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If you're a regular reader then you know those of us in the Fourtitude offices have a soft spot for the older "small" bumper 4000S quattro. Built just one year in the USA with quattro and the original Giugiaro design still intact (i.e. pre-facelift), the 4000 quattro is an oddity that flies under the radar while the iconic ur-quattro gets all the notoriety.

Back in its day, the '84 4000S quattro was nowhere near as expensive as its turbocharged coupe stablemate, which meant it sold in much, much higher numbers. Given their rarity today though, you may not have guessed this. You see, the 4000 wasn't considered a collector car like the box-flared ur-quattro and as such they were driven long and hard, and put away wet. Many rusted and many succumbed to the wear and tear of high mileage. Few super clean examples remain today. As such when we see one that stands out, we're quick to point them out.

Case in point is this black example found in Saginaw, MI and listed for sale on Craigslist. The car began to experience some fueling issues and was put away in a barn. There it sat, preserved and un-rusting until its most recent owner picked it up (along with a parts car... not a bad add-on since most parts are obsolete).

Near as we can tell, the car is in surprisingly good shape minus some rock chips at the front. They say it's got no rust, and though they haven't gotten the fuelling issues completely fixed, they did clean out the gas tank and got it running. With only 131,000 on the odo,, we find the $3,000 or best offer price to be most fair indeed. Check out more details after the jumps.

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Barn Find of the Day: 1984 4000S quattro from Michigan
 

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Looks dang good. Do want.
 

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Read the thread title and though Fourtitude had bought this as a project car.

Disappointed. :(

Someone else buy it and make a resurection thread. :)
 

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I owned an 84 4000CS Quattro and one of my fave factoids is that Audi gray market imported their own cars. That's right, Kiddies. Sit down and listen to this.

Audi brought over the German spec cars and then in port switched the glass, lights and bumpers to comply with US regulations. There weren't many to import and since they were already into a tooling in preperation for the 85 remodel this made sense but it's also why this car cost nearly $20,000 in 1984. That's more than an entry level MB at the time. HUGE money but what a terrific little car. Too bad the dual galvanizing didn't happen until the refresh or I'm sure I would still have mine kicking around right now.

Instead she sits strips of all her mechanicals and interior at Cleveland Pick-a-part quietly returning to whence she came.
 

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:laugh:


Fantastic. :thumbup:


Did you find the silver car on e-bay? I remember seeing a silver 84 4000s Quattro in California a few year
ago that was in excellent condition with similar miles. I believe the car had been in a few movies.
I couldn't buy then and haven't seen one as nice since. If it is the same car it looks to have found a good
home. :thumbup:
 

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My first car was an '84 4000Sq. It's still in the family, waiting for me to pick it up and modify it a bit. :heart:







 
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