White Christmas Sunday: 1991 Audi V8 Quattro – REVISIT

In the last month or so, I wrote up three different V8 quattros that were all Pearlesant White Metallic 3.6s, all in great condition. One of those cars has popped back up on Ebay with a substantially lowered Buy It Now price. At under $5,000, will this V8 Quattro make your Christmas white? I sure wouldn’t mind finding it under the tree this year!

-Carter

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Tuner Tuesday Afternoon Accessories: Audi 5000/100/200/V8 rear spoiler

Talk about rare; I know Audis pretty well and have owned quite a few, but I’ve never even heard of this Austrian rear spoiler from Foha. Perhaps one of our eagle-eyed readers can help with some history or more information? Regardless, it’s a cool, rare new old stock piece that can help finish off your Type 44 or D1 Audi with a unique look:

Year: 1984-1994
Model: 5000, 100, 200, V8
Condition: Used
Price: $399 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Audi Type 44 Foha Rear Spoiler on eBay

Very hard to get in the US

This is a NOS original aftermarket trunk lid spoiler from FOHA (AUSTRIA) that fits AUDI 5000 sedan. These is a original FOHA made part in high AUSTRIAN quality. The main spoiler will be installed on the top of the rear trunk and the two parts on both sides. It is original black, can be painted in every other color. It is in a great shape! No cranks and damages. Do not miss the chance to get a real unique EURO look for your car. All parts are new and in a mint condition.

What you see in the pictures, you will get! All original pictures, no relisting!

Do not miss that chance to get a very rare german part for your AUDI! Shipping and handling is $65 with airmail to the US

It’s not cheap, it won’t be easy to get on, but you’re not likely to see another – perhaps ever. Want that last detail on your 5000, 100 or 200 sedan? Here you go!

-Carter

4WD Week: 2007 Audi S4

The Audi S4 is no stranger to GCFSB like some of the other Volkswagen rarities we’ve had this week, but as the original all-wheel drive sports sedan I think it certainly deserves a place here. There have been many variations of the S4, and all of them have their strengths and following. While I’m a big fan of the turbocharged inline-5 models that started it all there is still a side of me that just loves that V8 tune being pumped out of the back of the B6 and B7 models. Even within those two sub-models, there have been a few different types and this is one of them. Dubbed the “DTM” model, the last of the run S4 V8s packed the normal 340hp rev-happy 4.2, but added the sports differential and suspension upgrades from the RS4 and Quattro 25th Anniversary model as well as some trick (if in questionable taste?) carbon fiber bits. In my preferred shade of Sprint Blue, this car is ready to rock your commute:

Year: 2007
Model: S4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 51,975 mi
Price: $29,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Audi S4 on eBay

You are viewing a very beautiful car indeed! You are looking at a mint condition CARFAX CERTIFIED 2 OWNER LOW MILEAGE 2007 AUDI S-4 QUATTRO in the most desirable color available, Sprint Blue Metallic Paint with the Black Recaro Leather interior! This car looks fabulous and runs even better! THIS CAR HAS THE RARE DTM PACKAGE WITH THE CARBON FIBRE SPOILERS AND SPECIAL EDITION BUMPERS!! THIS CAR IS HOT!! You will hear the sweetest sound ever when you punch the gas & hear the beautiful melody of the Dual Exhaust!! The Metallic Paint shines so brightly the reflections are clearly visible! The leather interior is in great shape! The car runs beautifully thanks to the 340 Horsepower 8 cylinder engine mated to a super smooth 6 speed transmission. Everything in this car works perfectly! THERE ARE NO DISAPPOINTMENTS HERE! Whoever is lucky enough to get this car will not be disappointed. The car has recently been serviced and has just passed the rigid New York State Safety & Emissions Inspection by an independent facility. This car is ready to go! This car is fully equipped. Starting from the outside you have the handsome Audi alloy wheels with Meaty performance tires!! You have a Tilt & Slide Power Moonroof! You have high power front Xenon headlights as well as rear fog lights! Now to the inside of the car! You have multi adjustable power Recaro sport front leather seats that are heated for winter comfort! THE REAR SEATS ARE HEATED AS WELL!! There are one touch power windows and power locks. There is a high power 8 speaker Audi am/fm/6cd/Sirius stereo system! Of course there is power steering as well as power 4 wheel anti lock brakes!! There is the electronic stability control also!! There is electronic cruise control also! There are dual lighted visor vanity mirrors also!! There are also dual front airbags as well as Curtain (head) airbags and side impact airbags!! This car has a handy trip computer that will calculate your gas mileage, distance traveled and even tell you how many miles you can drive before you run out of gas!! There is also a Homelink Transmitter that can be programmed to open your Garage Door!! I am sure I am missing a few items as this car is so well equipped! All of the guages are functioning normally as well as all of the interior and exterior lighting. We have the Original Owner’s Portfolio and Manual’s!! Don’t Delay as this car is way below Retail!!

