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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:22 pm 
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Hey everyone,
I've been a lurker here for a while and decided it's finally time to start a project thread.

This may be the first quattro to land on United States soil...

1981 Audi Quattro

This particular car was imported by a Chicago dealer over a year before the cars were sold in the USA by Audi. It was then sold to a customer and was issued a Michigan title – without ever being converted to US safety and emission laws! It has the higher horsepower motor, metric gauges, halogen lights, and no safety bumpers, side impact beams, or catalytic converter.

Light Performance Works later modified the car for weekend rallying. Guy Light – who was building rally Golfs for Volkswagon of America at the time – installed a performance suspension, new turbo, an ECU modified by Ned Ritchey, a roll bar, dash top gauges, map lights, and large auxiliary driving lights. The car was not driven much after that, eventually winding up unceremoniously parked in the corner of a warehouse for many years.

A few years back, a rally enthusiast found the car buried away and brought the quattro back to life. He carried on with the rally themed modification using Audi Sport's 1981 Group 4 quattros as a template. Unlike later A2, S1 and E2 rally quattros, the early Group 4 cars were very close in specification to their road-going counterparts. It was then used for SCCA ice racing in Michigan until it ended up in a collectors garage.

I purchased the car from the collector sight unseen. I plan to finish what the previous owners have started and continue with the Rally modifications. The car now is a tribute to the 1981 San Remo Rally winning quattro piloted by Michele Mouton and Fabrizia Pons. This was the first win ever in World Rally Championship by a female driver and also one of the first of many wins for the quattro.

Many of the parts on the car are hand built replicas made from the Audi Sport rally cars themselves in the UK. Modifications include, Group 4 fender flares, raised wing, oil cooler, and extended grill. All new brakes, Porsche 986 fronts, and Ur-S4 vented rears. The entire shifter has been completely rebuilt. New Recaro Profi seats.

Future plans include a full roll cage and rally dashboard, Rallycross, other vintage racing events, and much more...

Since I bought it I've:
Rewired the headlights with relays
replaced misc switches/bulbs that didnt work
Patched a big rust hole in the trunk
Rebuilt the shifter and added an 034 short shift kit-
new shifter bushing, custom shifter pivot rod
Summer wheels R8 Ronals with BFG tires
Recaro Profi Seats
Refinished the exhaust
Porsche 986 brembo front calipers, 034 custom brackets and rotors
new brake proportioning valve
ate super blue
Urs4 rear calipers and rotors
upgraded to newer style dual cable e brake
Fixed rust on the quarter panel
Rear oil cooler
Fixed diff locks-
new diff lock actuators
new vacuum lines front to rear
Refinish suspension, subframes
034 delrin control arm bushings
034 delrin rear diff mount
034 aluminum subframe bushings
034 track density diff and trans mounts
a1 racing coilover setup
Qa1 springs
2 Bennett springs
350lb fronts
400lb rears
Meyle HD top mounts
Group 4 Front fiberglass bumper
Group 4 fog light mounts
Group 4 front crossmember
Group 4 rear fiberglass bumper
a2 grill
ron davis aluminum radiator
carbon kevlar radiator shroud
new radiator fan
new radiator tank cap
kevlar front engine cover
Bosch 044 fuel pump
New Fuel accumulator
New Fuel Pump
New Stainless Fuel lines
Refinished gas tank
New wheel bearings all 4 corners
"correct" trunk tie downs


List of things to do in no particular order:
new 3" rally exhaust/straight pipe
Works Roll cage
Rally Dash
EFI engine?
Will never stop chasing rust


I take no credit for these pics. Just found them while surfing the web. They are awesome though!

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wow....very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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:thumbsup: I wasn't sure who - but Im glad you ended up with this car.

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Nice quattro! I like the fender flares.

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One of the most striking colors used on the early cars - Mars Red. I had an even earlier model in the same color, first registered in 1980.

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Freshly refinished ronals with new bfgoodrich g sports. Just need to find a place to mount the tires and won't scratch the crap out of the wheels!

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He Impretzle congrats on the purchase... I know that car very well... Nice buy and glad it didnt go overseas.....

Sending you a PM...

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Awesome!! I like the flares too.

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One of the most striking colors used on the early cars - Mars Red. I had an even earlier model in the same color, first registered in 1980.



Isn't it Venus Red?

Love the car - I searched "In The Garage" until I found the car. :drool:
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Looks like an awesome project.

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As you can see from the previous pictures the exhaust had some decent rust.
I used a wire brush wheel on my grinder to scrape off as much as I could then gave it a few good coats of Rustoleum rust inhibitor.

As far as the color I thought it was tornado red. I really have no idea though. I'll look tomorrow and see if I can find out.

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First of all - any more muffler than that is too much ;o] Let it sing!

Second, if you have Discount Tire near you call and see if they have the newest style mounting machine. My local shop described it as 'touchless' and it proved to work very nicely on the set I had mounted last week.

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impretzle wrote:
As far as the color I thought it was tornado red. I really have no idea though. I'll look tomorrow and see if I can find out.


Tornado Red (LY3D) only appeared on later cars, from '84. Mars Red (LA3A) was used up to '83 on Ur quattro, VW Rabbit GTI and is more orange, it sits between Tornado Red and Flash Red.

Venus Red was pretty similar to Mars Red, and it's often difficult to tell them apart. My 1980 Ur quattro carried the Mars Red code (LA3A). Not sure if one (Mars or Venus Red) superceded the other.

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I can tell you its mars red for sure.

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^^^ I thought it was. Either way, that car looks awesome!

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Well good and bad news. Had the tires mounted on my ronals. Turns out two of the wheels are bent. Kind of a bummer considering the price I paid for them.
I still mounted them on the car and they look great. Was surprised to find wheel spacers when I took off the old ones.
Here are some teaser pics till I get some better ones.

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No problem on fixing them.. But will have to be repainted.. Please post up side photos of the car.. Looks good from here....

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very nice. i'm rendered gelatinous.

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You keeping the wheels in your first pics?

Bad ass looking car man

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Thanks for the kind words.

The Fuchs will be my winter setup.

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Drove her around. Didn't notice any weird vibrations coming from the bent wheels. Actually drove great! I'm just not going to worry about it.
Having summer tires on it really made the car grip so much better than the winter setup!

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Just needs a rear oil cooler :) Car looks great with White Ronals...

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Sexy. I want those ronals so badly for my 10vt 4k

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Well, I've been a bit busy lately. I have quite a few new parts on their way.

A1 front grill
Group 4 front and rear bumpers
New fog light brackets
Rear oil cooler
Recaro profi front seats

I just wish they would have gotten here a few weeks ago so I could have them done for carlisle. Oh well.

There was a bit of rust starting to show through the rear quarter panel so I had that fixed last week.
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The body shop I took it to did a good job and I'm happy with the repair. One of the guys who worked there is an Audi nut and he even had some old pictures of my car from when it was for sale last year!

Also, I got my rally decals. 1981 rally San remo!

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In the next month I should have a lot more updates!

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Photo credit goes to Spencer Pankiewicz

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The graphics look good. Cant wait for the uk stuff to get added.

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