1993 Porsche 928 GTS

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A few weeks ago I featured a beautiful 1981 928 Strosek  that looked very similar to this 928, however it had a wild mid-80’s body kit and was a very in-your-face version of the 928. For those that are looking to stand out in a more subtle manner, there’s this 1993 928 GTS. Upon first inspection you’d say “it looks just like any other 928”, and you’d be right. However, once you open the drivers door, you’ll see why you’d be the only kid at the Porsche meets with a car like this.

Set aside the relative rarity of a 1993 928 GTS, even set aside the rarity of the manual gearbox, this car takes it to a whole other level with its color combination, that is likely 1 of 1. Sure we can talk numbers on this car all day, front engine V8 with 345 bhp, 0-60 mph in a tick under 6 seconds, but the real beauty of the GT car is the look.

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Year: 1993
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 72,574 miles
Price: $42,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 928 GTS on eBay

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Rare 1993 5 Speed Manual
Only 1 of 2 Built in Horizon Blue Metallic
Only 1 Ever Built w/ Sport Seats and Factory Installed Bilstein Shocks
Low miles – 72,574

All of this in what many consider one of the classiest colors a 928 was ever clothed in. Combine the Horizon Blue Metallic Exterior with the Rich Blue Interior and the Color Combination is Stunning. The photos say it all (*1). I’ve included several pics from different surroundings to highlight the car’s natural beauty.

This is one of two ’93 GTS I currently own. Both are for sale as we are moving overseas. The other car is supercharged, an automatic transmission with regular seats. It is set up for the track and is scary fast. Guess which one I drive. Put simply, a GTS with Sport Seats combined with the 5 Speed Manual transmission is the pinnacle of 928s. This car is more fun to drive than any car I have ever driven. No matter how bad a day, this car always brings a smile to my face. The Sport Seats are incredibly comfortable and no matter how aggressive the drive, you never feel like you’re sliding about in the driver’s seat.

I am the 3rd owner of the car and I purchased it in December of 2006 (*2) when the car had 43,050 miles on it. With the exception of RMB, high flow cats and after market radio the car is 100% stock. Returning the car to stock, with the exception of the radio, is negotiable. Both belly pans are still in place. The volume control on the radio works but not like new. The stereo sounds great and operates as it should otherwise. All mechanical, electrical, controls, guages (including the tire pressure monitors) and instrument panels work correctly.

The exterior of this car scores about 9.5. The paint is original and in excellent condition. The only faults preventing it from being a 10 include the inevitable rock chips in the nose and one very small ding in the passenger door that could easily be worked out by a ding and paint man. The ding did not damage the paint but at the right angle (or wrong!) the 1/4″ – 1/2″ ding is visible from about 6′ away. There is about 1/4″ rock chip in front of the sunroof and 3 very faint scratches that cannot be seen except from a couple of feet away. One scratch is on the front left wheel well and 2 are together on the hood near the windshield. All of these are very faint and cannot be seen except upon very close inspection. There is about a 1/4″ mar in the finish on the wing which was there when I bought the car. It looks like a blister in the clear coat and does not go thru the paint.

The interior probably scores about a 9. There is one 1″ scuff on one of the rear seats. Aside from stress lines in the leather there are no tears, cracks or flaws on the rest of the interior including the pod. The dye is wearing thin in a few areas that can be seen in the pictures of the car. Primarily in the drivers seat bolster, the leather cover on the stick and the brake release. The vinyl in the car is in excellent condition and the carpet is in good condition. All tools including the air compressor are in place.

The original wheels are in excellent condition. The tires are Dunlop Direzza with 255/40/R17 in back and 235/45/R17s in front. The tires have 12,600 miles on them and have plenty of tread. In August, 2011 when the car had 70,994 miles the timing belt, water pump, oil cooler and oil sending unit were replaced. At the same time the a/c compressor, expansion valve, receiver/dryer and heater valve were replaced. Many records prior to my ownership and all records since I bought the car are available. All of the maintenance was performed by a local shop and all parts were obtained thru 928sRus. This car was the dream car of my youth and since buying it there has never been any deferred maintenance. It has been kept in excellent operating condition as it was when I acquired the car.
Please let me know if you have any questions and good luck bidding. This is one you don’t want to get away!

