The iconic Audi 100 that former Indian cricketer Ravi Shashtri won at the 1985 Benson and Hedges World Championship of Cricket in Australia after defeating Pakistan in the final has been completely restored by the Super Car Club Garage (SCCG), which is owned by none other than the Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond Ltd., Gautam Singhania.
Ravi Shastri was awarded the Audi 100 after being crowned “The Champion of Champions” in the tournament. On Friday, Singhania presented the former cricketer and former India coach with the keys to the restored automobile. Shastri, upon receiving the vehicle, remarked, “This is special in many ways, as it is one of the first Audis to enter India.”
After receiving delivery of his Audi 100, Shastri tweeted that it was a national asset. “This is as sentimental as it gets! This is a national resource. This is @AudiIn – @SinghaniaGautam of #TeamIndia “peruse his tweets. Take a look –
The entire restoration process reportedly took nearly a year. “When the vehicle arrived, it did not function in any way,” said Singhania. The luxury sedan required a “complete restoration from the ground up” at the SCCG. Due to the Audi 100’s rarity, locating replacement parts was bound to be difficult. However, the car’s components are all original and were sourced from various countries.