Double Take: Black or Blue? 1992 and 1993 Porsche 968s

While most of front-engined Porsche enthusiasts flock towards the 944 Turbo as the model of choice, the non-turbo models remain a solid value amongst German performance cars. While they were arguably underpowered compared to their competition of the day, the 944 S2 and 968 are dependable and their excellent handling more than makes up for any horsepower deficiency. They’ve also aged much more gracefully than any of the Japanese cars did (save perhaps the FD RX7) and the ultimate expression of these cars – the 968 – returned in some regards towards the simple and clean design of the original 924 and 928 models versus the chunky, aggressive 944 Turbo and S2. Today clean examples of 968s have popped up on Ebay and remind us how great this design is – let’s start with the beautiful midnight blue example:

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 124,000 mi
Price: $ 14,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 968 on eBay

1993 Porsche 968

Midnight Blue Metallic paint with gray interior. Run fast and pulls hard through all gears. No smoke at all. Recent Colorado emissions test. Clear title in my name.

Two owners since 1999, records since then.

Recent work done by Porsche expert Dart Auto:

-New drive belt
-New balance shaft seals
-New crankshaft seal
-New timing belt
-New camshaft seal
-New timing belt rollers and tensioner
-New balance shaft belt
-New A/C drier and valve
-New A/C compressor
-New water pump
-New valve cover gasket
-New A/C belt tensioner
-New DME relay
-New Hall sensor
-New VarioCam gasket and ring
-New OEM antenna
-New Lloyds mats
-Oil change and filter 2 months ago
-Recent alternator
-Recent battery
-Recent brake rotors and pads

New tires (less than 3000 miles on them). Factory option 17″ Cup wheels with colored crests have some curbing.

Recent paint work by Porsche experts Apex Auto Body:

-Bare metal respray of hood from rock chips and pitting
-Bare metal respray of left fender from clear coat failing and flaking off
-Respray of front clip from rock chips
-New weatherstripping on rockers and fenders
-New 968 badge on back
-Complete polish

Car has ProMax chip installed. Clean title in my name.

Dash lights have been upgraded and are nice and bright at night.

Will include owners manual, tool kit, Porsche compressor, original keys, wheel locks.

Interior is very clean. Non-smoker, no bolster wear, two small tears in the dash defrost vents.

Drive this car anywhere in the country. The only thing that may slow you down is the weather!

With a significant amount of recent mechanical work and corrected paintwork, this is one of the best to get. The 6 speed coupled to the 3.0 makes for a fun ride that is surprisingly different from the Turbo models, but very enjoyable all the same. I love this color combination and pricing seems right on. I’m a little surprised that while the car was in the shop they didn’t fix the curb rash on the desirable Cup wheels, but that could be pretty easily remedied. Overall, this has to be pretty close to the best setup on these cars in my opinion – Blue over grey with cup wheels. Rather have something a bit darker?

Black over black is probably my personal least favorite color combination on Porsches, but this one is in remarkable shape and looks great. The wheels are from a Boxster I believe but look nice, though not as fitting as the Cup wheels:

Year: 1992
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 114,000 mi
Price: $13,700 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 968 on eBay

This 1992 black-on-black Porsche 968 coupe feels well balanced and sturdy with plenty of power. It excellerates through all 6 gears and is a joy to drive! The suspension is responsive and the brakes are firm with a smooth clutch. This vehicle roars as the RPM’s climb! As the pictures evidence, the body and undercarriage are in good condition. This 968 is ready to go! No cracks in the dash and no tears in the leather. If interested in this rare, powerful Porsche 968, call Curtis at 832-671-8408.

This and other European collectibles can be viewed at jpfrazier.com There will be an additional $298.50 assessed to each sale for dealer doc fees.

This car is offered with a few less miles and a few hundred dollars less than the blue car, but in all honesty the lack of detailed mechanical work offered makes the blue car the one to buy if it were me even if I didn’t prefer the color combination. Despite that, either of these cars is priced right in the sweet spot for 968s – yes, you can find a fixer-upper cheaper than either of these cars, but do you really want to get into a wreck of a Porsche? If you’re smart, you buy a clean one and pay a bit extra, and both of these cars fit that bill perfectly.

