1983 AUDI UR QUATTRO COUPE

Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Monroe, Washington, United States
  • Make: Audi
  • Model: Coupe Quattro
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 78,706
  • VIN: WAUDC0851DA900329
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 5-cyl. 2144cc/160hp FI
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 spd Manual
  • Drive type: QUATTRO/AWD
  • Interior color: Tan leather seats with dark brown dash & accents
  • Safety options: 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1983 Audi Coupe Quattro

Time to sell the car I always wanted. It is a 'rare' beast and I'm sure if you are looking at the car you know the extensive history of the URQ's. History on the car...1st owner had it for 6 years, 2nd owner had it for 21 years, 3rd owner (myself) & I have owned it for 7 years. It was a California car most of it's life then moved to New Mexico where I purchased the car in 2010. There is absolutely 'no rust' on the car, accident free, original paint & interior in very nice shape for the age. Garage kept! It has tan leather interior w/out any rips or tears. I have documentation of repair history that totals over $27,000! The list is quite extensive, here is just a few of the things performed...
  • Valve job
  • 2 Bennet radiator
  • Diff actuators
  • Master cylinder
  • Timing belt
  • Water pump
  • Fuel filters
  • Fuel pump
  • Starter
  • Battery
  • Cross drilled front rotors
  • Alternator
  • New windshield
  • Etc
It is all stock except for the 2 Bennett radiator the second owner installed. Current mileage is 78,706. The second owner had it stored and not driven for 14 years during the 22 years he owned it. Hence when he decided to drive the car again he incurred some extensive repair costs.I have, since owning it gone through and sorted out most all of the gremlins. Lots of repair/technical manuals included in the sale + extra spare parts. Car runs GREAT with lots of power and wonderful feel of the road. THANKS FOR LOOKING/BIDDING!
Also, see this...MODEL OVERVIEW 0">1984 Audi Sport Quattro Coupe

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History of the 1980-1991 Audi QuattroAudi was not the first to offer an all-wheel-drive sport coupe—Jensen briefly offered the FF in the late 1960s and early 1970s—but Audi brought the concept to the mainstream with the Quattro. They promoted it by successfully integrating all-wheel-drive into their main product line and subsequently dominating the world rally scene.

Developed in the Scandinavian snow during 1977 and launched at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Audi Quattro rewrote the rally books. In the Ur-Quattro's first appearance, (Ur is German for original), it was used as a course car to clear the roads in the 1980 Algarve Rally in Portugal. Had it been entered, it would have won by 30 minutes.

The car's aggressive good looks didn't translate to the inside, which looked almost identical to a 4000 sedan. Most U.S. cars had leather seats with diagonal pleating. The boost gauge and the differential control knob in the console were the only giveaways to the special nature of the car.

The Quattro inherited an acceptable rear seat from the ordinary coupe, but U.S. cars missed the updated single-lens headlights of the Euro cars, making do with four square sealed-beam units. Several Quattro enthusiasts retrofit the Euro lights and add a set of round driving lights.

The five-cylinder, 172 brake horsepower, DOHC turbocharged motor applied power to all four wheels evenly, through a brilliant center differential. The A1 and A2 versions of the Quattro coupe quickly dominated the World Rally Championship, winning three races in 1983 and five in 1984. In 1981, Audi driver Michele Mouton was the first woman to win a WRC rally, and won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1985.

For 1984, Audi developed the Sport Quattro S1 Group B rally car, which bore little relationship to the Ur-Quattros. The body was made of carbon-kevlar, the wheelbase was chopped 12.6 inches, wheels were wider and arches flared. Competition models produced 444 horsepower, while street versions made do with 302 horsepower. In all, 224 Sport Quattros were built, costing four times the price of the A1 and A2 Quattros, at 203,850 German Marks.

An even faster S1 E2 model was introduced in 1985, with competition cars producing over 500 brake horsepower, through a high-speed turbo that diminished turbo lag by utilizing a recirculating air system. The Group B rally cars gained even more outrageous bodywork with a sloped front spoiler, and huge rear wing to improve down-force.

After a string of accidents, the "Killer B" rally group was cancelled at the end of 1986, when it became apparent that even the best drivers couldn't keep up with these pocket rockets. The final versions of the S1 E2 used a "power-shift" gearbox, which is the forerunner of the DSG dual-clutch technology used today. At 591 horsepower and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, Sport Quattros are some of the most powerful rally cars ever built. For the Group B swansong, Audi driver Walter Rohrl took a 1986 team car to Pikes Peak in 1987, and swept the board.

