1997 Audi Cabriolet

For enthusiasts, the removal of the Coupe Quattro – even if it was a bit slower and softer than it could have been – and replacement with a front-drive, automatic-only convertible was a bit of a sad commentary. But it looked pretty nice, keeping the Coupe’s profile and opening the top on Audi’s foray into convertibles. Audi sold a little over 1,000 per a year for the end of the B4 run, extending the life of the model to an impressive 13 years into 1998. End of the run Cabriolet models also offered some sport options including rarely seen seats and more often sported 16″ Votex/Ronal wheels, such as this ’97 wears:

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Year: 1997
Model: Cabriolet
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 122,570 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

1997 Audi Cabriolet
2.8L V6 – Automatic
Heated Seats – Convertible

Looking for an economical convertible, but don’t want to spends thousands on a newer vehicle? This 1997 Audi Cabriolet is the answer to all of your concerns. This is a very nice 1997 Audi Cabriolet that runs and drives great. This Audi is powered by a 2.8L V6 engine, and mated to an automatic transmission. The engine starts up with no issues and runs great with no problems. Drivability Is great with no concerns as it is comfortable and has no issues on highways or back roads, and is truly fun to drive. The convertible top goes up and down with no problems, as long as you follow the procedures to do it correctly. The cars interior is in great shape and doesn’t have a lot of wear or tear. The exterior has some small dings and scratches, as it is to be expected from a 20 year old car. The car is literally in great shape for the year and will not disappoint you as shes ready for any road trip you want to put her on. The car runs and drives great and is looking for its next owner to enjoy her!

The best part of these Cabriolets is that they often come to market looking pretty nice at a very low price. The V6, while not really sporty, is a competent, uncomplicated motor that is hooked to a similar performing automatic. Manual conversions are possible on these but infrequently seen. The color combination is nice here with Tornado Red and generally good looking black leather; it’s not perfect, but it’s a nearly 123,000 mile example so you wouldn’t expect it to be. The automatic top can present some problems, but still these are very affordable convertibles. At time of writing, this no reserve auction has barely crested $1,000. Since the wheels alone are worth the best part of that amount to the right person, someone stands to grab a real deal here.

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. Christian Longwolf

    Although I love the CQs, I never liked these cars….and I think that was because I just held the auto-only status against them. Do a manual conversion, and I think it could be fun.

  2. Still, nice specimen!

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