Note: The other GTS I mentioned will be listed in a few days. Both of these cars are listed locally and if sold locally will be removed from bidding on eBay.

*1 – The exterior finish and interior pics of the leather seats are accurate. For some reason, the camera makes the carpet look like they have a hint of purple. This is definitely not the case. When I first looked at pictures of the car in December of ’06 the interior pics initially threw me as I DID NOT want a purple interior. When I saw the car in person I was delighted with the actual colors. Everyone who has seen the car in person raves over the interior/exterior color combination.

*2 – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Department  incorrectly showed the mileage as being 73,346 when the previous owner  moved to New Jersey in March of 2004. See below for notarized statement  from previous owner stating the correct miles along with service  documents before and after the move proving the correct mileage.

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The 928 has always been a favorite of mine and so have wild color combinations, so as far as I’m concerned, this is the pinnacle of the 928 GTS. While this is a great, rare color combination for the GTS, I’m not 100% convinced that justifies the asking price. These cars are valued at around $42,000 as clean show/driver condition and on this car I’m just not seeing it. Given the condition and with bonus points for rarity, this car should be in the $38,000 to $39,000 ballpark. However, if someone must have it, $4,000 isn’t a bad premium to pay for such a nice car.

-Brian

1995 BMW 530i Dinan – REVISIT

The 1995 BMW 530i Dinan we featured earlier this month has been relisted. The car failed to meet it’s reserve last time at $5,600.

1995 BMW 530i Dinan – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site May 8, 2013:

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…it must be a duck, right? Not necessarily. At first look, you’d see a clean M5, but then look closer and you see a clean 530i with the Dinan treatment. While the M5 is an all out performance sedan, this Dinan 5 is more of a gentleman’s sedan with a touch of sport.

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On a lot of levels this car falls short of the M5, but on other levels, this car is just as good. The smooth and torquey V8 is a bit more civilized compared to the high strung six in the M5 and with the Dinan upgrades, the power gap becomes a lot less. Add in the smoother suspension and plush interior, and this car offers a great alternative to the increasingly pricey E34 M5. This beautifully maintained 530i for sale in Pleasanton, CA is a great daily sedan.

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Year: 1995
Model: 530i Dinan
Engine: 3.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 124,668 mi
Price: Reserve auction

Click for Details: 1995 BMW 530i Dinan on eBay

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This BMW came to us, as do the majority of our cars, from one of our very good customers. We have been dealing with this customer / friend for years and he regularly arrives at our showroom in some very interesting German sports cars and sporting sedans. One day, he arrived in this great BMW indicating that he had purchased another “toy” and that something had to go ( and he didn’t want it to be his marriage!). We drove the BMW DINAN, fell in love and, as they say, the rest is history.

For over 2 years, the “Dinan 5” has been an occasional use car by our owner when 2 seaters and SUV’s are not being used. The BMW is a practical yet fun car to drive and represents a truly wonderful sporting sedan. This 530i is factory equipped with the strong 3.0 liter V8 that offers excellent performance in addition to very good fuel economy in part as a result of the cars manual 5-speed transmission. The BMW has had no major mechanical modifications and the DINAN upgrades have not negatively affected the BMW’s comfort for five, great handling, sporty 5-speed and even very good fuel economy! Perhaps the best part is that this generation E34 cars represent a tremendous value, especially if well maintained, low mileage cars can be located. This car is one such example.

[Lots more detail on the eBay listing]

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With meticulously kept service records, relatively low miles and tasteful upgrades, this is a great car for someone looking to drive an older sedan. This car is selling in a reserve auction and I would expect that it sells in the $6,500 ballpark. That’s much less than an M5 of the same caliber, with just about the same looks.

-Brian

1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V

A dying breed, an unmolested pre-93 Volkswagen is a rare find. An unmolested 16v GLI is even rarer. A favorite of VW enthusaists, the 16v GLIs and GTIs are the top level of performance offered in the MK2 (at least in the US). The 1990 model sported the 134 bhp 2.0 16v (it was 1.8L on earlier GLIs) mated to a quick ratio 5 speed gearbox making these cars are a blast to drive. The GLI also offered Recaro sport seats, BBS RA alloys and a GLI trim package that differentiated it from your every day GLI.

This clean Alpine white GLI for sale in Columbus, OH looks like a nice clean slate for a driver, modified car, or a collector piece.