-Carter

Double Take: 1986 and 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattros

If yesterday’s lower-mile but high price 4000CS Quattro got you excited to see an older Audi quattro model, today’s double take should take you to the next level! It’s pretty rare to find 4000 Quattros in a good state these days, and Paul’s example was one of the best that’s popped up in a while it was really priced well outside of the market for these cars. Today, though, we have two pretty good examples of 4000CS Quattros that can be had with a reasonable budget – one Tornado Red like yesterday’s example and the other in the quite rare shade of Oceanic Blue Metallic. Let’s start with the Tornado Red 87:

Year: 1987
Model: 4000CS Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 190,000 mi
Price: $3,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro on Craigslist

87 4000 Quattro, 190,000

Tornado Red
Heated Quattro Script seats. Both work, no rips or tears.
Trip computer

Work done in fall 2012
Full engine tune up Plugs, cap, rotor, wires, air and fuel filters, all Bosch
New pads and rotors front and rear
15×7 Motegi Track Lite 2 forged wheels with new Hancook Ventus V2 Concept tires 205 50 15
New Trunk struts
Replaced door handle gaskets
New windshield
New battery
New expansion tank

Spring 2013
New Ansa rear muffler assembly
Headlights relayed
Fuel pump relayed
Transmission oil changed with Audi fluid
Rear diff oil changed
Sunroof seal replaced, frame cleaned and lubed, sunroof tilts and slides
Front door outer window seals/scrapers replaced with new clips all from Audi Tradition.

Summer 2013
Transmission mounts replaced
Coupe Quattro red H&R springs
Ur-q OE strut mounts on all 4 corners
Bilstien Sport rear struts
Sachs Advantage front struts
Front and rear ball joints replaced
Right front CV axle rebuilt
Both rear wheel bearings and left front wheel bearing replaced
Front tie rod assemblies replaced
Roof, drivers door, lower rocker panels and trim painted. Roof due to clear coat peel, drivers door was keyed at some point, and the lower rocker trim was faded.

I’ve driven the car on 2 separate 1800 mile road trips with zero issues. The diff locks work, the cruise works, the AC worked up until July I think the service valves are leaking. The only things it really needs are rear diff mounts.

I am in Denver, CO

This car looks nearly as perfect as yesterday’s car but at only a quarter of the price. Major mechanical service has been completed and it’s all of the things that you’d want changed over on one of these older cars. The suspension has been upgraded to later and stiffer Coupe Quattro items giving the car a better ride in the twisties while not being incredibly low. This car also features the popular “Quattro script” heated cloth interior and all of the trim looks in good shape – including those front reflectors and grills, a typically gone or destroyed item on 4000s. There are some light modifications including some rally inspired super light white Motegi wheels, light window tint and the OEM badges have been replaced by some Ur-quattro inspired stickers – really, nothing that isn’t reversible if you don’t like it. Mileage is pretty much par for the course on these well loved quattros at 190,000, but anyone that has owned one – I have – will tell you they wear like granite, especially if well maintained like this. Looking for a bit more of a project in a rare color? How about this rare to see Oceanic Blue Metallic model?

Oceanic Blue Metallic is a color near and dear to me, as I owned two Coupe GTs in this shade. My cousin also learned to drive on a model just about identical to this and it was the first 4-wheel burnout I’ve ever seen – who says 4000s are underpowered?!?! It’s a neat color that is rare to find. Unfortunately, this particular car has been resprayed about 10 years ago and to me it doesn’t look like they got the mix just right – but it is pretty close. It’s odd that they had the car resprayed but didn’t paint the spoiler as it should have been. The original wheels are there but look a bit tired, though the seller claims newer tires.

Year: 1986
Model: 4000CS Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 220,000 mi
Price: $2,700 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Audi 4000CS Quattro on eBay

1986 Audi 4000 S Quattro. The Ultimate snow car. Drives great and tight. Clutch good. Brakes good. New struts.

Instrument cluster replace with 220k.

