1992 Audi S4

We’ve featured quite a few original Audi S6s recently, and they always get the attention they deserve, as one of the best performance bargains available in German motoring. It’s rare, though, to find their older brother S4s in good shape for sale. Launched in late 1991, the S4 took the platform of the 200 20V to another level, utilizing mostly the same drive train encompassed in a new aerodynamic and smart looking package. Like the 200 20V and V8 Quattro, the S4 featured flared fenders covering wide rubber, this time mounted to (gasp) 16″ wheels – Audi was still pushing the ride quality virtues of larger sidewall tires compared to those racey boys from Munich. While the S4 lacked the punch of either the M5 or 500E, it was a more complete package for many of it’s buyers, offering year round performance coupled with reasonable economy. Imagine the other firms going to smaller displacement turbocharged engines….cough, cough. Anyway, enough history, let’s look at one of the nicest S4s I’ve seen in quite a long time:

Year: 1992
Model: S4
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 104,000 mi
Price: $9,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Audi S4 on Quattroworld.com

92 Audi S4 (Feb 92 build) in great shape w/ rare Quattro script on rear window (MY 92 only). 9,500.00 Denver, CO

Service records going back to 1996/50k miles with ~340 HP
Silver with Grey interior .
One of the best 92 S4 in the states with only 104k miles on the car.

Third owner, The A/C has converted to R134a. Working 10 disk CD Changer. Interior and exterior are in really nice shape for a five year old car let alone for a 21 year old car. No joy rides, not in a hurry to sell.

link to photos

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2BDCFDC7F34B32BB!135&authkey=!ACH8dooSJtfW-Y8

Highlights (within the last 50K miles)
RS2 Turbo, Exhaust Manifold, MAS, Injectors, and Exhaust Camshaft
Abt sports suspension
3″ Stromung Exhaust System
Performance Diverter Value
Porsche 993TT Brake kit (less than 9k on pads and rotors)
LLTek RS2 lower lip spoiler
Full 3m clear bra on hood, frnt qtr panels, bumper, lower spoiler, and mirrors
A Pillar boost Gauge
S4 sports steering wheel
Euro s4 lens
92 S4 rear sway bar
92 S4 larger front sway bar
4 17×8 TSW Hockenheim (summer set) with Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 235/75ZR17 95% remaining
4 17×8 TSW Hockenheim (winter set) with Michelin Pilot Alpin 225/45/17 75% tread remaining
1 17×8 TSW Hockenheim spare

Service Highlights
104K Brakes flushed
103k replaced Timing Belt & water pump, cooling system flushed
95k New Mass Air sensor, Fuel Injectors, front rotors and pads
95k New ignition switch
88k Replaced sunroof cables and guides
86k New Power Steering pump
85k replaced lower control arm bushings
79k New RS2 turbo, and RS2 cam shaft & software update
79k replaced transmission and diff fluids
76k New steering rack, steering damper, and strut boots
76k replaced fuel line
68k strut brace installed (Feb 92 car)
67k 3″ exhausted installed
60K s/s Brake Lines from Hoppen Motorsports installed
56k Accelotator pedal replaced
56k MTM software from Hoppen Motorsports installed
51k Abt/Bilstein Sports Suspension from Hoppen Motorsports installed
51k RS2 exhaust manifold kit from Hoppen Motorsports installed

Issues
Driver seat heating element is out
Front Passenger speaker not working
Very small dent on rear driver side door
Paint of roof of car is not the best compared to the car as a whole
Minor cracks around key slot on rear taillight lens

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2BDCFDC7F34B32BB!135&authkey=!ACH8dooSJtfW-Y8

Desirable upgrades, recent maintenance, perfect color combination…does it get much better than this? With a claimed and usually believable 340 horsepower on tap, those pesky M5s and 500Es are nothing to worry about for this car. A/C is converted, most everything works (I can live without the toasty tush), and it just looks loved and taken care of. I have to admit, the front chin spoiler and wheels aren’t my favorite but are changeable without too much difficulty. Ideally I’d love to see a set of Euro-market 17″ Boleros on there, but they can be hard to come by these days.

