Nice Upgrades – 1987 Audi 4000 Quattro

Do you fall into the category of people known as “anyone”? Or are you someone, or everyone? Because if you’re “anyone”, move along, buddy, this car’s not available to you. There are many online listings with sellers who try to limit who they will sell their car to, but unless the purchase decision is based on impulse, someone who falls in love with their expectation of what the car will be would be hard to eliminate. And if they’re truly intent on gutting the car for parts for their own project, they can make something up to soothe the worried seller. That said, it’s understandable why a seller would be concerned about the fate of a car they like – check out this 1987 Audi 4000 Quattro for sale for $4000 in Milwaukie, OR.

1987 Audi 4000 Quattro left rear

Right away, you can see some of the effort put into this car – Coupe Quattro wheels, V8 tail lights, and a lowered stance on Bilstein struts with H&R springs. Unfortunately, the car also shows some rust on rear wheel wells, and while the seller says this is the only rust, you’ll want to inspect carefully since the plastic cladding on the car might be hiding more corrosion. Wheels also show signs of use in salt. With the visible damage being on both rear wheel wells, and replaced tail lights, you’ll want to check for signs of a rear impact.

1987 Audi 4000 Quattro left front

The front benefits from European-market headlamps with city lighting and H3 high beams. The blacked out grill and indicator lights might not be everyone’s taste, and the clear coat on the hood has failed. The rest of the body is said to be remarkably good, but with the mentioned issues, it’s getting awfully close to a localized or full repaint. On the bright side, this car has its original 5-cylinder engine, which is said to run well and powerfully, but does show a slightly lumpy idle at cold, though this is said to be typical.

1987 Audi 4000 Quattro interior

The interior shows some nice Recaro front seats, and with a crack-free dash, makes a good impression overall. For an additional $1500, the seller offers a rebuilt 20-valve turbo engine, which should make this not-so-powerful-stock car quite a bit more fun to drive. The seller says he’s trying to gauge interest – as an enthusiast, perhaps he’d be willing to work with the buyer on getting the new engine installed, if you pay asking price. Does that sound like a fun alternative to a contemporary BMW 325iX?

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