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Treser UR Audi Quattro


The Type 85 Audi Quattro needs no introduction to the car nut. We are all familiar with the success of the Quattro in rallying.  We all watched our heroes, Hannu Mikkola, Walter Rohrl, Michele Mouton and Stig Blomqvist dominating rounds of the WRC and winning championships during the 80s. If you have not yet watched Mouton and Rohrl on Pikes Peak you need to login to YouTube immediately.


The Quattro simply means “four” and UR is German for “original”. The Quattro concept was born in 1977 and launched at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show.  The Quattro was the first all-wheel drive rally car and production ran from 1980 – 1991.

The car has recently passed through the workshop for a detailed inspection and programme of work.


Carry out major service and valve clearances

Replace cambelt and pulley

Replace water pump seal

Replace alternator belt

Replace PAS belt

Change coolant

Change brake fluid

Replace coolant sensor

Strip air flow meter, clean and unseize mixture screw

Replace fuel injectors and seals and adjust mixture

Replace clutch master cylinder

Remove immobiliser system

Replace clutch slave cylinder and flexi hose

Bleed clutch

Replace o/s/r brake caliper

Replace front and rear wishbone bushes

Replace front roll bar dive links and bushes

Remove radio, send away for repair, make good wiring and refit

Replace antenna lead

Replace boot gas struts

Rectify fault wash-wipe and replace relay, clean pump terminals

Replace front and rear wiper blades

Make up new air box seal

Remove wheels for refurbish

Road test and MOT

She will be handed over with all the originals tools, spare keys, blue VAG service wallet, handbooks, service book, copies of Autocar and Motorsport featuring original road tests of the Treser Quattro, document file and very rare original Treser sales brochure.


Please enquire with Barney for full details of this very rare and special Quattro

Walter Treser may need an introduction.  An extraordinarily talented engineer. He was there at the birth of the Quattro concept.  He was head of Advanced Special Vehicles for Audi from 1976 and then Project Manager of the Audi Quattro during the development.  From 1980 – 1982 he was Head of Audi Sport overseeing the Quattro in the WRC.  In 1982 Treser decided a new challenge was calling, he resigned from Audi and Treser Automobiltechnic und Design was founded specialising in engineering and styling of Audi cars.  His previous experience with Audi and still working closely with the factory at Ingolstadt made Treser an instant success and quickly appointed agents in the States, Australia, Japan and the UK.

This particular car is a 1984 WR engine version. That’s the 2144 CC,  10 valve, single overhead camshaft engine producing 200bhp.  Converted to Treser Spec from new by the UK Treser agent Central Garage in Cobham.  The hand-built Treser engine featured larger inlet and exhaust valves, reworked and polished cylinder head and ports, Treser camshaft, Treser air box, reworked fuel injection, larger intercooler taking the performance to 250 BHP. This particular example also benefited from the Treser wheels, rear spoiler, suspension conversion and seats.  The UK list price of the Quattro in 1984 was an already high £17,722 but after the Treser conversion this price rose to an eye watering £25,600.  

Supplied new by Central Garage Cobham in 1984 and converted to Treser spec from new by them.  Having covered only 36,000 miles in the hands of just  four owners,  the last two being Classic Heroes customers who added the car to their collections. We have known and been caring for her since 2011 and the car has lived with us in our storage facility since 2012.



1st Registration:  5/4/1984

36,000 Miles

4 Owners

Treser Audi Quattro

250 BHP Treser engine

Montego Black Metallic

Black Leather

Treser Front Seats

Treser rear spoiler

Treser Wheels

Treser Suspension

Treser Roll bars

Original Blaupunkt Radio

     Please contact Barney to enquire about this unique Audi Quattro.

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