No rust. Painted by Earl Scheib ’03. Paint OK. Medium sized dents in LF fender/ door. Smaller dent RR door. Glass all around good. Windshield in excellent condition. Some water spots on glass. Sunroof needs some attention. Will vent. Rear spoiler OK. All lenses good for an ’86. Front reflectors and blinkers perfect. Drivers headlight cracked. Have a replacement set of headlights. All trim there. Door trim typical for the age. All SS trim in good shape.

Interior OK. Heated front seats work. Drivers seat has bolster wear. Rear seats good, but welting is coming out. Dash cracked. Door panels excellent. Both front doors have pockets in place. Power windows work. D.Rear window operates only at door.

Solid car! Newer tires! Drives as a 4000 should. Excellent car for a restoration. Or drive as is.

Please ask questions as needed!

Car located in South Lake Tahoe, CA and for sale locally. May be sold prior to Auction end.

This car is definitely in need of some love and attention if you want a nice driver, but overall it’s in pretty decent shape. Rust-free is key as a starting platform, and while there is a fair amount of wear present it doesn’t look like anything that couldn’t be overcome with some attention and the assistance of the active community that supports these cars. This car is priced pretty appropriately at the lower end of the market on 4000CS Quattros.

Were it my money, the Tornado Red car is the one to get. For a few hundred dollars more than the Oceanic model you couldn’t replicate the amount of work and condition difference between the two. As Paul said in his post, though the Ur-Quattro gets most of the attention from this time period, the 4000 gives you most of the thrills on a much better budget. These are two great examples of just that; well priced, solid platforms of cars that you could drive and enjoy for years to come and a great alternative to the rapidly-appreciating E30!

-Carter

Afternoon Accessories: Rabbit GTi Driving Light Grill

Who doesn’t like a rare accessory for their rare ride? This ranks up there pretty high on the not-often-seen list; I believe in all of my VW days I’ve only seen this grill twice. If you’re looking to make a rare period correct modified GTi, here you go!

Year: 1983-1984
Model: GTi
Condition: Used
Price: $594.95 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Volkswagen GTi Driving Light Grill on eBay

Vintage Volkswagen Rabbit GTI Grill with Driving Lights

For more information call Fred at 724.925.6456

Shipping by FedEx, UPS or Local Pickup

Payment: Paypal or COD-PU

The seller obviously is aware of the rarity of the item, too – pricing it at the same going rate for most parts cars in their entirety. I wonder if going forward it will be easier to reproduce these NLA rare parts with 3D printing. While that may be not far off, if you want the real deal this is pretty much your only option today, and would really suit the Westmoreland grill setup well!

-Carter

1991 Audi V8 Quattro

If you read my last V8 quattro post during V8 week, you’d understand the love/hate relationship I have with the V8 Quattro. It’s been nearly a decade on from parting company with my 1994 4.2 V8, and while it’s true we didn’t always have the best relationship it’s the car that I miss the most out of those I’ve owned. Every time that one comes up for sale I ponder how much it would take to get it into nice condition; and then, every once in a while, a nice one pops up! Such was the case with the 1990 I wrote up for V8 week, and while that car was probably overpriced (and is still for sale), today it’s 1991 twin has come up for sale at a more reasonable price. In period correct and perfect Pearlesant Metallic over grey Connolly leather comfort seats – pretty much the only optional extras available on the V8 – today’s example is taunting me:

Year: 1991
Model: V8 Quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 106,000 mi
Price: $5,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi V8 Quattro on eBay

Vehicle Overview
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***3.6L V8 Powerplant

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***Non-Smoker Gray Leather Cabin

