Audi Quattro, edition Spéciale no. 4

The intial ownership of my Quattro.

So, this is my private Quattro, purchased some years ago. Its one of the Swiss edition cars.

‘An edition car?’ you might say. Here are some quick facts:

  • 1988 model, 200 made for the Swiss market
  • Holds an numbered plaque on the dashboard
  • ‘WX’ downgraded engine of 162hp, kept on the 2.1L
  • Black leather interior with many similarities of that of the 20V

The car came in a very ‘monochrome’ look. Being the 88, it had all the dark taillights and the factory grey color with light grey turn signals made it a bit dull in the looks of it. Under the bonnet, previous owner had gotten the no longer available Samco hose, cut it, and made room for a dump-valve. Inside most things were stock, except the typical stereo upgrade. Luckily this was professionally mounted in dashboard’s regular position, only affecting the rear shelf in the coupe – albeit in a rather awkward, silver design.

The ‘Steingrau’ metallic matches the amber just fine, so these turnsignals was put in place. The Polk Audio speaker grilles got changed for those for the marine segment, painted matte black to match the interior and 80s design better. Exhaust was old and bent and popcorn-welded, so I opted for the Milltek classic resonnated item. 2,5″ is more than adequate for a 10V roadcar. The 8J Ronals have been fitted with the available 225/50s, but I weigh them against a set of golden centered OZ split rims in 16″ for that color and nod to the BBS E50s. We’ll see…

photo courtesy of S.O. Prestmo

photo courtesy of S.O. Prestmo

photo courtesy of S.O. Prestmo

photo courtesy of S.O. Prestmo