1987 Audi UR Quattro

Lot: 229

Sold for (£): 27,473
Offered for sale is a 2.2L 1987 Audi UR Quattro manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Lovely example of the legendary UR Quattro indicating 78,941 miles...


  • One family owned 1997-2016, dry stored off the road for the majority of this time
  • Systematically recommissioned to ensure reliability whilst having sympathy for originality
  • The bodywork is in great condition with the Tornado Red paintwork retaining a deep shine 
  • Mechanical maintenance appears fastidious. Oil and filters changed at 1,000 mile intervals

Lot Details

Registration: D675 CLC RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1987 Engine size: 2.2L
Make: Audi Odometer reading (miles): 78941
Model: UR Quattro MOT expiry: 2019-05-11
Warranted: No Chassis number: WAUZZZ85ZHA900475

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The exterior of the car is in great condition. The Tornado red is still a vibrant deep colour and due to being tucked away in a lockup hasn’t suffered significantly with the pink fade. The two ring stickers were never replaced after I had the car mopped and polished last year as I quite liked the clean-lined look. The sills and wheel arches have been cleaned back to original paint and where needed the stone chip layer has been repaired, this also goes for the underside of the car (to note the arches and sills are all completely solid). There may be odd blemishes but on the whole very tidy for 31 years old.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior I would describe as very good condition, the seats have been regularly condition by myself and have softened up nicely. Although they are presentable, for someone looking for the factory fresh look I would advise having them professionally refurbished. The dash is in good condition having never been left is direct sunlight etc.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The engine has been fettled to within an inch of its life to ensure all functions are working as intended, any parts removed were fully inspected, refurbished/replaced where needed and refitted. Oil and filters done at 1,000 mile intervals in my ownership.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Gearbox is tight and selects all gears as intended. Many of the perishable clutch components have been appropriately replaced with OEM or similar.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The Quattro brakes straight and handles like new, no nasty knocking juddering etc. All wearing parts in both systems have been inspected fully and where needed replaced (around 95% at a guess are new).


Minor: Major:


Electric windows, electric mirrors, heated leather seats, digital dash central locking etc. The digital dash unit is also fully functional and in great working order. This is also present with the futuristic talking diagnostics. All original speakers have been replaced with as near to OEM as possible and are all in original fittings. The original blaupunkt system and all original speakers will also go with the car.

Vehicle History


I have reams of paperwork for all the work carried out in my ownership in a large folder, original factory/dealership literature is present as well. Also every fuel receipt, notes of services etc. etc. Also, for a little interest, a Valuation Certificate for insurance purposes of £35,000.

This particular example came to me around 3 years ago, having been dry stored by the former keeper for some 17 years. In my ownership the Quattro has undergone meticulous recommissioning to ensure the car is not only reliable but as close to OEM factory specification as I could reasonably achieve while still having sympathy for originality.

I chose this specific car at the time of my purchase for a number of reasons; anyone who is in the market for a Quattro will know you can pick up a car for sub 20K if you look hard enough, but provided you look hard enough over the car it doesn't take long to realise the reasoning. I travelled far and wide looking at potential cars and this was the first I looked at that was completely solid, impeccably tidy for its age and complete (and also had the added bonus of being a high spec. model). The only task for me was to satisfy my OCD for reliability, if there was a chance it could go wrong or cause an issue then a suitable replacement part had to be sourced. I'm not one to bore people with a replacement parts list as this description is a long one anyway.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history