1984 Audi Quattro 20V – REVISIT

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Back in August, Paul wrote up a well sorted 1984 Audi Quattro with an impressive 400hp 20V Turbo swap. Though the car looks just about perfect and values of these have risen sharply over the past few years, this car remains available and popped back up on Kijiji.Ca for $30,000. While that may sound like a lot of money for a Quattro, with the collector status of these cars pretty firmly cemented and clean examples pushing into the high teens without the serious engine build and details of this car, it may just be a great deal for the right buyer! If we were going to build a great Quattro driver and show car, this is how we’d do it. You certainly would have a difficult time replicating this car’s condition for the asking price and it’ll pretty soundly thrash that $30,000 E30 M3 you’ve had your eye on…

-Carter

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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro S2 replica

For a long time now, one of the most popular builds that Audi fans have undertaken is coupling the excellent 20 valve turbocharged inline-5 Audi motor to the capable, fun and good looking Coupe Quattro. It makes sense; out of the box, the heavy Type 89 chassis had a hard time feeling fast despite being equipped with the fantastic 7A 20 valve motor. Consequently, both the non-turbo motor and the Coupe got a undeserved reputation as being slow compared to the competition. However, just as the 4000 Quattro was a stout chassis in search of more power, adding the AAN 20 valve turbo to the Coupe Quattro was a match made in heaven – certainly, the factory agreed, since that was basically what they did to create the S2. This particular conversion goes to 11, upgrading the engine, swapping in a TDi-spec 6 speed and all the correct S2/RS2 bits to make a stunning looker with even more stunning performance:

Year: 1990
Model: Coupe Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 116,000 mi
Price: $18,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro S2 replica on Quattroworld

The modifications and work done on this car is well documented. The car is fast and runs flawlessly. Pretty much everything has been cleaned, maintained, refreshed, upgraded, fixed and works. Interior was removed. Carpet shampooed. All interior bulbs were replaced, even the ones that were soldered. Even the underhood light bulb works.

I have over $20k into the car. Email me (ktnguye1@gmail.com) with any questions or for my contact info if you are interested.

1990 CQ
VIN: WAUGE58B9LA015479
Mileage: 116,XXX
Clean Title

Maintenance
Stainless Steel Brake Lines 116
Brake Fluid Flush and Fill Motul RBF600 116
Timing belt, TB roller, idler, water pump, thermostat 115
Crank, cam, rear main seal 115
PS belt, alternator belt, A/C belt 115
Throttle Body, Valve Cover, Intake Manifold Gaskets 115
Oil filter, oil, quick drain valve 115
OEM G11 Coolant Flush/Change 115
OEM Mineral PS Fluid Flush/Change 115
Transmission Fluid Change 115
Diff Fluid Change 115
Replaced rear block coolant outlet (034 billet) 115
Replaced new power steering reservoir hose (OEM ordered from Germany) 115
Replaced coolant banjo bolt crush washers 115
Replaced coolant feed/return turbo hose 115
Replaced Rear Tranny Output Seal 115
Replaced all vacuum hoses with silicone hoses 115
Replaced all hose clamps with ABA HD clamps 115
Replaced all silicone hose clamps with CT spring clamps and used seal all sealant 115
Leather door cards reupholstered 115
Seat back swapped to Cabriolet with updated seams 115
Fore/aft seat motor replaced 115
Replaced all interior bulbs (dash, buttons, window, mirrors, memory, seat heater switches, cluster, aux, climate control, ash trays, cig lighter, grab handles, dome lights) 115
Fixed/replaced missing/broken parts: (rear parcel shelf, rear seat latch trim/seat belt trim, headlight glass clips, rear parcel shelf trim, mounting brackets for rear cards, brackets/gaskets/seals for front doorcards) 115
Lubricated all hinges, sunroof rails, seat rails, window rails 115
Replaced Exhaust hangers with HD chained hangars 115
New OEM under headlight trim plastic inserts 115
New Driver and Passenger side door seals (all 4) 115
Head gasket, timing chain 109
Spark plugs replaced, tri electrode (PN FD5DTC) 109
Lubricated rear wiper motor 108
Brand new OEM windshield with correct installation (flush a pillar riveted in place) 107
Brand new Behr main radiator 106
Fuel Filter 104
New heatercore 104
HVAC heaterbox rebuilt with all new foam 104
Window regulators replaced 104
Interior carpet replaced with better condition black carpet 104
Replaced 6 piece lower trim moldings 104
N75 replaced 105
Rear tie rods replaced 104
Front ball joints 104
Wheel bearings 104

Interior
S2 3 spoke steering wheel 115
S2 cluster and aux gauges 104
VDO boost gauge w/ matching white face/red illumination (vent mounted) 104
OEM “quattro” floor mats 104
OEM driver side lower cubby shelf 104
Manual heater control conversion with new OEM heater valve 104
S2 euro only black interior (A, B, C pillars, trunk trim, grab handles, dome lights and more) 108
Headliner reupholstered in black B5S4 type headliner 108
Carbon Fiber Trim (door, ash tray, climate control, aux gauge) 115
JHM weighted 6 speed shiftknob 115

Exterior
S2 front bumper 104
S2 rear bumper 104
LHD RS2 projector headlights 104
DDM HID 55W lights 104
S2 fog lights, brand new when installed 104 (French spec yellow)
S2 indicators, brand new when installed 104 (yellow)
Treser tail lights 105
B4 hood and core support conversion 104
OEM front/rear S2 badge 104
LED license plate bulbs 115
Front and rear B5 mudflaps 110
35% tint all around, except front windshield 104

Brakes
S2 5×112 hubs 104
Front Porsche 996 calipers 106
Front RS2 Caliper carriers 106
Front S8 rotors (323x30mm from 00-03 S8, pads from 996 911 non-turbo) 106
Brand new rear rotors/pads (B6 A4) 106

Suspension
KW V1 Coilovers 107
034 Motorsport Aluminum subframe mounts 106/115
034 Motorsport street density engine mounts 104
034 street density rear diff mounts (both) 115
034 street density rear diff bushing 115
034 Motorsport/Meyle HD strut mounts 110
Apikol snub mount 104
CQ front and rear sway bars with sway bar links attached to KW coilovers 115
OEM HD Rear control arm bushings 115

Wheels/Tires
5×112 17×8 OZ Chrono Evo (16.4 lbs ea) 105
245x40x17 Pilot Sport Tires 105
Front/rear 5mm H&R hubcentric spacers (PN 1055571) 105
034 wheel stud conversion 106