Year: 1990
Model: Jetta GLI 16v
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $1,000

Click for Details: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI on Craigslist

BBS aluminum alloy rims, Recaro seats, needs work. $1000 obo. Please call or text to 614-216-2107.

I’ve always been fan of the GLI 16v ever since a highschool buddy of mine rolled up to track practice in one. It was quick and sounded the business when he masheded the gas. While the seller doesn’t offer a whole lot of detail on the car, it’s hard to go wrong with a $1000 price tag. If I had the space, this is yet another car I’d add to the corral.

-Brian

Convertible Week: 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Wait…WHAT??!??! A targa featured during convertible week…are we losing it? Nope, this car is way too nice to not feature and come on, let’s face it, the targa is the man’s convertible. You can get the wind in your hair and not look like you’re going through a mid-life crisis. It’s the best of both worlds.

The SC was introduced in 1978 and featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection that underwent several upgrades throughout the life of the SC. By the time this car was sold in 1982, the output had been increased from to 204bhp. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the 911 SC could put down some impressive numbers. Zero to 60 took 5.5 seconds and the quarter mile arrived in the low 14 second range.

With the perfect color combo and no turbo look clutter, this black on black 911 for sale in Carlstadt, New Jersey is a great low mileage car to add to any collection.

Year: 1982
Model: 911 SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,300 mi
Price: $22,850 Buy It Now

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa on eBay

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa. Black/black, 66k miles, clean Carfax, garage kept. Acquired directly from Porsche enthusiast. Visit http://www.projectoneauto.com to view more pictures or call 201-635-1400. Buyback guarantee.

This is a great low mileage SC that I personally am about to sell everything I own to pick up. With only 66,000 miles, this car has seen 2,200 miles a year throughout its charmed life. With values on the 911 SC rising consistently, this car is a good deal at $22,850 and could be a steal with a bit of bargaining.

-Brian

Convertible Week: 1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet

Timeless doesn’t begin to describe the looks of the 911 no matter the generation and this 993 is certainly no exception. In the Porsche lineup, the 993 is the sweet spot as far as I’m concerned. The 993 is the highest evolution of the air-cooled cars and the 3.6 liter boxer six pushed the C4 to 60 in 5.7 seconds (5.2 for the C2) and topped out at 168 mph. Not too bad for a six cylinder. The 993 was the last car before the “ugly years” as I like to call them, when Porsche gave the 911 one of the worst face lifts it had ever had. Which ever generation you prefer, this low mileage 993 C4 for sale in Springfield, Missouri is a cool nice weather cruiser.

Year: 1995
Model: 993 C4 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 33,000 mi
Price: $56,900 Buy It Now

1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet on eBay

 1995 993 “C4″ Cabriolet. Raven black with Porsche black leather. Awesome hand picked example with some super trick options! Only 33K sunny day miles. Shines like black marble. Equipment includes:

3.6 liter 270 bhp motor with hydraulic self adjusting valve lifters
Dual knock sensors
Resonant induction system
Dual exahaust
Vented disc brakes with ABS
Limited slip differential with ABD front and rear stabilizer bars
18” Technology alloy wheels
Power top and headlight washers
Power steering
Filtered A/C system
Central locking
Alarm system
Full power drivers seat with partial power passenger seat
Metal door sill with crest
Aluminum shifter and brake handle with carbon fiber inlays
Head restraint with Porsche crest
AM/FM CD with Hi Fi sound system speakers
European lowering springs
Gemballa Turbo S aero kit with front integrated spoiler
Vented side skirts and rear spoiler with integrated third brake light and chrome exhaust tips

Wow, what a cool looking car! Corners and looks like a slot car! So much fun it ought to be against the law! Just serviced and passed a 100 point PPI inspection. Just in time for the sun to come out. Buy it! You’ll love it. Money isn’t worth anything unless you spend it. Will trade.

This is a beautiful low mileage car with great mods. Gemballa is one of my favorite Porsche tuners, even though their stuff tends to be on the wild side. That said, I’m not sure where the $56K price tag is coming from. With a top dollar retail value of $45K, I don’t see where the other $10K is coming from. The modifications could add about $5K, but all in all I feel this is a $47,000 car all day long. With less than two days left on the auction, I’ll be curious to see if anyone bites.

