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1985 Audi Sport Quattro auctioned for £287,100

A mint condition 1985 Audi Sport Quattro was recently auctioned for a hefty £287,100 (about $426,100 / €391,930). This exquisite white example had only three previous owners and was driven for just 26,000 miles (41,842 km). It managed to take down the world auction record for an Audi Quattro model and this particular model was a SWB Coupe.

1985 Audi Sport Quattro
1985 Audi Sport Quattro

The car was sold this past weekend during the Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale, but surprisingly it wasn’t the highest-grossing car as the most expensive vehicle sold was a 1959 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe which went under the hammer for £470,000 ($697,500 / €641,600). Other high-priced vehicles sold during the same auction include a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 and a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage.

1985 Audi Sport Quattro
1985 Audi Sport Quattro

We remind you that a 1984 Audi Sport Quattro was sold by RM Auctions in January for $401,500. Chances are those who buy these high-priced Audis see these cars as an investment rather than as automobiles that have to be driven. With so few Audi Sport Quattro cars on the roads today, their value will continue to rise in the years to come so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we won’t be seeing them on the roads as their owners want to keep them in pristine condition to raise their value.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.