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Old 11-07-15, 09:04 AM   #1
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Quick question, is there a site or any way of knowing which cars were Audi Press cars?
I seem to remember the previous owner saying mine might have been, but I could be wrong.

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Old 11-07-15, 09:44 AM   #2
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Quick question, is there a site or any way of knowing which cars were Audi Press cars?
I seem to remember the previous owner saying mine might have been, but I could be wrong.

Many thanks

Si
What car is it? And what reg number?
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Old 11-07-15, 09:55 AM   #3
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Hi Tom

It's a UR Quattro, G747 KVV

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Old 11-07-15, 10:28 AM   #4
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It was registered with a Northamptonshire plate. Northamptonshire is where VAG Head office registered cars (even though its based in Buckinghamshire) the last 2 of the plate shows it...

BD Northamptonshire
NH Northampton
NV Northamptonshire
RR Northamptonshire
RP Northamptonshire
VV Northampton


....BUT there was also a number of Audi dealers in Northamptonshire registering cars to customers, businesses etc and not every car registered at VAG head office was a "Press car" (think company cars, staff lease cars, major fleet deals and all sorts of other stuff)

Ask kenquattro ..hes pretty clued up on Press Cars
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Old 11-07-15, 12:56 PM   #5
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I would be pretty certain that it was originally a VAG UK car/Press car. In the service book, it will have the stamp of the supplying dealer inside the first page. If it was a VAG UK car, it will have the VAG UK Milton Keynes stamp.
Phil Short's old red 20V was a G+++ KVV reg originally,before it had his plate on it.

There was also a Glacier 90 quattro 20V with a G+++ KVV reg used in a CAR Magazine Giant Test in early 1990.

A lot of the high end Audis of that era were VAG UK registered, especially the V8s, 100 Turbos etc.
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Old 11-07-15, 12:57 PM   #6
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It was registered with a Northamptonshire plate. Northamptonshire is where VAG Head office registered cars (even though its based in Buckinghamshire) the last 2 of the plate shows it...

BD Northamptonshire
NH Northampton
NV Northamptonshire
RR Northamptonshire
RP Northamptonshire
VV Northampton


....BUT there was also a number of Audi dealers in Northamptonshire registering cars to customers, businesses etc and not every car registered at VAG head office was a "Press car" (think company cars, staff lease cars, major fleet deals and all sorts of other stuff)
Absolutely spot on.
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Old 11-07-15, 02:05 PM   #7
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A link to a pic of Phil Short's old 20V, G808 KVV.

http://www.urquattro.fr/Web/Pages/Jo...9.html#anchor1
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Old 20-07-15, 07:49 AM   #8
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Many thanks for the info Ken. I have checked my Service Schedule & it states the car belongs to VAG (UK) Ltd and the dealer stamp was Milton Keynes. So it was an Audi car but, as you say, it could have been a company car, staff lease car etc.

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Old 20-07-15, 08:59 AM   #9
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I'm curious, though. Besides being more photographed than other registered audis, is there anything about a 'press car' that should make it more valuable than a similar condition example?
I think not.
The 'press car' aspect really adding only a curiosity point in its history.
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I wasn't thinking about it putting £xxx on the value, just wanting to find out the history.

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