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Charles – Wedding Car

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Charles – Classic Wedding Car With a Twist

Audi Ur-Quattro, 20v, Car Lovers Dream

The word Quattro is derived from the Italian word “four”. The “Ur” is German for “primordial, original, or first of its kind.” In this case meaning “original”. It was first shown to the public at the 1980 Geneva motor show on the 3rd March. Originally released to European customers in late 1980. The original engine was 2144cc it produced 197 bhp propelling the Quattro from 0-62 mph in 7.1 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 137 mph. The engine was eventually modified in 1989 to 2226cc 20 valve, DOHC producing 217 bhp now with a top speed of 143 mph.

Quattro car production was 11,452 vehicles all hand assembled in the period from 1980 – 1991. The Quattro work horse comprised some 22 craftsmen-mechanics, who were a proud ,special, and a loyal band of men – half of them staying on through the eleven year production life of the Quattro. These workers were recogned to spend more than 2 hrs working on the completion of each Quattro, fitting around 100 separate parts and already completed sub-assemblies.

The Audi Quattro was not only a road car but a rally car winning its first rally in 1981 and going on to a total of 23 WRC victories. The Quattro seized four world championship titles from 1982 to 1984 guided by driving talent such as Michele Mouton, Hannu Mikkola, Walter Rohrl, Stig Blomqvist and Per Eklund.

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Clive started work in 1971 working at the local VW / AUDI garage having worked there for 28 years he saw the Quattros come and go. He always had a passion for the Audi flag ship model, and acquired Charles in January 2009. Being the “Audi Quattro” area co-ordinators we attended the club events of 2010 celebrating 30 years of the Audi Quattro (with Charles of course).

Charles exterior coach work is Tornado Red with jacquard seat trim this being the most popular of colours. Charles is available for Brides. But more suited for the Grooms, Best man and Ushers.

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