4WD Week Tuner Tuesday: 2005 Audi A3 Abt Sportline

As I said in yesterday’s Coupe Quattro post, there are a lot of fun Audis that never made it to the U.S. Also like the Coupe Quattro, the A3 isn’t high on many enthusiast’s lists because we got some very similar cars here. However, there were some unique A3s produced and tuned in Europe that never made it to these shores, and this must be pretty high on the list. It’s a model that the U.S. didn’t see; a manual 3.2 Quattro S-Line 2-door A3, which was then modified by noted Audi and Volkswagen tuner Abt. Abt has been in the game as long as some of the other big boys, and ran the factory-backed Touring Car efforts with the early TTs – so sufficed to say, they know what they’re doing. That know-how comes with a price though, and Abt cars are known for being pretty pricey out of the box – so not many have been sold. Take a look at this great rarity for sale today in Germany:

Year: 2005
Model: A3 3.2 Quattro S-Line
Engine: 3.2 liter VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 127,000 km (78,914 mi)
Price: E. 8,999 ($12,343.93 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro Abt Sportline on eBay.de

For Sale on behalf of customers is a top well kept Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S-Line ABT Sportline plus!!
250 hp from 3.2 liters
Full leather black
Sport seats
3 spoke leather steering wheel
Heated seats
cruise Control
Climate
xenon
great Navigation
board computer
Central locking with remote

ABT double pipe exhaust system
ABT Rear roof spoiler
ABT side skirts
ABT front skirt
ABT Rear panel
ABT 19 inch wheels
ABT sports suspension

Trade-in possible!

For further questions please contact us at 01716202196

Like my complaints about the second generation R32 were answered with the 6-speed second generation TT 3.2, this A3 has the right gearbox and fun motor combination.…

Tuner Tuesday: 1995 Porsche 911 RS Tribute

They say God is in the details, and if that is the truth than this car must certainly be holy. For 993 fans, it may just be the Holy Grail – a car that was never offered in great quantity or in the United States at all. Similar to yesterday’s 993 Carerra RSR, the Supercup version of the car had a roadgoing derivative as well – the Carrera RS and RS Clubsport. While the RS took the normal “add lightness” route, the RS Clubsport was an out-of-the-box race car, replete with roll cage and all amenities removed. Not content that these cars should remain out of U.S. hands, several copies of the RS and RS Clubsport cars have been made, but perhaps none as exacting as today’s Riviera Blue 1995:

Year: 1995
Model: 911 RS Clubsport
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: “1” mi
Price: $145,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Porsche 911 RS Clubsport Replica on eBay

1995 Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS Clubsport “Tribute”

The 993 Carrera RS Clubsport is the ultimate of all naturally aspirated air cooled 911′s. There are even fewer Clubsports built by Porsche than the RS it is based off of.

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport is a lightweight variant of the Porsche 993 Carrera, and a lighter version of the RS. This RS version in particular is a track-oriented Carrera RS Clubsport with only limited road usability. It features a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter engine with 300 hp. On the outside, it is easily distinguishable by a special non-retractable rear wing, small front splitter and 3-piece 18” aluminum wheels. The headlight washers were also deleted for additional weight savings. On the inside of an original Clubsport, the rear seats were removed, carpet removed, all power functions including radio, power locks, have been removed and two racing seats and flat door panels were installed.

Tuner Tuesday: BMW Dinan ISR3

Steve Dinan is a wizard at building monster BMWs, and as such managed to make it into the inner-circle as a dealer-approved modifier of BMWs. This extends not only to the base models but also to the already specialized and quick M models. No one who has driven a M Roadster will accuse it of being a slow car, but Dinan took the S52 motor to another level by adding a supercharger and a host of engine and exhaust upgrades to match. But it didn’t just end there; Dinan revised the suspension as well to better suit the increased power and offer more adjustability to the owners of these specialized cars. One aspect that I think is particularly nice about Dinan’s creations is that they often retain the mostly-stock look that makes sleeper performance cars so special. Plop that performance into a M Roadster and you have a ton of top-down fun:

Year: 2000
Model: Dinan ISR3
Engine: 3.2 liter supercharged inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 27,179 mi
Price: $50,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 BMW Dinan ISR3 on eBay

2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster. 3.2L I6 EFI Gasoline Engine.
Extremely Rare Stealth “SuperCar” – Dinan ISR3

400 Horsepower BMW M Roadster

Only 27,179 miles – Looks and drives like new! Washington State Emissions Test passed 11-13

One Owner – Great Condition – Supercharged – Intercooled – Enhanced Low Back pressure Exhaust – Enhanced Suspension & Much More… This is Monster Road Machine in an M Roadster body! Check out the Road & Track and Roundel articles on this car – Internet links below.