***Original BBS Mesh Wheels

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Having spent many a day cleaning those original BBS wheels, seeing them in good condition is very refreshing. The BBSs were quite light and a nice upgrade from the original “Aero” wheels 1991 on to 1994. The condition of this car looks to be near perfect, and if you’re interested in a V8 Quattro that’s what you want. As with the last one, you’d want to make sure to check if there are maintenance records – specifically, the timing belt service should have been completed. I see a missing headlight wiper, but that’s not really the end of the world. The early V8s are noted for vacuum leaks and oil leaks, so you’ll want to check for those – and the automatic is fairly trusty but you’d probably want to service that, too. This would be a perfect candidate for a 5 speed swap out of a 200 20V, or go crazy and pop in a 4.2 40V motor out of an A8 and a 01E 6-speed if you want a true sleeper. In stock form, the 3.6 with the automatic is underwhelming around town but fun on the highway. $5,900 may seem like a lot for an older Audi, but finding a V8 in this condition is just about impossible – and I think this one is well worth it!

-Carter

10K Friday: Poor Man’s Porsches – 914 v. 924

While I’ve spent a lot of time on 10K Fridays looking for the most car for your money, today we’re going to take a different path and look at the least Porsche for your money. Sound a bit strange? Well, while other Porsche models have taken off in value or are on the verge of being completely unaffordable, it’s refreshing to know you can still get a nice quality Porsche on a budget. Could you get into a beaten 944 Turbo for this money? Yes, and perhaps if you’re looking for a performance car that would be a better choice. But in the true spirit of the creation of both the 914 and 924, I want to look at the most simple versions of both of these cars. Which would be the one for you? Let’s start with the 914:

Year: 1972
Model: 914
Engine: 1.7 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 100,000 mi
Price: $7,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1972 Porsche 914 on eBay

1972 914 porsche from california new tires fuel injected very rust free for more info call dennis 847 521 9442

I have to admit, I’m a more recent convert to thinking clean 914s are pretty cool. They’re not the most attractive by any measure, but they have a Lotus-like simple design. Think of this car as the Porsche Europa and it makes a little more sense. Pop the top and you’ve got a fun, simple targa design. This model has some upgraded alloys and looks reasonably clean. Miles are lower and the price – $7,500 – wouldn’t get you into much of any other Porsche; that is, except the underdog 924:

The 924 is such a clean and elegant design, it’s nice to see them in their original spec. Sure, they sprouted flares, spoilers and big wheels and became more aggressive but the original design is still impressive. With that engine running well, you’ll be in the mid-30 mpg range cruising in what is still a very aerodynamic design today. In Guards Red over tan, this is a great looker:

Year: 1981
Model: 924
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 29,574 mi
Price: $5,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1981 Porsche 924 on eBay

Runs and drives very well. The body and paint are in very good condition. The interior is in good shape, but the seats have rips and the dash is cracked. Has a clear title.

Yes, the engine is anemic, and like many of the early 924/944 variants the dash is now cracked. But for a full $1500 less than the 914, this package is really quite neat. Like the Targa roof on the 914? Well, most of the top of the 924 is removable and ultimately the experience isn’t that different. This particular 924 was well equipped and with very low miles seems in great shape! The price is high for a non-2.5 924, but considering the condition it would be a better deal than buying a worse-condition one and trying to restore it. Not many love the 924, but it is pretty amazing that nearly two decades after it’s launch the 968 was still looking fresh with effectively this same design.

Which would I choose? For me, it’s a no-brainer – I’d choose the 924 over the 914 any day. As an affordable classic and entry level car in the Porsche world, it’s still unappreciated and values reflect that, but it’s a clean and neat design that can be owned on a strict budget – not something that can be said of many Porsches!

-Carter

Heap of the Week Double Take: Make your own Callaway Turbo M6?

Bored? Inspired by our “Shark Week” and Reader Ride – Callaway Turbo features? Well, here’s a double heap just for you then. Today we have not one, but two shark projects. The first is a mega-mile but uber-rare Callaway turbo 633 that was reportedly installed at the dealer; the second, a gutless M6. Could you make one crazy beast out of the duo? It may just be worth the shot for the right handy person. Let’s look at the Callaway first:

Year: 1983
Model: 633 CSi
Engine: 3.2 liter turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 275,000 mi
Price: $2,400 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 BMW 633 CSi Callaway Turbo on eBay

Up for Sale is a 1983 BMW 633 CSI with a dealer installed Callaway turbo system. It has a tan interior with Recaro front seats and black leather rear seats. The odometer says 106k miles as it was swapped in from a different car. Car also has original Gold 16” BBS wheels.
I have spent dozens of hours and over $1500 in parts/service alone.

