The Truth About Cars » Audi GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Audi GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1986 Audi Coupe GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1986-audi-coupe-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1986-audi-coupe-gt/#comments Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465665 This series has featured a few 1980s Audis in recent months, including a couple of unintended accelerators and this crypto-Audi VW Quantum Syncro wagon. But what about the Coupe GT, which had an interesting-looking Giugiaro design (we’ll forget that Giugiaro did the Hyundai Excel) and offered American car shoppers a German alternative to sporty front-wheel-drive […]

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This series has featured a few 1980s Audis in recent months, including a couple of unintended accelerators and this crypto-Audi VW Quantum Syncro wagon. But what about the Coupe GT, which had an interesting-looking Giugiaro design (we’ll forget that Giugiaro did the Hyundai Excel) and offered American car shoppers a German alternative to sporty front-wheel-drive Japanese coupes such as the Honda Prelude and (1986 and later) Toyota Celica? You don’t see many of these things in 21st-century America, but Coloradans love Audis— even the non-Quattro ones— and I knew a Coupe GT would show up at a Denver yard sooner or later.
These things were available with the Quattro four-wheel-drive system, which would have made more sense for trips to the ski slopes or whatever Audi drivers do in the winter here, but the ground clearance wasn’t up to, say, International Harvester Scout levels when things got serious.
The interior of this car has been picked so clean that I suspect it was a parts car that got scrapped the moment its final owner got all the stuff he wanted out of it.
I’ll bet not many Coupe GTs were sold with air conditioning.

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