Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Simple Thing? 1975 Audi 100 Sedan

In 1964 Volkswagen acquired the rag-tag group of West German auto makers known as Auto Union GmbH, part of which was a factory in Ingolstadt, Bavaria that started producing the Audi 100 in 1968.  The 100 badge on the back was a simple reference to the power output of the 4-cylinder watercooled engine mated to the front wheels.  Find this 1975 Audi 100 offered for $1,500 in Marsing, ID via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

The Audi 100 is an extremely unusual car to see on the road today; the combination of rust-prone chassis and costly maintenance has sent most of the 827,474 C1 platform Audi sedans & coupes built from 1968-1976 to the scrap heap.  The few that remain tend to fall into one of two categories: 1) show pieces for which the owners want ridiculous sums of money, or 2) total piles of junk. Enigmatically, this one looks really nice for the asking price.

The Audi 100 uses a 1.9 liter inline-4 that is mounted longitudinally in front of a transaxle mated to the front wheels.  Power for the '75 model was rated at 95 horsepower (SAE net) with the addition of fuel injection, but you wouldn't want to choose to drive this car for speed -- you drive it for style.

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  1. Does it come with the tool set?

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  3. In college in the early seventies my roommate had a '73 I think. Chrome bumpers not those hideous 5 mph beasts. Had a lot of fun whipping around town in it late at night.

  4. Looks pretty decent, but with the fender guards, mud flaps, trunk rack, mirrors, floor mats and seat covers, it looks like he's one more purchase away from qualifying for the JC Whitney frequent buyer card.

    1. Some "bolt-off" cleanup of said JC Whitney parts, plus earlier bumpers, and some classic alloy wheels (Minilite?) would do wonders for this thing.


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