One collector dropped loads of cash for this rally legend.

When does an Audi warrant a half-million-dollar price tag? When it’s a 1986 Sport quattro - or more specifically, a one of only 164 Audi Sport quattro. This is that car, and when the gavel dropped on September 7th at RM Sotheby’s, it went home for an astounding $536,000.

Aside from being just one of 164 produced in the world, it’s one of only five examples originally allotted for sale in the U.K. Its rarity comes thanks in part to the disestablishment of Group B racing in 1986, ending a very successful streak for Audi in the World Rally Championship (WRC), and ultimately leading to the demise of the quattro entirely.

This example left the factory on April 15th, 1986, and received its first service at 5,833 miles in November of the same year. It was sold in 1997 with about 30,000 miles recorded on the odometer, and then changed hands once again in 2006 and put into a long-term collection.

Under new ownership, the car would get a complete restoration courtesy Bill Gwynn Motorsport in Northamptonshire, U.K. It was returned to like-new condition both inside and out, with the 306-horsepower (228 kilowatt), five-cylinder engine having recorded just 32,672 miles on the odometer, paving the way for yet another collector to enjoy.

The car was sold at the RM Sotheby’s London Auction on September 7th, 2016. It marks one of the most expensive Audi quattros ever sold at auction.

Source: RM Sotheby's

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