The other day it seemed as though I switched sides, abandoning my preferred Audis for the dark star of Mercedes-Benz with the E55 AMG Estate. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the S6 Avant, but perhaps the lack of manual and the mere existence of the hotter and not-for-U.S. market RS6 Avant just takes the edge of the C5 for me. Plus, the transmissions in the Audis are notorious – correctly or incorrectly – for being a bit weak and expensive to replace. The solution? A 6-speed manual converted car, of course! And this particular example even steps up above that single massive advantage with a host of RS6 upgrades as well:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi S6 Avant on eBay
Model: S6 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 117,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
Here is a very rare and amazing condition Audi S6 wagon with RS6 body. Also full 6 Speed Conversion done with perfect swap.
I am downsizing my fleet of cars and this one is one of a few items for sale.
6Speed conversion done
RS6 front, rear bumpers with RS6 side skirts
Suede wrapped steering wheel
RNS-E factory Navigation
all exterior trim blacked out
KW V3 full adjustable coilovers
Brand new Ventus V12 tires
RS6 front big brakes
Front and rear sway bars
New starter, battery and alternator less then 2 years ago
Timing belt and water pump kit done less then 4 years ago
Interior in near mint shape
clutch is perfect
No warning lights or issues (except brake warning sensor due to conversion)
RS4 style wheels ( some minor curb rash)
Car is in near mint condition. It will be sad to see her go.
Very rare chance to own as near as possible RS6 wagon which didnt come to the states
Clean and clear title in hand
Please ask any questions you need.
This is private sale I am not a dealer
Car is being sold as-is where is with no warranty
Note: Front lower part of bumper has scrapes from driveways
hood has 2 minor paint flaws size of finger tip.
I have to say, Light Silver Metallic over Silver Nappa leather wouldn’t likely have been my choice, but the rest of the car? Just about perfect. The blacked out trim is perfect. The RS6 bits are perfect. The 6-speed manual swap is perfect. The car comes from private hands, presumably with records – not a dealer lot. The only aspect I’m not crazy about are the RS4-spec wheels that to me are slightly out of place, though they admittedly fill out the wheel wheels quite well. I’d probably sport for some awesome MTM wheels, or perhaps go stealthy with 18″ S8 wheels. Condition is excellent overall and the look is just special enough without being too shouty – frankly, this is what Audi should have brought us to the U.S. market. Okay, it doesn’t have the twin-turbocharged RS6 motor so perhaps the RS6 bits are a bit sheep in wolf’s clothing, but to be the S6 was so understated that these modifications make the fast wagon stand out. And let’s not forget that even without the turbos, it still has 340 horsepower – more than enough to keep you entertained. Of the wagons I’ve written up this week, this is the one I’d have.
Love it! Forget the RS6 they sold over here. The only question with those is when the transmission was going to fail not if. We had one for about 4 months, not a single Audi tech at our place could get it running correctly unless we jumped the wire harness and hard wired the fuel pumps to a live wire. No matter how many ecu’s we ordered directly from Germany they could not get it right.
This car, especially as an Avant and a 6 speed is just about what I would want. Go in with eyes open and expect the maintenance to be fairly substantial. I am sure there would be something’s mechanically and cosmetically any of us would want to address right away.
The ultimate anti-SUV ?
I’m moving toward this from a different direction… Starting with a high mile 6 speed allroad. Ditch the air suspension and add a LT-1 motor when the airbags and 2.7 engine let go.
I dreamed of a six speed swap in my 90 V8… And I am a full on wagon guy. This beast has it all. I don’t need or want the turbos in this car. Oxblood inside would drive it over the top for me.
dang Carter, great find!
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