The vendor of at this time’s Nice Price or No Dice Audi states within the advert: “If you know how rare this car is you know its value. If you don’t, then it’s probably not for you.” Most of us in all probability know the mannequin, however we’ll nonetheless should see if it’s priced for us.
Have you ever seen youngsters at a center college dance—ladies wobbling on their first pair of semi-high heels and boys carrying fits that was purchased for them to “grow into?” With its customized paint and expressive physique accents, yesterday’s 1986 Chevy Chevette had that very same form of semi-awkward look. Of course, it in all probability didn’t appear that solution to the one that modded it within the first place. Sadly for that modder, the automotive’s lack of common aesthetic attraction didn’t sit fairly proper with its $6,500 asking value. That was the opinion of the overwhelming majority of you who voted the Chevette at an 89 p.c No Dice loss.
During its heyday within the late Seventies, the Chevette might not less than be had as the most affordable, most sparsely-equipped automotive in all of Chevy’s lineup. Heck, its lowest-tier mannequin, the Scooter, lacked even such fundamental gear as a again seat and armrests on the doorways.
Today’s 1987 Audi Coupe GT is nowhere close to as parsimonious as that, however it did function the foundational mannequin for the road of Audis that launched the Quattro title to the world, and in racing guise, re-wrote the foundations ebook for WRC rallying.
This seemingly well-presented Coupe GT, nevertheless, has none of these fancy-pants goings-on. What it does have is a 130 horsepower, 2.3-liter version of Audi’s “four is too few and six is too many” five-cylinder engine. That hangs out on the best aspect of the engine bay whereas the radiator and A/C condenser take up the area on the left, truly sitting behind the road of the engine’s oil cap.
Behind all that could be a five-speed stick driving the entrance wheels. Unlike the vehicles that might make Audi’s title through the ‘80s and ‘90s, this car lacks both AWD and a turbocharger. It also lacks a hatch since that’s a standard boot out again regardless of the fastback roofline. Ha, fooled ya!
Now, that’s to not rattling this automotive with faint reward. When new, these had been envisioned as form of a much bigger sibling to Volkswagen’s GTI, providing easy enjoyable and good dealing with. Without all of the added frippery, it could be lots less complicated to take care of than its siblings too.
It’s been maintained for 35 years and 180,000 miles, to this point. That’s a beneficiant slice of pie in each time and miles, however the automotive doesn’t appear to point out the results of both. The white paint nonetheless pops appreciably and each badging and seller decals nonetheless appear to be intact. The automotive rolls on aftermarket wheels wrapped in new rubber however the vendor says that they’ve the unique alloys as properly. What they don’t decide to within the advert is whether or not or not they’re included within the sale. Whatever the wheels, there are new brake elements behind them. The vendor qualifies the Audi’s driving expertise by saying that it “runs, drives great for 35yr old car.”
Inside, the cabin is upholstered in striped mouse fur and incorporates a sprint that appears to be freed from cracks, fully intact. This being an ‘80s car, don’t anticipate any airbags, however not less than it’s from the period earlier than these annoying computerized seatbelts had been a factor. The title is obvious and the vendor seeks to cull the wheat from the chaff so far as patrons are involved by stating in no unsure phrases that if you happen to don’t know the automotive’s pedigree then it’s not for you.
I’d wish to suppose that all of us have the 4-1-1 on this pretty uncommon Audi and so, whereas none of us is more likely to truly purchase it, I really feel assured that we will not less than weigh in on its not-so-basic $10,000 asking value.
What do you suppose? Could this coupe truly cop that a lot money? Or, with that sort of price ticket, is that this an Audi that you simply’d quickly wish to neglect?
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