1997 Audi UrS6

The last of a legendary breed, 1997 was the last year that the UrS6 was brought to North America and marked a 2 year hiatus until the C5 S6 was introduced stateside. Offering a bullet-proof driveline and plenty of power on tap, these cars are desirable among Audi enthusiasts, especially in this condition. This green over black S6 for “sale” near Detroit would make any Audi enthusiast swoon.

1997 Audi S6 URS6 on craigslist.org

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This is a 1 of 25 1997 URS6 that has been imported into the US from Canada. 165,000 miles but if you know anything about these cars with the right care they will never show their age. This is a feeler I’m putting out only because I could use the money around the house. This cars is in great shape (my baby) and I told myself I would never sell this car because of its rarity in the Audi community on the US. I have over 13 years of paper history of every bolt and part has been installed or replaced on the car. The original owner was a die hard URS guy (as am I, I love these cars). He used to live in Clarkston MI and he imported this car from Canada from Port Huron.

These cars were a lot of money in 1997 ($58,000) which is part of the reason Audi USA didn’t import any for 1997. In 1997 this car was ahead of the curve on luxury in that these had options I didn’t even knew existed at that time. Auto up/down all windows, heated front and rear seats, 6 speaker bose with 6 disc cd in the trunk, full under body coating along with dual galvanizing of its metal, and since this was a car that big business man drove a sat phone in the arm rest! The car was a 2.2l inline 5 turbocharged engine (AAN, very strong engine, fully forged, some on the forum have over 500,000 miles on just a head gasket replace). It has a 5-speed transmission (clutch is in great shape) and I have never launched the car or raced it in any way. Back to the car I wash and wax it all the time along with leather protection and this car has never seen snow so it is in the garage for the winter. If you where to look at this car you would never guess it had more then 60k miles on it. These cars are very rare to begin with and at this mileage and how well it was been taken care off and with it being a 1997 and in perfect running condition, starting at 6k seems about right. For some reason these cars have had a surge in value over the past 6 months, I’m thinking awareness of these cars coming out.

Wanted to add that I just changed the oil, spark plugs should be replaced by next oil change and timing belt is due in 12,000 miles so a years worth of average driving. There is a brake light on but is due to the spliced wires that go to the pad wear indicator so theres nothing wrong with the performance. The car has had all its coils replaced, upgraded turbo(the stock one was just fine and comes with the car), the wheels are 15″ Speedlines and came on cars that had the winter package I have no other wheels for it. The car is chipped to my knowledge and is around 280hp, I also have the stock chips if you want to put it back to stock but you wont want to). Anyway I would love to sell this to a Audi person that know and can take care of the car as well as I have but I’m willing to give knowledge to someone as well. Thanks for looking. Matt-call or txt 248-804-6one3zero

While not my favorite color, this S6 is clean. The mileage of 165,000 would be an issue for lesser cars, but these 034 powerplants, have proven their high mileage reliability. The paint and body on these cars are also built for the long haul; with galvanized body panels, they rarely rust or rot. This seller is looking for $6,000 in this for sale feeler, so it looks like it’s going to take all of that $6,000 for the title to change hands. The price seems pretty reasonable if the car is as clean as it appears in the pictures. This is certainly a car worth looking in to for someone in the market for an early S6.

-Brian

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2 Comments

  1. I hate “feeler” ads. Either it is for sale or it isn’t…

    For potential buyers: check your state’s regulations about registering a car that was originally a Canadian vehicle. In some states it’s no big deal, in others it’s nearly impossible.

    I’ve never been much of an Audi guy, so I’ll leave the commentary on the specifics of the car to someone else.

  2. Nice find. Any clean well cared for C4 S-Car with a documented history is phenomenal automobile. Black leather is also highly desirable as the “Ecru” interiors tend to yellow. All the tall tales of the 3B/AAN engines having infinite longevity are true. I think this car is under valued, both this particular car and overall. But I suppose I am biased.

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