Engine Block
1992 AAN Block
Block honed 109
Brand new OEM AAN forged pistons 109
Brand new OEM piston rings 109
DM Forged/Scar rods with ARP hardware 109
Calico RS2 coated main bearings 109
Calico coated rod bearings 109
7A harmonic balancer 104
7A oil pickup tube 109
7A oil pan 109

Engine Head
1990 7A Head
7A cams 105
7A head machined for ABY water manifold 109
Brand new OEM head guides 109
Brand new OEM hydro lifters 109
Brand new OEM valve seats 109
Brand new OEM intake valves 109
Brand new stainless steel exhaust valves 109
ARP main 109
ARP head studs 109

Engine Misc
K26/GT3071R 109
S2 ABY oil feed and return lines (oil pan extension return style) 104
034 Motorsport silicone boost hoses 104
034 Motorsport silicone heater hoses 104
034 1.9 Bar wastegate spring 104
S4 windage tray 104
Metal headgasket 109
RS2 Aux Radiator 115
Euro ABY engine heat shields 115
Billet cam gear w/ new OEM bolt/washer115
Billet crank gear w/ new OEM bolt 115
Carbon Fiber Radiator shroud, timing belt cover, coil cover, ABY airbox cover 115
7a distributor as cam position sensor w/ 034 metal distributor gear 115
034 billet distributor cap 115

Exhaust
RS2 exhaust manifold 105
Stebro exhaust 105
3″ Iroz Motorsport v-banded downpipe 109
Vband cat for DEQ 115

Intake
RS2 intake pipe 104
ABY intake manifold w service channels removed for increased airflow 104
S2 ABY front crossmember 104
S2 ABY intercooler 104
Forge 007 DV 104
034 phenolic intake spacer 104
ABY airbox 115
ABY/S2 headlight/airbox ducting shroud (6 piece) 115
Custom powder coated EFIExpress MAF Bypass Tube for ABY Airbox 115
Euro ABY Silicone Inlet Hose w/ N75/valve cover breather, N75 hooked up 115
Mann Catch Can with Oil Return Line 115

Electronics
S2 ABY wiring harness 104
24 psi AAN PNP VEMS standalone tuned by Marc Swanson at EFIExpress 105
Wideband sensor 105
EGT sensor 105
LS2 EFI express coilpacks 105
Stock VR sensors for the crank 105
7a dizzy for the hall sensor for cam trigger 105
Internal 4bar MAP sensor 105
Rclick code hopping keyless entry integrated into alarm w/Audi flip key 115

Fueling
RS2 fuel rail 105
4 bar FPR 105
Siemens 60# Deka Injectors EV1 109
Brand new fuel pump 115

Transmission
Spec Stage 3+ clutch 104
034 short shifter kit 104
7A style Fidanza 12 lb (vs 25.5 OEM) flywheel 106
034 Motorsport street density trans mount 106
Iroz Motorsport RS2 transmission mount with spacer 106
B5 S4 modified linkage 106
4k driveshaft 106
01E TDI 6 speed with longer stronger flexible main shaft, longer 4,5,6 gears and 100mm output flanges 115
Retrofitted 6 speed lockout 115
New driveshaft support bearing 115
New (not rebuilt) driveshaft U-Joint 115

Audio
Alpine headunit w/ipod cable and remote (matching red illumination, model CDA-9887 HD/XM/MP3/BT, 4x 50W) 104
Alpine Amp (model MRP-M350 200W) 105
Alpine 10″ Type E subwoofer in enclosure 105
Alpine Type S 2 way front/rear speaker (4″ and 5.25″) 107

Extras
Brand new 6 piece lower trim moldings
Brand new set of 4 door card weather seals
Winter wheels: Ronal R38 17×8 35ET w/245/40/17 blizzaks
Bentley Manual
Laptop and tuning cable
S2 leather binder and manual
Driver side seat base
Stock US spec tail lights
Crank position sensor
Donut tire/rim that fits over Porsche BBK (fits into stock location in trunk)
Brand new sealed A/C dryer

Reading through the build list on this car, it’s easy to see the claimed $20,000 invested; indeed, I bet if I started to add up the details on my car I’d come up with somewhere around that figure too. The question is, does that make the car worth $18,000? Well, that’s a bit harder to justify – especially when you consider that there recently was a real factory S2 for sale in Canada for $10,000. I have to believe that over the next two years, the market price on these built S2 replicas is going to crumble as real cars make their way over since you can pick up a pretty good example for the equivalent of $5,000 – $6,000 in Europe.

However, about this car; it’s pretty awesome, it’s undoubtedly fast, it looks fantastic – there’s a lot to like here! I really like the incorporation of the correct S2 front end rather than the commonplace RS2 “catfish” bumper cover which often looks out of place. For me though, despite the great condition and quite impressive build sheet, I’m just not sure it’s worth $18,000. For that price, I’d really rather have very nice 944 Turbo or 968 in all honesty, but if the S2 is your goal, perhaps this strikes your fancy.

-Carter

1994 Audi S4

Yesterday, Paul wrote up a lower-mile S6 quattro that reminded us once again what a stellar deal these impressive cars are right now. Today another nice C4 20V turbo is up for sale, this time an earlier S4 in the fairly rare silver over black leather combination. It’s a bit of a cliche on this site now, but these are a lot of car for the money and offer a solid platform for near endless-tuning in a stealthy shell:

Year: 1994
Model: S4
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 154,000 mi
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Audi S4 on Quattroworld

Selling my URS4, the car is in really good shape. It looks great and drives perfect, must see/drive in person to really appreciate. Car is well maintained and stock aside from a stage 1 chip from intended acceleration. Has a rare Silver on black leather color combo.
With in the last 20k it has had a new timing belt water pump, complete front suspension replacement with new control arms, and subframe bushings. New Blausport shocks all around. New clutch slave and master cylinders. New brakes (pads+rotors) all around, new starter and starter switch, and a few more items that i’m forgetting to mention.
Has a couple minor issues. The rear antenna is stuck up but the radio reception is still good. Front hood has some slight scuffs from a bra. Windshield is cracked. Passenger side rocker arm has been dragged on a curb and is dented in but it is a barely noticeable and should be a cheap fix (the doors and trim are untouched). 154k miles. Im firm at $5500, this is a great price. Located in Aurora Colorado
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With a fair amount of recent maintenance, this is an excellent candidate to pick up if you’re into the C4 chassis. Replacing the timing belt, suspension bits and brakes alone would set you back a fair chunk of the asking price; couple that with a rare color combination on any of the C4 cars and there is a lot of win here. Silver is certainly my favorite color on these classic Audis and always looks great but is hard to find. It’s always great to see those original Fuchs wheels on these cars in good condition. The only real downside is the light damage to the rocker area on the passenger side.

