1995 Audi S6

Watching the Goodwood Festival of Speed feed live this weekend yielded a bit of aural and visual treat for Audi fans as the quite rare S4 GTO took to the famous hill. As esoteric Audi racers go, it’s pretty high on the list – especially given the performance on tap. Basically, the defunct 90 IMSA GTO was selected to head to South Africa to race and replace some also defunct 200 quattros. But since the 80/90 weren’t sold in South Africa, instead of the B4 Audi utilized a C4 chassis. Prepared by Voldi and raced in the hands of Hans Stuck, the 700 horsepower all-wheel drive monsters were immediately successful and were run for several years. Although the car running at Goodwood was in the later Rothmans livery (it’s worth watching the clip here!), the original model was in Audi’s adopted racing silver of the early 1990s. This S6 immediately reminded me of it:

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Year: 1995
Model: S6
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 123,460 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Up for sale is my nice low mileage Audi S6. The car was owned by a lawyer in Virginia until five years ago. He kept the car in a garage and had Mercedes-Benz as a daily driver. The car was bought by a dealer and he held it for year but did not drive much. I bought the car and have been using it as a daily driver for the last five years. The car was washed after every snowstorm with hot water using a power washer on the bottom of the car and the top. It was garaged in a un heated garage.

The original owner installed an RS6 turbo and had the CPU remapped. He also installed Porsche big red calipers and A8 130 mm roters. He said that the car had between 300 and 325 hp. The modification was done properly as the car idles fine and starts up at -20 with no issues.

The car has had normal maintenance done and my ownership. The first thing I did when I got the car was replace the front struts and rear tie rods. I just replaced the rear shocks. During my ownership the front end was gone through, The windshield replaced, rear view mirrors replaced, the timing belt was replaced somewhere just passed 90,000 miles. The car has never failed to start and makes a wonderful daily driver. I am selling because I would like to get a truck as I now have a boat and my wife is mad when I use her Subaru.

Owning this car was on my bucket list. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and it has been adult owned all its life. I have one car left on my bucket list but I believe I traded that for my boat. Buying a truck put me over my car allotment and something had to go. My truck Will become my new daily driver.

As with most ’95s, the narrative again points towards inconsistencies; this car must be an early ’95 with the infrared remote locking and differential lock, but it has closed headrests. Condition, from what is shown, seems to be overall quite good and the color combination is nice. The seller claims the car has an “RS6” turbo, but my guess is that it has RS2 upgrades which should provide the claimed power. One downside of the early ’95s are the weak first gears, but I wonder if that was upgraded as well seeing that the previous owner seemed to be an enthusiast. The addition of the Porsche brakes is nice and the current seller has continued to maintain the car, including timing belt and suspension freshening.

The only downsides I can see are the obvious rear bumper damage and eBay’s claim that the title is branded. Neither are mentioned, but as these cars are now 22 years old it’s not unheard of that they’ve had a scrape along the way. The bidding is already fairly strong at $6,500 with the reserve still on; I’d not expect a sedan in this condition to be worth much more than $7,000 – $8,000 in today’s market, but if this is the car someone really wants they may be willing to tread higher.

-Carter

2 thoughts on “1995 Audi S6

  1. Seriously when are these going to enjoy the resurgence in value that everything else from this era has enjoyed. These have been a best kept secret for a long time, and have outlived all the competition of the day in terms of longevity and practicality. Even the basket case but lovable UrQuattro has reached e30 m3 like values for solid examples.

    I will just keep enjoying mine and quit bitching I suppose.

  2. The stories are nice but show me an engine shot or two plus the underside if you want me to show you the money!

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