This is the story of a 1984 Audi quattro rebirth. Follow the story below from Black sheep to White swan.
Starting point. 1984 original quattro. This coupe has served its owner well. A daily driver in the snow of Lake Tahoe and weekends at the racetrack. 2Bennett has service this vehicle for many years, kept it very reliable, and now it is time for a new owner and a rebirth.
There were a few problem areas with the body. This large dent in the fender as well as surface rust from years of driving in the snow all must be addressed. Time to strip the car down to a bare chassis and fully rebuild and upgrade everything.
This former Black Beauty will now be rebuilt and reborn with modern components and systems that will transform it into a virtual new car. The looks of an automotive icon and the ride and drivability of a vehicle fresh off the performance car lot.
We took it all to bare metal for a fresh start and began reshaping it.
Full pressure wash of the underside before drive train removal, mid body work. All dirt and grime is removed from the chassis for refinishing.
Engine removed for new brackets and mounts and then new paint.
AAN Code 20 valve turbo 5 cylinder engine ready for the 2Bennett rebuild. Removed from ’93 S4. We will be rebuilding the head and all new bearings and connecting rods for the bottom end as well as oil pan baffling to prevent oil starvation during track driving.
Doors prepared for painting on the inside. With a color change paint job, all the parts must be removed to be painted inside and out.
Following sheet metal work, a multi stage prime and seal system with wet sanding between each stage.
2Bennett bodyshop performed a complete color change paintjob.
Doors, hood, bumpers, and decklid are all painted off the car to ensure a better than original outcome.
Now in it’s assembly bay, the entire suspension and drive systems are removed for restoration and upgrades.
The masking paper and yellow tape are to protect the new paint while the delicate operation of reassembly commences.
Rear subframe with 2Bennett bushings and swaybar kit installed. The car also has 2B height adjustable and rate adjustable coilover suspension.
The interior during the carpet replacement and wiring system overhaul. 2B meticulously blends original wiring with upgrades and the engine harness to function better than original equipment.
One of the improvements to the 1984 original quattro performed by 2B is to add the 1985 and later differential lock control mounted above the left knee. This gives us the ability to add three gauge where the old differential lock was (below the radio).
Engine bay with some wiring and mount brackets for the new systems. 2Bennett wiring harness for the 2B 500w fan system and 2B modified engine harness.
Engine now 2B remanufactured and modified. RS2 manifolds mounted, 2B water pipe installed with new sensors. Engine, vacuum booster for brakes, intercooler, intake plumbing installed. The entire hydraulic power steering and brake booster system is being replaced by a more reliable 2B vacuum boost system.
This photograph shows the 2B updated alternator, power steering pump, cooling fan and shroud system, vacuum brake assist system, etc.
This car is truly being transformed into a brand-new driving vehicle minus all the things that make new cars heavy and bulky.
Engine, cooling system, Air conditioning with our 2B serpentine belt system, 2B intercooler and turbo tract all installed. New European bumpers and 2B OE. replica rear spoiler installed. 2B 3″ Turbo back exhaust.
2Bennett Coil Program suspension with 2B adjustable camber caster mounts installed, 2B front and rear shock tower braces in place. Black [now ultra rare] tail lamp group and new windshield also installed. 2B reconditioned Fuchs wheels, 2B studs, and nuts installed.
This Quattro originally had white 15 x 6″ wheels. The new owner had always wanted the original Audi Sport rally forged Fuchs wheels for this project. Fortunately we had a set in our inventory.
Fuchs wheels freshly restored. Age has caused most of the Fuchs around the world to need some cosmetics. We stripped, machined, refinished, polished and clear coated them back to life [prettier than new].
2Bennett meticulously brought many original Audi parts back to life as if they were new. Most of the parts on these cars are not available anymore. We take pride in bringing them back to life.
Close up of 2Bennett all 304 Stainless Steel turbo downpipe. Note the twin Oxygen sensor inputs and very thick flanges so they never warp. True 3″ downpipe with venturi flair directly out of the turbine visible in the photo.
2Bennett carbon fiber radiator shroud, 2B 4 row Aluminum radiator, 2B radiator shroud and 500 watt fan assembly. 2B radiator shrouding is on all sides of the radiator and updated AC condenser.
2B updated interior with Recaro power front seats, relocated late diff locks, 2B floor mats, and console.
2B Custom upholstered rear seats with Recaro fabric centers and Recaro leather to match front seats. The rear shelf behind the seat was a crumbled broken mess under the faded old carpet. We rebuilt it in our mold and covered the part in fiberglass. Stronger than new, we installed new speakers and fresh black carpet.
The car’s owner took it to the racetrack instead of his track prepared Porsche GT3 and sent this.