Paint and body need a bit of work in various places. Hood and truck were resprayed metallic green (why green i do not know) Will need new front tires again after an alignment.

The car starts right up, runs and drives well
Automatic transmission
Magna Flow Exhaust
Brakes in good shape
Newly tinted windows
Full sized spare
Engine runs a bit rich at the moment
Cabin heats well and blower fans work.
Front and rear windows work as does the sunroof
Aftermarket radio with iPod connectivity
Located in Boise, ID 83709
Need it sold to cover a family members bills and its just taking up space.
USA bidders only
Buyer is responsible for arranging shipping
No returns or warranty, sold as is

Here is a list of the items recently serviced and repaired.

New fuel filter
New Fuel injector o-rings
New distributor cap and rotor
New Water Pump
New thermostat
Coolant flush and bleed
New Battery
Valve cover gasket
Oil Change/filter
New tires
Spark plugs
New speakers
Brake, differential, and trans fluids flushed/replaced.

Here is what I feel still needs to be serviced at some point in the near future.

Front end alignment
Oil pan gasket
AC service
Recover front seats
Repaint

Please ask all questions before bidding. All sales are final. Paypal deposit as soon as auction ends. Full payment due in 3 days. Buyer responsible for all transport cost’s.

Thank You

Well, if there were ever any questions about the longevity of a Callaway turbo kit, this car seems to answer them. With a reported but not-particularly well explained 275,000 miles this car must certainly be one of the farthest driven Callaway turbos ever. If there are questions about how far this car has gone, though, the state of the exterior seems to verify that answer as “a lot”. And, by the looks of things, they haven’t been particularly friendly miles. The car also wears some popular semi-aftermarket BBS RA alloys, and all of this strange love is available for the low-low price of $2,400. What do you do with it? How about swapping all of the good items over to this M6?

With significantly less miles on the clock but missing the signature S38, nearly all of the value is gone out of this M6. Despite being in a fair state of neglect, the body appears reasonably straight and the interior not horrible. Obvious needs – outside of the drivetrain – are some non-TRX wheels, a front air dam and a whole bunch of detail hours. Despite this, the car is offered at no reserve with a low opening bid:

Year: 1988
Model: M6
Engine: None
Transmission: None
Mileage: 83,811 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW M6 on eBay

1988 BMW M6 FOR PARTS HAVE NO ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION SELLING THIS CAR FOR A FRIEND BOUGHT FROM MARSHALL’S AUCTION MANY YEARS AGO NO TITLE ONLY MARSHELL AUOTIN PAPER’S WAS GOING TO BE A PROJECT BUT HAVE NO TIME OR MONEY TO COMPLETE THE CAR SO THE CAR IS BEING SOLD AS IS CAR IS LOCATED IN NEW ROCHELLE NY. CAR NEED TO BE PICK UP 3 DAYS AFTER THE AUCTION IS ENDED.

Okay, so neither of these cars will be an easy project; but with clean M6 values pushing into the $20,000 range, it makes me wonder if it would be worthwhile to attempt to resurrect that beast on it’s own. Buying and installing a clean S38 would pretty much price you out of the market, but I bet you could get a S54 in there without much work….or, say, a Callaway turbo 3.2. Granted, it wouldn’t be as monstrous as the late Dinan turbo M6s, but between the two cars you’d have most of the components to make a quite neat ride on a budget. It wouldn’t be original, it wouldn’t be easy, but aren’t these two cars worth saving? I hope for someone, they are!

