Westrand Car Show - 1973 Audi 100 GL

Audi 100

The first Audi 100, developed by Volkswagen’s subsidiary Auto Union at Ingolstadt, was shown to the press as a four-door sedan on 26 November 1968. The Audi 100 was the company’s largest car since the revival of the Audi brand by Volkswagen in 1965.

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Audi followed up the introduction of the four-door saloon in November 1968 with a two-door saloon in October 1969 and the 100 Coupé S in autumn 1970 The cars’ 1.8 litre four-cylinder engines originally came in base 100 (80 PS or 59 kW or 79 hp), 100 S (90 PS or 66 kW or 89 hp), and 100 LS (100 PS or 74 kW or 99 hp) versions.

The Coupé was driven by a bored-out 1.9 litre developing 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp). From April 1970 the 100 LS could be ordered with a three-speed automatic transmission sourced from Volkswagen.

The Ingolstadt production line was at full capacity, but supply fell short of demand that during the summer of 1970 an additional production line for Audi 100s was set up in Volkswagen’s own Wolfsburg plant, which made it the first water-cooled car to be produced in Germany’s  largest car plant

Starting with the 1972 model year the 100 GL was introduced featuring the 1.9 litre engine formerly used only in the Coupé S.

In March 1971 the 500,000th Audi was produced. By now the Audi 100 had become the most commercially successful model in the company’s history. In 1976 the two millionth Audi was built, of which the 100 accounted for over 800,000.

In South Africa, where the 100 was also assembled, the 100 was available as the L, LS, GL, and S Coupé. Local production began towards the end of 1972. The GL received a vinyl roof and “GL” lettering on the C-pillar.

This beautifully maintained example of an Audi 100GL will be at the 2019 WestRand Car Show.

The Audi story covers a range of other marques – Auto Union, NSU, Wanderer and Horch

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The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
Audi 100 LS 2 Door Sedan – Thomas doerfer [CC BY-SA 3.0]
Audi 100 C1 Coupé – Spurzem – Lothar Spurzem [CC BY-SA 2.0 de]
Audi 100 C1 Coupé – Spurzem – Lothar Spurzem [CC BY-SA 2.0 de]
1973 Audi 100GL – Chris Botha (4 Images)