It’s amazing what you can find on eBay. Anything. Really. For example, a 2008 Lamborghini Reventon was sold for $2.5 Million on eBay. The 1954 Chevrolet Nomad Concept car was sold on eBay for an undisclosed amount. However, we’re not talking about Lamborghini’s or Chevy’s. We are talking about a factory-built 1983 Audi Quattro A2 Group B rally car.
You can buy it on eBay for JUST $385,000! That includes a spare engine, plus a trailer full of spare parts. Remember, this car used to race in the 1980s!
The Audi Quattro was the car that made Audi the automotive wonder of the modern world. It put Audi on the map for building performance cars, as well as making Audi a technological leader. The Quattro was so successful in rallying that it was banned from certain kinds of rallying. This A2 competed in the World Rally Championships of 1983 and 1984, and won eight rallies. This thing was seriously fast. This car was part of the infamous Group B rally cars that has turbocharged engines pumping out horsepower that would give a Top Fuel Dragster an engine failure. These Group B cars were fast to the point of insanity, and they were eventually banned for being too dangerous.
The Group B cars took technology usually reserved for road racing, and applied it to rallying. Just imagine this car barreling along a muddy, rutted, tiny road in the middle of a forest at 150 mph!
Like all other Quattro variants, this car used a turbocharged five-cylinder engine pumping out somewhere around 500 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque. For comparison, an R8 V10 Plus cranks out 560 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque from a naturally aspirated V10 double the size of the tiny five-banger. It put its crazy power to the ground via the legendary Haldex AWD system. The same system, albeit, with a few tweaks, is still used in AWD Audi’s today. The Audi Quattro Group B cars were replaced with the extreme, short-wheelbase Sport Quattro at the end of the 1984 season.
Enjoy the picture of this legendary car. It seems to be in perfect condition, and it has all of its original race livery from 1983 and 1984 still on it. This thing is MINT! The spare parts collection is visible in the background. This car would make an excellent addition to a private collection. But, it also deserves to be driven. It would be at home at a road course like Watkins Glen or Road America. Remember, it’s NOT even close to road-legal!
6 thoughts on “A Winged Wonder of the Rally World is for Sale – on eBay!”
Wow, paypal has a lot of horsepower!
Yes, they do!
I’d consider it if it didn’t have all that graffiti on it and came in a different color.
With gas prices what they are today i have to ask…does it use regular or premium?
Will you let your faithful readers know what it goes for?
It’s not graffiti! It’s racing livery! As for the color, I agree with you. It needs to have something other than poop brown and white.
As to the fuel grade, it uses 100-octane racing fuel. That’s about $10-13 a gallon. These rally cars have 20-35 gallon tanks, so just imagine how much it costs to fill it up!
On eBay, it was being offered at $385,000 or best offer. However, it went up about a week ago.
If you purchased the car, think of how fast you could drive to get to school. You would never be late.
That is true. I would be very, very early!