We’ve been following the value on the S4/S6s closely over the past few months, and this one falls right into the average for both miles and price point. The seller says that they’re firm on price, and considering the vehicle’s overall condition, I think that’s a pretty reasonable stance – it’s a quality car for a good price. Buy it and enjoy the next few hundred thousand boosted miles!

-Carter

Double Take – High Miles, Low prices: Dos Audi S6 quattros

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The undisputed winner of last week’s S4 showdown was the original S4 powered by the legendary 2.2 20V turbo. While prices of pristine examples have been steadily climbing and we’ve featured a few nice ones recently, there are still some higher-mile ones in nice condition which can be had for less than the down payment on some new cars. Today I’ll take a look at two such examples – higher miles with nice modifications and low prices. Let’s start with the Emerald Green example::

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Year: 1995.5
Model: S6
Engine: 2.2 liter tubocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 270,000 mi
Price: $4,950 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995.5 Audi S6 on Craigslist

This rare ‘95.5 UrS6 uber-sedan has been meticulously maintained throughout it’s life with full maintenance records dating back to the original owner. I am the fourth owner, and the first three maintained it at 2Bennett Audimotive (2B); the third owner being Andrew Bennett himself. I have maintained it myself during my ownership, and took record of everything. This car is luxurious, fast, versatile, and efficient for it’s capabilities. You will not be disappointed.

It currently has 270k miles, but any “Ur-S” guru will tell you that this is largely irrelevant with meticulous documented maintenance. The chassis is tight, and there are minimal squeaks and rattles inside. It is far quieter than most cars with half as much mileage. Audi built them to last.

-Driveline-
This car was built in November of ’95, so it is considered a ‘95.5. The 5 speed manual transmission shifts nicely, and the uprated first gear does not whine. The stock clutch engages incredibly smoothly. The Quattro all-wheel-drive provides unparalleled grip, and rain on the street can be largely ignored. The transmission has poly reinforced stock mounts, and the rear diff mount is polyurethane.

-Engine-
The legendary rally-bred 2.2 liter 20 valve turbocharged 5 cylinder (AAN) is a real gem. They are basically bulletproof, and the main reason I bought the car. The stock K24 turbo has less than 1mm of shaft play, so it will not need a rebuild any time soon. The oil has been changed at the factory recommended interval of 5000 miles with full synthetic oil, with a proper German filter (no Fram junk here) its entire life. There are no leaks, though it does consume a quart of oil every 2500 miles or so. A 2B chip coupled with a Scorpion cat-back exhaust, Magnaflow muffler, and Bailey Motorsports dump valve produces an estimated 300 or so horsepower. It is not loud, but has a nice mellow burble and swishy turbo sounds that make it fun to rev. When the turbo spools up, the torque is impressive, making passing on the freeway or in the city a breeze. I have also added a boost gauge that fits perfectly with the interior colors.

-Suspension-
2B sport springs, Koni externally adjustable shocks (with lifetime warranty) and 2B caster/camber plates keep it planted in the corners, and has a really sweet stance without a harsh ride. It gets compliments and turns heads regularly.

-Cosmetic-
Changes include grille surround blackout, clear corner lamps (stock amber included), window tint (with lifetime warranty), and stainless steel exhaust tips. The stock projector headlights have been upgraded with 55W 5000K HID bulbs. These were fantastic when I commuted at night. Spare xenon bulbs are included.

-OEM Features-
-Power moonroof
-Climate control
-Dual power front seats with memory
-Front & rear heated seats
-Power mirrors with parking assist
-Car phone!
-Bose Delta CC stereo
-Collapsible ski boot (allows skis to be put in the trunk)
-Front and rear fog lamps
-One-touch auto up and down power windows
-Securit (OEM) alarm
-Headlight washers

-Issues-
The Bose stereo sounds great, but the tape deck quit working, and the 6 disc changer in the trunk doesn’t seem to be getting power. The radio works fine though. The window washer feed line cracked, and currently does not work. I will be troubleshooting these until the vehicle is sold, so they may be working again soon.

The interior is in very good shape, though the driver’s seat is moderately worn. It has wear on the left bolsters, and has been patched with similar color tape. You don’t feel or see it when driving.

The only other flaw is the paint on the hood is faded and thin. The rest of the paint is pretty good, with small scratches typical of an 18 year old car. It shines up nicely.

-Extras-
The vehicle is pictured with forged 18″ Audi A8L wheels, but it will come with the stock 16″ Avus wheels as well. Also included is the cold air intake pictured, but it was removed to pass smog. I can knock off a few hundred bucks if you don’t want the 18″ wheels or the cold air intake.

This is definitely a driver’s car. I never buy cars that don’t excite me. So if you just want a point A to point B car, look elsewhere. I just did a big tune-up on Saturday 9/28 (documented) and had it smogged for new tags. It passed with flying colors, barely registering on the sniffer, and the new tags should be in the mail. I also have the pink slip in hand, ready to transfer to a new enthusiastic owner.

Email, call, or text Sean 707-328-zero-one-39 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions. Please, no joy rides and serious offers will be considered. No trades please. Interior pictures on the way soon.

In general, I’d have to agree that the mileage is fairly irrelevant on these cars provided good mechanical work was undertaken, and the Bennetts are some of the best at that. This particular car has some great forged A8 wheels on it, but also comes with the original Avus wheels as a bonus. Green isnt’ the most aggressive looking color on these cars, but is period correct (and popular). The downside? Well, often the clearcoat on the green fails as this car’s is starting to. Despite this, at below $5,000 asking price it’s a lot of car for the money even with the miles. Can the same be said for the even higher mile Silver 1996?

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Year: 1996
Model: S6
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 325,000 mi
Price: $5,300 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Audi S6 on Quattroworld.com

this is the last time i will be posting the car for sale – other life priorities demand the capital from the car sale.

the car is located in picton, ontario, canada. due to US emissions regulations the car can not be registered in most US states; however, some can – michigan, texas, washington, new york are some that legally-registered ’96 and ’97 models reside in.

i have had this car for 3.75 years now and bought it completely stock (except for a boost gauge). it was very well-kept and i have done that and beyond in my ownership. it currently has 525K km’s, or 325K miles. anyone who knows these cars (and this one specifically) will understand what this means. it runs and drives like it has 100K. you will not be disappointed!

full disclosure below, and an extensive excel spreadsheet of maintenance logs are included as well. link at the bottom to a lot more pics.

asking $5300. you simply cannot build this car for anywhere near this number.