-Brian

1983 Audi Ur Quattro

One of my all time favorites, the original Audi Quattro, was one of the most technologically advanced cars of its time. One of UR Quattro’s the most significant contributions, was the addition of permenant all wheel drive, ultimately making “Quattro” a household term. The first sports car with permanent all-wheel drive, the rally quattros rewrote the book to both road going cars, and more notably motorsports. Because of the URQ, all World Rally Championship cars are four-wheel drive, and so the Audi Quattro legend was born.

This beautiful Gobi Beige UR Quattro for sale outside Chicago is a well kept example of Rally car history.

Year: 1983
Model: Ur Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline five
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 97,000
Price: $19,000

1983 Audi UR Quattro on craiglsist

For Sale 1983 UR Quattrro
Third owner from new,
Rust free West Coast car.
Complete history from new.
97,000 miles since new but no miles on rebuild.
Fresh Gobi Beige/Mocha interior
20v 3b with fresh bearings.
4:11 Frankenstein rear diff.
034 stand alone ECU just updated.
Bumper shocks compressed for shortened/euro bumper look
Sport q cf hood.
Built to spec fmic.
Hank Iroz intake manifold.
Rs2 exhaust, injectors, etc.
034 ss exhaust.
New dashboard with taxi pod & period correct radio.
All new bearings & upgraded bushings,
3 sets of wheels 6″,8″ & Fuchs.
The list is endless plus spare parts
I can send complete detailed rebuild pictures.
Please no tire kickers.
You’ll have to see this to believe it.
$19,000.00 or best offer.

Added more pics of finished car today.
You may notice a few things;
I deleted power mirrors.
The radio is 1984 not 1983
Zeitronix wideband display instead of diff lock
The carpet is clean but not new.
I have the stock steering wheel if you don’t like the Nardi look.
Under the hood;
Notice Porsche brake conversion.
The rest speaks for itself.

FULL restoration pix here: http://photobucket.com/urq

Owning a legend isn’t cheap these days and the ’80s cars are starting to go through the roof.  While the URQ isn’t in the stratosphere like the E30 M3, it’s arguably just as significant in motorsports and should eventually catch up to the M3 in the price category.

At $19,000 this car is priced just a tick above where it should be as a solid driver. With a little haggling, this car could be had right where it should be, in the $16,500 to $17,000 range.

-Brian

1981 Porsche 928 Strosek Version 3

The 928 is certainly one of the most unique GT cars from the 80’s. Some love the looks, others…not so much. Well, if you hate the 928, you may want to turn away now, because this Strosek Version 3 928 is certainly not for everyone.

In 1984 Vittorio Strosek broke off from German tuner Koenig and built his own vision on the Porsche’s flagship 928. One of the first aftermarket tuners for the 928 Strosek filled a niche in the market with his wild designs. Along with the body kits, which are totally ’80s Strosek also offered tuning packages for the 928 so it had the grunt to match the looks. Strosek offered 2 levels of tuning, a mild 310bhp cam and cylinder head upgrade for the reserved, and a 405bhp twin turbo version for the all out speed junkies.

While not clear how complete (or extreme) the Strosek conversion is on this barely used 928, one thing is for sure if you played Atari in your teens, this car is right up your alley.

Year: 1981
Model: 928 Strosek Version 3
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 47,000
Price: N/A

1981 Porsche 928 Strosek Version 3 on craigslist.org

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Up for sale 1981 Porsche 928 With only 47,000 Miles and CLEAN TITLE this vehicle has a body kit from STROSEK DHAUS AUTO SPORT. For more info please call (267) 664-1856

This car is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you’re a fan of ’80s tuning it is exactly what the doctor ordered. This car looks like it came out of a collection, as the conversion is clean and complete right down to the OZ futura wheels. Strosek used the OZ wheels circa 1987, which leads me to believe that’s when the Version 3 treatment was done.

We’ve run in to this before several times. What is something like this worth? Strosek certainly wasn’t a household name like AMG or Gemballa, but they are rare none the less. A bone stock 928 of this age with only 47,000 miles should fetch in the $12,000 ballpark. If you add in the rarity and the modifications, this car should fetch somewhere around $17,000. If it’s a twin turbo car, upwards of $20,000. The fact that it is not priced leads me to believe that the asking price is top dollar.