While the car looks pretty stunning, there are a few things that confuse me about this listing. First, the seller states the photos were taken prior to detailing. Why? Why would you go through the listing then say it’ll be detailed later? Then there is the price – $29,995 puts this car squarely into RS4 territory. Granted, the RS4 you’d get for low-30s wouldn’t be the nicest in the world but it’s a much more special car than the regular S4. Then there’s the second problem – the other S4 models. If the Avant isn’t more desirable than the DTM model, then the 25th Anniversary model surely is. Were I looking for a limited run regular S4 then, I’d really rather have the wagon or the better-wheeled and more rare 25th model. Still, this is a great car to look at – I just wish the price was more in line with the market.

-Carter

4WD Week 10K Friday: 2004 Audi S4 v. 2006 Audi S4

Last week’s 10K Friday BMW 540 faceoff generated a lot of interest in a single-model showdown with a twist, so I thought another V8 6-speed showdown would make some of you happy. In honor of 4WD week, this particular 10K Friday is going to feature one of our favorite sports sedans, the Audi S4. Available most recently only in sedan version, the S4 in previous generations was available in convertible and wagon form as well. While it’s difficult to find the wagons (and even the convertibles) under $10,000, today I managed to find two 6-speed S4 V8s ready to rumble. Which would you choose? Let’s start with the sedan:

Year: 2004
Model: S4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 91,500 mi
Price: $10,750 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 on eBay

Selling my 2004 Audi S4 6spd manual with 91,500 miles on it. Exterior color is silver with black leather interior. Navigation, power seats, power everything, etc. Car is immaculate. 35% window tints all around. Stasis 19″ rims with new tires in July. Blacked out front grille. Milltek full catback resonated exhaust. Recent service done, new alternator, new right control arms, brakes, suspension, clutch, all checked. Interior is flawless with no rips or tears. Only selling for lack of use in the city. Car has been garaged up until this year. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Roof racks will be included with right price. Throw me an offer for consideration.

In popular silver over black, this car has some things going for it. While I’m not a huge fan of the VMR wheel look I know many are, and this car has some expensive Stasis 19″ wheels on it with newer tires. Additionally there’s the great-sounding Milltek exhaust and some maintenance to both the motor and suspension. For under $11,000 this car offers a lot of performance and style, though silver over black probably wouldn’t be my first choice for these sedans. You know what would be my first choice? Nogaro Blue, of course.

What a great color – it just suits the design of the S4 really well and the car looks like it was made to be blue. This particular model has some light modifications; the grill and wheels have been painted black. I’m usually not a huge fan of this, but I think the grill at least works. However, those great BBS CHs would need to return to at least graphite color if I were to own this car. I love the silver-grey with black piped leather, though I have always found the black top on a blue car combo – regardless of make – not a pretty combination. No problem, just drive it only with the top down! As these models were made by quattro GmbH they’re a bit more special than the run-of-the-mill S4, and while this model has high miles it sure looks great.

