Revisit: 1997 Porsche 911 Andial Twin-Plug Twin-Turbo

The 1997 Porsche 911 ANDIAL Twin-Plug Twin-Turbo we featured back in September on Rennlist has cropped up on eBay. As I write this I’m not sure what the reserve is, but bidding is at $119,000$ and it’s not met yet – strong bidding for a 993 Turbo, but in line with the rarity and specialness of this car. We’ll see if it gets close to the original $170,000 asking price!

The below post originally appeared on our site September 10, 2013:

I find it extraordinarily sad that this year saw the nearly unnoticed passing of one of the great Porsche tuning firms, ANDIAL. If you’re newer to the scene, ANDIAL probably doesn’t mean much to you, but if you grew up in the 1980s or were a fan of motorsports then they were one of the top tuning firms pushing out some of the fastest Porsches in the world – they were really the U.S. equivalent of Ruf. They backed that performance up with race-winning efforts – ANDIAL became the defacto 962 race engine supplier in the United States, and racked up an impressive string of both prototype and GT racing wins and championships. Though they were very well respected, ANDIAL downsized as the trio of owners aged and then passed away, culminating in the retirement this past February of the last remaining founder, Dieter Inzenhofer, Porsche Motorsports North America bought the name, but with undisclosed plans to use it, we’ll just have to wait and see. Coming across an ANDIAL tuned car is something of a rare treat, and for the 993 they cooked up a twin-plug, twin turbo 3.8 motor that was just a monster. Today’s example is one of the best prepared in the world:

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Twin Turbo Andial Twin Plug
Engine: 3.8 liter twin turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 37543 mi
Price: $169,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 911 Andial Twin Plug Twin Turbo on Ebay (formerly on Rennlist)

Year: 1997
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Porsche Model: 993 Turbo
Mileage (numbers only please): 37543
Options (Please check ALL which apply): Airbags, Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Antilock Brakes, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Sunroof, Traction Control
Color: Arctic Silver
VIN: WPOAC299XVS375740
Price (no $ sign please): $169500
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): SoCAl
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed
2 or 4 Wheel Drive?: 4 Wheel Drive
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD
One of Ninteen Certified Andial 3.8 Liter Twin Plug Conversions.

Please see hi-res Photo Gallery

1997 Andial 3.8 Twin Plug Twin Turbo Specs
Andial dual program 3.8 twin plug
Andial intercooler
Andial LW clutch and flywheel
Andial sport cats
Custom “Big Oval” muffler bypass
Forge diverter valves
RS short shifter
RS engine mounts
Cargraphic additional oil cooler
Front and rear RS adjustable sway bars
14 inch front brakes
Cargraphic active front brake ducting
RS rear brakes
GT2 uprights and tie rods
PSS-9 suspension
Corner balanced and aligned
12.5 x 18 and 10.5 x 18 BBS E28 wheels
335.30.18 and 265.40.18 Michelin PS2 tires
Carbon fiber rear decklid
Fiberglass wing with “Guerney Flap” mounting holes.
Hand laid fiberglass fender flares
OEM Euro GT2 front end bodywork
Ruf A-pillar fairings
Sport seats
Yellow seat belts front and rear
Carbon fibre interior
Leather air bag cover

Car History
Here is the information I have been able to glean about the car.
This highly optioned car was purchased in the Chicago area by car collector John Pizer. He immediately had it flat-bedded to the Andial facility with only delivery miles on the car.
The full Andial 3.8 liter twin plug conversion was performed at an estimated cost of 55-60 thousand dollars.Andial Twin Plug
A few years later the car was purchased by collector Amir Fahti in Calabasas with around 4000 miles on the clock.
In 2007 I purchased the car from Mr. Fahti with 27,181 miles on the clock. Unfortunately Mr. Fahti had lost the build sheet on the car. Andial confirms that this is one of the 19 certified 3.8 liter twin plug conversions, of which only 17 remain. Andial Registry

Over the next few years I had Michael Schatz MKS Performancein Camarillo fettle the car into tip top condition, replacing the front differential, viscous coupler, clutch accumulator, steering rack and installing a set of GT2 uprights and tie rods, new hood shocks, breeze constant torque clamps on the intercooler hoses and forge diverter valves. I removed the k40 radar detector and installed functional front brake cooling ducts and a larger Cargraphics oil cooler. I installed yellow rear seat belts to match the front seat belts. Finally, a complete corner balance and alignment and rake was performed.

