SMC Heritage are proud to present what we firmly believe to be the best Mk1 TT 225 Quattro for sale anywhere on earth. This incredible “as new” example is finished in Raven Black Pearl Effect and has covered just over 8000 miles from new in the care of 2 incredibly fastidious owners.
MK1 TT (Type 8N) Background:
Few cars have managed the transition from concept to production model quite as successfully as the Audi TT. Created by the VW Group Design Centre in California with Porsche firmly in their sights, the concept car was first unveiled at the 1995 Frankfurt motor show. The world was aghast and three years later, even more remarkably little had changed when it made its production debut in September 1998. The world loved it and sales soared, the TT was the boutique car of choice for the late 90’s and early 00’s and a design icon was born
Autocar was impressed, describing it as ‘one of Audi’s most engaging machines in recent times… a handling sensation next to its other performance cars… more alive than any Audi we’ve driven since the original quattro’.
With a little help from ABT the TT also became a successful racer, Frenchman Laurent Aïello winning the DTM title in 2002 beating Bernd Schneider in the legendary AMG CLK DTM. Another TT claimed 3rd place piloted by Mattias Ekström in the #9 car. The #9 TT-R now lives on digitally as a Grand Turismo legend featuring in every title.
Technology and Tradition
The TT name has also been attributed to the phrase "Technology & Tradition”
This is very apt given the then state of the art and previously unseen laser beam welding techniques used in its production to enable its seamless styling. Whilst it is also a nod to the historic successes of both NSU and DKW in the Isle of Man TT. Both companies later merged into the company now known as Audi
Built in March 2002 to UK Specification it was supplied new on the 5th July 2002 by Harold Wood Audi baring the cherished registration C9OXY. The purchaser Mr Cox had specified the vehicle in Raven Black Pearl with Bose and CD Changer options alongside a lifetime tracker to protect his new pride and joy. He would go on to keep the vehicle for the next 16 years and solely maintain it with the local dealer network for his entire tenure. Such was Mr Cox’ attention to detail he kept all the invoices and MOTs for this maintenance along with the original PDI sheet dated 05/07/02.
In the summer of 2018 with just 4865 miles the vehicle was put up for sale but only after having had a full cambelt service once again by Harold Wood Audi. It was quickly snapped up by a long-term TT enthusiast and TT Owners Club member. As an aeronautical engineer by trade he was equally cosseting and again the TT was garaged and only driven in the dry used sparingly for shows and events with another TT acting as his daily driver. Ever safety minded the now aged factory tyres where replaced with a set of new matching Michelins, but of course the hardly worn originals where preserved for the future. Ever the perfectionist the underside of the car was treated with Aero grade LPS3 to keep it as new. His local Main Dealer Stockport Audi where now used for MOTs and parts
Maintenance History documented by VMS and Invoices
05/07/02 PDI Harold Wood Audi – Report Present
27/07/04 3149 Miles Service Harold Wood Audi – Invoice
07/07/05 3224 Miles MOT BCSS – Certificate
08/07/06 3149 Miles MOT BCSS – Certificate
04/07/07 3571 Miles Service and Brake Fluid Harold Wood Audi - Invoice
04/07/07 3571 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi – Invoice
11/07/08 3664 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi - Invoice
14/07/09 3739 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi – Invoice
09/07/10 3812 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi - Certificate
13/07/11 3862 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi - Invoice
22/06/12 3986 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi - Invoice
22/06/12 3986 Miles Service Harold Wood Audi - Invoice
15/07/13 4320 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi - Invoice
11/07/14 4685 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi – Invoice
26/06/15 4735 Miles MOT Harold Wood Audi -Invoice
26/06/15 4735 Miles Interval Inspection Harold Wood Audi -Invoice
26/06/15 4735 Miles Oil Service Harold Wood Audi -Invoice
23/07/16 4784 Miles MOT CTC - Certificate
10/07/17 4800 Miles MOT Southend Audi -Invoice
20/07/18 4865 Miles Oil Service Southend Audi -Invoice
20/07/18 4865 Miles Cambelt and waterpump Southend Audi – Invoice
20/07/18 4685 Miles MOT Southend Audi - Invoice
22/07/19 7412 Miles MOT Stockport Audi - Invoice
Offered with incredibly low miles supported by a fully documented ownership and service record with a huge array of invoices for maintenance this really is as good as it gets. The car is supplied with all booklets and instructions in the original book pack and even the original sales persons business card. All 3 keys are still present along with the factory Key data tag.
The Raven black Pearl Effect - metallic paint is incredible with a deep glossy shine. The body is totally free from dents and stone chips and the panel gaps are even and totally original. The wheels are totally original, unmarked and un-refurbished. The tyres are nearly new matching Michelins although the originals are also included for potential show concourse use. All badges, glass and trim are original and unmarked. This car has always been garaged and has never been used in the wet from day 1 and it absolutely shows.
Perhaps even more remarkable than the incredible condition of the paint work and trim is the underside of the vehicle. It could easily have just rolled straight off the factory floor, with factory wax and markings still in place it is an incredible testament to the care this TT has received. The previous owner, a member of the TT Owners Club has painstakingly treated the underside with Aero spec LPS3 to future proof it as well.
The interior is a fabulous place to reside with factory black leather and that iconic dash. The seats, carpets, matts and every piece of trim are absolutely factory fresh even the metal gearknob is totally unmarked. The interior is complimented by factory fitted BOSE audio and cd changer.
In incredible condition and with just over 8,000 miles documented this really is as new and offers a fantastic entry in to modern classic ownership as either a depreciation proof low mileage daily driver, a weekend toy to polish, show and enjoy or perhaps most likely a solid investment piece to add to your collection,
If you are looking for the very best example of a truly ground breaking design icon or just looking for a shrewd future classic investment 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 of 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