Year: 2006
Model: S4 Convertible
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 160,395 mi
Price: $9,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Audi S4 Convertible on eBay

2006 Audi S4 Cabriolet
V8 – 340 HP, 302 TQ
Miles – 160,395
Mechanical – The car has a full service history, and has had every major Audi specified service performed at Mohegan Lake Audi.
Head Job was done roughly 30,000 miles ago. It has new Pads and rotors. We have installed a brand new set of Pirelli P6 all-season tires. A full compression test was done, and a coolant pressure test was done as well by us. The car passed all tests perfectly. It does not leak any fluids, and has NO check engine lights or stored codes. This car is a rare example of a true highway driven car that was maintained properly and vigorously.
The car also has a built-in Passport radar/laser detector w/ front and rear laser diffuser/jammers.
As you can see in the images, this car is immaculate. The exterior of the car is in excellent condition, no rock chips, scratches, dents….NOTHING. The interior of the car has normal wear and tear, but is also in amazing condition. The factory wheels have been powder coated gloss black, and the factory grill has been painted black as well. The convertible top is in great condition and is fully functional. The car also recently passed NYS emissions tests.
Please contact George or Mario @ 914-654-1010 with any questions.

There’s no doubt that 160,000 miles on one of these cars gives me a little pause, but despite that I think the convertible is aggressively priced with some recent maintenance, and it’d be the one I’d choose if it were my money. It just looks very, very special in comparison to the stealthy if boring silver, and as I’ve said many times, if you’re going to be shouty about driving one of these cars you might as well be bright and shouty. I say pop the $2,000 in savings into a high-yeild account for repairs down the road and get the topless quattro.

Which would you choose?

-Carter

4WD Week: 2003 Audi RS6

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When I think 4WD German car, I think Audi. They’ve cultivated that image very deliberately over the last 30 years, and the other German makes are just recently catching up in making their full lines available with AWD. But while Mercedes is getting shade for removing some of the AMG fun with the E63 now AWD-only, when Audi released the RS6 there was no question that part of its allure was surefootedness to control the insane 450hp Biturbo V8. The monster is now accessible to the masses as long as they have steady significant income to continue the maintenance. With just 67k miles, the subtle Mugello Blue makes this one of the secretive RSs ever.

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Year: 2003
Model: RS6
Engine: 4.2 liter biturbo V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 67,531 mi
Price: $26,550 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 2003 Audi RS6 on eBay

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Attractively finished in Mugello Blue over silver and touting a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, this 2003 Audi RS6 is a desirable performance sedan that has had only two owners since new. It was originally sold new here in Seattle for $87,310 and features an impressive list of performance and luxury features. All servicing is up-to-date with this RS6, and a new timing belt was installed during the Park Place LTD Service Center’s pre-sale inspection upon arrival.

This RS6 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.2L V8 engine that develops 450hp/415lb-ft of torque and is backed by a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission. Pair that with Quattro All-Wheel Drive and you’ve got a performance luxury sedan that sprints to 60mph in just over 4 seconds on its way to a top speed just shy of 160mph. This example’s V8 powerplant also features the factory Sound Enhancing Exhaust system that elevates the soundtrack to deadly. Luxury amenities include heated leather sport seats, optional GPS navigation, Bose premium audio with iPod integration, heated rear seats, dual-zone auto climate control and an Alcantara headliner. Xenon head lamps, rear parking sensors and 18-inch wheels are also featured. Additionally, this RS6 is equipped with optional rear side-impact airbags, bringing the total to 10.

Included with the car is the original Audi window sticker, two remote keys, owner books, CarFax history report and thorough service records that date back to 2005. With a fantastic look and 450hp to boot, this RS6 is an attractive alternative to an M5 or E55 at a fantastic price point.

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Even at less than 1/3 of the sticker just 10 years ago, we’ve seen examples just as nice for a little less. Still, few AWD sedans can claim the quiet brute force that the RS6 unleashed. My kind of 4-season brawler right here.

