1995 Audi RS2 Avant

I have a rather simple dream garage. It consists of three cars. My current MINI Cooper S, a 1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe and this car, an Audi RS2 Avant. Each car serves a different purpose, the MINI being the practical, cheap runabout, the Porsche serving my sports car needs, and the Audi being a bit of a jack of all trades. Sure, there’s a bunch of other cars I’d love to own, but these three are at the core of everything I hold sacred in the automotive world. But amongst those three, the Audi is just something much more. All three cars are fast enough in their own right, but the Audi throws space and all-weather capability into the equation. Sadly, we have another few years to go before these original RS cars are legal in the US, but I can still admire them from afar, like this example for sale in

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Year: 1995
Model: RS2 Avant
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 139,000 mi
Price: $13,300 Buy It Now

Audi RS2. Stunning genuine RHD UK model, 1995 M-reg, totally standard and only one previous keeper since 1995. Finished in Ragusa Green with full black leather and carbon infills. Air con and original radio. Supplied by Taunton Audi and fully serviced by them up to 130,000 miles. Last service done by specialist, cam belt and pullies replaced at 139,000 miles. There is a full briefcase of history and provenance for which this car includes.

Fully stamped service book, full handbook pack, 2 keys, file of all receipts. Original bill of sale for. £47,000. Press launch pack and photos. Factory brochure price lists and options list, etc. etc. etc. The car has spent all its life in Somerset area and now just attends the odd car show. Fabulous car. Breathtaking performance. Very, very rare. Reg related plate M80RSA is with the car. Buying a car like this is safer than putting money in the bank. Great investment opportunity.

The car has been in my possession since 2007 and has only done 500 miles in that time. I can easily keep this car in storage but feel its time for somebody else to enjoy and commit to the car more than I can. Hence, very reluctant sale. For any more info, please call Gary 07703312480. MOT until Feb 2015

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The one drawback for many is that this RS2 happens to be right hand drive. Barring that, there’s a lot to like about this car, especially the uncommon shade of green. With a full history and one owner, the price seems to be on par with other RS2s across the pond, which seem to be pulling in the low to mid $20,000 USD range. When they start arriving stateside in a few years, they’ll no doubt be a bit more pricey given shipping and importation costs. However, if you find a good one now, it may be worth pulling the trigger and getting ahead of that curve.

-Paul

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6 Comments

  1. For me the RS2 is the holy grail. There is no other car that matches this machine for my taste. I shouldn’t say it, but there it is. I am not in a position to indulge myself right now, and I am not sure I would take on right hand drive, but wow. What else can I say?

    I have owned an 01 S4 Avant, a 95 S6 Avant and a few other Quattro gems, but this is the machine I lust for.

  2. It still surprises me how well Audi’s from this era hold up. The prospect of buying a 25 year old RS2 with a 140K and up-to-date documented service does not scare me, and is probably the car to buy for a nice driver.

  3. I’m with you Paul, this one is at the top of my of dream cars to own list. Seems like a very reasonable price for such a rare machine. Once these are import eligible into the US, prices are going to take off.

  4. Totally agree with you Paul. This is also the one missing in my garage, and it even has the color that would match the W124 500E and the 964 RSA.
    We are going to have to wait unitl 2020, and hopefully find a low-mile example then.

  5. Cool car! If I won a big jackpot $$$ I would pay a registered importer to get me a LHD one right away!!

  6. Really neat car! Is it just me, or does it seem strange that the car is running German plates?

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