1988 Audi 90 quattro

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WHO Nic Brit­ton WHAT 1988 Audi 90 quattro MILES 176,903 PROVE­NANCE Been in fam­ily most of its life MODS Wheels, clocks, ex­haust HOW MANY LEFT? 23

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

I ac­quired the car in De­cem­ber 2011, for the princely sum of one pound! How did I come across it? It was pre­vi­ously my dad’s car and he’d bought it in 1996… from my mum. So I know the car quite well. It’s the ‘B3’ se­ries body and has the 2.2-litre five-cylin­der 136bhp en­gine. The mileage cur­rently reads 166,903, and that keeps go­ing up quite quickly as I do like go­ing out for a drive in it. As I have changed the clocks I have to add 10,000 to get to the cor­rect mileage that the car’s done.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

I’ve got fold­ers full of all the stuff that’s been done to the car over the years, and as it’s been in my fam­ily for most of its life, we are all very fa­mil­iar with it.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

So far most of what I’ve done to the car has been mainly to deal with all the usual me­chan­i­cal wear and tear that you’d ex­pect of a car of this age. How­ever, I do want to get it re­sprayed at some point – then I’ll be re­ally happy with it.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

The only mod­i­fi­ca­tions we’ve car­ried out on the car are the white TSW al­loy wheels, plus the white (there’s pos­si­bly an emerg­ing theme here) clocks from an Audi 90 Se­ries 2. The ex­haust is also non-orig­i­nal, but the only rea­son for this is that I had to get some­thing made up spe­cially for the car; as it’s now al­most 30 years old, stan­dard ones are ap­par­ently no longer avail­able for it.

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