Only 6 of these Supercars were made and even fewer are still in existence. This Dinan ISR3 was the 4th BMW M Roadster converted (out of a total of only 6 ISR3 cars created by Dinan Engineering).

Tuner Tuesday: 2007 Porsche Boxster S Ruf 3400

Without a doubt, Ruf is one of the most popular tuners in the world, but enthusiasts draw a strong line in the sand over what can and should be considered a Ruf automobile. For the most part, their enthusiasm generally falls off once the car in question does not carry an official Ruf vin plate. But are there extenuating circumstances that allow some cars to still be considered from the maker? Maybe you can help decide on today’s 2007 Boxster S, a car sporting $43,000 worth of Ruf modifications and available for sale on Ebay:

Year: 2007
Model: Boxster S
Engine: 3.4 liter supercharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 24,859 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche Boxster S Ruf 3400 on eBay

Ten years after the Boxster roadster debuted, it continues on as Porsche’s least expensive model, and remains one of the most thrilling cars on the road for the dollar.Two engines are offered, with a horizontally opposed six-cylinder 2.7L engine appearing on the base Boxster and a 3.4L version of the same engine found in the Boxster S. The smaller engine produces 245 horsepower, while the S has 295 horsepower on hand. Both powerplants use VarioCam technology for 2007 to vary both the valve timing and the valve lift on the intake camshaft. The result is increased power and improved fuel efficiency.The base Boxster has a five-speed manual transmission with a manual six-speed optional. The S gets the six-speed standard, and both models can opt for a five-speed Tiptronic transmission with gear selectors mounted behind the steering wheel.A mid-engined design gives the car a low polar moment of inertia, which enables the Boxster to navigate turns with a nimbleness that has to be experienced to be believed. The extra oomph of the S is helpful when putting the power down coming out of the corner, but the basic Boxster is also a highly entertaining and exceptionally capable vehicle.The Boxster is very well equipped, with heated power mirrors, power leather seats, power windows and locks, an alarm system, and automatic climate control.

Tuner Tuesday: 1975 Ruf Carrera RS

Without a doubt, Ruf is the supreme tuner of Porsches – notably the turbo models. Their legendary performance is the stuff of dreams for enthusiasts and nightmares for competitors; Ruf simply defines the market. Ruf Automobiles is also one of the few select tuners which carry their own build tags, renaming the original Porsche-manufactured cars to be known as Rufs when they leave the factory. But as with all companies, Ruf started on a much smaller scale in 1975, turning out modified 911s that hinted at their future as a premier tuner. Today there is one such model for sale, a early Ruf-modified Carrera RS:

Year: 1975
Model: Ruf RS
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 10,000 mi
Price: $98,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1975 Ruf Carrera RS on eBay

Original ´75 RUF Carrera RS. One of only 5 ever built !

History:

Build in 1975 by “the” Porsche spezialist in Germany,

starting with a whole new chassis from the Porsche Factory !

Delivered with its original 911/83 Engine, modified to 2.8 Liter by RUF !

– original RUF certificate existing !

Complete rebuilt in 2007:

Body:

Car has been completely disassembled, Body has been stripped to bare metal,

galvanized and cavity preserved. Racing enhancements had been welded in.

New allover paint job in “grandprix-white”

Bumpers, fenders, hoods are fiberglass.

Heigo–rollcage welded in. Has FIA approved padding.

60 Liter fueltank with hood fueling, catchtank, two fuelpumps, emergency shut-off,

racing hood latches, racing tow-hooks, FIA-proved fire-extinguishing system.

Windshield in glass, all other from Makrolon.

Suspension:

Strut-brace welded in, hollow torsion bars 22mm in front, 28mm in rear.

Alloy trailing arms on adjustable controlstruts.

Adjustable stabilizer-bars 22mm, Bilstein Clubsport shocks.

Fuchs rims 8×16 in front, 10×16 in rear, roadlegal racing tyres.

Suspension has been balanced on the Nürburgring and Salzburgring !

Tuner Tuesday Part 2: 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster Strosek

The name Speedster is one of the most mythical nameplates to grace a Porsche. It appeared recently as a limited run 997 model and has since graced two other 911 variants and the 356 a half century ago. I’m a big fan of the 964 in general, particularly the Speedster variant. Noted Porsche tuner Strosek decided to have a go at modifying this rare vehicle and the results are, well, subjective to say the least. This Martime Blue Strosek Speedster for sale in Florida has a little over 12,000 miles on the clock and provides a window back to the mid 1990s era of tuning.

