Treser UR Audi Quattro 1984 (1984)




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.
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
The 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

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  • Mileage: 36,000
  • Year: 1984
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Black


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Engine size (Litres): 2.1
  • Engine configuration: 5 cylinder
  • Cylinder layout: Inline
  • Cylinders: 5
  • Engine power (BHP): 250
  • Driven wheels: All Wheel Drive - Permanent
  • Previous owners: 4

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