-Carter

2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLi

Like the GTi 20th Anniversary Edition I wrote up earlier this week, the Jetta GLi received a host of upgrades towards the end of the Mk. 4 chassis, including lower and stiffer suspension, a body kit similar to the GTi, the same Recaro seats – but the trump card of the GLi was that it received the same wheels as the 337 Edition GTi – 18″ BBS RC wheels. They made the package look both more upscale and racier at the same time. While the design didn’t look at clean as the GTi does in my mind, as a package they’re pretty neat little cars that are quite sporty and can be had on a budget. While it’s usually difficult to find one in reasonable shape, today’s is quite pristine with lower miles in the splendid Jazz Blue:

Year: 2005
Model: Jetta GLi
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 55,623 mi
Price: $9,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLi on eBay

Here’s a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI with only 55,000 Original Miles. This Jetta was just traded in at the local Carmax and we have driven it 50 miles on the highway and it performed like a champ! Options on this Jetta include: power windows, locks and mirrors; Recaro raving seats in great condition, 4 Wheel Disk Brakes, BBS Wheels in great condition, Monsoon premium sound system, Sirius satellite radio ready (just need subscription), cruise control, sunroof, 1.8L Turbo 4 Cylinder engine that runs strong with automatic transmission that shifts smooth and much more. This thing is super clean and you can see it has been well cared for in the 100 pictures below. As far as how the vehicle runs and drives, it’s 100%. The transmission shifts smooth, the motor runs strong with no service lights on, and the A/C and heat work perfect. All services are also up to date, so all you have to do is get in, turn the key and drive. We have went through the vehicle and made sure all fluids are topped off and ready to drive. This makes the perfect vehicle for a son or daughter, or a car for a family, these Jetta’s are very reliable and very safe and they get great fuel economy without sacraficing power. I can tell you that I would be proud to give my child this car as a gift, and under $10,000 it makes a great candidtate. If you have any questions or would like to make us a reasonable offer, please give us a call at the phone number below. If you need assistance with shipping quotes or how the fees and taxes work (please check below pictures), or just plain want to know if we are real and have questions about buying vehicles online, please give us a call. Thanks for your interest in our vehicle and have a wonderful day!

Please Call

Todd Clouse

With Any Questions

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(904)-861-5272

It’s become so rare to see these cars in their original specification, it’s very nice to see one again! Because these cars are a pretty solid platform that looks smart and has a quite tunable engine, most have ended up very modded, driven hard and put away wet. Most have lost their BBS wheels, and few that I’ve seen for sale have retained their original low-slung spoilers in undamaged condition. I only see two downsides; the tires are budget replacements that aren’t in great shape, and it’s an automatic. Unfortunately some of the sporty feel is lost with the auto, but if you’re looking for a sharp looking and affordable commuter perhaps that doesn’t matter. Price is pretty much on par with what I’d expect for one of these in this condition, so the question is do you like the color and can you live with the auto?

-Carter

1995 Audi A6 2.8 Avant – REVISIT

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Our reader Tom emailed us this morning and his A6 Avant is up for auction again with a significantly lowered reserve price. For those that lust after an Audi Quattro wagon but may not need a fire breather with an S or RS badge, here is your ride.

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It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of the top-of-the-range cars from manufacturers; BMW’s M division, Mercedes-Benz’s bonkers AMG specialists, and the folks of the S division at Audi. They build super versions of the regular production cars that grab all the attention, and sometimes the truly good automobiles those screamers are based on reside in the shadows of the headlines. Such is the case with the Audi C4 100/A6 2.8 quattro. Available in either sedan or avant wagon, the A6 picked up the reigns from the W124 Mercedes-Benz wagon; offering a slick package, more than enough luxury and refinement without anything you didn’t need, and had that 3rd row seat option that was not offered in the Audi Type 44 “fastback” wagons. This made the A6 a great option for larger families looking for dependable all-weather transportation. Consequently, as the family truckster of choice for a generation not many remain in good shape, but today’s period correct Emerald Green on Ecru Avant for sale from our reader Tom sure stands out from most:

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Year: 1995
Model: A6 Avant
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 126,843 mi
Price: $4,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi A6 Avant on eBay – REVISIT

Beautiful Audi A6 Avant in Emerald Green with Ecru leather interior. I recently purchased the car from the original family. I have all maintenance records since new. Car has always been garaged kept and it shows. Passenger seats have never even been sat in. Brand new Michelin tires. Car drives beautifully and smooth! Ice cold A/C. No rust!