Asking price for all of this is a scant $9,000 – as I’ve argued before, just look at what condition 500E or M5 that puts you into, and this car is certain to trump it. It may be on the high end for C4 S4s but with the work completed, service records, the lower miles, two sets of wheels and the desirable modifications, this car looks like a stellar deal to me.

-Carter

1983 Audi Coupe GT

There was certainly a lot of interest in the 1986 Coupe GT Commemorative Edition I posted the other day. Though in rare to see color combinations and good overall condition, there were lots of questions about the car – especially at the advertised price. While we have featured many of the later aero-bumpered cars in both GT and 4000 form, we rarely get to see the original quad-headlight equipped versions come up for sale, especially in good condition. Today we have an exception to the rule with a clean 1983 Coupe GT in the desirable Mars Red often found on it’s bigger brother, the Quattro:

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Year: 1983
Model: Coupe GT
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $2,950

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Coupe GT on Craigslist

I’m reluctantly selling my ’83 coupe, and hoping it will find a good home. Originally sold in Georgia, where it’s spent its whole life, I am the 3rd owner. It has a clear Georgia title and comes with the original owner’s manual and warranty booklet, and even the salesman’s business card who sold it!

The car is all original, except for the paint. It was resprayed a few years ago in the original Mars Red and is in great shape cosmetically, save for a few hail dings which a paintless dent guy could iron out easily. There are also a couple of minor rust spots starting, but the car looks awesome and gets a lot of attention. It runs and drives great with a brand new battery, timing belt and water pump, and all new vacuum lines.

The interior is beautiful. The cleanest interior you’ll ever expect to see in a 1980s car. The only negatives are a cracked dash (typical), worn/cracked leather on the top of the steering wheel, and the original vinyl driver’s seat has a split in one of the seams, so the car has seat covers that are black with red stitching, which look awesome in the red car. Everything works, even the original Audi radio, power windows, etc. It’s missing the rear wiper, radio antenna and the 4 rings emblem on the front grille, which you can find on eBay for about $15.

Will consider a trade for a motorcycle or a MK1 VW Rabbit GTI.

Best way to get me is by text message. Text Joe @ 404-429-2512

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These cars often suffer neglect and early deaths as the result of rust creeping in; as a Southern car, it’s nice to not have to worry about that eventuality quite yet! Another issue that plagues the running condition of all CIS cars is vacuum leaks, so having new lines will certainly keep this car running well for a while. Though CIS is often reviled for the lack of tuning ability, the reality is that it’s a pretty good and dependable system when the vacuum leaks are sorted. Having fresh paint, clean original wheels, and a good mechanical history sets this car apart from the 1986 we featured the other day.

While I’m not the biggest fan of the earlier car look in U.S. spec with it’s diving board bumpers, much like the BMWs from the same period there are very slick European units which look stellar when fitted to these cars. The seats, too, can be sourced from other models, and a really industrious owner could swap to a later dash if they really wanted to do away with the cracks. Despite flaws on the interior, I think this car looks solid and is very well priced under $3,000. At that price, it doesn’t bother me at all that the miles aren’t disclosed. This is truly a good looking collectable classic that could be owned and run inexpensively but would always draw a crowd at any European show.

-Carter

1986 Audi Coupe GT Commemorative Edition

We’ve featured a few Audi Coupe GTs here recently, and for different reasons I have loved them all. In the case of this car, it has to be the interior – one of the hard-to-find Commemorative Edition GTs with red leather. These are fun but affordable cars that have a healthy dose of good styling from Giugiaro but enough practicality to transport four plus luggage, and are known to run easily into the hundreds of thousands of miles. Unlike their 4000 quattro stablemates, mint condition examples of Coupe GTs seem to pop up from time to time, and today we have found one – a Graphite Metallic 1986 Audi Coupe GT CE.

