I’ve personally always loved the look of ’70s and ’80s Audis, as they’ve always reminded me of cars that baddies drive in Cold War-era movies. The Audi Fox is one such car. In most of Europe, it was known as the Audi 80 (B1-generation) but in North America it was called the “Fox”. This specific 1976 Audi Fox that’s currently for sale on Bring-A-Trailer tempting me.
Most Audis from this era are usually rust-buckets by now but this one seems to be in incredible condition, not hurt by the fact that it seems to have had a ton of money dumped into it. It sits on height-adjustable air-ride, hence its slammed look in most photos, it wears three-piece BBS wheels and an all-wood Nardi steering wheel, among other repairs and upgrades.
Some very minor body work was done. For instance, the side marker lights and antennae were removed and body-filler was put in their places, then repainted. So it’s not one-hundred percent stock.
Under the hood is a 1.6 liter SOHC inline-four-cylinder, which barely crests 100 horsepower when stock. Said four-pot is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox, which routes power to the front wheels. That might not be the most exciting combination but it’s still probably fun to drive in a hilarious, ironic sort of way.
Apparently this car was also used in the US commercial for the new Audi RS6 Avant, the one in which Audi payed tribute to all of the Audi wagons sold in America.
As someone who both loves German cars from that era and wagons in general, this ’70s Audi Fox is extremely tempting. Not only does it look fantastic but it sits on air-ride and three-piece BBS’. So it’s automatically cooler than most other cars. Considering it also seems to be in excellent shape, as as having owners that have loved for it and cared for it, we’d say it’s probably a very cool buy.