Year: 1994
Model: 911 Speedster Strosek
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 12,800 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster Strosek on eBay

ATTENTION : buying & trading low mileage classic collector Porsche. Commission / Finders fee always paid to anyone.

Phone: (five six one) (three two two) (eight five two six)

This is 1994 Porsche Speedster Strosek by Factory Strosek. This is not an imitation!

Started life as a 1994 Factory Porsche Speedster

The factory color is maritime blue with the maritime blue accent interior.

Only 12,800 miles.

Clear Bra on nose and many areas and edges to protect the car.

Strosek Mirrors

Strosek Exhaust

Strosek Body

Strosek Gauges

Strosek Floor Mats

All owners manuals, all keys, complete car.

No accidents! Clean title!

Many more photos available!

Is a modded 964 Speedster worth more than a bone stock factory version? Even though Stroksek is a known commodity, Speedsters of all kinds bring big dollars. Many enthusiasts will agree that mods like this don’t help the vehicle’s cause. Regardless, there’s a market for everything. Whether this Strosek will meet its reserve and ecplise stock 964 Speedster values will leave this as an interesting auction to watch.…

Tuner Tuesday: Rauh-WELT Begriff 1994 Porsche 911

Few tuners have popped into the Porsche scene with as much of a splash as Rauh-WELT Begriff. Starting with basically stock bodied 911s, Nakai-san hand makes body kits for these cars seemingly freehand and by eye only. If you’ve watched the video of him performing his work, it’s simply amazing; it reminds me of images I’ve seen of Andy Warhol painting the M1 Procar. That’s high praise, and I think in many ways it’s deserved – the creations Nakai-san envisions are some of the best, most aggressive looking 911s out there. While they may not be to everyone’s taste, one cannot deny the impressive nature of the work when you see the finished product. Today there is a claimed one of one 993 for sale in Britain:

Year: 1994
Model: 911
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 74,000 mi
Price: BGP 84,995 Buy It Now ($135,550 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 RWB on eBay

Built by The International Porsche Tunner Nakai-San himself (owner and founder of RAUH WELT BEGRIFF), Nakai flew over from Japan to build this spectacular creation himself.

993R Rauh Welt Begriff number one, being the only one ever to be built and introduced to the European market and signed off by Nakai as number ONE of ONE.
Complete with Rauh Welt Begriff plaque, this 993R is “Jaw Dropping” to rival RS GT2 GT3 Techart non turbo bodykit.

Featured in numerous Porsche magazines and won 3rd place world wide for best demo car built in 2011 by Speedhunters.
Based on a 993 C2 full Rauh Welt specification: Rauh Welt RWB front bumper: front splitter: front fender: fender extensions: side rockers: rear fender extensions: rear vented bumper: engine cover: engine cover cut out: rear GT wing road race version: RWB performance exhaust pack [993 tips and silencers]: race filter: racing coil over suspension: RWB 3 piece alloy wheels front 10.5×18: rear 13×18: RWB pedals: carbon race seats: entry blends: steering wheel: RS door cards: full alcantara encombed interior: finished in 3 layer pearl Grigo Telesto: air con: Xenons: electric sunroof.

Tuner Tuesday: McLaren SLR Renntech Roadster

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While I’ve always found the McLaren SLR an intriguing car, it’s never been a car that I fully understood. Following in the footsteps of the “Holy Grail” of supercars, the F1, the SLR just didn’t seem really that impressive in any way. Yes, it was fast. Yes, it sounded like a radial-engined airplane in full attack mode. Yes, the brakes caught on fire when it went too fast. But compared to the howling, scalded cat Carrera GT, the SLR just seemed a bit too main-stream. That was further hampered Mercedes-Benz itself when it offered supercharged versions of the SLs – which looked mostly like the SLR, had a nifty folding roof, offered most of the performance and cost a whole lot less. McLaren solved two of those questions in fairly short order; bumping horsepower up to nutty levels with the Edition 722 and also offering the McLaren SLR in convertible form. Today’s example isn’t a full blown 722 model, but has the big horsepower bump thanks to the wizards at Renntech:

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Year: 2008
Model: SLR Convertible
Engine: 5.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,600 mi
Price: $279,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 McLaren Mercedes SLR Renntech Roadster on eBay

Description

2008 McLaren SLR Renntech Roadster

Exterior – Pure Black

Interior – Black Leather

R1 Renntech Package Which Includes

Upgraded ECU/Pulley and dual intercooler pump (cost $11,500) which increases the horsepower from 626 to 722 and the torque from 575 to 715 ft lbs! Factory Options Semi Automatic soft top Side Gill Ventilation Programmable daytime running lights Gullwing Doors Air braking rear adjustable spoiler large front air dam Bi-Xenon headlights with automatic level control Heated headlamp washers Power heated mirrors Rain sensing washers Aluminum interior trim Tire pressure monitoring system Bluetooth anti-theft system 6-way power carbon fiber front seats exclusive velour floor mats with SLR logo SLR leather sport steering wheel Matte chrome instrument panel Smart key system 6 Disc cd changer Bose premium sound Dual-climate control ABS 19′ aluminum wheels Carbon fiber reinforced lightweight ceramic brakes AMG sports exhaust system with dual side pipes Push button start Front torsion stabilizing bar

