Last week we took a look at a 1973 Audi 100 Coupe S. It was a bit of a gamble, with photos from 1990 and a not particularly detailed description. It was also a 3-speed automatic, and though the 100 isn’t really known as a driver’s car I’d still wager that most enthusiasts would prefer the manual option for these vintage Audis. As if to rectify all of the faults with that listing, around the same time another 100 Coupe S popped up. Now, to say that these cars are rare in the U.S. is an understatement, so it was pretty cool to see a second and more detailed listing appear. With current photos, a fresh restoration, super low miles and a much more detailed description, it certainly looked like the one to choose between the two – except for two not so minor things…
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1970 Audi 100 Coupe S on Chicago Craigslist
Model: 100 Coupe S
Engine: 1.9 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 21,774 km (13,529 mi)
For sale 1970 Audi 100 Coupé S.
I bought the car from my brother in law and the car has been well cared for. No rust on the car, never been exposed to snow and never resided close to any ocean. Never been in an accident. Has original service receipts and was maintained according to manual.
– Color Iberian Red G3
– Original Black Leather 50
– 4 Speed Manual Left-hand drive
– 1.9L straight 4
– 21,774 original km’s
– Second owner
– All new chrome outside
– New paint – (Old color – Malachite metallic W3 )
– Re powder coated block
– Stripped down, cleaned, reassembled
– Re sprung and padded seats
– Buffed and repainted wheel covers
– New roof and trunk lining
– Newly fabricated front dash
– Rebuilt exhaust system
Coupe locatd in South Africa. If interested please contact me via email to discuss shipping
Please text or email me at (four one two – 759 – 2899)
Beyond the asking price which is nearly ten times the price of the 1973 example, the big problem is obviously the location of the car in South Africa. It’s not an insurmountable issue, but figure you’ll be a few thousand dollars more in the hole by the time you get the car here, so the prospective buyer really needs to budget $30,000 and a trip halfway across the world to see this example. Is it worth it? Well, it certainly looks to be close to top notch, though from a collector standpoint the color change hurts originality. Though the Iberian Red is certainly fetching, if I’m honest I think I prefer the original Malachite Metallic, a lovely shade of green blue that is more unique than the red. Granted, the greenish blue shades tend to make the 100 Coupe S look more like a British car, but I’m not sure that matters much. In terms of value outside of color preference, this example is easily on par with some rare BMW and Mercedes-Benz models and coupled with the rarity and the restoration doesn’t seem like an outrageous ask. However, the location is what will likely keep most enthusiasts away, as a lack of ability to see the car in person coupled with a top of the market asking price will leave this 100 Coupe S a dream for all but a few seriously devoted Audi fans.
Thanks to our friends Rob and Alex for the link!