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Re: Treser no more??? [was: Re: quattro question]

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Fri Nov 18 15:39:47 1994
> Date:     Fri, 18 Nov 94 14:41:08 EST
> From: Chris Idleman (FSAC-AAD) <cidleman@PICA.ARMY.MIL>
> To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> Subject:  Treser no more??? [was: Re: quattro question]
> Reply-To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> >  
> >> Another topic:  Does anyone have any info on the Tressor (tressor) audis?  
> >> Aprroximately what years were these available?  I think someone on my street 
> >> owns 
> >
> >Tressor is a German Tuner, who specializes in aftermarket body kits, and 
> >like other Tuners (for the German market), can add as much performance as you 
> >want.  Speed costs money.  How fast do you want to go?
> >
> >In the US, due to a variety of Emissions laws, it's unlikely that you'll see 
> >any Tressor mods beyond body kits.
> >
> Last time I spoke to Europarts, they said that Treser had gone out of 
> business but I haven't check other sources to see if it's true.  Anyone
> know fer sure?

The company probably did go out of business, as I have not seen them
mentioned lately in Auto, Motor, & Sport, nor do they have any ads in
the current issue.  As I remember, a few years back the owner turned
the company's efforts to developing its own car, a sure recipe for
bankruptcy these days.

It seems that all the "tuning" accessories these days are supplied by
ABT.  But caution must be exercised by owners of US-spec cars, because
many body parts--such as bumpers--are completely different from their
euro-spec counterparts, as are their attachment points.

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

My new car history:
  1975    1978    1982       1986        1989      1992      1995
   VW ->  Audi -> Audi  -> Mercedes -> Mercedes -> Audi -> Mercedes
Scirocco Fox GTI  4000S    190E 2.3    190E 2.6    100CS     S320

POSSLQ's* new car history:
         1978       1981       1985      1988        1990     1993
       Triumph ->  Toyota ->  Toyota  ->  VW    ->   Audi  -> Audi
       Spitfire    Tercel     Corolla   Jetta GL      80      90S

*POSSLQ = Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
Note: All Audis and Mercedes above were sold to friends or family.