-Brian

2012 911 Carrera 4 GTS

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For the last of 997 generation cars, Porsche pulled out all of the stops to make this the most technologically advanced 911 yet. Some of the new gadgets include car features an optional stop/start feature that shuts the engine down at stops, electro-mechanical power steering, and the optional 7-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox, which this seller passed on in favor of the 6-speed manual (good call).

The Carrera 4 GTS sports the 3.8 liter boxer 6 that, like the 911s before it, puts up very impressive numbers. The 911 makes the run to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds with the help of 408bhp and 309 lb/ft of torque coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. While these numbers are impressive, in this day and age even sports cars aren’t immune from fuel economy scrutiny.  Luckily the GTS will go about 25 miles per gallon of fuel…not bad for an all out performer.

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Year: 2012
Model: Carrera 4 GTS
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 1,300 miles
Price: $97,997

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS on Rennlist.com

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For sale by owner: 997 2012 911 GTS4 manual transmission coupe with only 1,300 miles.

Option list:

911 Carrera 4 GTS
Black
Black
Black Inter. Alcantara Seat
PASM Sport Suspension (-20mm)
Self-Dimming Mirrors
Heated Seats (Front)
GTS Sidestrips and Model Design
Bi-Xenon Headlights incl. PDLS
Sport Chrono Package Plus
Extend Navigation mod (PCM 3.0)
BOSE Surround Sound System
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Tuner

MSRP $118,655

Dealer installed accessories/options:
Full front wrap (3M) $2,500
Shipping in enclosed carrier $750

* Practically brand new, spotless inside and out.
* Has the iconic GTS wheels, and looks menacing in triple black.
* Highly optioned, has practically everything you could want in a 911.
* My loss is your gain; selling this and/or my Range Rover to keep just one car in the city.

Location: New York, NY 10001

Maintenance history: Break-in oil change will be performed at 2k miles, but likely to be sold before then. Only hand-washed, no machine/automatic washes.

Asking $97,997 or nearest reasonable offer.

No low-ballers please. Will be listed exclusively on Rennlist and Pelican first to hopefully attract private enthusiasts. If you’re in the market for a 911, this is the one you want.

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If I had the means, this is 100% the way I would outfit my brand new 911. When buying this car not so long ago, the seller checked off all of the right boxes on the order form. The triple black on this is stunning, throw in all wheel drive, and the all important 3rd pedal, this car is the way a non turbo Porsche should be.

At $97K this Porsche is priced up where a CPO car should be without all of the benefits of being dealer backed. That being said there is a bit of negotiation that will need to be done in order to get this beauty where it should be. But if you’re up to the challenge, this would make an amazing addition to any garage.

-Brian

Wagon Week: 2012 BMW Alpina D3 biturbo Touring

You may be thinking, oh no, not another Alpina. After all of the controversy over the E21 a few weeks back we can understand why you’d think that. But this is Wagon Week, and we would not be doing our jobs if we didn’t bring these cars to light. So here it is a stunning example of Alpina engineering, straight from the source.

The Alpina D3 Touring is the quintessential BMW 3 series touring as far as I’m concerned. It offers everything that a wagon should, performance, economy, utility, and drop dead sexy looks. With revised engine mapping, and a new high flow exhaust system, the 2.0-liter turbo diesel puts down numbers that will certainly make you forget you’re driving a 4 cylinder station wagon. The D3 puts out 214 bhp and a monstrous 331 lb/ft of torque that will move this grocery getter to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 152mph.

The Alpina upgrades don’t stop there, the D3 sports the signature 19″ Alpina wheels, suspension upgrades, and the full Alpina appearance package. All of these touches make this one of the most stunning wagons we’ll never get in the US.

Year: 2012
Model: Alpina D3 biturbo
Engine: 2.0l inline four turbo diesel
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 17,500 km (10,873 miles)
Price: €34,500 ($44,153 USD)