CONTACT INFO MIKE Cell PHONE 818-518-4775 OR MIKE@EXOTICEUROCARS.COM

AJ IPHONE 818-212-1314 OR AJ@EXOTICEUROCARS.COM

I was at Goodwood for the launch of the SLR, and distinctly remember Gary Paffett doing a burnout at the top of the hill – I was only about 40 feet away.…

Tuner Tuesday Part 2: 2009 BMW M5 6 Speed Dinan

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This 2009 BMW M5 isn’t really a full Dinan model, but rather a desirable car which has undergone some factory-approved Dinan modifications. Purists rejoiced when the manual option was re-added to the M5, but few seem to come up for sale. This particular model looks just about showroom fresh in metallic black hearkening back to it’s Grandfather E28. But what resides under the hood of this monster is decidedly not from an E28; with nearly double the cylinders and double the horsepower, these M5s will and can take on just about anything you can bring to it. The manual replaces the jerky-at-low-speeds and harsh shifting (not to mention expensive to service) SMG transmission, making the black interior that much more inviting:

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Year: 2009
Model: M5
Engine: 5.0 liter V10
Transmission: 6-speed
Mileage: 65,188 mi
Price: $39,995

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2009 BMW M5 Dinan at Coventry Motor Car

EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF A WELL CARED FOR M5, 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, ALL DINAN ENHANCEMENTS PURCHASED AND INSTALLED AT BMW OF BRIDGEPORT TOTALING IN EXCESS OF $11,000. (INVOICE INCLUDED) DINAN HIGH FLOW THROTTLE BODIES, DINAN HIGH FLOW MASS AIR METER, DINAN INTAKE ASSEMBLIES, DINAN FREE FLOW EXHAUST, DINAN STAGE 3 SOFTWARE, HEADS UP DISPLAY, NAVIGATION, COMFORT ACCESS, COLD WEATHER, MICHELIN PS2’S, ALL MANUALS, 2-KEYS, CLEAN CARFAX

To me these cars still seem like they just arrived on the market, so it’s amazing to me that they’re priced below $40,000 now. For mid-range 3 series money, this is a lot more car and a lot more special than run of the mill 3er. If you really want to announce your presence in the office park, the Dinan exhaust will do that quite nicely for you. Long term the 6 speed manual is the option I’d choose. This car looks well kept and dealer serviced, so there shouldn’t be any surprises of any sort except for the face on that Porsche 911 Turbo driver as you out accelerate them.…

Tuner Tuesday: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC AMG

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Today I found another not real AMG, this time a 380SEC, and you know what? I’m just not sure that I care that it’s not a “real” AMG because – well, just look at it. In all of it’s white glory, this Pearlesant AMG replica with Pentas and brown leather just looks so perfect, I can easily forget that it doesn’t have any monster motor in it. That memory lapse would undoubtedly be assisted by the quite low price this big coupe is being offered at. Take a look for yourself:

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Year: 1982
Model: 380 SEC
Engine: 3.8 liter V8
Transmission:4-speed automatic
Mileage: 117,014 mi
Price: $ 6,888 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Mercedes-Benz 380SEC “AMG” on eBay

1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SEC

AMG HAMMER BODY SCULPTURE

You are looking at a rare hard to find 380SEC with a one of a kind AMG HAMMER body sculpture. This 380SEC has a beautiful Pearl White exterior along with a unique Dark Brown interior. In addition to the exterior upgrades there was also a AMG HAMMER steering wheel added to the interior to give it a sportier feel. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this masterpiece.

117,014 CARFAX CERTIFIED MILES!!!!!!!

Thats only 3,774 miles per year!!!!!!!!

For more information feel free to contact Private Collection Motors,INC at 949-791-2167. Thank you and happy bidding

Lower miles, great condition, period correct modifications; this car strikes me as all win. So what if it doesn’t have the big motor? That just saves you from some even bigger bills down the road repairing it. This strikes me as one of the best deals we’ve featured on Tuner Tuesday to date; for less than $7,000 you too can feel like a Saudi Prince. In my mind, this car is just about perfect if you like the SECs – it’s got the right wheels, right stance, right interior, and that body kit doesn’t take too much away from the overall look.…