Before becoming a status symbol, Audi was an almost unknown manufacturer outside of Germany, with an extremely niche market in the rest of Europe.
Also because his cars were not cheap: they were still a product made with high quality standards, however they lacked the image and, too often, the captivating aspect: the 100S model instead was a pleasant-looking car with a four-cylinder, double-carburettor engine that produced the power of 113hp in its most powerful version: an absolutely respectable power for a coupe – derived from a sedan – from the very early 70s.
This particular in particular seems in really remarkable condition: the appearance is that of a car that has always been carefully preserved and never abused, it still has the original black plate and the interior also seems correct: we have not seen many 100 S Coupes but we suspect that this is among the best out there. Find it for sale at €32,000 (today $36,000) here in Padova, Italy.
2 thoughts on “Before fame: 1971 Audi 100S Coupé”
Interesting how familiar the interior of this car is to me, absolutely the same interior you will find on the first gen South American Passat.
Someone said a good copy of Fiat Dino Coupé, but apart this consideration I could say that everyone who had any Audi in those years and until the early Eighties could be considered a satisfied client: good quality, good customer service, discrete look ( not for peacocks), a generous and reliable mechanics, and, talking about that age, surely the safer german car brand under the rain, far far safer than all the others!
Best, Giuseppe Maranghi – Laveno (VA – Italy)