the AudiV8 website:
Zulassungszahlen (Stand 01.01.2004)
3.6 (Typ 431) = 3 348
4.2 (Typ 522) = 1 776
Zulassungszahlen (Stand 01.01.2003)
3.6 (Typ 431) = 3 126
4.2 (Typ 522) = 1 860
Zulassungszahlen (Stand 01.01.2002)
3.6 (Typ 431) = 3 398
4.2 (Typ 522) = 1 980
Zulassungszahlen (Stand 01.01.2001)
3.6 (Typ 431) = 3 625
4.2 (Typ 522) = 2 083
Looks like fewer and fewer V8's are being licensed through TÜV each year. I see
them being chopped apart on Ebay.de all the time. :-(
I was talking with the V8 guys at the Neckarsulm gathering in February, and they
said that in order to license their cars in Germany, they must comply with the
Euro2 standards now. Perhaps this is why the number went down in 2003, and then
back up in 2004 as they were retrofitting their cars to meet the new standard.
Anyone out there know how we can get similar US / Canada / UK / Australia
I have been toying with creating a V8 registry database similar to Bill's URQ
registry, but lack the time and talent. ;-) Anyone want to take this on? If
so, email me offline so I can share my thoughts on this project.
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com <mailto:v8-bounces%40audifans.com> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com <mailto:v8-bounces%40audifans.com> ] On Behalf Of
diemarthadie at aol.com <mailto:diemarthadie%40aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 8:34 AM
To: v8 at audifans.com <mailto:v8%40audifans.com>
Subject: [V8] surviving V8s
I'm curious, given the volume of parts cars at AudiConnection and others... just
how many of these cars are even still on the road?
You'd think from eBay that there a zillion of them ;)
Given the total production of about 4000 units... I've a factless guess that
half are off the road. Just curious if anyone has ever tried to figure that
on the road... more or less ;)
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