Theme Week: 1995 Audi RS2

The RS2 was built on Audi’s 80 Avant; it was Audi’s first “RS” vehicle, and the first of their long line of high-performance wagons.  The RS2 was a joint effort between Audi and Porsche, and represented some of the best efforts from both camps.

While most of the car came from the Audi parts bin, the mad scientists at Porsche transformed the 230bhp Audi 2.2l inline 5 cylinder turbo engine in to a 311bhp fire breather with the addition of bigger turbo, larger fuel injectors, a hotter cam, and remapped ECU.  The power was planted to the road through a 6 speed gear box, and Audi’s legendary quattro with locking differential.  The suspension was revised with Bilstein shocks and larger sway bars.  To bring this monster to a halt, Porsche donated the brakes from the Porsche 968 Club Sport.

These cars are extremely rare, with only 2891 examples built from 1994 to 1995.  For the longest time, to own one in North America was merely a dream for Audi enthusiasts, but that did not stop the RS2 from developing a strong cult following over here.  Luckily there are enthusiasts like the owner of this Volcano Black beauty for sale in Quebec, Canada to bring cars like this to our shores.

1995 Audi RS2 for sale on vwvortex.com

Hello Folks,
Here is a 1995 AUDI RS2 all original partially restored with 84 000km on the clock (paperwork to prove it).
Car has the famous 5cyl 2.2L turbo engine which has 315hp (tuned by Porsche with bigger turbo just for thr RS2). Car has a 6 speeds manual gearbox with locking rear diff.
Everything in the car works except for AC which will be taking care of eventually before sale.
Only 2981 RS2 were ever produce and only 400 came with that specific color which is call Volcano Black.
Things that were restored over the last 3 months are:
Front and rear bumper repainted All 5 wheels refinished with new tires installed Brakes all redone with refinished calipers New OEM front upper strut mounts New OEM thermostat New OEM engine coolant temp sensor New OEM passenger side molding New front RS2 badge New steering wheel badge New OEM coolant expansion tank New OEM front bumper turn signals Head liner redone Door cards redone A lot of new clips,bolts,screws and what not that were all missing.
Car needs nothing but safety which I manage to get done for Quebec since live in Qc but wont do for Ontario if car get sold to somebody in ON or any other province for that matter. Those who know me on here know I dont screw people around so when I say car needs nothing it litterally needs nothing!
This car is a piece of history on his own and will surely never depreciate as years goes by.
I only know 5 other RS2 in Canada so this is definitly a car you wont see everyday.
Asking price: 32 000$

Have a lot more pictures of the restoration if futur buyer wants to see, I will be glad to show them.
Any other question about the car, feel free to pm me or to call @ 819-329-3443
Thanks for looking

 

 

With less than 3000 built, and having never being offered in North America this car is certainly hard to come by, and even harder to slap a value on.  This beautiful example has only 84,000 kms (52,195 miles) on the clock, and the owner has lovingly restored this car to great original condition.  On most cars of its age, these are great selling points, but this is an Audi RS2…in North America, if you want one of these, it’s not like you can just move on to the next one.  This car is for sale for $32,000, and to be honest, this car is worth every penny.  This is a car that I absolutely would love to own, which makes me wonder…what are kidneys selling for on the black market these days?

-Brian

 

 

Theme Week: 1998 Audi Cabriolet

The Audi Cabriolet was a rather unremarkable vehicle in the history of Audi, but nonetheless one worth highlighting. Seemingly as generic as its name implies, the Cabriolet was based on the B3 chassis, which was introduced in 1987 and featured design language that would carry Audi into the next century. Sold in some markets until 2000, this 1998 example represents the last year the Cabriolet was sold new in the US market. With its 172 horsepower, 2.7 liter V6 engine mated to a four speed automatic, it never set the world on fire with performance, but it struck a restrained, handsome pose. Even though Princess Diana sported one for a while in the 1990s, few people stateside took notice of Audi’s open roofed offering, opting for more exciting versions from companies like Saab and BMW at the time. As a result, these open roofed Audis can be had for not much cash, this example for sale in Long Island being one of them.

