1990 Audi V8 quattro 3.6L light restoration
This 1990 V8 quattro was well maintained and taken care of. A couple of years ago the owner’s Nephew was handed the keys. We are told the body was very nice before this. 2Bennett is always proud and very appreciative to be put in the position to bring a car back to it’s former self for the family that bought it new. Maybe improve a few things to better than new along the way.
The car was first road tested and fully evaluated. Every system base lined. Before anything is taken apart or adjusted the starting point is documented. From climate control to drivability and road noise.
First thing is a full pressure wash scrub down. Grease and dirt have been “protecting” the car from the elements. We will be reducing the vehicle to its components for a major mechanical rejuvenation.
Now the tear down begins
All of the front sheet metal Is removed for access to the engine and transmission. Complete core support with the old radiator and AC condenser.
You might have noticed the Nology spark plug wires in this photo. We replace spark plugs, wires, and some sensors to get a baseline of the engines performance before taking the car apart. The engine and transmission removed for a full mechanical rebuild.
The carpet and many other interior parts show their use. We are able to figuratively roll the clock back and make cars appear like new, with customer approval.
The engine is undergoing a refreshments including a rebuild of the heads.
We have torn the engine down to replace all gaskets, seals, and electrical senders.
2Bennett “Revolution” Camber/Caster adjustable upper strut mounts ensure proper alignment and perfect strut adjustment.
We completely refurbished the old strut housings, replaced the hubs, wheel bearings, and built our height and dampening rate adjustable coilover suspension. This was done in all four corners.
Install the new steering rack, steering dampener, new tire rods, and surrounding components.
The entire engine bay was cleaned and restored to original appearance.
Progress continues with the assembled engine, new power steering pump, new and re-plated hardware, and a bunch of things this photo does not show. The new-old-stock complete transmission is hard to miss. We still have one left in our inventory and it is said to be the last worldwide.
The engine is in. This photo however is of the all new climate control components. It also captures the vast array of electrical, fuel, fasteners, clips, and other engine function related components.
The completely overhauled engine and new transmission assemblies work great. Shown here with lots of new accessory parts.
Engine and front end completely and reinstalled.
Restoration complete. Smooth, dent free body, with a from the manufacturer finish in pearlescent white. It is rare to see one in this condition. Most of the trim and accessories are no longer available new.
A fine example of an amazing car for its time. We are proud to have it in our showroom while waiting for the owner to fly in for final approval.
New larger Audi R8 style wheels to fill the wheel arches and give a wider stance.
We added Audi Center caps for a cleaner look.
On display at the Sonoma racetrack Audi club event.
The owner flew in to take a look and test drive it before we shipped it back to him in on the east coast.