1985 Audi Ur Coupe Quattro 10V, 2144cc. Registration number B25 TRW. Chassis number WAUZZZ85ZFA900959. Engine number WR006214.
The importance of the Audi Quattro should not be underestimated. Not only is it the car that established Audi’s reputation for creating fast, secure, desirable, well-built cars, but in one fell swoop it revolutionised rallying with the combination of all-wheel-drive traction and turbocharged power making it almost unbeatable on rough and loose surfaces. Driving Quattros, Hannu Mikkola and Stig Blomqvist won the 1983 and 1984 World Rally Championships respectively, and Audi took the ’84 constructors’ title.
TRW was first registered by main dealers, Euro Canterbury, to Nigel Shortt of Shakespeare Products, on the 8th June 1985. There are 12 stamps in the service book, 2,270 miles in 11/85, 9,116 miles in 05/87, 14,632 miles in 12/87, 19,640 miles in 07/88, 26,646 miles in 06/89, when the exhaust manifold was replaced, pads and discs replaced 10/89, 31,657 miles in 11/89, 37,408 miles in 05/90. It then changed hands and was next serviced at 39,151 in 10/90 in Nottingham, before going to T. Griffiths in March 1991 and was serviced at 44,510 miles in 11/91 with a new cambelt and again at 49,523 miles in 12/92.
The next owner was Simon Parkin in September 1993 who had it serviced at 55,130 miles in 11/93 and 62,085 miles in 05/94. By now it appeared to have become a bit tired and in 2001 he spent some £4,300 at Audi in Manchester on repairs. It was then off the road for many years due to gearbox and wiring issues.
In 2018 it was bought by James Conway who sent it to Deutsche Doktors Ltd of Stoke on Trent for a full rebuild. They bare metalled it with glass out. The engine was inspected, head and sump off and found that it had recently been rebuilt, the gearbox was rebuilt, replacing a couple of broken cogs, the transmission was rebuilt, a new loom was made for the car, all the underside running gear was replaced and the interior was restored/replaced as necessary. This process took over two years, a mixture of waiting for some parts ie the wishbones took 12 months to arrive from Germany, and Covid. Eventually it was finished and it passed its MOT in 07/20 at 66,019 miles, it has been unused since and stored.
TRW benefits from comprehensive ownership and maintenance history, has been fully restored and is now looking for a new owner to enjoy the fruits of someone else's labour.
Sold with the V5C and aforementioned history folder.