Wagon with the Heart of a Racer

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DNA Col­lectibles 1991 Audi 200 Avant 20V Qu­at­tro

1:43 | $80 (est.)

DNA Col­lectibles is new on the scene. We’ve been watch­ing to see what might come out of this Swiss op­er­a­tion and are pleased to see the com­pany launch with such a rare and in­ter­est­ing model: the Audi 200 Avant. “Avant” is Audi speak for its sport-wagon body style, and in the 20V Qu­at­tro ver­sion’s case, Audi went heavy on the “sport.” Just 300 Avants were im­ported to the United States, equipped with Audi’s Qu­at­tro all-wheel-drive sys­tem and 20-valve tur­bocharged 2.2L 5-cylin­der mo­tor. That odd ar­range­ment was good for 217hp, and with just 3,300 pounds to pull around, it had the power-toweight ra­tio of a con­tem­po­rary V-8 Mus­tang! DNA’s resin model looks to have cap­tured the rounded an­gu­lar­ity of the 200 styling and the un­usual slop­ing rear glass of the wagon. There is also nice de­tail on the roof rails, wipers, and head­light lenses. This is a quirky but un­de­ni­ably cool piece. We can’t wait to see what the com­pany comes up with next!

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