Excellent opportunity to own a beautiful old school Audi! There are a couple scratches here and there as to be expected for a car of this year, but overall the car is in excellent condition. Paint shines and interior is gorgeous with little to no wear. Leather is soft and supple. The car has obviously been very well cared for and the stack of receipts indicate that it always received the attention it deserved.

Couple of things I’ve noticed during my ownership: radio does not work (will not power up), rattle in rear hatch, sometimes turn signal does not cancel when turning left, the rear differential is wet and I assume it will need a seal.

1995 Audi A6 Avant (Wagon)

Legendary Quattro All Wheel Drive (these cars are phenomenal in the snow)
All weather package: Heated front seats, windshield washer nozzles, door locks
2.8 liter V6 Engine with 172hp
4 Speed Automatic Transmission
7 Passenger Seating
Automatic Climate Control – Cold A/C!
Power Glass Sliding Sunroof
Headlight Washers
Power windows and locks
Speed sensitive power steering
Power adjustable front seats with driver side memory
Bose Sound System
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry

I could not find a receipt for timing belt/water pump replacement, so the new owner should plan to have this done. If car is purchased with the Buy It Now option, I will replace the timing belt/water pump at no charge prior to delivery.

I reserve the right to end the auction as the car is being listed for sale locally.

Original owners manual and 2 keys. Binder full of maintenance history and receipts.

German luxury at its best! Car is an excellent highway cruiser and a pleasure to drive!

I’m happy to answer any questions! Happy bidding!

$4500 obo
Ebensburg, PA 15931
814-931-5871 Tom
tjwandel@hotmail.com

60 pictures here:

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/tjwandel/library/1995%20Audi%20A6%20Avant

With 172 horsepower on tap, the A6 and 100 Quattros – even with automatics – were respectfully quick but wouldn’t light your hair on fire, in the true older Benz manner. Like the older Benzs, it’s specifically because they’re not turned way up that they can be run for many miles without issue. They’re comfortable cruisers with tons of space, are quiet and refined, and can be run easily on a budget – the C4 was heftily overbuilt much like the W124. Also like the W124 they don’t really stand out from the crowd but always look handsome and proper when kept in good shape such as today’s example. The seller is upfront about a few needs, but it’s difficult to replicate the overall condition of this car and would likely give the next owner a long period as a solid workhorse with a touch of class and luxury.

-Carter

Afternoon Accessories: Audi B6 S4 Suspension

Looking for a quick handling upgrade to your run-of-the-mill A4? Buy a S4 that someone has ruined with a horrible coilover kit? Perhaps swapping in an original S4 suspension would do the trick. With uprated springs and shocks, this suspension would tighten up and lower slightly your average A4 or return a modded S4 to stock:

Year: 2002-2008
Model: B6
Condition: Used
Price: $200 Buy It Now

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I have a complete suspension kit from a 2004 S4 that includes front and rear springs and struts. This will fit any A4 or S4 2002-2008.

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Yes, it’s a used suspension – but twice in my previous car ownerships I purchased used suspensions from upgraded models, and both times it worked really well as a quick and much cheaper upgrade; plus it gives you the option to return to stock if you’d like. Price is pretty much spot on for this package as long as those shocks aren’t blown!

-Carter

2004 Audi S4 Avant

‘Tis the season for Nog of the Egg variety, but I’m a much bigger fan of the Nogaro kind myself – and I expect most of you are, too. Fast Audis switched to signature blue with the RS2 and “RS Blue” hue – continued with the S6 plus until it switched to the nearly identical Nogaro Blue seen here on the B5 chassis. Like Porsche’s Guards Red or Mercedes’ Silver Arrows, the blue Audis have defined several generations of the top performance. Today’s S4 Avant is one of the best packages Nogaro appeared on, in my opinion. The throaty V8, chiseled looks, wagon utility and sporty 6 speed drive rank high amongst the best packaged Audis ever:

