1987 Audi 100cc Avant – rare 5 pot manual, original condition, one of only 2 left (the only manual?)
Very rare manual 100 cc Avant, low owners, sensible mileage and super condition. Only 2 left on the road (source: www.howmanyleft.co.uk) and this is possibly the only manual.
An iconic car of its time, these 5 cylinder Audi engines are a joy to drive (and listen to)!
Model: 100 Avant
● Desirable 2.2 inline-five engine
● 5-speed manual transmission
● Quartz velour interior in excellent condition
● Original condition throughout
● Late pre-facelift model
There was a time when estate cars were pure utility wagons, not desirable at all. Audi changed all of that. The long, svelte forms of the 100 and 200 Avants proved that estates didn’t have to just be practical boxes, they could be stylish too. A fact proven by their popularity amongst collectors of retro and classic vehicles today. This car is presented in original, unrestored condition and has clearly been well loved and cared for.
● Zermatt Silver paintwork
● Original dealer plates
● Original wheel trims
● Roof rails
Externally, the car is very straight and true, with clean lines and no corrosion to the wheel arches or sills – the usual places to find corrosion issues with these cars. All of the vehicle’s brightwork, badges and lights are present & correct. Overall, the paint is in good condition – yes it has a few blemishes and minor marks, but for a 34 year old original car it’s in excellent condition.
The only area the new owner may wish to address is the rear bootlid, which has some paint runs from a respray and is beginning to show some minor corrosion under the rear windscreen.
● Quartz velour interior
● Electric front windows
● Original Blaupunkt Radio/Cassette
● Original rear luggage cover
● Period Audi mats
● Spacesaver spare
When it comes to 80s car interiors, velour is king. And in this car, it’s in excellent condition. The seats are comfortable and supportive, with the material presenting in superb condition. The interior & dash present superbly with just a few areas of trim to be updated & even the boot area wears its age incredibly well. Obviously, there is some age-related wear to the controls and materials, and a couple of marks to the carpeting in the boot, but far less than you’d imagine for a car of this age. It really is very good. With original period items like the Blaupunkt stereo and Audi mats still present and in good condition, this is something of a time-warp.
● Robust 2.2 litre five-cylinder engine
● 5-speed manual transmission
One of the most appealing aspects of the vehicle is the drivetrain. That legendary 2.2 litre straight-five is a fantastic engine: strong and reliable, with good performance and a genuinely fun engine note. That slightly off-kilter 5-cylinder burble will be familiar to pertrolheads and classic car fans the world over. Mated to the 5 speed manual transmission, it offers a surprisingly tactile and engaging driving experience for an estate car.
The engine runs very well, idling smoothly and pulling the car along with no issues, while the gearbox shifts well. In reality, these cars were well known for their mechanical reliability, and it really does show. Mechanical recommissioning recently completed included belt, pump & fuel lines havingbeen replaced with custom, braided stainless steel items which should provide many more years of happy motoring for the new owner. Having covered on average less than 3,500 miles per year, this Teutonic gem is barely run in and has decades of life left in it if properly cared for.
● Current V5
● Original handbook
● Period sales materials
There simply aren’t many of these handsome old wagons on the road anymore. Many were lost to the scrappage scheme a few years ago, sadly. Which makes them a genuine collector’s item these days. And retro estates are very much in vogue. But this makes a great case for itself besides reasons of fashion – it’s just a great car. It’s rare to find such a genuine and original survivor, especially one with such a cracking specification – the silver paint over Quartz velour trim really does suit the subtle, understated nature of the vehicle. And, having covered on average less than 3,500 miles per year, this Teutonic gem is barely run in and has decades of life left in it if properly cared for.
With a small amount of work the new owner will soon have an absolutely corking everyday classic, one that is sure to increase in value as they become even rarer. Vorsprung Durch Technik, indeed.
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