1998 Audi Cabriolet on eBay

1998 Audi Cabriolet VIN# WAUAA88G4WN001789 Black/Tan. This a very rare super clean Audi Cabriolet with only 86k original miles. The car runs, drives and looks great. Plus it has a Power Soft Top, Leather, Wood Trim, Premium Package and more. And we just serviced (for over $1,300) the car so it’s ready to go for the summer!

I have a soft spot for the Audi Cabriolet, which most likely comes from my attraction to obscure automobiles. Most of these Cabriolets have been driven hard or scrapped by now, so it’s nice to see a clean one like this surface. While it’s missing the Audi badge on the trunk, everything else looks pretty tidy. I’d say almost $6,000 is pushing it in terms of value. About $1,000 to $1,500 less would be just about right.

-Paul

2007 Audi S8

If you ask any average car guy what his ideal sports sedan would be, you’ll likely get an overwhelming response of M5, maybe a few true BMW guys that will say Alpina B7, and of course there would be the remaining AMG guys, but few would even respond with S8.

The S8 is the forgotten soul in the sports sedan scene, but why is that, the rarity?  the subtlety?

Whatever the reason this is one of the most overlooked sports sedans, and these days one of the best bargains out there (thank you depreciation).  With an original MSRP of over $90K, these cars are a bargain for both a sports car, and a luxury sedan.  With 450HP, the 2 ton S8 would do 60mph in 4.9 seconds, so it was no slouch, however in a market where the E60 M5 boasts 500HP, and a run to 60 in 4.5 seconds, the S8 was just plain out gunned…on paper at least.

What most overlooked in the S8, was the fact that this was a solidly reliable, every day car.  Sure you could daily drive an M5, but being from the Northeast, I know what 500hp, and RWD do in the snow….nothing.  Quattro is what set the S8 apart, and what makes it an all-around performer in the real world.

Fast forward 5 years, introduce the bargain of the used sport sedan market.

2007 Audi S8 on eBay

 

Thank you for taking a moment to visit our latest Certified Audi offering. This 2007 Audi S8 has been pampered since birth and it shows. It is still covered by another 4 years and 30,000 miles of warranty, something you can’t say for many 2007 automobiles. This car comes to you accident free and ready to drive.

If you think there’s no point spending almost $100,000 for something with a 450-horsepower Lamborghini-sourced V-10 engine no one notices, then read no further. Audi’s new S8 isn’t for you. But if you like the idea of a big, fast, elegantly tailored limousine that slips effortlessly–and rapidly–under the radar, you’ll love this car. In an era when AMG Benzes are getting bolder and brassier with every model and BMW’s M cars are heading for techno-overkill, the subtle new S8 is the stealth-fighter of sport sedans.

You see, the S8 is a selfish pleasure. Nail the gas and that direct-injection, 5.2-liter V-10 emits a deep, velvety growl–a smooth-jazz remix of the Lamborghini Gallardo’s mighty bellow–and gives a satisfying shove between the shoulder blades. You can fan the Tiptronic paddles on the six-speed automatic if you like, but it’s better to let the computer do the thinking and allow the tach needle to kiss 7100 rpm on the upshifts, the engine clearing its throat with a soft whump! between each ratio.

Keep your right foot buried, and you’ll hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and 100 mph in 12.0 and nail the standing quarter mile in 13.4 seconds at 105.6 mph. No, it isn’t nosebleed-quick like an S65 Benz (for the record, AMG’s ueber-limo nails 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, 100 in 9.3, and the standing quarter in 12.4 seconds at 116.5 mph, blowing the doors off a Porsche 911 Carrera S in the process). But there’s a crispness and flair to the big Audi’s power delivery that betrays the Italian soul buried deep in the machine.

That is the engine, of course. The basic architecture is shared with Lamborghini’s 513-horsepower, 5.0-liter Gallardo V-10, but the bores have been enlarged to boost capacity. Forged connecting rods allow a 7200-prm redline, and offset crankpins permit an even 72-degree firing cadence, smoothed further by a balance shaft located in the center of the block. The engine uses Audi’s FSI direct-injection system, which pumps fuel directly into each combustion chamber at high pressure, allowing a compression ratio of 12.5:1 and more efficient combustion. The result is not only a healthy 450 horsepower at 7000 rpm, but also, thanks to the variable intake manifold, a useful 398 pound-feet of torque at 3500 rpm.

