This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a genuine piece of TV history - the original Audi Quattro used in all three series of the hit BBC drama Ashes to Ashes. The iconic red motor is also signed under the bonnet by Philip Glenister, who played its short-tempered owner, DCI Gene Hunt. This autumn, the Quattro was given a fresh MOT and a makeover. But she’s a former TV action vehicle and still has a number of battle scars from the exciting life she has led.
So, fire up your wallets if you want to fire up the Quattro, bidders!
Red 1983 Audi Quattro
2144cc Turbo charged WR Engine
Four-wheel (4x4) drive
Freshly painted and with new MOT
The Audi Quattro has been donated by the BBC and lovingly restored by Audi. BBC Children in Need or Audi do not accept any responsibility for the car and can not offer any warranty or guarantee. All the images which feature were taken at the end of October 2014. The logistics of collecting the car must be agreed by all parties.
Every single penny raised by the auction will go towards making a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.
Thank you for supporting BBC Children in Need
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Na Autos, Motorräder, Schiffe und so Zeugs sind doch immer "she". Wobei die das da nicht konsequent durchziehen.
Neulich war der Preis schon bei über 25.000 Pfund - irre. Der Cortina hat damals nur 10.000,- Pfund gekostet ...
Aber ich hätte das Auto wenn dann nur im Originalzustand haben wollen. Ohne neuen Lack. Wenn ich ein neues/tadelloses Auto will, kann ich mir irgendeins kaufen. Aber dieses ist doch nur mit den echten Kratzern usw. vom Filmen interessant!!
News: Philip Glenister’s Ashes to Ashes Audi quattro auctioned for Children in Need
Fire up the quattro, Pudsey!
By James Mills Published 12th November 2014 Facebook Facebook Share
Audi, eBay, Children In Need, Quattro, Philip Glenister, Ashes to Ashes, BBC, Charity auction
“FIRE UP the quattro!” Fans of Ashes to Ashes could be firing up the BBC1 series’s famous Audi quattro themselves. The BBC has put the 1983 performance car up for sale, in a charity auction for Children in Need.
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At the time of writing the quattro had reached £28,100 after 139 bids on ebay.
Philip Glenister, the actor who played DGI Gene Hunt in Ashes to Ashes, has this message for classic car collectors who want to do their bit for charity: “If you want to fire up the quattro, first you have to fire up your wallets!”
The 1983 version is powered by a five-cylinder 10-valve turbocharged engine and features permanent four-wheel drive. Good though it is to drive, it’s the car’s starring role in Ashes to Ashes that will attract collectors.
Glenister has customised the car by signing the underside of its bonnet with DCI Hunt’s catchphrase, “Fire up the quattro!”
By coincidence, BBC Children in Need and the Audi quattro were both launched in 1980. The quattro was the first mass-produced car to feature four-wheel drive, and went on to power Audi to two world rally championships, in 1982 and 1984.
This isn’t the first time the quattro has featured on BBC Children in Need. The stars of Ashes to Ashes teamed up with Richard Hammond of Top Gear to make this fun film.