-NR

Do you need the S? 2001 Audi A8L

I’ve not made it much of a secret that I have a bit of a crush on the 2001-2003 Audi S8, and while it’s not everyone’s favorite business express from this time period I know I’m not alone. Few cars manage to channel the stealth of a true “Q-ship” and balance aggression, luxury and great looks quite as well as the S8 does. As such, I usually spend probably too many hours each week looking for an S8 pondering if I can get the Avus Pearl 2003 I’ve wanted now for the best part of a decade, or if I’d be better off looking towards a generally much cheaper and more common 2001 or 2002. Then, every once in a while, the thought crosses my mind when I see a nice, clean A8 – do I need the S? I mean, for all intents and purposes, the regular A8 gets 90 plus percent of the S8’s job done well and they can be had on the cheap. Plus, as is the case with today’s example, you can get the long wheel base model that wasn’t available in S form. Couple that with a great looking set of early Euro S8 wheels and you’re ready to drive De Niro around:

Year: 2001
Model: A8L
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 128,100 mi
Price: $6,800 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Audi A8L on eBay

I have a 2001 Audi A8 L with factory 18 inch wheels. I have the original window sticker over 70k new, owners manual, navigation discs, and one key. I purchased another key that I will include but it needs to be cut and programmed. I have owned the car for 2 years and spent over 5k in maintenance and have all the records of work completed. All options function properly except for two. The drivers head rest motor activates but the headrest does not move. There is a YouTube video on how to fix this problem. Also the passenger side rear window works but does not go down or up with one touch. Since it continued to work I never looked into issue.

There are no lights in the dash, motor and transmission function properly with no leaks. The timing belt with water pump and tensioner was done at 109k with the cam and crank seals replaced. The coolant was flushed at this time. The transmission has been serviced at 65k and 122k with the fluid and filter changed. Other work that has been done are the fuel pump, oil cooler lines, alternator, battery, pads and rotors, tires, front half shafts, xenon headlamps, spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter, crank sensor, rear seal on transmission, power steering fluid flushed, brake fluid flushed, and the front 4 lower control arms. Also the previous owner lived in a wooded area so all the drains have been cleaned for the moon roof and climate control system. The moon roof functions properly with no leaks. If I missed something it’s in the service record book.

Last year I took a job that requires a 70 miles commute so instead of racking up the miles the car sits and I drive it on the weekends. At this point I’m ready to sell it and let someone else enjoy it. I just changed the oil and filter recently and will include another oil filter and air filter. Also included is a brand new pair of drilled and slotted front brake rotors from Brake Labs. I let the car sit too much and existing rotors rusted and are slightly warped. I will try to get them on this week. If you have any questions please ask and I can send more pictures. Thanks for looking.

The seller offers maintenance history and it’s always great when looking at one of these to see them from an individual rather than from a second-hand dealer or auction house. This car looks both stately in long-wheel base form and slightly more sporty than the average “L” due to those great early “Avus” wheels. I think the fatter-spoke European model S8 wheels actually fit the slightly more portly L well here though I generally prefer the 2001-2002 thin spoke U.S. S8 version. Mileage is about par for these models; typical problems seem to be the transmission which in this case has just been serviced. The long wheel base models command the strongest money of non-S models, and the asking price on this car is no exception; at $7,000, you can find a few not-perfect 2001 S8s for the same amount. Although this car is compelling, in this case the answer for me would still be to wait for the right S8 to come along. Do I need the S? No, but I still want it.

-Carter

2007 Audi RS4

Love fast Audis but want something a little more special for your money than this week’s Imola Yellow S4? How about the Audi RS4, one of the best sport sedans to be produced in recent memory? There are few complaints to be levied against the RS4 except that Audi refused to bring us the Avant version. Other than that, we got the sedan or cabriolet versions, both with the splendid and high-revving V8 soundtrack, aggressive flares and gaping grills to remind you of how special this ride is. Like most of the modern Audis, my main complaint is the snooze-fest color pallet most were ordered in – black, grey, greyer, silver, or silverier. However, there were some enterprising individuals who looked past the grey-scale color options and checked the charisma box when ordering their special car – such is the case with this Imola Yellow 2007 example.

