Next to the 405, I photographed this 1995 Audi A4. It’s probably a project/parts car too, and it seems to have had a rough life so far. I don’t think the snowplow has treated it too kindly, either.
Audis like this are still in decent demand, so it’s likely it’s a high-mileage car that’s suffered a failure of some sort. Like the Peugeot, it’s left to lie on the snowy parking lot of the vocational school without a clear idea where it’s supposed to go next.
The Audi is an early car, and you can see the old-style Audi logo on the front wing. I also noted the (rare in Finland) sunroof is slightly open, which doesn’t bode well for the headlining’s condition.
The engine here is the base 1.8 20V 125-hp four, also found on the Volkswagen Passat.
The rear corner’s suffered a couple of hits, and the left taillight is completely busted. I’m also intrigued how the rear plate can be this bent. As a final insult, the car has dollar-store wheeltrims in place of anything original. Yeah, my standards are high.
Rust on a mid-1990s Audi? Inconceivable! This is a probable telltale of the possible high mileage, as these do not give in too easily. I’m also detecting signs of a crumpled driver-side front corner, covered by snow.
Like the 405, the A4 is probably a goner unless someone takes it on as a cheap project. Cheap as in purchase price, of course.
[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]