Specifications

History
– 3/96 build; 1 of only ~106 S6’s to be brought into Canada for 1996 (none for the US)
– 2 previous owners; 2nd owner was an Audi tech, trained on the UrS cars in 1992 and serviced the car for the original owner – so he was the only person to turn a wrench on the car until i bought it (1/2010)

Engine
– MTM 1+ chipset
– 7A exhaust cam
– ARP head studs
– Recently cleaned and balanced stock injectors
– STR RS2 replica exhaust manifold
– Stromung gen4 downpipe
– 3″ v-banded magnaflow 596cfm metal substrate high-flow cat
– 3″-to-dual-2.25″ magnaflow Y-pipe, mated to stock rear section
– EFIexpress LS2 coilpack kit
– Bosch FR5DTC plugs
– Bosch Motorsport 110 DV
– Samco silicone boost hoses
– All-metal UrS4 intercooler
– Metal UrS4 intercooler cross-over pipe
– Recent 14.5v voltage regulator
– Recent head gasket, ARP head studs, valve seals, valve cover gasket, exhaust manifold gasket, intake manifold gasket, oil pan gaskets, and timing belt job (10K km ago)

Drivetrain
– Apikol poly front snub mount
– Apikol poly rear diff crossmember bushings
– Apikol poly rear diff mount
– 034 Motorsport `street’ density engine mounts
– 034 Motorsport `street’ density trans mounts
– SlaterMounts poly front subframe mounts
– Delrin rear subframe bushings
– V8 Torsen rear diff (only 30K miles on it!!)

Suspension, Wheels and Brakes
– H&R 29828 springs
– Bilstein Sport shocks and struts
– SlaterMounts poly front outer swaybar bushings
– Recent new front LCA inner bushings
– SlaterMounts rear foreward-most trap arm bushings
– Recent new rear inner trap arm bushings (BOGE)
– 1992 UrS4 rear subframe with 17mm swaybar
– SlaterMounts spherical bearing swaybar endlinks
– Porsche 996/Boxster S monobloc front brake calipers (red) with Apikol RS2 brackets, 323x30mm rotors and Pagid RS-421 pads (semi-race pads), braided lines, SpeedBleeders
– OEM rear brakes with Textar pads, SpeedBleeders
– 17×8 ET35 C5 A6 4.2 wheels

Exterior
– Silver
– Recent respray by Andrew Warner (all but roof), which included proper sandblasting of minor rust (several 3mm bubbles and some surface rust behind front mudflaps)
– Recent lower door moldings
– Some rust on trunk lid in license plate light area; clean trunk included with car
– Minor blemish in front bumper below RF grille (details in pics)
– Recent ding in LR door from my son’s bike (see pics)
– OEM NOS exhaust tips (one is recently missing – trying to locate another)
– VVME 55w 4300K HID kit (low-beams)
– C5 A6 full-size passenger mirror (new mirror glass in both mirrors)
– Custom Reese hidden hitch (very stealth)

Interior
– Black leather, heated front and rear seats
– Everything works!
– Recently replaced sunroof panel with good unit – no broken tabs!
– 2W dash bulbs
– OEM 6-disc CD changer (added by me, was a pain to source)
– 3.5mm input added with DPDT switch to plug in phone or MP3 player
– Boost gauge
– UrS4 passenger seat (open headrest); original passenger seat had mysterious bolster tear when i bought the car – can be repaired by upholstery shop, and is included with sale)

Misc
– Always warmed up and cooled down properly
– A/C was leaking – found leak at compressor, tightened loose connections. Needs recharge, full o-ring kit and new receiver/dryer included with car regardless (compressor still works)
– Spare parts bin included with sale
– Alignment 5.17.13
– Passed emissions test 5.27.13
– Replaced rear calipers, lines, rotors and pads 7.13.13
– Replaced starter two weeks ago!

please feel free to contact me at peter AT tenecom DOT com for any questions.

thanks for looking!

peter

Like the green car, lots of modifications and maintenance, with well placed newer wheels to complete the look. At a few hundred dollars more than the green car, you gain some miles but lose the paint issues as this car has been resprayed. It certainly looks the part and corrects many of the lower fender rust issues and peeling trim these cars experience over time. At $5,000, either one of these cars strike me as good potential deals but I’d take my favorite shade on these – the silver one. Yeah, you’ll have to fix some things, but at least you wouldn’t be worried about putting too many miles on the clock!

Which one do you think is a better deal?

-Carter

10K Friday: Seeing Quattro? 1994 S4 v. 2000 S4 v. 2004 S4

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Last week I wrote up one of the nicest S4s I’ve seen in a while; and like death and taxes, immediately afterwards another popped up. Point to you, Internet Gods. It got me thinking a bit, though; prices of the three first generations are all falling into line with each other, with good examples of early cars rising, B5 generation static and affordable, and the B6 still falling slightly. It offers a unique chance to own one of three cars with the same name, same purpose, and same manufacturer but very different personalities. Today’s 10K Friday then is between the venerable C4 1994 S4, the beloved B5 2000 S4, and the silky smooth B6 S4. Let’s start where it all began with the 1994:

Year: 1994
Model: S4
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 82,651 mi
Price: $11,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Audi S4 on eBay

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You are looking at an impressive piece of AWD German engineering that is advanced even by today’s standards. This is an original Audi S car with the 20-valve 5-cylinder turbocharged AAN born of Audi’s World Rally Championship heritage. It is increasingly rare to see this kind of S4 in this condition, color and low original mileage. I am a meticulous Audi enthusiast and have cared for the car accordingly.

Condition:
Mechanical – very good – No fluid leaks, maintenance is up to date, only synthetic oil (either Castrol GTX or Mobil 1) with BG MOA oil additive was used. The timing belt is up-to-date as conveyed to me by previous owner and good to go until 100k miles. I of course had my certified Audi mechanic inspect it anyway upon purchase and he confirmed the condition of the belt (good with no cracks/imperfections) corroborates this. November of last year I flushed all the fluids including brake fluid, transmission fluid and coolant (Audi red). The clutch is original to my knowledge, is tight and in great shape. I only ran Shell, Conoco or Diamond Shamrock premium gasoline.

Notable mechanical repairs under my ownership include: stainless steel brake lines installed, valve cover gasket replaced, starter replaced, new brakes and rotors two months ago, and new power radio antenna. NOTE: Pre-purchase mechanical inspections at local and reputable Audi shops are welcomed at the expense of the interested party provided my schedule will allow it and it isn’t too much of an inconvenience. These must be completed prior to the close of the auction sale.

Interior – Immaculate. No rips, tears, odors or stains. The driver’s floor mat is somewhat worn.