2012 Alpina D3 biturbo for sale on alpina-automobiles.com

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111 Fußmatten ALPINA / ALPINA floor mats
1CD Brake Energy Regeneration / Brake Enrgy Regeneration
200 Dieselpartikelfilter / Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
216 Servotronic / Servotronic
249 Multifunktion / Multifunction for steering wheel
2XAA/255A Sportlederlenkrad / Leather sports steering wheel
3AA Dachreling schwarz / Roof rails black
402 Panorama Glasdach / Panoramic glass sunroof
431 Innenspiegel aut. abblendend / Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
441 Raucherpaket / Smoker’s package
464 Skisack / Ski bag
481 Sportsitze für Fahrer und Beifahrer / Sports seats, driver and front passenger
493 Ablagenpaket / Storage-compartment package
494 Sitzheizung für Fahrer und Beifahrer / Seat heating, front
497 Mittelarmlehne im Fond / Centre arm rest rear
4AE Armauflage vorn, verschiebbar / Armrest front, sliding
502 Scheinwerfer-Waschanlage / Headlight wash
507 Park Distance Control (PDC), hinten / Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
520 Nebelscheinwerfer / Foglights
521 Regensensor mit aut. Fahrlichtsteuerung / Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
522 Xenon-Licht / Xenon headlights
534 Klimaautomatik / Air conditioning, automatic
540 Geschwindigkeitsregelung / Cruise control
563 Lichtpaket / Lights package
5DC Fondkopfstützen, klappbar / Rear-seat headrests, folding
606 Navigationssystem Business / Navigation system Business
612 BMW Assist / BMW Assist
615 BMW Online, erweitert / BMW Online, extended
616 BMW Online / BMW Online
620 Spracheingabesystem / Voice control
633 Handyvorbereitung mit Bluetooth Schnittstelle / Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
676 HiFi Lautsprechersystem / Hi-Fi loudspeaker system
6AA BMW TeleServices / BMW TeleServices
6FL USB Audio Schnittstelle / USB audio interface
6NF Music Player Anbindung Mobiltelefon / Music Player Mobile Phone connection
6VC Steuerung Combox / Combox
775 Dachhimmel Anthrazit, Individual / Headlining in Anthracite, Individual
7KA Navigationspaket Business, inkl. Handy-Vorbereitung Business m. Bluetooth-Schnittstelle u. USB-Audio-Schnittstelle / Navigation Package Business, incl. Bluetooth telephone preparation and USB audio interface
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Of all the cars that we’ve featured this week, this is in my top 2. I can’t say enough how stunning I think this car is. From the Alpine white exterior to the grey cloth interior, this car hits all of the right notes. Throw in diesel fuel efficiency and wagon versatility, and this may be as good as it gets for a BMW Touring. All of these goodies don’t come cheap, however, considering that the 328iT we featured earlier this week was going for $41,000 USD, the $44,000 USD price tag on this car seems like a bargain. Now all we need to do is find a way to get one here legally.

-Brian

Wagon Week: 1995 Audi RS2 Avant

Often when we come across a car like this, we’re foaming at the mouth to write about how cool it is, how rare it is, and so on. This time around I think I’ll take a different approach, because most of our readership already knows what they’re looking at. So rather than tell everyone what they already know I’m going to take a Letterman approach to this and offer up…

Top 10 Reasons you should not buy this car:

10.  Nogaro Blue is too bright for you.
9.  The acceleration when you hit boost hurts your neck.
8.  You think that wagons are for soccer moms.
7.  You prefer to get stuck in the snow, so quattro is pointless.
6.  You’re a firm believer in speed limits.
5.  That turbo thingy makes too much noise.
4.  The recaro seats are too confining, you prefer to slide around a bit.
3.  Clark Griswolds family truckster is your idea of a dream wagon.
2.  Manual transmissions are way too much work.
1.  You’re currently cross shopping this with a Prius.

Year: 1995
Model: RS2 Avant
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline five
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 155,256 miles
Price: £11,995 (~$18,184 USD)

1995 Audi RS2 Avant for sale on autotrader.co.uk

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Five doors, manual 6-speed, estate, petrol, 155,256 miles, blue, MOT-10-2013. An outstanding example of these fantastic Audis with a Porsche pedigree. Comprehensive service history, Audi main dealer until 133,000 and specialist thereafter with huge file of invoices and recent timing belt change. Must be viewed. Please call Kenny Dunn for further details 0131 475 9111. £11,995

With all of the reasons not to buy this car, there is only one main reason TO buy it…because it’s awesome. These cars are the future collectables from the Audi stable, second only to the UrQuattros, and SWB Sport Quattros. Given that these will be ready for legal import in to the US in 2020, it’s a good idea to start saving now, as these will only appreciate in value.

-Brian