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Year: 1986
Model: Coupe GT Commemorative Edition
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,500 mi
Price: $7,999 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Audi Coupe GT Commemorative Edition on eBay

ULTRA Rare Anniversary Edition Audi Coupe GT. Probably the rarest Coupe GT in the USA and the Black Exterior with Red Leather Interior is the rarest color combination. They made these in 1986 and Anniversary Editions had Digital Dashes, different wheels, red leather interior, red door panels, body color painted spoiler, Coupe GT Floor Mats, blacked out interior trim instead of chrome stock, digital trip computer, mpg, etc. They only came in White and Black and Black being the rarest. You WONT find another one like this and its taken me 2 years to go thru it. Car has 56K original miles. Interior is in Mint condition. Door cards and pockets are all attached still and in excellent shape. Has New Michelin Hydro-edge tires on original wheels. Original COUPE GT Floor Mats with red stitching, Fully functional Digital dash working as new. Everything works as it should. New sunroof seal. New rear trunk shocks.

Car had been in a hail storm in the past from a previous owner, so I had taken out all the interior and headliner so I could get it all done by a pdr guy which cost me $1,400. I had every dent on every panel taken out. Put everything back in and fixed anything that needed to be fixed or repaired. Original carpet is mint, dash, center console, all in excellent condition. trunk is like new with original jack, spare and tools. Car has rear window defrost, rear wiper. All headlights are excellent, lenses. Rear tail lights are mint, rear prismatic coupe strip is mint. I replaced oil pan gasket, head gasket (10v turbo metal), head bolts, valve cover gasket(1 piece rubber), water pump, timing belt, tensioner roller, alternator belt, power steering belt, thermostat and vacuum pump gasket, painted oil pan cover, valve cover, timing belt cover. Radiator completely gone thru, re-cored, and re flow tested and painted. New Clutch Kit, OEM. New Battery. Lots of other hoses, etc are new. Car has minor surface rust spots from the hail where it cracked paint. Nothing serious. Hard to see with black. No Rust Anywhere other that that surface spots like I said. Underneath is immaculate. New Magna-flow Exhaust that sounds amazing. You wont find a nicer one of these and very few Coupe GT’s from any year in this kind of condition. This is a collectors Item and will go up in value year by year. I have many Audi’s and id like to keep this car. No enough space as 2 years was much longer than I anticipated as I had to do a lot of the work myself.

Pics of everything at photobucket:s120.photobucket.com/user/hoopster21/library/Anniversary Coupe GT

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This car comes to us from the same seller that offered the equally rare and equally pricey
Ginster Yellow Coupe quattro. He obviously has a knack for finding rare Audis – eagle-eyed readers will likely spot a rare 1984 4000 quattro in one of the photos. That said, I do have some issues with the way the car is presented – mostly being that the information presented on the car isn’t completely correct. The car isn’t black (that wasn’t an option on the C.E.), but Graphite Metallic. Graphite is the more rare color for the C.E. Coupes, but this is not the rarest combination available on GTs – that would likely fall to the ultra-rare black with black leather Special Build 1987.5s.

In other advertisements for the car, the seller’s quote on paintless dent removal varies from $800 to $1,400, and frankly the paint just doesn’t look as nice as some other lower mile GTs I’ve seen for sale, though the Graphite color was tough to keep looking good – many had clearcoat failure long ago. The wheels are not correct for a 1986 model GT – indeed, the C.E. did not get different wheels than the normal GT (other than being painted white on Alpine White models). The wheels on the car are either from a FWD 5000 model or perhaps one of the very rare FWD 4000CS models with “heavy duty brakes.” There is also talk on the 4000/GT model forum that the A/C is disconnected and non-functional. These may seem like minor points, but they draw into question the level of detail on other items, and when you’re attempting to set the market with price, in my opinion you should have your ducks in a row.

With that said, it is very difficult to find a nice 1986 GT these days, though not impossible. The mileage on this car is certainly lower than many I’ve seen in a long time. The difficult to keep looking good red leather looks fantastic, and the seller claims to have mechanically updated the car. It is interesting that two low mile GTs have come up in the Pacific Northwest in the past two months – the last was turned around somewhere in the $6,000 range and was in the more desirable Tornado Red shade. As much as I love it, I think the seller is reaching on this car by a fair amount and the value is $5,000 -$6,000 at most. Even at the top of the market for these cars, they’re well bought drivable classics that you can have fun with for many, many years to come.

-Carter