This beautiful car is a 1985 original quattro with original Alpine white paint. 2Bennett has done extensive upgrades to this car such as: AAN code 20v turbo engine [fully modified], 2B Stage2 brakes, 2B Coil Program suspension, 2Bennett turbo, software, radiator, intercooler, oil cooler, exhaust, silicone hoses, etc.
The car has a new owner with a new plan for it’s future. We are now going to remove most of the body panels and build a 2B Sport quattro short wheel base as the customer requests. He has requested we build a short wheelbase car with the sloped windshield retained.
The process has begun. Careful disassembly of the majority of the car. This car is quite literally being cut in half and shortened. The rear quarter panels will be replaced with Carbon/ Kevlar S1 replicas which dictates the car’s new wheelbase.
The new 2Bennett Carbon fiber grill and bumper fresh out of the molds. We manufacture all of the S1 and Sport replica parts in our composites shop on site.
The raw carbon parts just look so cool we thought people would like to see them before they are painted.
Removal of quarter panels at the spot welds. We bond composite panels at the factory mating surfaces instead of splicing onto partial panels avoiding using body filler, less weight, potential for paint cracking, etc. This also allows us to modify the chassis at the same points as a factory built Sport quattro.
The chassis has been shortened, S1 rear quarters are Cleco pinned in place and the front body is being pre fit.
The photo shows the hood inner structure sitting where a complete hood will be (not the completed hood in photo).
We crafted a roll cage to stiffen the chassis and add safety.
Almost ready to paint. Ibis White is the customer’s choice. A brighter white than the original Alpine white. The complete color change adds labor even to this shortened car with full jambing of all the original parts in and out of the car. These jobs are a monumental amount of labor in structural work and bodywork. We plan to have a show car that is also great for driving events when completed.
The car is painted. We displayed it at our annual open house / winter holiday party.
Mechanicals are finished. Ready to bolt on the body and interior. Every detail is important. 2Bennett sport quattro custom parts are hand crafted to fit with the customer’s existing car.
The 2Bennett custom interior was created to fit while blending the original interior style with the the new front seats. The rear rollbar tubing fits nicely through the openings in the seats. Red stitching and high grade black leather were chosen to create an interior that feels like Audi made this modern environment years ago. The Recaro front seats appear to be original to the car. Truly beautiful.
Almost done. Final pieces going on to complete this complex puzzle.
Wow! Incredible piece of machinery. This 1985 original Quattro has been transformed into a modernized sport quattro. The customer now has the dream car that he has been thinking of since the 1980s. 2Bennett is proud to be able to hand craft these works of art.
Time to drive this beautiful machine. A sport quattro that is legal to drive on the streets of California with modern comforts (cold air conditioning, etc). Truly a head turner everywhere it goes.
Not the kind of thing you expect to see driving down the street. Are you next?