Year: 2007
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 50,842 mi
Price: $42,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Audi RS4 on eBay

2007 AUDI RS4 QUATTRO 4.2L V8

BRILLIANT IMOLA YELLOW ON BLACK INTERIOR

VEHICLE HISTORY

1 OWNER CARFAX CERTIFIED

SQUEAKY CLEAN AUTOCHECK

100% ADULT OWNER

100% NON SMOKER

NO DINGS, DENTS, OR ODORS

LEATHER IN EXCELLENT CONDITON

TIRES IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

NOT A SINGLE DENT, DING, OR RIM RASH

PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM A PALO ALTO EXCEC.

RS4 OPTIONS AND FEATURES

PREMIUM PKG ($4700)

AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS

HEATED FRONT SEATS

HEATED REAR SEATS

VARIABLE SPEED INTERMITTENT WIPERS

DVD PLAYER

NAVIGATION SYSTEM

MEMORY DRIVER SETA

MIRROR MEMORY

CD PLAYER

UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER

BOSE SOUND SYSTEM

BLUETOOTH CONNECTION

6 DISC CD CHANGER

REAR MANUAL SIDE SHADES

YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO MASTER KEYS

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Seriously, if you’re going to be shouty about how fast your fast car is, you might as well go out like a lion. Imola Yellow will never be confused with anything subdued, but in many ways it matches the character of the car. The engineers wanted you to smile, they wanted you to feel special, and they wanted to brighten your day; yellow just expresses those desires outwardly. This RS4 certainly appears well cared for, though as typical for an Ebay dealer no maintenance history is offered, and as these have crested 5 years old, you’ll want to know that. Imola Yellow and Sprint Blue are also two of the more rare colors to find these RSs in, so they often command a premium, though in this case I think the premium is too much. Indeed, the dealer seems to agree; if you follow the link to their pictures you’ll find the car has a lower price tag by $1,000 on the windshield. Even with that discount, this RS doesn’t have particularly low miles compared to other examples yet is still a substantial $4,000 – $5,000 premium over others. Heck, look hard enough and you’ll find a RS4 for nearly $10,000 less than this one – but it won’t be yellow. Maybe that’s okay with you, but if you want the wild child colors, for now you’ll have to pay.

-Carter

Double Take: Two Turbo or not to Turbo 2: 2003 Audi A6 2.7T v. 2002 Audi A6 4.2

Taking some of the elements of my previous Allroad Showdown and S4 versus A4 3.2 Avant Showdown, this morning I’ve got another turbo versus displacement showdown, this time amongst A6 sedans. For effectively the same package, these two sedans perform their task in very different ways. It was evident from the Allroad showdown that the manual trumped almost everything else, so as with the S4 versus A4 test both cars today are tiptronic. While that may be disappointing to some, these are both competent luxury sport sedans at a budget price. Let’s start with the 2.7T:

Year: 2003
Model: A6 2.7T
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 67,000 mi
Price: $11,950 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Audi A6 2.7T on eBay

VEHICLE FROM SOUTHERN STATES!

FULLY SERVICED(see records on the bottom)!

TIPTRONIC TRANSMISSION!

TWIN TURBO ENGINE!

All 4 matching tires ( 235-45-R17 ) – NEW
Front brakes – NEW
Rear brakes – NEW
Front rotors – NEW
Over $800 just invested!
17″ Audi SPORT Rims
Power seats
Memory seat
Dual Climate control
CD / TAPE
Folding Rear seats
Original floor mats
First aid Kit
All original books and manuals
CD PLAYER
SUN SHADES!
Dealer Serviced!
LOW MILEAGE Vehicle!
Bose Sound System!
4WD/AWD ParkTronic!

You are looking at a fully loaded luxury car that has been exceptionally well kept; it’s an all around great looking vehicle. This gorgeous A6 has been highway driven. This is a great car which combines superior luxury and comfort and sport sedan performance. This is a-never-smoked-in beauty that looks and smells new. The car was garage kept. Great looking bright red exterior and tan leather interior makes this car look great!

THE CAR HAS BEEN SERVICED BY THE DEALER ITS WHOLE LIFE!

The engines is one of the finest German engines ever created – a 2.7L TURBO Engine that runs and feels smooth and provides abundant power. The transmission shifts like on a new car, no skips or slips on shifts.

