First Audi: '86 Coupe
Purchased 1990 w/49,000 miles for $6500.
Sold 1995 with 156,000 miles for $2800.
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I was lucky enough to find a leather interior for just $200 (a leather headrest cover costs $200 alone) to replace/upgrade after my driver's seatback broke. A coworker with a sweet '86 Quattro 4000 gifted me for $200 with his awesome 15x7 Ronal R-8's, the single best improvement in handling and looks. Toni Dvorak owner of Euro-Quattro repair was nice enough to let me use his lift to install an IPD rear sway bar which cinched down some body roll. And bilsteins all around sweetened up the ride.


  • Ronal R-8's (15x7), shown with P-7's. Acquired for $200!

  • Rear sway bar

  • Bilstein shocks at 75,000

  • Leather interior for $200

  • Stereo #1: Polk coax 6" rear deck, amped off Nakamici 30x2, Boston Acoustic plates front doors off monster Carver 60x2, self-powered bazooka (40W) in trunk with Sony 12-disc changer, controlled by Sony tape deck/changer, gold RCA interconnects throughout. All 220 watts of joy stolen at work!

  • Stereo #2: Boston Acoustic plates in front doors, Altec Lansing 6" in rear with JBL titanium tweets, Sony CD player, Kenwood EQ, non-powered bazooka, Carver 40x2 and Rockford 40x4.




Colors and Available Options
Available Options:
  • Automatic transmission
  • Clearcoat metallic paint
  • Perforated leatherette interior
  • Sunroof (tilt and removable)
  • Rear window wiper/washer system
  • Trim information computer
  • AM/FM Stereo/cassette, electronically tuned
  • Leather order
  • Power door locks
  • Heatable front seats
  • Power antenna with signal amplifier
  • Available Exterior Colors: Tornado Red / Copenhagen Blue / Alpine White / Light Ivory / Zermatt Silver Metallic / Stone Grey Metallic / Graphite Metallic / Mahogany Brown Metallic / Sapphire Metallic / Calahari Beige Metallic / Titian Red Metallic / Oceanic Blue Metallic
    Available Interior Colors: Kensingson Velour:
    • Marine Blue
    • Quartz Grey
    • Brasil Brown
    • Sierra Beige

    Savory Velour:
    • Quartz Grey
    • Brasil Brown

    • Quartz Grey
    • Brasil Brown
    • Sierra Beige

    Kodiac Leather:
    • Platinum Grey
    • Brasil Brown
    • Sierra Beige
    • Graphite

    Technical Specs
    Engine/Engine Design
    Arrangement: Front mounted, longitudinal
    Type: 5-cylinder, in-line
    Bore: 3.19 in. (81.0 mm)
    Stroke: 3.40 in. (86.4 mm)
    Displacement: 136.0 cu. in. (2226 cc)
    Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
    Horsepower (SAE Net): 110 @ 5500 RPM
    Torque: 122 ft. lbs.@ 2500 RPM
    Cylinder block: Cast Iron, tilted 27
    Crankshaft: Forged Steel, 6 main bearings
    Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
    Valve Train: Belt-driven, overhead camshaft
    Firing Order: 1-2-4-5-3
    Cooling System: Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled electric fan
    Fuel System: CIS fuel injection w/ oxygen sensor
    Type: Front-wheel drive
    Transmission: 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic
    Gear Ratios:
    Final Drive
    Manual (automatic)
    2.85:1 (2.71:1)
    1.52:1 (1.50:1)
    1.07:1 (1.00:1)
    0.78:1 (----)
    0.64:1 (----)
    3.17:1 (3.08:1)
    4.90:1 (3.08:1)
    Type: Rack & pinion, power assisted
    Ratio: 16.8:1
    Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.4
    Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 32.5 ft.
    Front: Independent MacPherson struts with negative roll radius; 21 mm stabilizer bar, coil springs
    Rear: Torsion crank axle, panhard rod, 18 mm stabilizer bar, coil spring struts
    Service brake: Dual-diagonal hydraulic circuit w/ pressure regulator, power-assisted, self adjusting
    Front, size and type: 10.1 in., Disc
    Rear, size and type: Drum
    Wheels & Tires
    Wheel size: 6j x 14 alloy wheels
    Tire size: 185/60 HR 14 steel belted radial
    Material: Unitized steel construction
    Corrosion protection: n/a
    Engine Oil: 4.0 U.S. quarts
    Fuel Tank: 15.8 U.S. gallons
    Cooling System: 7.4 U.S. quarts
    Exterior Dimensions
    Wheelbase: 99.8 in.
    Front Track: 55.1 in.
    Rear Track: 55.9 in.
    Overall length: 177 in.
    Overall Width: 66.3 in.
    Height (unloaded): 54.1 in.
    Ground Clearance: 4.7 in.
    Curb Weight: 2507 lbs.
    Drag coefficient: 0.39
    Interior Dimensions
    Seating Capacity: 5
    Front Legroom: n/a
    Rear Legroom: n/a
    Interior Volume Front: 47.1 cu. ft.
    Interior Volume Rear: 36.6 cu. ft.
    Luggage capacity: 11.2 cu. ft
    0-50 mph (0-80 kmh): 6.8 sec. (8.4 auto)
    0-60 mph (0-100 kmh): 9.3 sec. (11.5 auto)
    1/4 Mile: n/a
    Top estimated speed: 115 mph (112 mph)
    Fuel Economy
    City: 19 mpg (18 auto)
    Highway: 25 mpg (23 auto)
    Combined: n/a

    Standard Features
    Technical: • 2 door coupe body style
    • 2.22L fuel injected 5-cylinder engine with electronic ignition, air shrouded injectors, electronic idle control, and hydraulic valve lifters
    • Close ration 5 speed manual transmission
    • Self adjusting hydraulic clutch
    • Front wheel drive
    • Power rack-and-pinion steering
    • Power brakes, vented disc/drum
    • Asbestos-free brake linings
    • 185/60HR 14 steel-belted radial tires
    • 6J x 14 spoke type ally wheels with flush center caps
    • Long life spark plugs
    • Long life exhaust system
    Interior: • Air conditioner
    • Tinted glass, banded windshield
    • Electronic cruise control with resume
    • Dual power mirrors with defog feature
    • Electric rear window defogger
    • Power windows
    • Leather 4-spoke sport steering wheel
    • Leather shift knob/boot
    • Front reclining seats, both with drivers seat height adjustment
    • Front open head restraints, rear integrated
    • Velour upholstery
    • Low-glare red instrument lighting
    • Tachometer
    • Quartz clock
    • Trip odometer
    • Coolant temperature gauge
    • Center console with voltmeter, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges
    • Intermittent wiper mode
    • 4-speaker stereo prep with signal booster antenna
    • Illuminated glove box, trunk, lighter, and ashtray
    • Remote trunk release
    • Lockable fuel cap and glove box
    • Illuminated passenger vanity mirror
    • Large carpeted door map pockets
    • Carpeted sides of center console
    • Front 3-point seatbelts
    • Rear outboard 3-point seatbelts, center lap belt
    Exterior: • Wide protective wraparound moldings
    • Aerodynamic halogen headlights
    • Integrated body-colored front and rear bumper aprons
    • Full width rear reflective light panel
    • Center high-mounted rear brake light
    • Flared, body colored rocker panel extensions
    • Large decklid spoiler
    • Muti-step factory rust protection