There are a lot of Audis that go up for auction on Bring-A-Trailer. Greats ones, like R8s and RS4s from all generations. Sometimes we talk about them and sometimes we don’t. However, sometimes some really interesting Audis go up for auction and we have to talk about it. Such is the case with this 1984 Audi Coupe GT that’s just hit the auction block.
The Audi Coupe GT was an interesting car back in its day. It had a body similar to the legendary Audi Quattro of the time but without that car’s fantastic ultra-boxy fender flares. It also lacked the Quattro’s turbocharged five-cylinder and all-wheel drive system. Admittedly, you could get bigger turbocharged five-cylinder engines in later models, as well as Quattro all-wheel drive. But it still wasn’t the fire-spitting sports car that the Quattro was. Still, it was a cool little sports coupe with a practical liftback tailgate.
This specific is a front-wheel drive example with a 2.1 liter five-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual gearbox. After doing some research from owners of the original Audi Coupe GT, it seems that the front-wheel drive/manual car was the one to get, as the all-wheel drive model was a bit too heavy to be fun. If you had the turbocharged engine, it was fine but otherwise front-wheel drive was actually the way to go.
With only about 66,000 miles on the odometer, this specific car is very fresh. It doesn’t look too bad, either. Its silver paint work looks mostly good but it has a few scratches and a bit of corrosion but it looks great considering its more than three decades old. Its interior is in better shape, though, and looks very clean. Even under the hood, its engine bay looks shockingly clean.
At the moment, this Audi Coupe GT still has seven days left and the bid is at $333. We don’t know how much it will get up to because it’s not a hugely desirable car and it isn’t in perfect shape but it’s in good shape and has low miles. So we’re not sure where it will go. However, we do know that this is a cool looking little sports coupe from the ’80s and should be a lot of fun to own and drive.[Source: Bring-A-Trailer]