The interior is spotless while the leather shows almost no wear. The interior also has REAL WOOD trim! The front seats lean all the way back to the rear, so you can actually sleep rather comfortably in the car! The seats are extra comfortable with 16-way driver and passenger seat adjustments including Power driver + passenger 4-way lumbar adjustment provides variable lower back support.

The engine compartment clean, and void of any leaks. All the electrical options appear to be in working order. Audi A6 rates very high in safety, it’s not a light car, and has a lot of specially engineered alloys along its frame to dampen any possible impact. The SIDEGUARD Curtain and Rear Side Airbags provide the safety you and your family require.

A very good climate control system is present in this car, with not only front seats control, but you also have ice cold A/C blowing directly at the back seats, while the passengers are able to adjust how much airflow they want! The trunk is very clean and roomy as you can see from the pictures.

This is a unique hard to find automobile that has every option. It’s been garage kept, and is in good otherwise condition.

Talk about impressive condition; this A6 sure looks the part. I really like the departure from the typical drab silver or black often found on A6s – this splash of color makes all the difference for me. I love the super-light BBS RC wheels, the interior looks fantastic, and the lower miles are sure appealing. However, the price point is the highest I’ve seen for a non-S6 for a while – does that price this car out of the market? It just might; for $12,000 you can have your pick of pretty much any C5 A6 or S6. Still, the condition and color are what make the car appealing. Rather have two less turbos and two more cylinders?

The 4.2 A6 received not only a larger motor, but a host of upgrades to the body; S6-esque door trim, flared fenders and aluminum pieces to lighten up the front end. The result – surprisingly – is that the A6 4.2 with the V8 was less nose-heavy than the 2.7T V6 model. That makes for a bit more sport, coupled with wider-stance tires to really channel some of the earlier C4 S4/S6 model. In addition to making the car a bit more sport-oriented, it completed the look much better, and the 4.2 was the defacto S6 sedan despite not having the full 340hp motor.

Year: 2002
Model: A6 4.2
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 98,000 mi
Price: $9,800 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro on eBay

2002 Audi 4.2 Quattro, 2 owners from new. 98,000 well maintained miles. All options including recent Audi sport rims and a set of winter Bridgestone Blizzacks mounted on separate rims. Great in the snow! $9800. Call Neil @ 260-466-8898 Or 513-378-0403 Beautiful, beautiful car. Recent major service completed. Have owned BMW and Mercedes and this car is faster and better In snow.

This particular example has more miles, is the not as appealing silver over black, and the condition doesn’t look as prime as the 2.7T. On the positive side, it looks more aggressive and comes with a set of snows on the OEM wheels, along with the sport wheels included. Additionally, it’s claimed to have a recent service though no mention of what was actually serviced is provided. Importantly, though, it’s priced $2,000 under the 2.7T, making it that much more appealing.

Were it me, I’d have a hard time choosing between these two – I really love the color combo and discrete package of the 2.7T, but were I in the market I’d probably hold out for 6 speed manual that really makes the package desirable. That leaves the V8; in my mind, the only problem is that these 4.2s are priced on the verge of S8 territory, and for me that’s a much more desirable package. But between these two specific cars, I think I’d choose the 4.2 – which would be the Q-ship for you?

-Carter

1990 Audi V8 Quattro

Ripped straight from the “Are you kidding me?” pages comes the third low mile mint condition Pearlesant White Metallic Audi 3.6 V8 Quattro we’ve featured in a short time period. Normally it’s tough to find these cars in any condition, nevermind in excellent survivor status. But first, we had the V8 week 1990 V8 Quattro that sported some aftermarket BBS wheels and a high pricetag. That was followed by last week’s 1991 V8 Quattro, a car in great shape with a much more appealing sub-$6,000 pricetag that still remains available. Now, check the sky for lightning because here’s number three – a well preserved 1990 model:

Year: 1990
Model: V8 Quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 89,670 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Audi V8 Quattro on eBay

Well, it might be one of the handful of really good ones that are there.

