A Proteo Red widebodied
Q4 in the UK
Another widebodied Q4 breaks cover
in the UK. Its in proteo red and the owner has only just taken delivery
The car is a 1996 widebody with the
sportspack rear spoiler and 16" Speedline alloys in Anthracite
grey. The car was imported into the UK in 1998.
Being a widebodied car it comes with
the standard 16v interior, not the horrible half leatherette seating
of the skinnies, and only the front windows are electric. It does come
with Air-con, which seems to be a hit and miss option on the later cars.
And the suspension has standard dampers not the uber-expensive electronic
At 60k miles the engine was replaced
by Tanc Barret (out of interest does anyone still have the original
engine in their Q4?) and at the same time the standard turbo was replaced
by a hybrid unit.
The new owner is trying to discover the brand of brakes being used,
being groved disks they are obviously aftermarket ones.
A Sparco strut brace has been ordered
for the car and should be fitted sometime soon, which should help with
steering feel and front end response.
The bodywork of the car has a few blemishes and carpark scars which
the owner is going to be sorting out, and the engine needs a good clean
to bring it up to the high standard of the rest of the car.
It should look and drive even better
when all of these things are completed. Although it looks pretty damn