A little about me .. My interest in audiquattro started immediately when it debuted in 1980! I was a frequent spectator at the Swedish Rally where I got to see and hear quattros thundering up in the woods.
Arne Hertz received the gift of a UR quattro when he and Mikkola became world champions. This car came up for sale in our local VAG dealer here in my city. I went there several times to look at it. The car was sold after a period of time to a guy living near me, so I saw it frequently in traffic. Unfortunately I do not know on the history surrounding it.
I was close to buying an imported urquattro 1986, but had just bought a Saab 9000 Turbo, so the time was not right for a purchase. Over the years I followed UR quattro ads in the newspapers and finally I bought a tornado red 1985 model which I still own. The car is now fully completed with new paint etc, Only the engine remains to freshen up.
The car is original, however I have for vanity's sake now put on the high spoiler and sport quattro wheels.
At about the time I bought the car, I started my interest in model cars and nostalgia around the UR and the Sport quattro. I began to go on toy collectors markets, etc., but more and more came to be buying on eBay worldwide.
Today I have close to 1500 models in my collection, including a UR and Sport
quattro, duplicates included… Maybe if interest persists, it will be able to establish a small ur- and sport quattro "museum" in an expanded garage. I have collected everything from the smallest model car that is only about 15 mm long, to the largest, a scale model of the German Danhausen sport quattro to a scale 1/5, which I think is the top model in my collection. The collection also includes some prototype models from Chinese manufacturers, who are in only one edition.
Taking up another fun nostalgic idea. I also got hold of all four (German, English, French and Italian) speech synthesisisers and will in 2016 connect them to enjoy each language message. This will be a highlight of our upcoming UR quattro meeting in 2016, which I hope will be the largest so far, our goal being 15-20 cars.
So, greetings to UK quattro owners from Sweden!
Sincerely, Bertil Gustavsson