Body – very good condition. No dents or door dings that I am aware of, nor other imperfections. I wash it, wax it and condition the interior leather on a monthly basis if not more frequently.

Paint – Freshly waxed it looks brand new.

Upgrades – I’ve upgraded the brake lines, the wheels to the B5 S4 Avus 17″ wheels (perfect shape), had an aftermarket power antenna installed (black instead of silver) and the balance of the car is OEM.

Features: You get an AWD platform that excels in all weather conditions, a legendary and very reliable power plant in the 20-valve turbo, 5-speed manual transmission, wrapped in a gorgeous body and it comes with every option Audi could dream of for that year. It doesn’t get much better.

History: This is an original Colorado car. The first owner bought it here, retired eventually and liked the car so much he took it to Hawaii with him. After a period of time there, he sold it. I believe I bought it from the second owner there in Hawaii and had it shipped back to Colorado, making me the third owner. I am selling it because I am saving up for a home purchase. This car comes with a clean Colorado title and clean Carfax available upon request. NOTE: This is my daily driver at present and mileage will go up accordingly.

Payment: This sale is an auction-style sale. To retain the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a non-refundable $500 deposit via Paypal within 24 hours of the conclusion of the auction. The balance of the funds must be paid to me through certified check drawn off a verifiable bank or cash when the agent, shipper or buyer arrives to pick up the vehicle and title no later than one week after the close of the auction sale.

Shipping: I will help out with this as much as is reasonably possible, but the buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements.

Finally, please feel free to ask me any questions and I will answer them to the best of my ability in as timely a manner as possible. Thank you and good luck!

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The “Ur-S”s are loved by there owners and desired by many in and out of the Audi crowd. Although they were really an evolution of the 200, they were a revelation in the all-weather high-performance sedan and wagon category. The seller notes that the AAN is legendary, and these cars are pretty bulletproof through 300,000 plus miles. As we’ve mentioned many times, these cars hit the bottom of the market a few years ago and it has become hard to find clean examples. This particular model is one of the lower mileage examples that has come up for sale recently, and one of the very few that remains nearly stock. I have to admit that Tornado Red isn’t my favorite color on the big-body Audis, and the Avus alloys never seem quite right to me on this generation. Source a set of early D2 18″ Avus wheels (that never came to the U.S. – think the Ronin car), the 17” Boleros I mentioned in the last post, or properly the original 16×8 light and strong Fuchs to correct that problem. With the right wheels, I could probably live with the color. The maintenance and history seem good, so that just leaves the price – a little high to me, but as we’ve stated before – go find another. Maybe the C4 isn’t your thing, and you like the slick packaging of the car that replaced it – the B5 S4:

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Year: 2000
Model: S4
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 102,498 mi
Price: $8,883 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 Audi S4 on eBay

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Check out this older Audi S4 manual transmission car. Overall for a 14 year old car it’s in good shape. An older couple owned the car. The exterior is in decent shape and the same with the interior. This car because of age and mileage is being sold as-is no warranty expressed of implied. This car has not been through our shop and we recommend an independent inspection.

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There’s a lot to like here; the color combination, while not the most popular on the B5, looks sharp and fits the car’s profile well. I like the lighter interior to the often-specified black. I’m not a fan of the wheels, though that could be sorted with a quick call to the owner of the above 94. The 2.7 twin-turbo V6 has proven to be pretty reliable through high miles too; I have a friend with a highly modified 2000 that has just crested 300,000 miles with no sign of slowing down. That motor is also nearly as tunable as the AAN, with many pushing 400 plus horsepower. There are drawbacks; the more electronically dependent quattro system in the B5 doesn’t handle high power upgrades or snow quite as well as the more simple earlier C4 and turbo replacement is just about a guarantee on these cars as they get older; that necessitates pulling the motor and is an expensive job. Additionally, the B cars with their 4 link suspension often have a fair share of squeaks and rattles, but it’s nothing that any older German car wouldn’t experience. You could argue, then, that if the original car wasn’t your bag, maybe you should get the newest one you can on a budget – enter the B6 2004 V8 S4:

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Year: 2004
Model: S4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 141,123 mi
Price: $10,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 on eBay

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2004 Audi S4 100% Carfax Serviced

Clean vehicle history report

100% Carfax certified

100% Autocheck certified

Bose stereo system

Heated seats

Factory Recaro seats

Best color combo

White over black

2 master keys – 1 valet key

Arctic White exterior – Ebony Nappa leather interior

340HP, 4.2 LITER V8 engine – automatic transmission

Premium package – Originally $1,650 Package

Glass power tilting sliding front sunroof with sunshade and one-touch opening; Coming home device; Garage door opener; Driver power heated chrome door mirrors with automatic operation, passenger power heated chrome door mirrors with automatic and automatic operation; Memorized adjustment on door mirror position with six driver’s seat positions; Automatic operation rear view mirror; Compass; Headlight control with time delay switch-off and dusk sensor; Electric foldable mirrors

Heated seats – Originally $450 option

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Before you start in on me, I get that it’s an auto, but these are on the downward swing still and the tiptronic models are in general worth a bit less, so they fall into the 10K category a little more easily. The tip S4s with the V8 don’t have the lag issues the B5 experienced because of the nature of the V8 versus the blown V6 unit, so while it’s not for everyone the tiptronic isn’t as bad for a daily driver as you might think. I love the white on these S4s; they stand out and look properly German and clean. As I mentioned before I’m not as big a fan of the black interiors, though. Like the B5, the B6 has some known engine gremlins that will result in the mill being pulled out, but repairs between the two seem to be about the same cost if not slightly less on the V8.

If it were my money, I think I’d find it hard to pass up the B5. While that C4 is very nice and 9.9 times out of 10 I’d choose the earlier car, like the GTis I wrote up yesterday if I were paying top dollar for a particular model I think I’d hold out for a color I’d prefer as they do still pop up, albeit infrequently. The B5 seems to be the deal of the group; miles, color combo, and platform are right for a daily driver that you can have a lot of fun in on a budget, or modify into your dream RS model. Which would you prefer?