Why a V-10? Audi claims it’s the perfect compromise between a V-12, which would need a longer block and suffer from more internal friction from the additional cylinders, valves, etc., and a V-8, which would be more compact, but would have larger, heavier pistons and wouldn’t rev as freely as a result. Offset bores mean the engine is just 26.9 inches long, with all ancillaries attached. Just as well, because most of it is hanging out ahead of the front axle.

Only dedicated Audiphiles will note the S8’s unique 20-inch alloys, quad exhaust (somewhat more tastefully executed than the bazookas you find peeking out from under the rear bumper of an AMG Benz), and trademark alloy-finish exterior mirrors. The discreet S8 moniker on the trunk and V-10 badges on each flank don’t exactly scream for attention. But that’s what makes this car so appealing. The S8 is for the driver who doesn’t have to show off–and knows it.

 

With V10 Lambo power, Quattro AWD, and finished in black, with the black leather interior, this S8 pushes all of the right buttons.  At 67K miles, I’d be hesitant to take on the maintenance of this monster; however this car is CPO to 100K which calms the nerves when getting in to a car like this.  The $39,995 this S8 is priced just a tick below retail, and it’s priced right where a comparable M5 would be.  So 5 years later, it seems as though all of those things that caused buyers to overlook the S8; the rarity, subtlety, in my eyes make it the most desirable option in the used sports sedan market.

-Brian

 

 

2001.5 Audi S4

The second generation of the Audi S4 debuted in North America in late 1999 for the 2000 model year, and it was an instant hit. With 260bhp from the 2.7l bi-turbo V6, this was the ultimate in mid-sized performance sedans. While these cars are impressive off the lot, time has not proven to be the B5 S4’s friend, the 2.7T engine has proven to be quirky, and these cars were rarely driven gently resulting in a scarce market for nice, well-kept B5s.  The problematic 2.7T was helped quite a bit with the 2001.5 revision of the S4 (9/00 and later).  This revision offered revised turbos, the F-Hose was removed, revised throttle body boots and clamps, and the addition of Audi’s ESP (electronic stability control) system.  These revisions make the 2001.5 and newer B5 S4s more desirable than the earlier B5s.

This beautiful silver S4 for sale in Santa Monica, CA, is one of the cleanest un-molested examples I’ve seen for sale in a while, this very low mileage, garage kept example has an exceptional service history, and best of all it’s bone stock.

2001 Audi S4 on eBay

 

Very clean 2001 Audi S4 with 6 speed manual transmission V6 BI-TURBO engine. Car has less than 49k miles on her, making her a very unusual find. Immaculately maintained and looks and drives great. I think it almost every option Audi offered at the time. As with all S4’s, it’s got the Audi quattro all wheel drive system. It is all stock, WITH THE EXECUTIVE SPORT PACKAGE ITS A PERFECT CAR. ONE OWNER , ALL RECORDS, ALL OPTIONS.

Being around these cars a lot, I tend to steer clear of the 2.7T power-plant, as it’s needier than most other performance engines, but this car with its low mileage (48K), and great maintenanvce history is a very attractive package.  This S4 is in exceptional shape, and pretty hard to come by in its stock configuration.  This car should fetch a good price, however, I wouldn’t be a buyer much over $11,000.

-Brian

1991 Audi 200 Turbo Quattro Avant

The Audi 100 and 200, known initially as the 5000 here in the US market, was a car ahead of its time when it debuted in 1982. With flush mounted glass, integrated bumpers and smooth body lines, this car benefitted from a low coefficient of drag. By 1990, other manufacturers had caught up, and so Audi decided to send the 200 off with a bang and dropped a 20 valve 5 cylinder turbocharged engine in it, which had 217 horsepower and was good for under seven second 0-60 times. Audi offered this engine in both the 200 sedan and Avant. At the same time this car appeared on the scene, Audi was suffering in the wake of the unintended acceleration scandal which saw it’s sales figures reach record lows in this very model year – around 12,000 cars.

