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1984 Audi Sport quattro

RM Sotheby's Monaco 2022
Saturday, 14 May
€450,000 ($468,450)
Not sold at a high bid of
€750,000 - €1,000,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
165
Lot Number
#2
Unrestored original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. WAUZZZ85ZEA905004. Red over gray leather with velour inserts. 2133/302hp inline 5-cylinder, 5-speed, Audi Gamma stereo, power windows, white alloy wheels, Michelin MXX tires, Recaro seats.

Evaluation: The odometer reads 2945 km (1830 miles) and there is absolutely nothing about it that suggests it has traveled farther. Bright, clean, crisp and spotless even though it’s old enough to be elected president.

Bottom Line: One of just 164 similar cars built for homologation for Group B rally competition with the engine dialed down from 450 horsepower for road use. It is startlingly rare and has been nearly immaculately preserved. The reported high bid is embarrassing, particularly for the Monaco bidders who didn’t recognize what a rare and beautifully preserved car they were offered.

by Rick Carey
7 June 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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