Posts Tagged ‘5000’

Rare Bird – 1985 Audi 5000S Turbodiesel

November 26, 2015

Everyone has their list of turkeys for Thanksgiving, and since joining the mainstream is the goal here at RustyButTrusty, here’s an unusual turkey for the holiday. Until the recent comeback of diesel in North America (however long it may last at this point) you really needed to have a manual with a diesel engine, or you could literally be out-accelerated by a one legged man pedaling a bicycle. So let’s ask ourselves why, in 1985, someone decided to buy this 1985 Audi 5000S Turbodiesel , for sale for $950 in Portland, OR.



Type 44 Dream – 1987 Audi 5000 Turbo Quattro

September 17, 2014

The Audi 5000 Type 44 was a significant car in automotive history, and rightfully recognized as such in the press, but due to their utility, you don’t often see surviving examples on the road. And if you do, they’re often gold front-wheel drive automatic examples that make for a less-than-exciting driving experience, or high-mileage, enthusiast-owned cars that will require significant maintenance. Today’s car has enough pluses to get an Audi enthusiast’s knees quivering – check out this 1987 Audi 5000 Turbo Quattro for sale for $1900 in Reno, NV.

1987 Audi 5000 Turbo Quattro left front


5100 Quattro – 1989 Audi 100 Quattro plus bonus Audi 5000CS Turbo Quattro Avant

March 3, 2014

You can’t really talk about historically significant cars without the Audi C3 5000/100/200 coming up. Aside from being attractive cars that paved a new design direction, taking inspiration from Citroen and NSU, they also took Audi away from some of the rather frumpy designs of the previous years, particularly with the elegant Avant wagon. The flush windows, flush wheel covers, and aerodynamic design inspired many other manufacturers, most notably Ford with their Taurus. These cars were also built under license in various countries – in China as the Hongqi, primarily for government employees, in South Africa where many imported cars were built from CKD kits, and in Japan under a joint venture with the truck manufacturer Hino. They also took the 1983 European Car of the Year award, so 32 years after they were introduced (!!), let’s check out a couple of examples. First off is this 1989 Audi 100 Quattro sedan, for sale for C$2500 in Abbotsford, BC.

1989 Audi 100 Quattro right side