There have been estimates as low as 150 of these Turbo Quattro Avants were brought into the US, some as high as 1,000. Considering some may not be roadworthy anymore, we’re dealing with a rare car here. Quite unfortunate, given how good of a performer the 200 Turbo Quattro Avant was. This particular car is for sale in Oregon and looks great in Lago Blue.

1991 Audi 200 Turbo Quattro Avant on Portland Craigslist

1991 Audi 200 turbo quattro Avant. This is an amazing example of a 1 year only vehicle that is both fun and very practicle. 215,000 well kept miles. Just had the timing belt done, new brake accumulater (bomb), complete tuneup and new battery. This is the first year of the 20 valve turbo motor and with the stage II chip and 3 inch custom exhaust it is running at just about 280hp. We get a constant 20mpg and have seen a best tank of freeway driving of 26mpg. The interior is in excellent shape with only some padding break down in the drivers side bolster of the drivers side sport seat. The factory sport seats are excellent and the seat adjustment memory panel functions great as do the original seat heaters. It also has a high end Eclipse stereo with iPod connection.

The only two things that aren’t operating well is that the sunroof motor is very slow and the airbag light is on due to the clockspring being worn. Other mods include euro lights with relays, H&R sport springs with Koni adjustable struts, upper strut bar for extra chassis stiffness, Porsche big red brake calipers in the front, 17″ Ronal R-28 wheels with low mileage 215/50/17 Toyo Proxes4 tires. The wheels have some slight curbage from daily driving but present well. There is also a set of 16″ Avus style wheels mounted with fairly low mile studded snow tires. The traction of this car with the 4 wheel drive and studded snows is absolutely amazing and this is one of the last cars with the center diff lock and the ABS switch to turn off the ABS. I also have plenty of high quality Mann and Mahle oil filters and the three volume set of factory manuals that will go with the sale.

We have put 100,000 miles on this car with virtually no problems and still have a hard time giving it up since there is very little out there that compares (supposedly less than 200 of these 91 20 valve turbo wagons were brought into the states). This car will pull hard to over 130mph (not that I have done that) gets over 20mpg and can easily carry a family of 4 and a dog in complete luxury in any weather condition and all of that for only $6500 obo.

It’s refreshing to see a Craigslist ad so descriptive and even though this Avant has high mileage, it’s the year to have and has clearly been owned and appreciated by an enthusiast. This same car was advertised back in May at $7,500. Given the mileage, I felt it was a bit steep at this time, but the owner seems motivated to sell and open to offers. If I had to guess, somewhere between $5,000 to $5,500 would probably be a reasonable offer.

-Paul

Low Mileage 1983 Audi Quattro

In 1982, the FIA introduced probably the most insane class of auto racing in history, Group B Rally.  Group B had little or no restrictions on technology and design.   Weight was kept as low as possible, cutting edge materials were permitted, and there were no restrictions on boost, resulting in power numbers more than doubling over the life of Group B.  With homoligation rules set at 200 units produced, Audi developed the Sport Quattro for the streets.  Group B Rally was a catalyst for many advancements in engine, chasis, and drivetrain technologies for Audi.

A direct beneficiary of many of the technolies developed in Group B, the URQuattro was developed in 1980 for the european market, and made its way to US shores in 1983, where it was sold through 1986. The URQuattro shares many of the attributes of the Sport Quattro, from a tamer version of the inline 5 cylinder turbocharged engine, to the rally developed Quattro AWD system, this was a Rally car for the streets.

