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Ben's Coupe GT

Postby Grillage » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:40 pm

I bought this yesterday from a friend of a friend in NW Ohio, a couple hours north of me.

Anyway, unbelievable story, 2 owner car. The folks I bought it from purchased it in January 1988 and kept every single receipt. It is SO clean I can hardly believe it. Soft red leather, no cracks or tears.

Car came with a new in the box unused digidash (with receipt from 1989). Their service folks thought it had a bad digidash but it turned out to be a bad temp sender so they put the old one back in and threw the new one back in the box and saved it.

She had it pinstriped apparently by someone at Peterbilt. Not sure how I feel about that part. Some of it is fine, other parts are pretty gaudy. I'm curious if I can remove it (or part of it)

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Car has some lifter tick and apparently a bad wheel bearing - plus the radio doesn't make any sound whatsoever - so there is a little to do. Unfortunately, I just put the AAN B4 on the lift for what will be an extended period while I rebuild the 6 speed 01E, redo the breather system (with a catch can this time) and run AC lines.
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby PRY4SNO » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:49 pm

I'm not even surprised anymore, nice find.

What are your plans for this one? Swap? Restore and flip? Keep? These are going up in value quite a bit lately...
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby Grillage » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:42 pm

I'm not planning to do any swaps with this one.

Hoping to just get it running 100% and enjoy all 110 HP 8-)
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby DE80q » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:24 pm

I'll say it here too! SO CLEAN!
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby 85oceanic » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:07 pm

Awesome find! Looks great!
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:46 pm

So glad it went to a good home! Glad it was too far away from me too.

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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby the german » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:25 pm

Badass! Glad you got this one!
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby pete82 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:23 pm

Was this the one that popped up a couple of times on facebook? Very nice car, pin striping is different but in a good way.

I miss my type 85's always good fun to drive and so much more nimble/lighter than the later coupe's.
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby Grillage » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:37 pm

It is the one from Facebook. The pinstriping is growing on me. I would change the “stars” next to the “Audi GT” part but the rest is good with me.
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby Grillage » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:57 pm

Got some work done on this during my holiday break.

The "Lifter Tick" that I though I was hearing was an alternator bearing. I took the car on about a 20 mile trip and what had started off sounding like a tick was a scream by the time I got home.

Rebuilt the Alternator today and its all better!

Also got the radio to make sound.

I'm really digging this thing. It's slow but really pretty fun to drive
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby jbrentd » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:27 am

Looks clean and well cared for. Nice find!
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby Grillage » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:49 pm

Some Fun data from Audi --

A total of 2,365 Audi Coupe GTs produced in the 1986 model year with the vehicle code 855424. 699 were produced with Graphite Metallic and 284 of those were also produced with the Red Leather interior.
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:16 pm

Nice. I love details like that. Dealership, or from Audi corporate?
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby Grillage » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:45 pm

PRY4SNO wrote:Nice. I love details like that. Dealership, or from Audi corporate?

Audizine has a thread that they comment on


https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthre ... st13981434
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Re: Ben's Coupe GT

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:10 pm

^^^ Pro tip, thanks!!

I guess I should pop back over there every once in a while...
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