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« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2012, 08:36:38 pm »
That looks amazing, love it.

My only slight issue is that you trailered it back to Waikato....... DRIVE IT!! haha.
Too much power is almost enough.

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« Reply #76 on: December 06, 2012, 09:36:58 pm »
See this thread hasn't had an update for a while so here goes:

Ever since I bought my first A4 in 1996 I have desired to own a ur quattro. It had to be a 20V (if at all possible), but up until recently prices and circumstances meant it was an unfulfilled dream.

In about 1997 I was passing through Wellington and met up with Dave Eaton who I had "met" online through the quattrolist (www.audifans.com). At the time Dave owned one of the three RR urqs that had been imported new into NZ - the black one - the other two being red and white. He also owned an RS2 (sorry can't remember the colour). I can still remember the thrill of walking towards the urq in the apartment garage it was kept in - it had a brooding presence I'd never experienced with any other car - I was smitten. Dave very kindly took me for a spin down the Wellington motorway in both cars - it was only a brief drive but confirmed the special feel of the ur, and the stunning post-boost acceleration of the RS2!

Over the intervening years the dream has lain dormant...........

But now prices have dropped and my circumstances have changed and a certain VASKer in Auckland (JA) decided to put his mint NZ New 20V urq - the red one - on the market. As an indication of how current times have affected sales of such vehicles it sat unsold on Trademe since May. I spotted it a few weeks ago - the seed was sown.

On Monday 10 days ago the dream was finally realised!

An evening dash with a car trailer to Auckland after work and a wet trip back to home in the Waikato landed me my dream car in my driveway at 1145PM:



I've never washed a car at that time of day before, but there was no way it was spending it's first night at home covered in the wash from my Colorado ute.......... by half past midnight it was restored to the condition JA had presented the car to me in - pristine. I had to warm the engine and dry the brake discs so a short drive down the road gave me my first feel behind the wheel after the sludgy drive in peak hour North Shore traffic I had had with JA the previous Friday.

Wow it felt so alive  - an impression reinforced in spades during my first real drive over the Raglan divvy to work the next morning.

If you haven't ever driven a urq you may be inclined to believe the motoring press who universally criticise Audi for producing cars with numb steering and minimal feedback to the driver - believe me Audi did produce one car that gave the lie to this - it is the ur quattro! The steering feedback is sublime - especially considering it is coming from a pair of driven wheels with the engine sitting forward of them! And the turn-in and tracking is razor sharp - again an amazing achievement. The car has a visceral raw feeling that is probably lost forever in the weight and refinement of the modern car (haven't driven a GT86 yet though - that's what they have tried to achieve again). And yet, incomprehensively, it is also very refined - something my DC2 Integra Type R (another very raw and visceral car) totally lacks!

I drove the car for the next three days - because I couldn't leave it alone! But it is now stored in a dry secure location ready for my summer project - preparing for the Ellerslie Concourse.......I've never had a car at such show so please give me as much advice as possible about how to prep for the event!

The other summer project is to build a big shed........there's something wonderful about the freedom of the single life ;)



No regrets not purchasing a 996 then Greg ;)
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« Reply #77 on: December 06, 2012, 10:19:01 pm »
No regrets not purchasing a 996 then Greg ;)

Ha ha - not a bit!
On reflection I realised that, while the 911 is truly an aspirational car, it meant less to me than owning what I had always wanted - the urq.
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« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2012, 09:24:24 am »

In about 1997 I was passing through Wellington and met up with Dave Eaton who I had "met" online through the quattrolist (www.audifans.com). At the time Dave owned one of the three RR urqs that had been imported new into NZ - the black one - the other two being red and white. He also owned an RS2 (sorry can't remember the colour) ....

Dave's RS2 was Volcano Black  ;):


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« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2012, 09:26:25 am »
Ha ha - not a bit!
On reflection I realised that, while the 911 is truly an aspirational car, it meant less to me than owning what I had always wanted - the urq.

Yeah i can speak from experience my old 911 C2 was a far greater love in terms of ownership than the 996 i had..... 996 was a good car just not great- Unlike you URQ which is unbelieveable
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« Reply #80 on: December 09, 2012, 04:20:02 pm »
Finally got the time to get some decent shots.....

Download for full res here (plus more pics): http://s48.beta.photobucket.com/user/audidude/library/Ur%20quattro





« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 04:22:03 pm by Audidude »
'90 Audi ur quattro 20v Tornado Red
'15 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion auto
'99 BMW M5 E39 (For Sale, see TM)
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM K20A - Circuit race car
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM, Championship White
'15 Renault Megane 265 RS, Capsicum Red
'03 Porsche 911 996.2 C2, Black, full leather interior

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« Reply #81 on: December 09, 2012, 09:44:37 pm »
Finally got the time to get some decent shots.....

Download for full res here (plus more pics): http://s48.beta.photobucket.com/user/audidude/library/Ur%20quattro







Grey, by any chance was the first or second owners name called Mark, and based in Auckland north shore?
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« Reply #82 on: December 09, 2012, 11:07:47 pm »
Absolutely love it, congrats again and can't wait to see it at ellerslie
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« Reply #83 on: December 09, 2012, 11:47:56 pm »
Grey, by any chance was the first or second owners name called Mark, and based in Auckland north shore?

Don't know Noel, as the owner identities are not included in the registration history any more unless they are business entities. Try PMing JA - he may know.
'90 Audi ur quattro 20v Tornado Red
'15 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion auto
'99 BMW M5 E39 (For Sale, see TM)
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM K20A - Circuit race car
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM, Championship White
'15 Renault Megane 265 RS, Capsicum Red
'03 Porsche 911 996.2 C2, Black, full leather interior

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« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2012, 12:21:50 am »
Car looks great.

Have you had the urge to utter the immortal words of DCI Hunt...

Fire up the quattro !

 ;D

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« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2012, 06:23:36 am »
Don't know Noel, as the owner identities are not included in the registration history any more unless they are business entities. Try PMing JA - he may know.
If it is, i knew the original owner and car when it was near new.
I was a bit younger then...
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« Reply #86 on: December 10, 2012, 07:02:14 am »
If it is, i knew the original owner and car when it was near new.
I was a bit younger then...

I think the first owner of this car was Mrs Giltrap.
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« Reply #87 on: December 10, 2012, 10:52:06 pm »
Car looks great.

Have you had the urge to utter the immortal words of DCI Hunt...

Fire up the quattro !

 ;D

LOL - hadnt heard of this before but this is a hoot: http://vimeo.com/768683

Got me a new catchphrase, thanks schatters
'90 Audi ur quattro 20v Tornado Red
'15 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion auto
'99 BMW M5 E39 (For Sale, see TM)
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM K20A - Circuit race car
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM, Championship White
'15 Renault Megane 265 RS, Capsicum Red
'03 Porsche 911 996.2 C2, Black, full leather interior

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« Reply #88 on: December 10, 2012, 11:52:50 pm »
Ashes to Ashes was great UK TV.

Here's another clip with a miniature scrotum...

 :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O91jip0HtYM

And another classic phrase...

You've Just Been Quattroed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgT1beCmlpU

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« Reply #89 on: December 12, 2012, 08:35:53 am »
'90 Audi ur quattro 20v Tornado Red
'15 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion auto
'99 BMW M5 E39 (For Sale, see TM)
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM K20A - Circuit race car
'96 Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM, Championship White
'15 Renault Megane 265 RS, Capsicum Red
'03 Porsche 911 996.2 C2, Black, full leather interior