-Carter

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

1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker

It’s no secret that both the Audi 200 20V Quattro Avants and the Audi S6 Avants have a cult following in the U.S. Whenever we feature one, they draw a lot of attention, and rightly so, as they’re great cars that offer a combination of speed, practicality, style and luxury that few cars are able to match. They also happen to be one of the most durable German cars to come stateside, with few seeing under 200,000 miles at this point. Generally found in a shade of green, pearl or black, occasionally one comes up in a harder to find (and to me, more desirable) shade, such as today’s Silver on Grey 1995 S6:

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Year: 1995
Model: Audi S6 Avant
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 200,000 mi
Price: $5,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker on eBay Classifieds

Price:$5,000
Address:Winchester, NH 03470 (map)
Date Posted:08/06/13
Year:1995
Make:Audi
Model:S6
Mileage:200,000
For Sale By:Owner
Description:
Runs perfectly, great fun. I did not build this car, hence I don’t know everything about it, but I’ve been driving it for the last 30K miles. It was built, the story goes (I cannot confirm, but the title I got with it does confirm the name), by Peter Blaser, who apparently built custom Audi rally cars for a living, for his wife, who apparently didn’t like it. I hear that the idea wasn’t to get the most power possible, but to get a more tractable S6 for the street, hence the stroke increase. I think it was a little much for her, as it’s still quite high-strung and certainly makes well over 300bhp, though I don’t know how much. It’ll do a 5.85sec 0-60 as measured by GTech, with my less-than-perfect driving, running 18psi of boost (it’ll do much more, but I don’t want to take any chances). It pulls strong right to redline, and the rev limiter always comes as a surprise. I got it from Force Five Automotive.
Comes with second set of wheels (15″) with Hakkas on them for the winter.
Has third row seat.
I just replaced the front control arms and bushings, as well as the rear bushings on the front subframe. A few of the coils are new as well. Timing belt replaced recently, valve job done at the same time. Has aftermarket stereo with bluetooth, USB, and AUX in wired up to the stock speakers and amp.
No rot on body, some surface rust has been sanded down and covered with protectant – that’s the ugly-looking spots you see in the pictures. Interior in good, but not perfect condition. No rips or tears in leather. Stock SS dual exhaust with new collars, quiet and smooth on the road. More detailed pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/99944209@N06/sets/72157634965212140/

Mods:
-Stroked to 2.5L with unknown crank, possibly custom-made.
-Huge asymmetrical turbo (see pics, I don’t know exactly what it is)
-RC 440 injectors, Motronic ECU and MAP sensor to match.
-RS2 downpipe, I have been told? Not sure why or if this is so. Judge for yourself from the pics if you can
-RS2 MAF sensor (who cares really, but perhaps worth mentioning)
-oil catch can – this motor seems to have been built loose, as it burns quite a bit of oil, especially when you drive it hard, but it hasn’t gotten any worse in the time I’ve had it
-all Samco boost hoses
-custom coilovers with Koni yellows in the back
-Bilstein HDs on what I assume are stock springs up front
-SS lines in rear
-Adjustable wastegate cap
-aluminum flywheel
-300lph Bosch fuel pump
-much more, probably many things I don’t know about.

Issues:
-High pressure power steering hose leaks slowly, haven’t gotten around to replacing it yet.
-Driver’s side heated seat is broken
-Cruise control doesn’t work, probably due to bad switches on pedals
-Side mirrors have some corrosion on them
-Bilstein HD’s are getting a little old and occasionally stick when you jack the car up
-Power steering rack boot should be replaced, comes with car. Rack does not leak
-BF Goodrich Comp T/A KDW’s are about due for replacement. They tramline annoyingly anyway.
-Trim strips on the bottoms of the doors are coming off.

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Since I saw a 1994 S4 new in Silver, I’ve always loved the understated metallic look of this combination. Like many of the others we have featured, this car is higher mile but was loved by the previous owners. This car has undergone some more serious modifications by the prior owner. Though the owner is unsure what the base for the motor is, it’s fairly likely that the build utilized a Eurovan 2.5 bottom end, a favorite among those looking for more torque. If properly built, the motor should be as durable as the original, so I would expect many care free and quick miles. Many of the faults with the car are common the the chassis in general; delaminating mirrors, peeling trim, leaking power steering lines, and minor electric glitches like the seat heaters and cruise control are all pretty normal. While they can be a pain to fix, they shouldn’t scare the prospective buyer away and generally aren’t signs of neglect. Bonus items are the snow tires and 3rd row seat.

The last black S6 Avant we featured had 30,000 less miles and a more stock motor and was (in general) in similar shape. That car sold for just over $5,000, and I expect that the pricing on this car is spot on. This car is unlikely to ever be a show car, but represents a solid driver that you could have fun with for years to come.

-Carter

1996 Audi S6

Before you start furiously typing “C4 S6 production ended in 1995”, let me clarify something – it didn’t, and this car is from Canada. Satisfied, eh? We’ve covered a string of S6s recently, mostly focusing on the wagon variant that most people desire. However, there are some sedan fans out there, and the S6 made a very capable sedan as well. These cars have remained consistently under their competitors prices despite good looks, solid build quality, all weather capacity, and nearly unlimited tuning potential. Today’s example is a very clean high mile driver in the very popular (at the time) Emerald Green Mica:

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Year: 1996
Model: S6
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 380,000 km (235,000 mi)
Price: $4,950

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Audi S6 on Fourtitude

For sale my dad’s Audi S6 (Canadian Import) he has owned the car for almost 5 years now, it has been very well maintainted and a lot of $$$$ has been invested in the past 2 years. My dad used the car as a commuter to Lon Island but has recently started working from home so the car barely gets driven, and parking in the area he lives is not the greatest (can bee seen on the rear bumper) In the past 2 years or 10K miles the following parts were replaced
Rack-Pinion with Tire Rods
4 shocks+springs+Strut Mounts(lowered the car 1.2″ Weitech Combro from Germany)
Both Lower Control Arms
Complete Timing Belt Kit (belt Tensioner Rollers Water Pump Thermostat)
Serpentine Belt and Serpentine Belt Tensioner
Fan Clutch
Spark Plugs and all Filters
Gas Tank + Fuel Pump
Clutch Kit + Slave and Master Cylinders
4 Tires (Kumho LX Planitum All season tires)

Performance Mods include
Stage 1 034 EFI ECU+Injector Set
Full custom build Magnaflow Exhaust System (High flow Car Rosonators and rear Muffler)
European Headlights and turn signals with HID Lights
OE Audi S6+ Grille with front and rear Badges
Samco Intercooler Hose

The car has 380.000 Kilometes or 235,000 Miles which for these cars is perfectly normal.

The interior is 9/10 with a slight fade on the drive side bolster aside from that all seats are clean all heated seats work fine the exterior is 7/10, the clear coat shows some fade on the quarter panels and doors the hood roof and trunk were repainted so they are MINT, the rear bumpers is scuffed from NYC parking aside from that the body is clean for the age

Price is set at $4,950. I think that’s very reasonable for the car you are going to get NO LOW BALLERS PLEASE.