In 2011 elected to make this car into my vision of the ultimate street version of a GT2.
I contacted 1998 IMSA GT2 champion Jochen Rohr who generously supplied me with the rear wing and carbon fibre deck-lid plus the BBS wheels he had left over from that race team. I sourced a brand new OEM European narrow-body front bumper and some hand laid fender flares and commissioned Ed Palmer at Kundensport to perform the conversion.

The car is everything I could have hoped for. It looks fabulous in my eyes. It rides very smoothly. The GT2 uprights and tie rods have minimized bump steer and the ride is not harsh in any way but it still handles brilliantly. The paint is exceptional. It is the best rding 993 I have ever driven. I clay barred it using Final Detail as the lubricant over a weekend and it presents very well indeed. It is nearly impossible to put the car cover on by yourself because it keeps shooting off as the paint is so smooth. Obviously the car is brutally fast but also very tractable. The larger pistons on the RS rear calipers match the 14 inch front brakes very well. A minor service and detailing was performed last week.

With the passing of Arnold in 2011 and the purchase of Andial by Porsche Motorsports in 2012, I believe no more of these cars will be built and a stellar chapter in Porsche history has closed.

Nits to pick:

There are a few rock chips on the front.

The front tires can rub if the wheel is turned to full lock at parking lot speeds.

The Thielert dual program street/race gas ecu is a bit unsophisticated and no longer supported. They need two revolutions of the crank to start the car and can run a little rough just off of idle. It occaisionally becomes “confused” and can cough and spit for a bit. Then it remembers it’s manners and clears up. It is not foolproof. You need to make sure you have 100 octane race gas in the tank before switching to the race gas setting or damage could occur.

There is a more modern Andial aproved ecu available, but you lose the dual programming capabilities. Having the “psychopath switch” under your left hand is just too much damn fun! As a result I elected to keep the dual program ecu and live with the very minor flaws.

For more information email me at scottmellor@karenschiltz.com
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The price may seem outrageous, but it’s in line with some of the Ruf cars. Although this is a bit of a home-brew combination of several different car looks, I think it pulls it off exceptionally well. The GT2 flares look perfect, the wheels look perfect, I love the understated color…I have to say, the only thing I’m not really a fan of is the seatbelts. Some of the technology in the engine tuning has progressed and the owner notes that this earlier multi-level Theilert computer has its hiccups, but depending on what you wanted to do this could be solved either somewhat expensively in a standalone programmable ECU or very expensively by sending it to PMNA to let them sort it out.

I don’t think the ANDIAL name really carries the weight of the name Ruf outside of the Porsche crowd, so my guess is that someone who is really in the 993 know is going to be the one to scoop this gem up. The price is probably realistic given the rarity and the modifications, but it’s a pretty narrow market for this car. You could replicate the look easily enough if you have deep pockets, but that motor is really something special. It’s a shame that we won’t be seeing any more from ANDIAL, but I do hope then name doesn’t fade away completely into obscurity. Given the choice between this car and a Ruf, I would have to think long and hard before plunking down my hoard of cash.

-Carter

2001 BMW M3

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Edit: This car sold pretty quickly for the $14,950 asking price. Stay tuned for the next one!

In close competition with the Porsche 968 for “Best Deal in Performance German Coupes” has to be the E46 M3. Like the E36s, as new generations have come out these 333 horsepower screamers from Munich have been on a steady slide down in value, and suddenly within the last year or so we’ve seen the first really ratty examples start popping up. I have a close friend with an E46, and I think he sums it up well; it’s go all the go, stop and cornering you need and it’s the last of the M cars that you can really fix yourself. Not only that, but the E46 is noted for decent reliability and – at least in my mind – looked the part; a little more stand out than the nearly stock-bodied E36 but not as fussy as then E9x design. It’s truly a good looking car. While most flock to Laguna Seca Blue, Imola or Carbon Black, my favorite color for this car has to be Phoenix Yellow, like today’s example:

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Year: 2001
Model: M3
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 91,743 mi
Price: $14,950 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 BMW M3 on eBay

Clean CarFax – No Accidents – Excellent Condition – 91,743 Easy Original Miles!