1983 Audi Quattro on eBay.com

Up for graps is a 1983 audi urquattro. This is a really nice car for a car collector. I’ve owned this car for about seven years, i’m the fourth owner. Pretty much 664 cars were shipped to the us and canada in this year, total production was 11452 from 80-91, but if you’re reading this then is because you have some idea of the history of this car, so i really don’t have to say much about it. About the car is pretty much all original, except for the headlights and grill,but still have the stock headlights and grill . The radio was also upgraded to an alpine head unit by the previous owner, and also the oil pressure and oil temp. gauges, other then that the car is all original from paint to interior and windows are also original, front windshield as well and no cracks, dash board is also in very good condition. Car has also its original window sticker dated back to 1983, still has sticker on fuel door. Car does have some minor dents about the size of a dime and some chips, but still in very good shape considering its almost 30 years old . All windows work fine,cruise control and all lights works in how it should . Motor starts up with no valve tapping, which is a common thing with the 5 cylinder motors. Car has brand new tires and brakes and resurfaced rotors in the front , along with left and right outter axle boots in the front .Car has about 37,000 miles on it but the tittle says not acutally miles do to a problem back when the car was new, it had something replaced on the cluster at audi dealer, i have the recipte to show, so i believe that these are the original miles on the car. I have alot of recipts of work done to the car along the years by audi. Everything mechanical and electrical works on the car, the only things that needs to be check if new owner wants are driver side heated seat doesn’t work, and power mirrors, replaced the switch but it didn’t fix the problem, also a/c has a leak somewhere , never really had a look at it , other then those few things everything else works good. Feel free to contact me just in case i missed something or any questions that i can answer, (973)277-9520   Thank You.

Given that sales numbers tor the URQuattro were only 285 in 1983 (664 total US Sales), a low mileage example like this is certainly a rare find.  This is a good honest original car, and is one of the cleaner examples I have seen.  This car has all of the right options as well, from the 2-tone brown interior, to the rally inspired 80’s styling.

Whether you’re a Rally fan, or an Audi fan this is a great car to add to your collection, as values have steadily been on the rise over the past 5 years.  With a BIN price of $17,500, this URQuattro is priced right where it should be for a 37,000 mile example, however with the title reporting an odometer discrepency, a buyer should do their homework to make sure they’re getting what they expect.

-Brian

2005 Audi Allroad 4.2

In a market where large SUVs still reign supreme, the Audi Allroad is a breath of fresh air.  In 2001 Audi brought the Allroad to the US market as an addition to the C5 A6 roster. Compared to the regular A6, the Allroad featured height adjustable air suspension, allowing for increased ground clearance; larger wheels with all-terrain tires, and the trademark unpainted body cladding. These options coupled with Audi’s legendary Quattro AWD, transformed the A6 in to a station wagon that was as capable off road as a Land Rover, while still keeping its road manners.

This Allroad for sale in New Jersey represents the top of the line for Audi Avants in 2005. With all available options, the stunning black paint, and the desirable 4.2 V8 this car represents the pinnacle of the Allroad. In 2013 Audi is releasing the A4 version of the Allroad after an 8 year absence. Cars like this will offer a good option for buyers that love the new one, but don’t love the mid $40K price tag.

2005 Audi Allroad 4.2 on eBay.com

HERE is a 2005 Audi Allroad 4.2L V8 Fully Loaded Avant!!!
This car has every option available. It is a one owner car that has been garaged its entire career. Allroad owners hate to let it go but with 4 other cars in the house; it is time to part ways. I recently changed two tires and have two brand new Pirelli P Zero tires that will be sold with the car. 245/45/18 and have a set of 17 inch wheels with Blizzack snow tires that is available if buyer wants them.

This car is LOADED. Navigation, rear parking sensors, MP3 SD Card slots, Fully adjustable air supspension (recently just spent $3500 fixing air shock and CDV Boot) 6 disc CD Changer in trunk, BOSE Surround sound system, XM Radio, Full Climate Control, Front and Rear Heated seats, recently new Allroad Weather Mats, Xenon headlights, factory painted door sills (other Audis have plastic on the trim on the sides, this model was painted to the bottom) rear window shade, cargo net, fold down rear seats, Power sunroof with tilt and shade, auto dimming and power folding mirrors, HEATED steering wheel (my favorite) four link front suspension… the list goes on!

This motor is 4.2 L V8 (Audi S4 motor essentially) 300HP 5 speed Tiptronic Transmission. Oil changes done on time. This car was babied…
MSRP around $62,000 … Keep in mind the car is USED so there is scratches on bumper etc… Its not PERFECT! Its an AMAZING all around car and is defintely the BEST car Audi has made and it is a total shame they discontinued it! Title is in hand. Buyer pays in full and title will be handed over.