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One of the complaints on the Avant I wrote up last week was the timing belt issue; this car has had that timing belt service covered, along with suspension work. These cars have a great sound when the exhaust is opened up, and replacing the clutch is no small job, so it’s nice to see that done as well. O34 makes some great upgrades for these cars and are known for pumping out some serious power, and with the mileage the injector upgrade is probably a smart modification. The original Avus wheels are some of my favorites mounted on Audis (though not as light or strong as the earlier forged Fuchs wheels fitted to the S4 and some S6s), and with the lowering springs this car has eliminated some of the fender gap and floaty ride that plagued early 1990s Audis. The European lights are a great addition, as is the OEM S6 Plus grille, one of my favorite Audis ever made. The interior seems to be one of the best Ecru I’ve seen in a long time, especially considering the miles covered. This car certainly checks most of the right boxes, even if it isn’t a wagon.

With several thousand dollars of maintenance performance alone, the asking price of this car isn’t out of line with the condition of the car or market. The modifications aren’t extreme and could be easily reversed if the new owner wanted; but I’d keep them all in place. To me this car is an interesting counterpoint to the high mile M3 I wrote up the other day; I feel like I’d have to undo everything the owner upgraded on that car, while on this one I feel like the owner read my mind. I also mentioned in that post that while the miles on that M3 scared me a bit, I’d have much less issue jumping in to a high mile S6. I’m guessing this car will likely be snapped up by someone who needs a winter driver rather than a long term keeper because of the mileage, and as such the purchase price at just below $5,000 seems spot on. Sure, you could find one with a few less miles or a few more mods for a bit more money, but this package sure looks good!

-Carter

1995 Audi S6 Avant

If the Porsche 944 Turbo remains the best value among German sports coupes, the 1992 to 1995 Audi S4 and S6 are solidly the best value in the fast executive saloon market. Not only can you purchase a very clean example for well under $10,000 (hard to do with either an M5 or 500E), but you can also get that speed in wagon form. Long considered one of the classics produced by Ingolstadt, these cars were snapped up by enthusiasts when they were undervalued in the early 2000s. Despite an uptick in their value on the market, you can still see clean examples regularly trading for $5,000 – but the good examples are getting harder to find. Today we found a solid looking example of what is to many the most desirable of the breed, a 1995 Audi S6 Avant:

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Year: 1995
Model: S6 Avant
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 170,994 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction, $2,999 opening bid

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant on eBay

OVERVIEW

This auction is for a 1995 Audi s6 Avant with ~171,000 miles. I am the second owner and purchased the car from BMW of Mountain View (1st owner traded it in) in early 2009 with 149,000 miles on it. It’s been garaged for the entire time that I’ve owned it. I’ve changed the oil every 3,000 miles using OEM (Mann) filters and Mobile 1 full synthetic 15W-50 motor oil. It’s been power waxed and polished every 6 months or so and had Meguiar’s spray wax applied when washed in between those 6 month intervals. Techron fuel cleaner has been used in 1 year intervals. I have three keys (1) master key with separate electronic key fob (2) backup key identical to master key and (3) a valet key (doesn’t open the glove compartment). I have all original documentation and owner’s manual. The car has it’s original paint, it’s never been restored or touched up. As such, the front, hood, and headlights do have some pitting and rock chips. There are some parking lot dings (see pictures) and general use scuffs. Also, when I replaced the battery, I thought I had the radio code but I didn’t and so the radio is in safe mode and will need to be unlocked by Audi or replaced. The car has never been in an accident. See FULL DISCLOSURE section for additional details.

The car is fantastic, it’s been my baby for the last 4 years. It’s drives really well, the engine is smooth, and I’m going to miss it when it’s gone. My original intention was to fully restore this car, however, I just don’t have the time or space. It’s my second car and it spends a lot of it’s time in the garage (22,000 miles in 4 .5 years). I want someone with an appreciation for the original s cars to give it a good home.

VEHICLE EQUIPMENT DETAILS

· 1995 Audi S6 Avant

· 5-speed manual transmission (01E)

· AWD Quattro

· 2.2L I5 Turbo engine 226hp (AAN)

· Black exterior / Ecru (beige) interior with black dash and leather seats front and back

· Heated front and rear seats

· Rear third row flip out bench seat

· Power Sunroof

· Cruise Control

· Power seats with memory / power mirrors / power windows front and rear

· Power voltage gauge / oil temp gauge

· Keyless entry / automatic door locks

UPGRADES / MODIFICATIONS

The car is more or less stock with a few key upgrades. It’s never been tracked, chipped or had anything done to the engine. Upgrades are as follows:

· Bilstein Sport Shocks (on stock springs, stock ride height).

· 034 Motorsport coil pack conversion (the original coils are on plug and get very hot, this new system has proven to be much more robust as the coils are separate from the plugs)

· Silicone coolant replacement hoses

MAINTENANCE (LAST 4.5 YEARS)

I’ve done extensive maintenance to keep the car running smoothly and I’ve tried to use OEM as much as possible to keep it stock:

· Ignition switch replaced (OEM)

· Starter replaced (OEM)

· Valve cover gasket replaced (OEM)

· All 5 coil packs replaced (non-OEM, 034 Motorsport conversion kit)

· Spark plugs replaced (OEM)

· Brake Hydro-Accumulator (brake bomb) replaced (OEM)

· Battery replaced (non-OEM, Bosch)

· Auto door locking air-valve control unit replaced (OEM)

· Antenna base and mast replaced (OEM and non-OEM respectively)

· Front control arms replaced (OEM)

· Front tie-rod ends replaced (OEM)

· Steering Dampener replaced (OEM)

· Rear sway bar links replaced (OEM)

· Transmission mounts replaced (OEM)

· Center prop-shaft bearing replaced (non-OEM, 034 Motorsport)

· Center prop-shaft CV joints replaced, both ends (OEM)

· Fuel pump (in-the-tank) replaced (OEM)

· Fuel filter replaced (OEM)

· High pressure power steering hose rebuilt (sent to professional hose repair company in WA)

· Coolant system flushed and original blue G11 fluid replaced with newer pink G12 fluid (OEM)

· Transmission fluid changed (non-OEM, Pennzoil SynchroMesh)

· Front and rear brake rotors replaced (OEM)

· Front and rear rubber brake lines replaced (OEM)

· Shocks replaced (non-OEM, Bilstein)

· Dash bulbs replaced (except for temp gauge) (OEM)

· Leather shift boot replaced (OEM)

FULL DISCLOSURE

In the interest of being honest and open, here is a list of things that I’ve noticed that will need work or are wrong with the vehicle:

· The front tires are wearing and will probably need to ne replaced within a year (rears look great though)

· As far as I know it’s the original clutch although you wouldn’t really know it by driving it. I’ve babied it, always rev matching on downshifts and never done any crazy launches or anything. Being 171k miles though I would say this would be a replacement item to consider when purchasing.

