‘Fire up the Quattro!’ - Gene Hunt’s Audi for sale

Undated Handout Photo of Gene Hunt's Audi Quattro from Ashes to Ashes which is up for sale. See PA Feature MOTORING Motoring Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MOTORING Motoring Column.
It was the only thing that could rival tough-talking DCI Gene Hunt for on-screen presence - and now the famous red Audi Quattro is up for sale.

It was the only thing that could rival tough-talking DCI Gene Hunt for on-screen presence - and now the famous red Audi Quattro is up for sale.

The hit TV show Ashes to Ashes saw Philip Glenister reprise his role as Hunt opposite Keeley Hawes as Alex Drake, but for many it was the iconic 1981 Audi that stole the show.

This particular example was bought by a prop supply company for the second and third series of Ashes to Ashes, and featured in all sixteen episodes before meeting a spectacular end by being riddled with bullet holes.

Now the car is up for sale, and the lucky buyer could return it to the road with some care and attention or keep it as a museum piece. Standard examples of the Audi Quattro can easily fetch up to £20,000, so this particular example could be worth more thanks to its unique history.