I don’t think we need much of an excuse to look at a clean Audi S8. But in case you haven’t been paying attention, the D2 S8 is one of my very favorite Audi models. It’s also one that I haven’t owned, and at some point I’d very much like to change that. Unfortunately for me, time continues to march on and I feel as though every day the chances of finding a very nice S8 that is the perfect fit for me becomes more remote.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some great ones that come up for sale, though, and today’s example certainly appears to be ticking the right boxes. From the last year of production, this is one of the 100 Ming Blue over Platinum models brought to the U.S.. Since only 300 made it here in total, any 2003 is worth a look, but this one is especially nice – and, shockingly affordable:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Audi S8 on eBay
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 126,700 mi
Price: $7,100 Buy It Now
2003 Audi S8 1 of 300 for 2003 and 1 of 100 in Ming Blue over Platinum leather. All aluminum body, frame and most of the suspension, factory carbon fiber drive shaft and lowered 20mm compared to the A8. All original paint, very clean and very well maintained. Vehicle was garage kept its entire life. Recently completed:
Timing belt and water pump service
Transmission output shaft seal
Fresh diff oil
Rotors and ceramic pads all 4 corners
New tires less than 20k ago
All 4 rims refinished
Documents available to prove work was completed. Vehicle runs, drives, shifts and stops as it should. All electronics in working order. Check engine light came on for vacuum leak, vehicle was diagnosed with a weak secondary air injection pump. I have a set of 4 brand new tires that will come with the vehicle for the buy it now price. The vehicle has a few very light scratches on the deck lid and 1 on the roof. 1 small ding in the chrome moulding on the driver’s rear door, the driver’s door bottom moulding has 1 broken clip and there is a heat shield over the exhaust that is missing a bolt and it occasionally rattles. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.
I reserve the right to end the auction early as vehicle is for sale locally.
Outside of the very nice condition this car appears in both inside and out, the highlights are the heavy lifting in the engine and transmission department. While this car didn’t have a full rebuild on the tranny, the refreshed fluids and seals should take some of the worry out of the next few years of driving. It’s nice that the timing belt is done, too – those two services represent several thousands of dollars to perform. Couple that with new tires, brakes and refinished wheels and a pleasing color combination, and this one looks to be a smart deal. The seller is upfront that there are a few issues both cosmetically and one CEL issue that you’ll need to budget some repairs on. While the pump itself is only around $300 , factor about a grand to fix that up.
Currently, that leaves this S8 on the market with a no reserve auction for a $6,000 starting price. Even adding in some potential repairs and transport, it seems like a solid deal for a beautiful car.