I think you are right - there is a story here.
My worst fear is that the car has a serious front end problem, and the original owner decided to trade it. The Audi dealer did not want to deal with it and wholesaled it.
The current owner told me that he got a "partial alignment" as in toe-in and camber, so he must have realized something was not right.
This car is so perfect in appearance and running that it would not go to the wholesale market without a reason.