Year: 2004
Model: S4 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 97,200 mi
Price: $16,300 Buy It Now

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2004 Audi S4 Avant Quattro

6-speed, 97k miles, Pristine condition

$16,300

Background:

I’m an Audi fan. This was my 3rd S4 (2 B5 sedans) and it has been replaced by a 2010 B8 S4 sedan. It’s my 9th audi. This was my daily driver from Jan 2012 until about 2months ago. I bought the car with 79k miles on it from a friend. He had purchased the car to convert to an RS4 replica (widebody panels, rs4 engine, etc) but decided against the project. He drove the car about 2kmiles over the year or so he owned it. The car was garaged when he owned it. The car has always been garaged (both day and night) since I’ve owned it.

The car had a fender resprayed due to a minor accident (previous to my friend owning it). The paint repair looks good (see pictures below). Repair was done Jan/2006.

No check engine lights. Everything works on the car. The car has been VERY reliable and has never failed to perform.

Details/Options:

Exterior: Nogaro

Interior: Black leather with Nogaro alcantara inserts

6speed manual transmission

Premium Package (Sunroof/Homelink/Autodimming Mirrors/Autodimming rear view mirror with compass/Memory seat for driver/Light sensor

Enhanced Interior Package (alcantara seat inserts + brushed aluminum trim)

Premium Audio Package (XM) – this has now been changed to Sirius

Technical specs and option details can be found here:

http://www.audiworld.com/model/s4/04/s4sedan.pdf

Maintenance/condition:

I fixed a few common things after purchase. I had removed the valve covers, had them stripped and powdercoated in the factory color. The stock covers were painted and it was prone to flake. At that time I also changed the auxiliary radiators (another common weak spot over 80-100k miles). One had a small leak and the other was precautionary. Spark Plugs were replaced. Coolant was entirely flushed. The rear cargo strap was also replaced. The shifter surround was replaced due to some small scratches. Cabin and air filters were changed annually.

Car has had Castrol German/Belgium Synthetic (5w-40) every 5k miles with an OEM filter.

The car was just extensively detailed (clean, scrub, paint correction where needed, polish, wax).

The car has a couple small blemishes (it is 9 years old). There is a small door ding on the drivers side rear door crease. I’ve had a PDR person try to get it out but you can still see it a bit in just the right light. Additionally, the rear bumper has 4 small marks where someone was kind enough to use their license plate screws to enhance the bumper. There is a small (~3” scratch in the left rear quarter panel). There are also the associated road/rock chips but overall the car presents itself incredibly. Nogaro is a phenomenal color in person and pictures!!

Enhancements:

The audio system has been upgraded to the factory audi navigation system (RNS-E). It has Bluetooth, Sirius, Nav, traffic, ability to play media via dual SD slots, and will play DVDs.

The car is hardwired for a V1 radar detector (or any detector that uses a standard phone jack for a plug).

The factory cat-back system was replaced with a labree resonated system. Nice deep sound with no drone.

Audi all-weather mats were added as was a cargo mat in the rear area.

A perforated leather RS4 ebrake handle cover was added.

The stock shift knob was also upgraded and the boot replaced.

Wheels/Tires:

Stock wheels. The wheels do have some scratches from the previous owners.

The aforementioned tires are Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS in the stock size. There is approximately 60% of the tread remaining (mounted at 86k miles)

Cost/Location:

The car is located in the northern Virginia, DC suburbs near Dulles airport. Title is in hand. Email me at blueaudiwagon@gmail.com for more information.

$16,300 for car with navigation system and labree exhaust. $15,500 with stock exhaust and stock stereo.

As these cars go, this one is about spot on in every category; Nogaro over Nogaro, miles are right, it’s a 6 speed, relatively unmodded, and it has the original Avus wheels. That’s all win, folks. Additionally the owner has replaced some common wear items and this ride seems ready to go. At $16,000, I think it’s pretty much spot on for the market – and makes me wonder why anyone would pass this up for an SUV!

-Carter