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    1. Member jedinight37's Avatar
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      05-25-2011 12:38 AM #1
      I have looked for some time on production numbers per color, with no avail. Does anyone have any pointers to find color UrQ production numbers? US based?

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      05-26-2011 12:30 AM #2
      No, sorry.
      I would LOVE this info, but probably even Audi has no clue anymore.

      Some colours are more-are than others, depending on model year.

      I'll check with Bill Bremer, he runs the urq registry.
      With his info, at least we can say how many of each colour/year are accounted for!

      I see you have an '85!
      Details please!
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      05-26-2011 12:41 AM #3
      Here's a list of the colours for N. American '85's...

      1985 – USA – VIN 85F 900001 -> 85F 901500
      Alpine White, L90E, P1
      Amazon Blue Metallic, LY5Y, L6
      Graphite Metallic (grey), LB7V, W9
      Lhasa Metallic (Green), LA6V, W1
      Oceanic Blue Metallic, LY6V, L7
      Sapphire Metallic, LY5V, L5
      Stone Grey Metallic, LY7U, U8
      Titian Red Metallic, LB3V, W4
      Tornado Red, LY3D, G2
      Zermatt Silver Metallic, LY7Y, L1

      I've never seen (on a US '85 car) Sapphire Metallic, Oceanic Blue, or Lhasa Metallic....I would rate them as the most-rare...along with a runner up of Amazon. I've seen only one.
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      05-26-2011 01:27 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Sepp View Post
      No, sorry.
      I would LOVE this info, but probably even Audi has no clue anymore.

      Some colours are more-are than others, depending on model year.

      I'll check with Bill Bremmer, he runs the urq registry.
      With his info, at least we can say how many of each colour/year are accounted for!

      I see you have an '85!
      Details please!
      I just picked it up two days ago. It was garaged since 98. 117 on the dial. Blew the timing belt then parked. Going to jank the head off this weekend. Was purchased from the org. owner. you can view pics here:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/63308757@N07/

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      05-26-2011 09:40 PM #5
      Wow!
      Is that in Lhasa green? I cannot tell in the pics. It still bares the very rare headlights.

      here's what Bill was kind enough to pass along on his documentation of the '85's.

      Graphite (B7V): 12
      Amazon Blue (Y5Y): 4
      Stone Gray (Y7U): 5
      Alpine White (90E): 10
      Tornado Red (Y3D): 17
      Titian Red (B3V): 9
      Helios Blue (A5T): 2
      Zermatt Silver (Y7Y): 7
      Montego Black (Y9Y): 2
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      05-26-2011 10:32 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Sepp View Post
      Wow!
      Is that in Lhasa green? I cannot tell in the pics. It still bares the very rare headlights.

      here's what Bill was kind enough to pass along on his documentation of the '85's.

      Graphite (B7V): 12
      Amazon Blue (Y5Y): 4
      Stone Gray (Y7U): 5
      Alpine White (90E): 10
      Tornado Red (Y3D): 17
      Titian Red (B3V): 9
      Helios Blue (A5T): 2
      Zermatt Silver (Y7Y): 7
      Montego Black (Y9Y): 2

      it is green, which is why I was asking. I cant even find a good example of lhasas metallic to gauge against.

      any info you could help me find would be great! or at least a starting point for me to research even more... Thank you so much for the information you provided already

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      05-26-2011 11:16 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by jedinight37 View Post
      it is green, which is why I was asking. I cant even find a good example of lhasas metallic to gauge against.

      any info you could help me find would be great! or at least a starting point for me to research even more... Thank you so much for the information you provided already

      You're very welcome, I live for this stuff.
      You can pop open the trunk, on the upper side, near where the sunroof rack is, there should be a colour sticker in that area somewhere...it'll be in code, like on my first colours post.


      You can easily confirm that it is the original colour!

      I'll find a shot of a Lhasa car and post it up.

      Would you by chance feel comfortable PMing me the last 4 numbers of your VIN?
      I've been keeping track of all of the '85's states-side.

      ..And if there's no sticker to be found, we can decode the VIN to find the colour.

      Here's an example of where the sticker is (note the rear speaker)
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      05-26-2011 11:31 PM #8
      More to come. Such a rare colour, on any year...hard to find pics...and given the different lighting in each of these shots makes it a challenge.







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      05-27-2011 01:00 AM #9
      Yup thats the color!

      Wow thank you so much. I will pass you the VIN first thing in the morning (it sleeps at the shop for now)

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      05-27-2011 01:57 AM #10
      Excellent!! This could be the first documented LG '85 in the states!

      you lucky dog...congrats on the find!!
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      05-27-2011 02:19 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Sepp View Post
      Excellent!! This could be the first documented LG '85 in the states!

      you lucky dog...congrats on the find!!
      LG= Lhasa Green?

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      05-27-2011 05:40 PM #12
      Yes, sorry LG=Lhasa Green..
      I was being lazy..