I am selling my 1990 Audi V8 Quattro. This is the third one of these cars that I have owned since 1991 and by far the best example. I bought this car from a Pennsylvania specialty dealer in 2008 after searching for the right car for more than a year. The cars can be quite addictive I have found! This example had 62,000 miles on it when I bought it. I picked up the car in Pittsburgh using my company’s truck with auto transporter and took it immediately to my mechanic. A complete timing belt service was performed as well as other maintenance items that were needed to make the car as near to 100 percent as possible. My wife and I used this car for several lengthy motor trips but we have moved to an old farmhouse in our retirement and simply no longer use this car, preferring my wife’s station wagon for all our normal driving. Since the car just sits, it is time for it to be someone else’s.

I have a complete listing of all service and maintenance records performed on the car since I have had it. The list is fairly extensive and includes all work orders. In addition, I will recommend that anyone interested in the car contact my mechanic whose name I will provide and you can discuss the car directly with him. ALL work on this car has been done by a professional mechanic while in my care and as far as can be determined by the overall condition of the car, the prior two owners took meticulous care of the car as well.

The car is cosmetically and mechanically near perfect. To my knowledge there are less than two other V8 Quattros in Maine still running and I have seen one of them. This is by far the best example of the model that I have seen in ten years and I will put it up beside anyone’s car for comparison: these cars are getting very scarce but are a wonderful long distance touring car with sparkling power and sure-footedness in all weather that is simply not equalled…except by anothe Audi Quattro.

Here are some specifics: Tires are Michelin MXV’s with approximately 25,000 miles on them. The brakes are new by my mechanic, including brake lines at the time of major service. More than $4000 was spent on bringing the car to near perfect mechanical specifications.

Now, there are some things that do not work properly as of this listing. The heated seats and rear window defroster is inoperative. I seldom drive the car in winter so this has not been a problem worth tracing down, but I suspect the seats have a broken connection beneath a seat cushion which is common and can easily be repaired. I do not want to do it. The rear window defroster is a different problem and my mechanic tested the circuits and believes there may be a continuity problem in at one end of the wiring. I decided no to pursue it further during the major service and I haven’t missed the defroster since. The car was seldom driven in winter while I owned it. The airconditioning is inoperative and most likely the compressor will have to be replaced as I did a complete air conditioning service in 2007 prior to a long trip to Cape Cod at which time the air conditioning was working properly. I am willing to have the air conditioning repaired as a provision of the sale after the car is purchased, or will accept an offer price lower as a result of the air conditioning repair with the buyer’s mechanic performing the work: this is a negotiating point.

My intent is to sell the car. I do not HAVE to sell it, but I know in the next year the car will likely not see more than a couple of thousand miles at most and after all consideration, my wife and I need only one utility type vehicle and this very fine, high performance sedan is no longer needed. The car is garaged and properly protected. There are two sets of wheels for this car. The BBS wheels in some of the photos are on the car now and it will be delivered with them. There is also a set of flat faced, oem wheels which were on the car when delivered and which lost a couple of center caps in the first year. I purchased the wheels on the car now and they are near perfect as is the exterior of the car.

I offer no warranty or guarantee whatsoever. This is a used automobile. I have many photographs and will be pleased to send any specific photos to interested parties.

The car will be sold with a Bill of Sale as Maine did not issue titles to vehicles of this age at the time I bought it. I have the Pennsylvania title on which the car was sold to me, and all service records will be included with the sale.

This would be an excellent car for the person who knows what this car is, and what it is capable of. The V8 Quattro is a car that requires a certain level of maintenance which can fairly easily be accomplished by a good do it yourself-er.The days when it is fun to turn wrenches is long past for me, and all the work that I have had done on all my cars has been done by the same mechanic for more than fifteen years. If you are interested, you can speak with him and he will give you all the information about this car you wish to have.

The car must be paid for, and check cleared by bank prior to the car moving from my garage. I can arrange to have the car shipped at the buyer’s expense; can have the car delivered to a shipping point in Massachusetts or delivered to the buyer’s door, at buyer’s expense as required.

As I indicated at the top of this listing, this might be the best example of Audi’s flagship in existence and I will be pleased to discuss it with any person serious about owning it.

