Honorable Mention Roundup

Time for another Honorable Mention Roundup, and we’re sporting some great 1990s style with one throwback to the 80s in this edition. With lovely coupes from Volkswagen, Porsche and BMW, two Audi sedans round out the lineup. Which is the one you’d like to grab for this holiday season? Thank you again to our readers who sent in suggestions, we always appreciate them!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 BMW M635CSi at Bonhams Auctions

Year: 1985
Model: M635CSi
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 58,974 mi
Price: Est. $40,000

Our reader Harjodh spotted this M-Tech equipped M635CSi on Bonhams Auctions. Though the auction will be gone by the time this hits the page, it’s still a lovely example that should be a bellwether for the direction of the E24 and E28 M packages. Though the miles aren’t museum low, the rest of the car is pretty impressive for sure and looked lovely on upgraded E39 Style 5 multi-piece wheels. If it hits the estimate $40,000, that’s one of the higher recorded sales we’ve seen on a M635CSi.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC on eBay

Year: 1992
Model: Corrado SLC
Engine: 2.8 liter narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,790 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

The market on these VR6 equipped Corrados tends to be all over the map, but generally high by 1990s Volkswagen standards. The best of the bunch, the last of the run generally are considered the best and most reliable compared to some of the early G60 cars. Silver is more unusual to see and looks great paired with the unusual blue/grey velour interior.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Audi S4 on Seattle Craigslist

Year: 1994
Model: S4
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: Not Listed
Price: $4,000

Resplendent in Tornado Red, this 1994 S4 features some earlier and stiffer 1992 springs and an upgraded chipset, but otherwise appears to be a stock model in good condition. It’s suffering from some typical clearcoat issues, but at $4,000 could make a clean and quick winter wonder. Thanks to our reader John for the spot!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 968 on eBay

Year: 1992
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 193,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

The miles read close to 200,000, but the condition of this 968 Coupe belies that. Upgraded with 993 Turbo Twist wheels and an aftermarket exhaust, the reserve has yet to be met with bidding only at $7,500. If it could be had around or under $10,000, this would certainly make a compelling alternative to the 944 Turbo.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi V8 quattro on Autoscout 24

Year: 1991
Model: V8 quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 105,230 km (65,386 mi)
Price: E. 11,500 ($12,623)

Our reader John also spotted this lovely V8 quattro. Featuring the upgraded 16″ BBS RZ alloys and sport seats, the color appears to be Cyclamen Red Pearl. Condition appears to be far above average – more typical of how these German market V8s come up for sale. Miles are low but the price is pretty strong for an automatic 3.6.

Which would be the one you’d opt for?

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. The M6 is gorgeous, but the steering wheel’s confusingly situated, the Audi S4 and Corrado are just meh, the 968’s mileage makes it less than interesting, and the most fascinating V8 is unfortunately on the incorrect continent. What else ya got?

    I test drove a new Corrado back in the day. When we returned to the dealership the salesman thought I was buying, but I walked away. The interior felt cheap, perhaps only a couple of thousand miles from creak and rattle city. That said, it was a G60 rather than a VR6. More horses probably would have helped the interior. Later had the VR6 in a Jetta GLX. That was a great car.

  2. Pretty sure the Audi is Cayenne not Cyclamen. Cyclamen is way darker. Gorgeous car.

  3. Good call Ed, it’s close in a few photos but generally looks a bit light for Cyclamen, you’re right.

  4. That V8 is in bloody nice condition!

  5. The M635 sold for $41,835. Not bad. I am guessing it being a RHD car did not help. I also think the color combination is not for everyone.

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