      And for the rest of the viewers, yes it has been confirmed that this is a true Lhasa Green car.
      The only one I know of year-wise in the US.
      Great colour!
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      05-27-2011 06:31 PM #13
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      06-08-2011 05:51 PM #14
      Got the car started this weekend, drove it yesterday for the first time! the previous owner blew the timing belt on it and parked it in 98. All we did was inspect the valves, and line it up to TDC. Thing fired right up!

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      06-08-2011 08:57 PM #15
      Yeah, the WX is an interface engine, but sometimes the engine is alright if you're not hauling ass when it breaks.
      At idle, (and if you don't try to re-start it) usually you're OK.

      That is great news!!!
      Congrats!
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      07-12-2011 12:34 AM #16
      amazing color Lhasa is. I missed out on an 84 Lhasa that sold last year out of New Hampshire that had low miles. I'm still on the hunt to this day. If you ever want to sell... please let me know.
      Great car, enjoy it!

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      07-19-2011 11:40 PM #17
      ^^ I remember that car. It was quite nice.
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      07-20-2011 03:30 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Sepp View Post
      Here's a list of the colours for N. American '85's...

      1985 – USA – VIN 85F 900001 -> 85F 901500
      Alpine White, L90E, P1
      Amazon Blue Metallic, LY5Y, L6
      Graphite Metallic (grey), LB7V, W9
      Lhasa Metallic (Green), LA6V, W1
      Oceanic Blue Metallic, LY6V, L7
      Sapphire Metallic, LY5V, L5
      Stone Grey Metallic, LY7U, U8
      Titian Red Metallic, LB3V, W4
      Tornado Red, LY3D, G2
      Zermatt Silver Metallic, LY7Y, L1

      I've never seen (on a US '85 car) Sapphire Metallic, Oceanic Blue, or Lhasa Metallic....I would rate them as the most-rare...along with a runner up of Amazon. I've seen only one.
      I haven't checked the code on mine to be sure, but you list the Graphetie Metallic as a grey color. I would call it more black than grey.


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      07-22-2011 12:37 PM #19
      mmmmm Graphetie Metallic....NICE

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      07-22-2011 02:45 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jedinight37 View Post
      mmmmm Graphetie Metallic....NICE
      Thanks. I just changes to white powder coated wheels for a nice contrast.

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      08-18-2011 05:38 PM #21
      I had a Lhasa Green Metallic '84 UrQ for a number of years. It now belong to a friend of mine. Great color!
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      08-20-2011 01:20 AM #22
      You are in NY? Is your old Lhasa still in NY too? Still on the hunt. I'm actually going to a PA get together and there will be a Lhasa '83 there. I don't really know how I'll react! But I'll take pics for sure.

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      08-20-2011 02:27 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbinChris View Post
      I haven't checked the code on mine to be sure, but you list the Graphetie Metallic as a grey color. I would call it more black than grey.

      your's is for sure Graphite metallic! Same paint batch as my car!

      I just copied, and pasted the colour code listing...I'd call it more black than "grey" myself!
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      09-27-2011 12:50 PM #24
      WooHoo, Passed smog yesterday!

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      09-27-2011 01:48 PM #25
      Awesome! Post some more current pics! Can't get enough of Lhasa.

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      09-27-2011 02:58 PM #26
      can do you one better, video of it first firing up:

      http://www.youtube.com/user/shupe03a4#p/u/9/-RsRW3t8hAQ

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      09-27-2011 03:23 PM #27
      So very awesome! Paint looks in great shape.

    28. 10-18-2011 12:39 AM #28
      It's great seeing another urq start after a storage break and on its way to get back on the road. I started my lhasa 84 for the first time a week ago, it will be on the road soon.

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      10-18-2011 02:23 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by dbldmnd View Post
      It's great seeing another urq start after a storage break and on its way to get back on the road. I started my lhasa 84 for the first time a week ago, it will be on the road soon.
      AWESOME!

      I just got smog done (california) tires and brakes....then the road

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      10-18-2011 10:49 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by dbldmnd View Post
      It's great seeing another urq start after a storage break and on its way to get back on the road. I started my lhasa 84 for the first time a week ago, it will be on the road soon.
      Must post pics!

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      10-18-2011 09:27 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by jedinight37 View Post
      can do you one better, video of it first firing up:

      http://www.youtube.com/user/shupe03a4#p/u/9/-RsRW3t8hAQ
      That is soo very awesome, it nearly brings tears to my eyes.



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      07-03-2012 09:12 AM #33
      Very nice. A long road back to the road but so worth it! Lhasa = perfection.

    34. 07-06-2012 01:08 PM #34
      My old 83 Rally car was Lhasa Green. I bought the car from a guy who painted it red. Then I painted it white.. Not until it met its demise into a tree during a race and I bought it back years later did I see it was green.. I kept the original paint code decal , vin tags and title...

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      09-05-2012 10:38 AM #35
      Ugh one less Lhasa left in the world.
      What is there 5?

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