Wednesday, June 29, 2011

1978 Audi Fox Station Wagon - One of the Nicest I've Seen

Now this is cool. When was the last time you saw an Audi Fox, let alone an Audi Fox station wagon? I had one of these many years ago. Mine was maroon and had fake woodgrain on the sides. Even with the fake woodgrain it was a cool car.

The Fox, for all intents and purposes, put Audi on the map in North America. Introduced in 1973, Audi sold over 140,000 of these cars in the United States during its 6 year run. It spawned the Volkswagen Dasher and every small Audi, right up to today's A4.

By today's Audi standards, the Fox is a pretty simple car. It's 2 wheel drive and has a 1.6 liter 4. The interior is austere, but the dash is well laid out and the seats are comfortable.

This car is an incredible survivor. It's the nicest Audi Fox I have seen in a long, long time.

Like the the owner of the Saab I wrote about in last Saturday's "Quickies", the owner of this car wants to see it go to someone who will appreciate it. He writes; "This vehicle is a collector and needs to remain that way, un-modified. If you are at all thinking that you can hot-rod or modify it, please do not bid. It really must go to someone that will keep it as is. You really have to have a full appreciation for this model and its styling." I love that.

Located in Denver, CO, click here to see the eBay listing.

6 comments:

Max Power said...

In wagon form you can really see the similarities between the Fox and the 1st generation Passat/Dasher. I do remember seeing these all over the place as a kid but they have disappeared. What I do find cool about the car which I never noticed before, that while it has an automatic transmission (which must really sap any power it has), the furtherest most right 'gauge' in the console is PRNDL gauge.

jmfrank said...

Time to make a quattro, SWB, B1 Sport quattroesque Audi Fox wagon!

Anonymous said...

This is the kind of car that I'd buy in a heartbeat if I had the proper storage space. Cars like this, though they're not worth huge money, are certainly worth preserving and represent a lot of fun for the money. Let's hope this car goes to a proper home.

Mike said...

My partner and I sold this car to Audi a couple years ago. It is now in the collection at Audi Tradition.

Joy Johnston said...

Would love to buy this car. Please contact plpalisades@gmail.com

P Kratochvil said...

I am still interested in this car if willing to sell. It was my first car. Got it in Germany and drove all over Europe and UK. Please call 310-869-7939 or email plpalisades@gmail.com Thank you!