Please contact me with any questions regarding the vehicle. Car is located in Emerson, NJ. Serious buyers only! Bid with confidence and if you have zero feedback, please consider contacting me first before bidding. Asking $17,500, offers will be considered!

 

This Allroad has everything I look for when considering an Allroad, from the color, to the 4.2 V8, this is a car that I would buy myself.  Any Audi enthusiast knows, the major issues that plague these cars are the 2.7 bi-turbo engine, and the air suspension. With the 4.2 V8 option, the very high maintenance 2.7 bi-turbo engine is not an issue. This only leaves the problems with the air suspension.  Over time corrosion on the aluminum shock body and air fittings eventually leads to leaks, and the only fix is to replace the whole assembly.

All things considered, the $17,500 asking price is reasonable for a car in this condition, and with these options. Seeing as the seller is open to offers, this car would be well bought at the $16,000 mark.

-Brian

 

Clean 1984 Audi 4000S Quattro For Sale

I am not an Audi guy, but I am a VW enthusiast which is kind of silly I suppose.  I have been watching this seller raffle off his Audi’s for a bit.  They are always well kept, rare, and worst of all local to me.

There may be time for me to become an Audi guy yet.  This 1984 4000S Quattro may be just the thing.

1984 Audi 4000S Quattro:

From the seller –

“Selling off a few of my Audi’s..This is a Very Rare one I have had for a few years..Beautiful 1984 4000s Quattro. Metallic schwartz Black exterior, brown interior. Rarest Year of the Audi 4000. Power windows, power mirrors, power sunroof/moonroof, power steering, power brakes, power locks, cruise control. ALL WORK! Since i have owned it I have done many things to the car. Last October I had VERY RARE BBS front air-dam sprayed to match car and grill as well. Also at that time installed 1 piece Glass original European Flat Cibie Headlights in Mint Condition and VERY RARE.  Has side skirts from 85-87 years that i should have sprayed, but did not. rear spoiler is mint. Front Bosch fog lights with factory switch in car. H&R Racing springs with bilsteins which allow the custom for this car Konig 17″ Wheels/Hankook Tires with 75%.  Xlerator High Performance Stainless muffler and exhaust tip. In the last month I have done the Heater Core replacement and also the timing belt/water pump/tensioner roller. The car always starts and runs perfect and i have never had a problem with it. Just felt it needed these things done to be perfect. front and rear locking diffs. Tint Windows. Just under 157k, but i have been driving the car a few days a week so that is going up slowly..Power windows work well, power locks work well. car has clifford alarm. Cruise control actually works too..rare!! interior is near mint condition, headliner sunroof, sun visors all look and work well. no rips or tears and carpet and mats are like new. dash has cracks and that the only problem but i do have a dash cover that is custom for the car. Factory gauges added in tripod on dash. Battery was relocated to the trunk to make the stereo system clean. custom trunk amp cover with amp underneath and battery power core so no lights dimming at high bass. Also a fan is installed to keep cool. Alpine Stereo, 2 10″ pioneer subs, 1700 total watts. Cover works and u can use trunk just like normal. the stereo is custom thru out. The 2 subs on rear dash under a custom cover with coaxial speakers next to them. front has tweeters in mirror cover and door speakers as well. 8 speaker system. Sounds absolutely amazing! works well and never had a problem. clutch, brakes, everything works well. 4 Custom courtesy lights added, 2 blue/green lights, 1 under each side floor to see the floor when u get in or out. One red light mounted between handbrake and shifter and one in the lighter ash tray. Never been in an accident, VERY straight without any rust whatsoever. All pics of car on photobucket. my id there is hoopster21 and u can find the folder with the pics. This car is one of a kind and one of the nicest in the usa from 1984. It was the 1984 winter games official car. Most are ruined and been smashed in the wrecking yards. This car has no rust whatsoever, not ever surface rust. the hood has some scratches and minor paint cracking. pacific northwest car entire life, this car is rock solid and as rare as you will find. first year quattro sedan in usa. Perfect Carfax.”

