It’s not too often that I get genuinely surprised by something, but when our reader John altered me to a Fortitude link to a special allroad, I really had to take a moment to soak in what I was seeing. To be honest, it was not the first time that I had seen a Sprint Blue allroad – but I had always assumed that they were either resprays or one of just a few very special Audi Exclusive colored examples such as the Tropical Green one kicking around the web a few months back. But this was more than that, and I was glad to learn the history of the special run. This car is one of the 10 “Olympic” allroads that were used as promotional tools in the 2002 Salt Lake City games. This isn’t the first time that Audi supported the Games – notably, in 1988 they had some promotional 5000s in Calgary. But the shade of this car is what made it special, as in 2002 Audi was still pushing Nogaro as its fast blue hue. Sprint Blue would change that with the B7 and C6 chassis, but Audi Exclusive painted these cars the fetching shade half a decade earlier. On top of that, this car has been converted to a 6-speed manual. The want is strong in this one…
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi allroad 2.7T Olympic Edition on AZEuros
Model: allroad Olympic Edition
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 122,000 mi
2002 Audi Allroad
Sprint Blue Allroad, also known as the Olympic Blue Allroad. This is 1 of 10 special edition allroads offered by Audi in this color. This is not the same one we had for sale in 2014. See our BLOG for a full write up, and a lot of pics of the Allroad.
122k. Full 01E (late style) swap with all OEM parts from 02 A6 Including matching rear diff, driveshaft (inspected center support bearing, OK.)
Pedal set w/ switches, Cruise control wired and operating properly, Reverse lights operating properly, ECU flashed with Stock APB Manual transmission software, ABS module coded correctly
Instrument cluster coded correctly w/ 100% working Center display screen, TCU removed from Can Bus and connector properly stowed.
01E was freshly rebuilt by Audis4Parts in Tucson, Az. An updated 1-2 shift collar was installed at time of service.
Fresh 75w-90 Full synthetic gear oil was filled after trans service
OEM Clutch, Flywheel, Pressure plate with 55k miles was inspected and installed
NEW OEM Throwout bearing, NEW OEM Pilot bearing, Valve cover gaskets replaced, Coolant expansion tank replaced.
Entire front Control arm kit replaced (not just bushings, all the ACTUAL arms were replaced including new Ball joints). RF Arnott (lifetime warranty) Air Strut installed. Air suspension is leak free and working properly.
Brakes were all inspected and approx 60-70% pad life left, no shimmy or vibration felt during braking. Full Brake fluid and clutch fluid flushed with Fresh DOT 4. No faults in ECU, ABS. No dash lights, No leaks.
The transmission conversion seems to have been done very well, though to me it’s slightly odd that they went through the effort and put a 55,000 mile used clutch in the package considering the cost of parts (not much) relative to the cost of a later service (considerably more expensive). But the rest of the highlighted maintenance is great and with upgraded airbags, your only worry is a compressor failure down the road. Price is relatively high for an allroad, but then the package is really quite special and it’s not out of line considering the rarity, condition and maintenance performed. Personally, I wish it retained the original sponsor sticker livery and I’d source some of the twin-spoke optional wheels, but those are personal things. Regardless this one will make the next owner quite happy and it’s awesome that such a unique example was upgraded and will continue to paint the crossover roads with a bit of color.