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I have looked for some time on production numbers per color, with no avail. Does anyone have any pointers to find color UrQ production numbers? US based?
 

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No, sorry.
I would LOVE this info, but probably even Audi has no clue anymore.

Some colours are more-are than others, depending on model year.

I'll check with Bill Bremer, he runs the urq registry.
With his info, at least we can say how many of each colour/year are accounted for!

I see you have an '85!
Details please!
 

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Here's a list of the colours for N. American '85's...

1985 – USA – VIN 85F 900001 -> 85F 901500
Alpine White, L90E, P1
Amazon Blue Metallic, LY5Y, L6
Graphite Metallic (grey), LB7V, W9
Lhasa Metallic (Green), LA6V, W1
Oceanic Blue Metallic, LY6V, L7
Sapphire Metallic, LY5V, L5
Stone Grey Metallic, LY7U, U8
Titian Red Metallic, LB3V, W4
Tornado Red, LY3D, G2
Zermatt Silver Metallic, LY7Y, L1

I've never seen (on a US '85 car) Sapphire Metallic, Oceanic Blue, or Lhasa Metallic....I would rate them as the most-rare...along with a runner up of Amazon. I've seen only one.
 

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No, sorry.
I would LOVE this info, but probably even Audi has no clue anymore.

Some colours are more-are than others, depending on model year.

I'll check with Bill Bremmer, he runs the urq registry.
With his info, at least we can say how many of each colour/year are accounted for!

I see you have an '85!
Details please!
I just picked it up two days ago. It was garaged since 98. 117 on the dial. Blew the timing belt then parked. Going to jank the head off this weekend. Was purchased from the org. owner. you can view pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
 

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Wow!
Is that in Lhasa green? I cannot tell in the pics. It still bares the very rare headlights.

here's what Bill was kind enough to pass along on his documentation of the '85's.

Graphite (B7V): 12
Amazon Blue (Y5Y): 4
Stone Gray (Y7U): 5
Alpine White (90E): 10
Tornado Red (Y3D): 17
Titian Red (B3V): 9
Helios Blue (A5T): 2
Zermatt Silver (Y7Y): 7
Montego Black (Y9Y): 2
 

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Wow!
Is that in Lhasa green? I cannot tell in the pics. It still bares the very rare headlights.

here's what Bill was kind enough to pass along on his documentation of the '85's.

Graphite (B7V): 12
Amazon Blue (Y5Y): 4
Stone Gray (Y7U): 5
Alpine White (90E): 10
Tornado Red (Y3D): 17
Titian Red (B3V): 9
Helios Blue (A5T): 2
Zermatt Silver (Y7Y): 7
Montego Black (Y9Y): 2

it is green, which is why I was asking. I cant even find a good example of lhasas metallic to gauge against.

any info you could help me find would be great! or at least a starting point for me to research even more... Thank you so much for the information you provided already
 

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it is green, which is why I was asking. I cant even find a good example of lhasas metallic to gauge against.

any info you could help me find would be great! or at least a starting point for me to research even more... Thank you so much for the information you provided already

You're very welcome, I live for this stuff.
You can pop open the trunk, on the upper side, near where the sunroof rack is, there should be a colour sticker in that area somewhere...it'll be in code, like on my first colours post.


You can easily confirm that it is the original colour!

I'll find a shot of a Lhasa car and post it up.

Would you by chance feel comfortable PMing me the last 4 numbers of your VIN?
I've been keeping track of all of the '85's states-side.

..And if there's no sticker to be found, we can decode the VIN to find the colour.

Here's an example of where the sticker is (note the rear speaker)
 

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Yup thats the color! :)

Wow thank you so much. I will pass you the VIN first thing in the morning (it sleeps at the shop for now)
 

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Got the car started this weekend, drove it yesterday for the first time! the previous owner blew the timing belt on it and parked it in 98. All we did was inspect the valves, and line it up to TDC. Thing fired right up! :thumbup:
 

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amazing color Lhasa is. I missed out on an 84 Lhasa that sold last year out of New Hampshire that had low miles. I'm still on the hunt to this day. If you ever want to sell... please let me know.
Great car, enjoy it!
 

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Here's a list of the colours for N. American '85's...

1985 – USA – VIN 85F 900001 -> 85F 901500
Alpine White, L90E, P1
Amazon Blue Metallic, LY5Y, L6
Graphite Metallic (grey), LB7V, W9
Lhasa Metallic (Green), LA6V, W1
Oceanic Blue Metallic, LY6V, L7
Sapphire Metallic, LY5V, L5
Stone Grey Metallic, LY7U, U8
Titian Red Metallic, LB3V, W4
Tornado Red, LY3D, G2
Zermatt Silver Metallic, LY7Y, L1

I've never seen (on a US '85 car) Sapphire Metallic, Oceanic Blue, or Lhasa Metallic....I would rate them as the most-rare...along with a runner up of Amazon. I've seen only one.
I haven't checked the code on mine to be sure, but you list the Graphetie Metallic as a grey color. I would call it more black than grey.

 
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