Iconic Audi 60 introduced as a showpiece for Dubai
History has repeated itself with the arrival of the iconic Audi 60 in Dubai, the same model as the first Audi ever to be imported by His Excellency Khalifa Juma Al Nabooda.
The signature 1968 model, which was first brought to the UAE in the 1970s by Al Nabooda Automobiles, the official dealer for Audi in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, will take pride of place in the Sheikh Zayed Road showroom and is sure to be a hit with classic car lovers.
The vibrant red Audi 60, which still has all its original parts, including the fitted window blinds, is fully functional and safe for Dubai’s roads, reinforcing the car manufacturer and Audi Dubai’s commitment to quality engineering.
The car has a 1.5 litre engine and is part of the F103, the internal designation for a series of car models produced by Auto Union in West Germany from 1965 to 1972, derived from the earlier DKW F102. To signify the change from a two-stroke to a four-stroke engine, the DKW marque was dropped in favour of Audi, a name which had not been used since before the Second World War.
“It is a great honour to display this historic Audi to our showroom and place it side by side with today’s models such as the R8 and TT”, said Ali Al Nabooda, General Manager for ANA – Audi Dubai. “Showcasing the car to the UAE marks an important milestone in the 36-year history of Al Nabooda Automobiles.
“We are offering our customers an insight into the history of Al Nabooda Automobiles and its partnership with Audi. This car is great example of how Audi has grown and developed in the local market.
“We always hope to deliver a truly memorable experience when customers visit the Audi Dubai showroom, one which goes above standard expectations and speaks to what Audi stands for as a brand. We look forward to welcoming customers to the showroom and showing them how the Audi brand has developed through the ages.“
Established in 1976 as a part of Khalifa Juma Al Nabooda Group, Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC is the authorised dealers for Audi in Dubai and Northern Emirates.