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buzzard

UR ex Nigel mansel....

http://www.classic-auctions.com/A...d-1413/1984AudiQuattro-40857.aspx

Coming up in the next H&H auction at duxford
pjbRs

Another cat D

But still very desirable.
Norrs2

It looks very good in many respects, but why claim an 'extensive' restoration whilst not finishing the pin striping and leaving a fooked drivers side headlamp on it?????

It hasn't got a 20v steering wheel either as claimed.
buzzard

Some stuff in auctions doesn't add up....

I watched a mark 2 escort last time with a stack of wrong bits on it but this is down to the vendor not the auction house I suppose.
Norrs2

buzzard wrote:
Some stuff in auctions doesn't add up....

I watched a mark 2 escort last time with a stack of wrong bits on it but this is down to the vendor not the auction house I suppose.


I agree, but if it is the vendor's description, and they get aspects wrong, it always makes me wonder / question just how 'extensive' it was done when it's obvious some of the very visible basics have been overlooked!
Wayne.h.

A154dwp that's all I got from this who gives a left bollok what the plate is or was, obviously knows more about cars than I know about Victorian era tea sets
pjbRs

Now if it was original and tucked up in one of Nigel's many heated garages.....
gtwibell

You've got to love the flowery, plum in mouth, thumb up a@*e language in some of these descriptions. It's only a car for goodness sake, not the ark of the covenant.
Norrs2

gtwibell wrote:
not the ark of the covenant.


They'd at least get 40k for that!
Norrs2

pjbRs wrote:
Now if it was original and tucked up in one of Nigel's many heated garages.....


Yeah, that would be a different proposition.
pjbRs

I remember a workmate turning up in his dad's brand new tornado red Ur Quattro back in the late 80's and driving it around the work car park, a few days later he bent it on a roundabout in north London with only a few thousand miles on the clock.
bboy82

I've talked some cod shite in my days, but this excerpt is a real peach:

Keeping up with this particular example would have been a challenge beyond most mere mortals given that it was road registered to Nigel Mansell on 13th June 1984. Driving for Team Lotus and resident on the Isle of Man at the time, the future Formula One and Indycar World Series Champion appears to have sold the Coupe following his move to Williams Grand Prix. Interestingly, Mansell's new race number at the Grove-based equipe - the iconic Red Number '5' - matched the colour and cylinder count of the Audi.

So being registered to NM makes it a fast car? Could the same logic be applied if he fancied a Lada?

NM's car having a red 5 on it... fascinating.
Norrs2

pjbRs wrote:
I remember a workmate turning up in his dad's brand new tornado red Ur Quattro back in the late 80's and driving it around the work car park, a few days later he bent it on a roundabout in north London with only a few thousand miles on the clock.


Ouch!!!
Norrs2

Closer inspection of this car has revealed that it has the wrong period nose on it (probably upgraded to facelift after it's smash) as it should have the pre-facelift flat nose on it.  It has a painted rear spoiler which it shouldn't and the decals should be black and not silver.

The list of anomolies for this 'extensively' restored car is a bit of a shame as it's obviously had a lot of work.  A lot of miss directed attention to detail though for what is expected to fetch loads of cash.  

I'm not sure the provenance of Nigel Mansell's ownership is worth such a premium over what is, a fundamentally flawed interpretation of a 'restored' quattro, however good other aspects may be!
Norrs2

bboy82 wrote:
I've talked some cod shite in my days, but this excerpt is a real peach:

Keeping up with this particular example would have been a challenge beyond most mere mortals given that it was road registered to Nigel Mansell on 13th June 1984. Driving for Team Lotus and resident on the Isle of Man at the time, the future Formula One and Indycar World Series Champion appears to have sold the Coupe following his move to Williams Grand Prix. Interestingly, Mansell's new race number at the Grove-based equipe - the iconic Red Number '5' - matched the colour and cylinder count of the Audi.

So being registered to NM makes it a fast car? Could the same logic be applied if he fancied a Lada?

NM's car having a red 5 on it... fascinating.


Yeah!  I'm sure his number 5 was in honour of his 5 cyl Audi - he just sold!
Hedge

This did not sell at the H & H auction on Friday, not so good news for the values of quattro's I would say.
pjbRs

Hedge wrote:
This did not sell at the H & H auction on Friday, not so good news for the values of quattro's I would say.


Just shows bullshit doesn't sell cars.
Hedge

Then again who would pay 30-40,000 just because Nigel Mansel owned it for a year?
Zildjian

Nigel Mansell has three moustaches.
Hedge

Now up for sale at 35,995 at Fender-Broad.
pjbRs

Hedge wrote:
Now up for sale at 35,995 at Fender-Broad.


With the same bs sales blurb too.

http://fenderbroad.com/cars-for-sale/1984-audi-quattro.html
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