Lot 364: 1984 Audi Quattro Treser CoupÃ©
One of the most influential designs of recent decades, the Audi Quattro brought four-wheel drive into the motoring mainstream. Introduced in 1980, the Quattro was based on the outwardly similar Coupé’s bodyshell, but used a different floorpan to accommodate its four-wheel-drive transmission and independent rear suspension. The engine was a development of the five-cylinder, 2.1-litre unit first seen in the 200 saloon, equipped with a KKK turbocharger and producing 200bhp in road trim, considerably more being available in competition tune. As a rally car the Quattro excelled, winning the Manufacturers’ Championship for Audi in 1982 and 1984 and the Driver’s Championship in 1983 and ’84, but its enduring legacy would be the demonstration of four-wheel drive’s advantages for passenger cars.
This right-hand drive Quattro boasts a mouth-watering selection of performance enhancing modifications by Walter Treser, who was manager of Audi’s rally team prior to the establishment of his specialist conversion business. Treser converted from new, the engine produces 250bhp courtesy of an eight-port metering cylinder head, high-lift camshaft, big valves, larger inter-cooler and a special airbox. The car is further enhanced by the addition of a Treser wrap-around rear spoiler and Treser Aero alloy wheels shod with (nearly new) Michelin TRX tyres. Also by Treser, the full black leather interior boasts Recaro high-back seats and Blaupunkt stereo system with period graphic equaliser.
An all-time classic, very exclusive and rare in right-hand drive, this two-owner car that has covered only 34,000 miles from new. Presented in generally very good/excellent condition, ‘A533 FPK’ is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to May 2009 and Swansea V5C registration document.
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Bonhams, Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
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