Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Seldom Seen: 1984 Audi Coupe GT

Privacy concerns aside, I've always thought it would be run to aggregate all car registrations across the U.S. and see how many crocks of certain vintage are still prowling the byways of our great land.  Back in the 80's, Audi offered a mild FWD coupe that shared the same form as it's ground-breaking quattro.  I can't remember the last time I saw one on the road (moving under its own power). Here is your chance to change that.  Find this 1984 Audi Coupe GT for sale in West Seattle, WA for $2,900 via craigslist.

The Coupe GT made it's debut in Paris at the 1980 Paris show, sharing the same basic wedg-y shape as its bigger brother, the quattro, but minus the box flares and wing.  Unlike the WRC winner, it was a front driver, sporting a normally aspirated 2.1 liter 100hp four-banger.  Our seller didn't include any engine room pics, but says it has been a great daily driver.

Inside the seller has had some interior work done: "The seats were professionally redone but they are removable covers and all red seats are under neath have lots of service history".  No mention though of what sort of profession the professional practices.  The ad also goes thru a small list of "33 year old car that is taking up way to much of my time and money" things:

Within the last 500 miles I replaced
Tie rods and alignment
New tires 
New motor and trans mounts
Fresh service and tune up 

Car has very rare wide body side skirts were a dealer option and have an Audi stamp on the inside of them they look good and have no cracks 

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  1. Likely a decent car if it was used as a daily driver by someone who is evidently an Audi nut. I see 2, if not 3, other 80s/90s era Audis in the background of the photos. Those without the ability to deal with vintage Audis wouldn't subject themselves to owning more than one... unless the others were parts cars.

    That price seems reasonable for a car that looks solid but has a few rough edges. I do think there should be a discount for those hideous seat covers though.

  2. I've always thought these and Quattro coupes were good looking vehicles, I used to work with a guy who lived in Germany in the late 80s he was a DJ at a dance club and bought a nearly new Quattro coupe off some guy who came to the bar all the time for whatever the dealership was offering him to trade it in. All time favourite version
    Quattro SWB:
    [image src="https://www.sportscarmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/16e97cc91b515d46d45a2457246dfb88.jpg" width="400px"/].

    1. How hard could it be to take a Sawsall to the Coupe above and take out a foot behind the doors, weld it up and you have a quattro Sport tribute...

  3. Could you get these things with the box fender flares from the factory?

  4. Thanks for your post! I think there are many other people who are interested in them just like me! How long does it take to complete this article? I have read through other blogs, but they are cumbersome and confusing. I hope you continue to have such quality articles to share! Good luck!
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