Ref: F949 RDC
SMC Heritage are proud to present this incredible 1988 Audi 100E
The SMC Heritage collection is a celebration of the best of the best of modern classics whereas SMC Automotive’s forte is very much modification. Sometimes the best of both worlds meet and that is SMC Atelier. We are proud to put the SMC Atelier label on this incredible Audi 100. The terms Restomod and OEM Plus are often used to describe vehicles but seldom are they more appropriate. Built as a 4 year labour of love with only the very best and rarest parts with incredible show stopping attention to detail.
Provenance (the base car):
When putting your heart and soul into a project it makes absolute sense to start with the best base you can find so a low mileage, low owner and impeccably maintained example was found in F949RDC.
A 5 cylinder 2.0 E model Finished in Sapphire Metallic (L5) with Quartz Pirell trim (NT) built in 1988 to UK Specification it was supplied new on 1st of August by Mill Garage of Darlington on the then brand new F registration. The original stamped service book, Instructions manual, warranty card and even model brochures are all still present alongside a folder full of old MOTs and invoices for maintenance and repair. More recently the vehicle has been service and MOT’d by Cheshire Oaks Audi.
With well documented ownership and servicing plus a huge array of invoices for maintenance it really was a lovely useable example and therefore the perfect base for the next stage of its life.
The bodywork has been resprayed in the correct factory Sapphire blue (L5) metallic paint and is absolutely stunning. A period Kamei bodykit was sourced and fitted at great expense along with an incredibly rare Audi V8 heckblende. The period look is further enhanced by an Auto plas rear window louvre and custom RS1600 inspired graphics. The headlights have been custom installed to use LEDs whilst looking externally standard. The alloys are totally unmarked incredibly rare custom BBS RF splitrims with as new falken tyres and tuck perfectly when dropped.
The interior is retro perfection. The factory Pirell quartz grey cloth interior is in superb order and appointed with both front and rear headrests and rear armrest. The dash is and the switchgear are fully functional and free from damage. The airlift system is integrated seamlessly into the console to maintain originality. The carpets have been protected from new by over mats. The steering wheel has been replaced with a stunning retrimmed leather 3 spoke Nardi wheel from a 200, although the original is also included. The headunit is a period look NOS Blaupunkt Amsterdam and pleasingly the rear headphones are still present as part of the Audi duo sound system. Having lived its life as showcar the period dress accessories like Rubik cubes, feu orange and Haines manual etc are also included
Technical and mechanical upgrades:
As a veteran of showcar building there was only one company to entrust with the suspension build The Install Company in Leicester. They built a full custom install using the Air lift performance V2 Autopilot expertly installed into the cubby behind the gearbox. The boot area houses the air lift tank although this was done in a way to both maximise space and look as oem as possible. The rasp of the 5 Cylinder engine is further enhanced by a full Pipewerx Exhaust system.
With just 64,000 miles on a vehicle renowned for its longevity this really is just “run in” and offers a fantastic route in to restomod modern classic ownership as either a depreciation proof daily driver or a weekend toy to polish, show and enjoy.
If you are looking for a great useable retro cruiser with great history then you need to see this car. The vehicle will be MOT’d and fully service by SMC Heritage prior to collection for complete peace if mind
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01244 539760 or 07890 000145 or 07710 096345
We are always looking for high quality, low mileage classic and modern classic cars and bikes with good service history from the early 60s to the mid 00’s. If you are looking to take the hassle out of selling your pride and joy privately please don't hesitate to get in touch