I recently had the opportunity to ogle a similar car at my mechanic’s shop. Same color, too, with the identical wheels. I surprised myself at how much I liked it – helped greatly by the M-Technic body kit and the Throwing Stars – and it gave me great pause when considering what I thought of as “future candidates” for daily driven transportation. So many of these cars seem to have the replacement engine block that many of them are still in fine form (and effectively low-mileage) and ready for years of silent, exclusive, Motorsports-blessed transportation. This car, with its still-functioning adjustable suspension and Alusil block with less than 50,000 miles, is ticking a lot of the right boxes for yours truly.
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When opportunity knocks, sometimes you should answer the door; this may be one of those cases, especially if you’re a fan of fast Audi wagons. The Audi S6 Avant has been a cult classic since new; near bullet-proof engines capable of monster power, all-wheel drive in a slick package, a manual gearbox and room to carry enough to satisfy even Hannibal’s trips to Italy, the S6 is a unique package that relied underscored Audi’s mission in the 1980s and 1990s – they were different than everyone else, but in a very good way. Sure, if you want pure driving bliss on switchbacks or near-silent Autobahn cruising, BMW and Mercedes were better options in those specific cases – but as an all around package, the S6 Avant had no peers in the marketplace. That didn’t translate into overwhelming sales – but the exclusivity has if anything bolstered the legend of the Avants and artificially increased demand. How much has demand increased? Take a look at the bidding on this S6 Avant – at time of writing with 4 days left and the reserve still on, it’s $8,100. That may not sound particularly shocking until you find out that the motor is blown:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant on eBay
If you have been on the hunt for an E36 M3, might I suggest this example? Seriously, I don’t think it gets any better than this for an M3 (other than being painted Alpine White): sub-50K miles, Sport package, Avus Blue, with the Hurricane Cloth interior. This is a rare bird, and one that makes the asking price seem downright reasonable. Cars like this E36 will absolutely crack through the price ceiling that keeps most other 3-Series at affordable, if not cheap, prices. The interior alone could command a few thousand dollars, a figure only enhanced by a car this clean and barely broken in. I would not haggle on the price – it seems well worth it already.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW M3 on eBay
In case you missed the 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera with six figure mileage last week, here’s your shot at another 1995 911 Carrera, in a more colorful hue with less miles. This 993 for sale in Baltimore features a special order Iris Blue, which just pops, accentuating its soft curves nicely. The days of the affordable air-cooled 911 may be coming to a close fairly quickly, but that doesn’t change the fact that these cars are some of the most practical classic sports cars out there.