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Newbie with 80 Quattro

PeterS911 Jul 6, 2014

  1. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    Hi everybody,

    On the spur of the moment I have bought an Audi 80 Quattro, 20v, 1990.

    it belonged to my parents who have had it from new (it was an ex-demo, so theoretically a few weeks old). That was in 1990. 171000 miles later they were trading it in. I couldn't let it just go to a trader with all it's history, so have bought it.

    my dilemma is what to do with it.

    Do I spend some money and make it mint? Is it ever going to be worth anything? Is it collectable.

    do I use it as a winter hack? 4WD could be any in the snow. I already have a couple of 911s so don't actually need it! Should I stick it in a barn for 20 years?

    any advice welcomed.

    Peter
     
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  2. Sandra

    Sandra Moderator Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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    Hi Peter, welcome to audi-sport.net. Any pics of the car? I think you should keep the car. I love the shape and styling of it. Enjoy the forum. :) x
     
  3. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    I'll post some pics up shortly. On my iPad so presumably need to use photobucket
     
  4. pluves1

    pluves1 Active Member

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    I think the Coupe has potential to become a 'classic' not sure about other models though.
     
  5. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    Mine is the coupe.

    Hopefully this pic will work....

    [​IMG]
     
  6. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    Also, here is the options code.

    Anyone know what they are? Anything exciting in there, or any glaring omissions?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    Ok, I've found an online options decoder.

    Doesn't appear to be much leaping out to my up untrained eye.

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    Apologies for the two pics, they didn't fit on one page
     
  8. kanecullen89

    kanecullen89 Active Member

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    Beautiful car. I'd have been the same. Cannot let that go!
    It looks pretty mint. What's needed to restore it to 'as new'?
     
  9. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    It's got bits of bubbling in the usual places, interior is fabric so there's not a lot you can do to refresh it after 25 years, 171K miles, it has a squeal when braking, sounds like water pump, so that, loose belt, alternator or power steering or or something
     
  10. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    What are they worth?
     
  11. jamesey

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    hi ive been given a 1990 coupe but it has no keys im stuck really i need to know if they are transponder keys on these , if not i can just buy a barrel on ebay and plug it in 20140706_103434.jpg job done , heres the pic of mine
     
  12. 2.8 30v

    2.8 30v Member

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    On early b3 80's and coupes didn't have transponder keys what year is the coupe? The locks and barrel are easy to change
    PeterS911 that coupe looks good I have a 1987 80 saloon the same colour with over 200k on the clock
     
  13. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    Thanks. I'm trying to decide to decide whether to spend a bit on it and make it beautiful again, or whether to cut and run. I don't need it, and 911s are my passion, but it's got so much history and is a great car. I have a 911 virtually the same age, and it's great to see the differences in what were both state of the art cars 25 years ago.

    This was it a about a month ago.... [​IMG]

    And a couple of weeks ago...

    [​IMG]

    I'm a great believer that rhese old cars should be given a new lease of life, and driven a bit.
     
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  14. kanecullen89

    kanecullen89 Active Member

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    I'll buy the 80 off of you ;)
     
  15. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    Come and see it and see what you think. Make me an offer. I truly don't know what to do with it, but it needs to be treated with the love it deserves.
     
  16. Wookie82

    Wookie82 New Member Bronze Supporter

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    Not sure what I love more... the 80 in red - almost a Gene Hunt Job, or the classic curves of a 911.... :hubbahubba: Sorry not very helpful to your predicament!
     
  17. PeterS911

    PeterS911 New Member

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    No doubt for me. I know this is an Audi forum but the 911 are my true love. However I've spent £30k on it so far and am still spending. I am trying to avoid following the same path with the Quattro, troubles, I'm an impulse purchaser! I could bare to see it not go to a good home.

    [​IMG]

    I don't really have the time of space for it, but if the consensus is it will go up in time I can stick it in a barn for 10 years.
     
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