A collector was clearly serious about wanting to own an Audi rally legend, as he paid loads of cash during an auction in London to become the owner of one of just 164 examples of the Audi Sport quattro.
During a recent RM Sotheby’s auction the 1986 Sport quattro was taken home for a whopping $536,000. The model – besides being one of only 164 manufactured units – is also one of the five examples that were officially allocated to the UK market. The rarity is also due to the unfortunate destruction of the Group B rally racing in 1986, which ended a great streak for Audi in the World Rally Championship (WRC), and ultimately leading to the death of the quattro on its own.
This particular car was out the factory gates on April 15th, 1986, clocked 5,833 miles in November of the same year for its first service – but then accounted just 30,000 miles on the odo until 1997 when it was sold – it again changed patrons in 2006 when it entered a long-term collection. It was given a full restoration through Bill Gwynn Motorsport in Northamptonshire, UK and is now in like-new condition inside and out, complete with 306-horsepower (228 kilowatt), five-cylinder engine that clocked just 32,672 miles on the odometer.