Although considered relatively exotic when new because of its drivetrain, there is very little to the Quattro that seems exotic today. Like most early turbos, post-shutoff heat soak could cause oil to cook, which will ruin turbo bearings and impellers. New or rebuilt KKK turbos are shockingly expensive, and allowing a cool-down period of several minutes after a hard drive is advisable. Blown head gaskets are also a family flaw in Audi engines, and electrical issues and brake booster problems are common.

The short-wheelbase, high-horsepower Sport Quattro will always steal the limelight from its older brother, even though it wasn’t obtainable in the U.S. However, Ur-Quattros appeal to an emerging generation of collectors, and perfect examples are becoming more expensive. Vehicles that were used as daily drivers and now require a bit more work are still relatively easy to locate.

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Audi was not the first to offer an all-wheel-drive sport coupe—Jensen briefly offered the FF in the late 1960s and early 1970s—but Audi brought the concept to the mainstream with the Quattro. They promoted it by successfully integrating all-wheel-drive into their main product line and subsequently dominating the world rally scene.

Developed in the Scandinavian snow during 1977 and launched at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show, the all-wheel-drive Audi Quattro rewrote the rally books. In the Ur-Quattro's first appearance, (Ur is German for original), it was used as a course car to clear the roads in the 1980 Algarve Rally in Portugal. Had it been entered, it would have won by 30 minutes.

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1983 Audi Quattro

Colors and Available Options
Available Options:n/a
Available Exterior Colors:Black, Alpine White, Mars Red, Lhasa Metallic, Helios Blue Metallic, Gobi Metallic, Zermat Silver Metallic, Montego Black Metallic, Amazon Blue Metallic, Diamond Silver

Technical Specs
Engine/Engine Design
Type:5-cylinder, in-line, turbocharged
Bore:3.13 in. (79.5 mm)
Stroke:3.40 in. (86.4 mm)
Displacement:130.0 cu. in. (2144 cc)
Compression Ratio:7.0:1
Horsepower (SAE Net):156 @ 5500 RPM
Torque:181 ft. lbs.@ 3000 RPM
Cylinder block:Cast Iron, tilted 27º
Crankshaft:Forged Steel
Cylinder head:Aluminum alloy
Valve Train:Single overhead cam, spur belt driven
Firing Order:1-2-4-5-3
Cooling System:Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled electric fan
Fuel System:CIS fuel injection w/ oxygen sensor; exhaust turbocharging w/intake air "intercooler"
Drivetrain
Type:quattro all-wheel drive
Transmission:5-speed manual
Gear Ratios:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Reverse
Final Drive
Manual
3.60:1
2.13:1
1.36:1
0.97:1
0.78:1
3.17:1
3.89:1
Steering
Type:Rack & pinion, power assisted
Ratio:n/a
Turns (lock-to-lock):3.4
Turning circle (curb-to-curb):34 ft.
Suspension
Front:Independent MacPherson struts with negative roll radius; stabilizer bar, coil springs
Rear:Independent coil spring struts
Brakes
Service brake:Hydraulic dual circuit w/ pressure regulator; hydraulic power-assisted
Front, size and type:280 mm, Vented discs
Rear, size and type:240 mm, Solid discs
Wheels & Tires
Wheel size:6j x 15 alloy wheels
Tire size:205/60 HR 15 steel belted radial
Body
Material:Unitized steel construction
Corrosion protection:n/a
Capacities
Engine Oil:4.5 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank:23.8 U.S. gallons
Cooling System:9.8 U.S. quarts
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase:99.8 in.
Front Track:56.0 in.
Rear Track:57.4 in.
Overall length:178.2 in.
Overall Width:67.9 in.
Height (unloaded):52.0 in.
Ground Clearance:5.3 in.
Curb Weight:2838 lbs.
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity:4
Front Legroom:n/a
Rear Legroom:n/a
Interior Volume:n/a
Luggage capacity:12.0 cu. ft
Performance
0-50 mph (0-80 kmh):5.3 sec.
0-60 mph (0-100 kmh):7.5 sec.
1/4 Mile:n/a
Top estimated speed:128 mph
Fuel Economy
City:17 mpg
Highway:28 mpg
Combined:n/a