Ten years agoÂ Audi celebrated their 25 years of Quattro by giving the United States (Sorry Canada,Â the bumpersÂ didn’t meet Canadian low-speed crash test standards)Â a special delivery of 250 B7 S4 special â€˜25quattroâ€™ editions. All painted in a typically German Avus Silver color, these cars got DTM inspired front and rear bumpers that wear non-functional brake ducting and finished off with an aero-styleÂ lower rear valance (with a red tow hook hiding below it) and a carbon fiberÂ trunk spoiler with matching frontÂ splitter. The wheels are again DTM inspired with a 15 spoke design pattered after OZ Racing but ironically made by long Audi supplier Ronal. On the inside, your typical full Recaro setup is there with two-tone seats inÂ jet-gray as well as some carbon fiber trim and ‘1 of 250’ shift knob. All said and done, Audi gave it’s fans a nice cosmetic package to different from the rest of the B7 S4s. Unfortunately, the 25quattro received no performance upgrades outside of some different exhaust tips to give you a slightly more aggressive sound, but the car did receive the revised more rearward biased drive system also found in the RS4. Being only 1 of 250, this 25quattro located inÂ California might fulfill your appetite for a rare V8 Audi without stepping into RS4 territory.
A few days ago I featured aÂ 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SELÂ which I called a ”money is no object” car. To walk into the dealer 28 years later with that same goal of a ”money is no object” you have your choice of the S63 AMG or the S65 AMG, which is about the same kind of hard decision like picking between Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie. Both are going to cost you a ton of money, (about $133,000 for the S63 and a whopping $198,000 for the S65), both are going to attract a fair amount of attention and both might be a risk to have long-term. But all that be damned, when you are with them, you are going to feel like a million bucks. If this is the kind of feeling you want â€” as well as maybe a little bit of riskÂ â€” then this the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG located in centralÂ Massachusetts might just for you.
CLICK FOR DETAILS:Â 2009 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG on MBWorld
This site features a fair amount of W126 S-Class. Usually they are the frugal 300SE or the loaded up 560SEL that still make excellent drivers and offer a ton of value. Every once in a blue moon, I come across an S-Class that was a ”money is no object” car. Usually these cars have options that you never seen let alone on a car manufactured 35 years ago. This 1981 500SEL located in the San Francisco area is one of those cars.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1981 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SEL on eBay
We don’t see a ton of pre-war Mercedes featured on this site, but when you do it’s something you might find on theÂ 18th green of Pebble Beach. Not today with this 1939 Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabriolet located in North Carolina. About a year ago Paul featured the brother of this car, aÂ 1935 V170Â from the same seller. ThisÂ W136 cabrio can still give you pre-war Mercedes lure without the seven-figure price tag.
CLICK FOR DETAILS:Â 1939 Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabriolet on Hemmings
In 2007, Audi fans had a giant reason to celebrate. No, they weren’t jumping for joy because their insurance company finally sent them their check for their B5 S4 that was stolen for the fourth time. Audi was bringing back the RS4. Even better, it was coming to North America. After taking a sabbatical in the B6 generation, the legendary RS4 was coming. 6-speed manual. 420-hp direct-injection V8. 8000 rpm redline. 58/42-percent front-to-rear weight distribution. Flared fenders. Honeycomb grille. This was it. Carbon-buildup be damned and yeah, it wasn’t the avant. This was it. Finally the AWD super-sedan was coming. Nine years later if you are still dreaming about the RS4 without the nearly $70,000 price tag, this example in Michigan might be right up your alley.