The Audi TT may have felt solidly like a child of the post 9/11 world, but in fact by the early 2000s it was already a pretty old design. The concept car toured the show circuits in 1995. First was the Frankfurt International Car show for the Coupe; later that year, the ‘TTS Roadster’ hit the scene in Tokyo.
While the Coupe would hit the market in 1998 en mass, it wouldn’t be until 2000 that the Roadster model finally was available for purchase. Now with the 225 horsepower 1.8T motor and quattro all-wheel drive, the Roadster was a hit and a serious step up in performance from the outgoing Cabriolet which had soldiered the B4 chassis on to 1998. The 1.8T was massaged and the boost turned up to generate 225 horsepower and 207 lb.ft of torque, available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive – much more punch than the B4’s V6 had, and it was a model only available in FrontTrack automatic form. For enthusiasts, this was a boon; even the heavy TT Roadster could hustle from 0-60 in a tick over 6 seconds.
I’ve looked at some quite nice examples recently; each, in its own way, a special item. Just a few weeks ago I looked at the impressive Imola Yellow TT Coupe with 27,000 miles:
Before that was a glowing TT ALMS Edition with even fewer miles on the clock:
And perhaps most relevant to this listing, a nice 2004 Roadster in very rare Papaya Orange:
While today’s Roadster doesn’t have the outrageous color, interesting options or limited edition status of the others, it’s nonetheless one of the most impressive examples of the 8N out there, with a staggeringly low 7,433 miles since new:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Audi TT 225 quattro Roadster at Coventry Motorcar
Model: TT 225 quattro Roadster
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 7,433 mi
THIS 2005 6-SPEED MANUAL TT 225 QUATTRO HAS ONLY TRAVELED 7,433 MILES MAKING THIS THE ONE OF THE LOWEST MILEAGE TT’S ON THE MARKET IF NOT THE LOWEST!!! AS EXPECTED THIS IS A PRISTINE ONE OWNER EXAMPL IS IN NEAR SHOWROOM CONDITION AND STILL SMELLS FACTORY FRESH. WE FEEL ITS NECESSARY TO INCLUDE A COMPLETE TIMING BELT SERVICE (WATER PUMP, BELT, ALL ROLLERS, TENSIONER, DAMPENER, ACCESSORY BELT) WITH THE SALE OF THIS TT FOR PEACE OF MIND DUE TO THE AGE OF THE COMPONENTS. OPTIONS ON THIS STUNNING CAR INCLUDE BASEBALL STITCHED LEATHER SEATS, BOSE PREMIUM AUDIO, AUDI TONNEAU COVER, CD-PLAYER, QUATTRO ALL WHEEL DRIVE, ALL MANUALS AND 4-KEYS! EXTENDED WARRANTY AND FINANCING AVAILABLE, PLEASE INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS.
Condition throughout is commensurate with the mileage on the clock; this car looks new. Though it lacks the awesome looking 18″ alloy wheels, instead relying on the standard 17″ units that’s probably a good thing given the state of New England roads. This Roadster was opted with the expensive Baseball Optic leather (PLG, $1,000), as well as Bose (PAS Audio Package, $1,200) and the power top was standard on 225 quattros. While the car has covered few miles, there’s no getting over it’s now twelve years old. As a result, CMC’s excellent warranty comes into play, and the car is also being offered with a fresh timing belt service. While the transverse TT’s engine is much easier to service than the other quattros, it’s still a potential headache out of the way.
The future owner is left with plenty of fun and miles, and the asking price here is in line with the other low-mileage cars we saw recently. Without a doubt, it takes a special person to be interested in the TT over other potentials in this range, but I’m still betting the 8N is a future classic and you can’t find anything comparable to the condition and mileage of this example for anything approaching this price.