A word about shipping: I have used Dependable Auto Shippers several times in the past. Their nearest terminal is north of Boston. I can arrange for the car to be delivered to the terminal in Boston at the buyers expense using a flat bed auto transport company near me and which I know well, or it is possible to have the local dealer deliver to you where ever you are located if desired. Transportation will be the responsibility of the buyer and the car will once it leaves myNOT be insured driveway. And of course, payment must be received in full before the car leaves my driveway.

I have indicated I expect a deposit by Paypal within 24 hours of auction close and the balance must be paid within five days of auction close via certified or guaranteed funds. This is a RESERVE auction, but my intention is to sell the car, so bid freely if you are interested in owning what is one of the best ones in existence.

On Nov-19-13 at 05:39:26 PST, seller added the following information:

I will be posting many additional photographs today and tomorrow.

I have already been asked what my reserve is. I will allow the auction to run its course. If the highest bid is close enough to my reserve, I will make a “Second chance offer” prior to relisting. This car will sell on eBay although I wish to maximize its value. I have spent well in excess of $4,000 servicing this car since I bought it including the timing belt/major engine service, brakes, brakes lines and assorted other things necessary to make the car as near new as possible. My wife and I are approaching our seventies and it was my original intention that this would be our normal travel car and I wanted to be certain that the car would be as dependable as I could make a car that had sixty thousand miles and more on the odometer. Thus the approach to maintenance on this as well as our other vehicles, was basically front end “cost no object”. Owning and operating a vehicle is much less expensive that way, than to replace a vehicle every third year and never owning one outright.

On Nov-19-13 at 09:16:31 PST, seller added the following information:

11/19/2013: I have uploaded more exterior photographs as requested. Notice the front headlights which are shown to display the headlight/hood gap seals which I had replaced after I purchased the car. I will be posting interior photos a bit later, but for now there are photos of the instrument cluster in which you can see the current indicated mileage, plus the radio which is switched on. I show the radio because it is an OEM radio which I sourced after the OEM radio that came with the car stopped working around 70,000 miles. I am showing the radio to indicate that the car has been maintained in completely stock condition since I have had it.

It’s an impressive description of the car’s condition, with important points being the expensive timing belt and brake servicing. The air conditioning is explained as not working, but the seller is offering to service or negotiate the price point down based upon that. There are other small things, such as the seat heaters and rear defroster not working. Otherwise, the car is shown in impeccable original condition, which is certainly impressive for an Audi of this vintage. The car is shown with both the original color-coded “Aero” wheels and the 1991 and up BBS RZ option wheels, and while no mention is made of it I’m guessing both sets go with the car.

As for the price, I’m also guessing the reserve is set fairly high. There have been offers but little movement on the 1991, which has a few more miles and is missing a headlight wiper, but otherwise looks to be in similar overall shape. The other 1990, with a price which is now in the high-$6,000 range, also remains for sale. There’s a very limited market (perhaps, just me?) for these V8 quattros, and unfortunately clean models fall into the pricepoint for clean examples of the 200, S4 and S6, which more enthusiasts are interested in. I’d say the sweet-spot for this car is probably $5,000 – $6,000, and at that price it’s a lot of car and a unique piece of both Audi and German motoring history! If loving this car is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

-Carter

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

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In a single week this summer in San Francisco I saw three CLK63 Black Series, each time giving me pause as I contemplated the huge fenders and amazing V8. Sure, it’s an automatic, but you know a car is obnoxiously awesome if Jeremy Clarkson bought one. Black with chrome wheels wouldn’t be how I’d take it, but with just over 2,000 miles this is a very mint example.

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Year: 2008
Model: CLK63 AMG Black Series
Engine: 6.2l V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 2,130 mi
Price: $89,991 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series on eBay

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I do love these cars, despite the confusing dissonance in purpose stemming that comes with a heavy car turned racer with an automatic transmission. I strongly hope to own a Benz with one of these 6.2l opera singers some day, mostly to do burnouts and scare children. Black Series will only become more collectible as time marches on, so a creampuff like this one would do well in a collection.

-NR