The Audi S6. Long considered the weakest of the super-sedans of the early to mid 1990s, the quattro has since created a legend of its own for the way it can shrug off miles that would bury other cars, the way it can handle supercar levels of power from a seemingly too-small displacement turbo motor, and the subdued fury with which it rolls down the road. Like the M5 and 500E, the S6 and it’s older brother S4 have presence that few other cars can achieve. Long one of our favorites at GCFSB, the S6 is also one of the best values currently in classic German motoring with most available for well under $10,000. Today, thanks to our reader John, we have a roundup of S6s in various states of tune and condition as well as color – which would be your choice?
Month: January 2014
The C class is one of those cars that people tend to use as a durable good. Whether it’s for taxi use in Germany or as a daily commuter here in the US, many of these cars have covered a good bit of miles. I racked up over 80,000 miles on a 1998 C230 and a friend of mine is still enjoying that car to this day. But, like the 1995 C220 in our Feature Listing gallery, this 1997 C280 Sport for sale outside of Philadelphia has escaped the ravages of time with only 52,000 miles on the clock. The Sport package added blacked out exterior trim, carbon fiber look trim in place of the traditional wood inside, a smaller diameter steering wheel, tighter suspension and 15” AMG alloy wheels.
Click for more details: 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport on eBay
Following upon the success of the 930, Porsche introduced the 964 Turbo in 1990 and in many ways stuck with what had worked in its previous cars. The 964 Turbo used largely the same 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6 of the 930, though with increased output raising hp up to 315. The car remained rear-wheel drive even though Porsche had begun to introduce all-wheel drive with the Carrera 4 upon introduction of the 964 in 1989. The 930 was the car that began to create the 911’s mystique as a car to be approached with a certain wariness and a healthy respect. The 964 would continue that tradition and complemented it with arguably more contoured styling. While the true rear-wheel-drive beast would lay a few years away with the introduction of the 3.6 liter Turbo and Turbo S models, the 3.3 liter Turbo remains nonetheless a car to be taken very seriously. The example featured here is a Black on Black 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo located in Indiana.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay
It’s common knowledge that you can get more for your money with a used car than you can new. If you are brave enough to dabble in the art of pre-owned luxury vehicles you can, in fact, get a lot more. So let’s transition from the E320 featured earlier today to this S320 from the same model year, 1994. While it’s not the top of the line S class of its day, this car still cost a pretty penny when new and can now be had for a fraction of its original value. This particular car for sale in California has only 55,000 original miles, leaving a lot of life left for the new owner.
Click for more details: 1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 on eBay
Perhaps we should have designated this Mercedes-Benz E class week? First a clean, low mileage W210 E320 on Monday and then a rare 300TE 4Matic featured yesterday. Now we have this low mileage 1994 E320 sedan for sale in Philadelphia. This one looks exceptionally sharp in Midnight Blue and has only covered 66,000 miles.