· There are three noticeable parking lot scratches/cracks/dings and a couple other minor paint issues that you can see from the pictures. (1) crack on the front bumper corner with (2) scratch on driver’s side front lower fender (3) ding above front driver’s side wheel well (4) rear roof spoiler paint is fading and has some visible defects (4) rear bumper corner trim piece paint is fading with visible defecting.

· It has the original paint and thus there is fair amount of pitting and rock chips in the front, hood and, headlights (see pictures).

· The radio works, however after replacing the battery it went into safe mode and I don’t have the radio code to unlock it. Fixes would be (1) call Audi and try to get a code from them (2) replace the radio head unit.

· The leather seats do show wear and the front driver seat is the most visible with some cracking in bolsters. The left torso bolster cracked open exposing the foam underneath and I’ve patched it with beige duct tape to stop further damage (see picture).

· It has not had the timing belt and water pump service. It’s been babied and garaged so the belt actually looks to be in really good condition but this was something that I had planned on doing soon and something you will want to factor in when purchasing. (I have the parts for this for DIYers).

· There is a very small coolant leak, it’s so small that it evaporates in the engine compartment as there are no drips on the floor. Just FYI.

· It didn’t come with any of the OEM floor mats for some reason. I have two rubber matts that fit decently from a first generation VW R32. There are no rear mats.

EXTRAS FOR DIY

· New water pump and timing belt

· 8 OEM Mann oil filters / 8 OEM crush washers for oil drain plug (replace after every oil change)

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Sellers, take note; full disclosure is such as great thing to see. The seller could likely have gotten away without disclosing things like the small coolant leak, but the attention to detail is reassuring when looking at purchasing a car such as this. Most of the cars that we feature on GCFSB are out of the reach of your average buyer, but these cars offer an opportunity to get a reasonably reliable daily driver that’s exotic and fun to drive while practical. There are items that are harder and more expensive to replace, but this is a car that you really can DIY and keep running for hundreds of thousands of miles. This car has a leg up on most with a well documented history of repair.

Mileage is on the higher side for many “normal” cars, but still in the reasonable range for one of these limited production cars. The interior is what I would prefer in Ecru; while it shows more wear than the black typically, with all of those windows having a black interior can eliminate the need for seat heaters. Speaking of seats, this car also has the third row option, making it even more functional as a family hauler. The silicone hoses and coil pack replacements are necessary items for the long term, and Bilsteins help to firm up the floaty ride many older Audis suffer from. This may not be the dream ride that many who look through these posts hope for, but it is a solid driver that offers high performance and practicality on a level few cars can attain. Watching the prices of 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avants rise over the past few years, one has to wonder when the market will similarly take off for these S6s.

-Carter

1993 Italdesign Aztec

I have a lot of respect for Bob Lutz and Chrysler in at least one way; in 1989, they came out with the Viper concept, and because of such an overwhelmingly positive response, said that it was going to go into production as is. Of course, that wasn’t true and when the production Viper arrived the next year, it was a lot less hard-edged than the original concept. That’s true of nearly every concept car that goes into production; they’re outrageous for the shows, then watered down for public consumption. Apparently, no one told that to Giugiaro’s Italdesign when they decided to take their hybrid Audi/Lancia/Spaceship directly to the market. If the complete lack of practicality didn’t cool prospective buyer’s desire to own one, surely the $225,000 entry price did. A bit of an oddity to see anywhere but on posters, there is one for sale today in Germany:

Year: 1993
Model: Aztec
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 7,000 km (4,350 mi)
Price: €129,000 ($172,279 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Italdesign Aztec at Sportwagen Engel GmbH

7000 km, Displacement: 2200, Year: 1988, 183 kW (249 hp), number of owners: 1, Petrol, Transmission: Manual, Year 5/1993 Colour: Silver metallic

Vehicle description:
SUPER RARE! COLLECTORS PIECE! INVESTMENT!
In ITALDESIGN in Turin from world-renowned designer GIUGIARO about 20 copies of this mobile DESIGN STUDY were created and offered at a price of DM 500,000. 5 Cylinder turbo 2.2 liter engine from Audi with 183 kW (250 bhp), four-wheel drive, the body is made of aluminum, steel and carbon and wonderfully constructed!
The car is in original condition with original paint and comes from a COLLECTION, which was disbanded due to age of the owner! A highlight for any collection! Also, exchange or trade-in possible! By the way: Designers GIUGIARO not only designed the VW GOLF and other models, but also models for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa, Lotus, Ford, BMW (M1), and so-on google you’ll find everything about and around this extraordinary vehicle and its designer.

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Outrageous is a pretty good descriptor for this car. Now, I know what you’re saying – it’s not German! But bare with me – aside from the Audi power plant, Italdesign is now owned by Lamborghini (nee Audi), and these cars were assembled with the help of Motoren Tecnik Mayer (MTM) – noted not only as a premier Audi tuner, but Mayer was an ex-Audi engineer. So, if the M1 can be considered German this car should be too. The design is pretty futuristic by 1988 standards, but to me it looks a bit like a Fiero GT that went horribly right. The exterior appears pretty much no-compromise and has interesting features like an external Manometer, which clearly indicates how much of a man you are for driving this beast. Note the dial goes to 11.

Being old and Italian, you can be sure that some of those Speak-n-Spell era electrics aren’t working working particularly well. On the bright side, it appears the passengers can play Contra or Legend of Zelda while you’re driving, which is probably a good thing since the lack of roof ensures you won’t be entertaining them with your conversation at any speed above 10 m.p.h.. As a super-limited production exotic roadsters go, this might not only be an affordable option, but it might even be practical. “What?!?!” you say? Well, it’s got a Audi engine that’s good for the best part of a half million miles without too much work. It probably even gets respectable fuel economy when you’re not flogging it. The drive train is sourced from a Lancia Delta Integrale – World Rally Champion spec-stuff there. And worry about the famous Italian tin worm fades when you ready that the body is mostly carbon fiber and aluminum. All that’s left are those infallible Italian electronics – hey, they could never go wrong! In all seriousness, if you’re going to drop over $150,000 on an occasional car, you might as well make it one that makes every occasion you drive it special. Porsches? Bentleys? Ferraris? Pedestrian. You don’t see them sporting gull-wing tonneau covers, do you? And you probably wouldn’t even drive your GT2 or 458 in the rain, so why do they even have roofs? See, the more you think about it, the more sense it makes….

-Carter