Neat car and incredibly rare.  I gather there are not many stateside that are still upright much less in this condition.  Not to say this is mint, given the angle and distance of the pictures I imagine this Audi has its share of patina.  The car has more than 150k so I would expect that.

But it has lived with someone who cares, which is important.  From the sounds of it is mechanically sound and rust free.  That makes for a great foundation… dings, nicks, and tears can all be fixed with minimal investment.  Body rot, widespread mechanical issues, and awful paint are serious business.

Bidding currently sits at a few hundred dollars with a buy it now of nearly $6k.  The buy it now won’t happen but this would be a great driver for $4.5k.  I will be curious to see where this one goes.

~Aaron.

Depreciation special: 2003 Audi RS6 for Civic Money

Time for another foray into our continuing investigation of German supersedans whose value has plummeted more than 75%. Today is perhaps my favorite example of this group, the Audi RS6. A beast when it was born nearly 10 years ago, it’s no less monstrous today packing. While some choose big-displacement power and some go for turbochargers, Audi decided both would suffice in making an executive saloon that could spank contemporary Porsches. This subdued excess is my kind of indulgence, and watching their prices drop makes my dream garage tingle. The last RS6 we had was $19k with 116k miles. An additional 10k miles on this one brings a $1k price drop, ringing in at that most pedestrian of new-car prices, $17,995. Sure, there’s no warranty and it’ll surely demand plenty in maintenance, but these are massively outweighed by the fun and badass factor in my eyes.

2003 Audi RS6 for sale on eBay

I love this color.

Audi’s S- and RS- models have held a more consistent trajectory than some ///other performance divisions. While perhaps more subtle from the get-go, this has allowed them to be civilized without ever being called “too watered-down,” and this RS6 plays a big role in that family tree. Beefy, scary fast, and unabashedly made for road driving, these are near the top of my Audi RS fantasies. With prices coming firmly into the teens it’s becoming possible to stash a reasonable maintenance account for the inevitable transmission work, skip the brand-new car, and haul some big-boy ass.

-NR

1990 Audi 90 Quattro Coupe for sale

I love the Audi 90 Coupe. Seeing it instantly makes me think of a little early-90s spaceship flying up a snowy highway, especially so when in this fetching shade of Pearl White. The black trim along the bottom makes it a little less blobby, and 6-spoke wheels suit this generation of Audis quite well. Pretty high mileage at 174k, but that just makes it a ripe candidate for some RS2-engine action. A dealer is flipping it after 2 previous owners and while there’s no suggestion as to the reserve, starting at $1k points to a reasonable price.

1990 Audi 90 Quattro Coupe for sale on eBay


From the seller:

You are looking at one very rare Audi, the pictures speak for themselves! This here is a 1990 Audi Quattro Coupe. First owner 1990-2006, 2nd owner 2006-2012. Pearl white exterior with gray leather interior. Power heated memory recaro-inspired front seats, power sliding sunroof, power locks, and power adjustable mirrors. Other features include rear seat ski-pass through, auto climate control, cd player, zebrano wood,15″ MSW alloy wheels with newer brigestone potenzza rubber. The interior has no rips or tears in the leather, carpets are clean and have no odor issues. The exterior is in great condition as well with the original factory pin-stripe which is still intact. The body is free of any major dings, dents or scratches. On the picky side there is one small flake of paint the size of a penny that I touched up on the front passenger fender. The rear passenger fender has one very small bubble, but hardly half the size of a penny. My camera wouldn’t even pick these up…..again very small and very minor. Mechanically the car runs and drives beautiful, clutch feels good and no visible oil leaks on the driveway. No check lights or warning lights are on the dash. The car starts and idles like it should. The timing belt was performed at 115k. I have a stack of service reccords to go with the car. I acquired the car for a customer who simply could not come up with the funds which he promised. It was very frustrating as i spent a great deal of time hunting one down, as these models are very rare, and hard to find in good shape!

I’d love one of these little Quattro monsters. There aren’t a lot of small AWD coupes out there, the 325ix or older Impreza 2.5RS come to mind, but I think this model is the pick of the litter. If this pearly white can come in under $5k, I’d throw a ski rack on it and go for some fun in Lake Tahoe.

-NR