The car was one of two used in the filming, both made to look identical to each other, and is currently going for £12,200 with over three days left to run. That’s despite being peppered with bullet holes sustained in the 2010 finale of the show and also lacking an MoT. By comparison a road-going version of the iconic turbocharged machine is on eBay at £7,500 with a similar time to run.
The seller of the Hunt Audi says in the listing he works for the company that originally supplied the car, and bought it from the production company. He claims to have lacquered the bullet holes that riddle the left side of the car both to preserve them and stop rusting. It hasn’t run for 18 months but could easily be recommissioned, he claims.
The Quattro drew fire from keener fans of the show for being anachronistic in that right-hand-drive versions of the Audi weren’t on sale in the UK in 1981 when it was supposed to be set.