Here is an absolutely gorgeous 2001 BMW M3 Coupe with Only 91k Easy Original Miles! This M3 is in excellent condition both inside and out. Pictures do not do this gorgeous BMW justice! It features a highly sought after color combination of Phoenix Yellow over Black Leather and looks absolutely amazing! This M3 is Fully Loaded including Leather Interior, Power Seats, Power Sunroof, 6 Speed Manual Transmission, 18″ Alloy Wheels, and so much more! This car is 100% ready to go for its new lucky owner! Please check my feedback and buy this car with confidence. Don’t miss out on this incredible car!

CarFax and AutoCheck Certified Accident Free Clean Car!

The option list is as follows:

– 6 Cylinder Engine
– Manual Transmission
– Rear Wheel Drive
– Ice Cold Air Conditioning
– Leather Interior
– Premium Sound
– Power Seats
– Power Sunroof
– 6 Speed Manual Transmission
– New Tires
– 18″ Wheels
– Automatic Climate Control
– Cruise Control
– Power windows
– Power mirrors
– Power Locks
– Keyless Entry
– 2 Set of Keys, Owners Manuals, and Floor Mats Included!
– Etc….

As you can see from the pictures, this car looks absolutely amazing! This BMW is ultra clean. The paint is glossy and the car is in excellent condition for the miles! It just received a fresh detail and looks great! You can see from the pics just how well this gorgeous M3 was taken care of!

The beautiful leather interior looks extremely clean! It is all original and is in excellent condition. There are no rips or tears in the seats, no scuffs, no cracks, no cigarette burns, etc. NON SMOKER

Everything works! All the lights, gauges, radio, windows, locks, a/c, etc. There are no issues with the car at all! Everything works perfect as it did brand new!

Mechanically, this BMW is in excellent condition! The Engine, Transmission, and brakes all feel great! The tires have plenty of tread life left. There are no dents, scrapes, gouges, or anything of that nature. This car comes with No Surprises!! It will come with a Certified Clean CarFax & AutoCheck Report and a Clean and Clear Title!

This BMW is ready to go and is an excellent car for the money! Here is your chance to own a rare car in excellent condition for a fraction of the price over new! You will not be disappointed with this M3 and it is sure to please its next owner! This car is 100% ready to go and to be driven anywhere and enjoyed!

If you have any additional questions please call Jake at 602-908-6111 and I will be more than happy to accommodate you. The car is located in beautiful sunny Arizona. Please email or call with any questions and I welcome international bidders! I can also help with shipping quotes and arrangements. We ship cars all over the world! We have lenders we work with that can get you financed, please call or email if you are interested. This car is being sold through a license Arizona Dealer, all buyers are subject to sales tax and other fees.

Perfect color, lower miles, 6 speed; the only thing missing to me is Imola leather and either the CSL or Euro option 19″ wheels. Room for 4, a spacious trunk, and enough go to shut up muscle cars, this is an intoxicating combination. Known problems include fuel pumps, rattling exhaust and suspensions that get squeaky, but all in all these are a great performance deal right now; they’ll easily outpace E36 and E30 M3s in stock form, yet are able to be a daily driver reasonably and even get decent fuel economy. It’s a shame, in some ways, that BMW went away from this platform, because even 13 years later it still looks quite fresh.

-Carter

Purple Haze: 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

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When I first saw this 965, my first thought was that I had seen it’s long lost brother before, and indeed, I had – late last year Paul wrote up a super-low mile Porsche 968 with the same color combination. The question for many (including me) was why anyone would have originally selected these shades post 1974, but as one person pointed out, if you want bland go buy a Camry. This 965 is anything BUT bland, with it’s purple on purple hue, flashy polished HRE wheels and (gulp) 739 rear wheel horsepower. Think you’d driven something faster? Unless it starts with “Boeing”, that’s not likely. Take a look then at this monster 911 Turbo:

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Turbo (965)
Engine: 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 109,000 mi
Price: $59,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

You are bidding on a factory 1991 Porsche 964 Turbo, under 10,000 miles on Mode Inc/Bob Holcombe 3.8 litre twin turbo, twin plug engine, (109k on body) new $10,000 5 speed G52 trans, Sachs Hydro Boost clutch (ultra soft pedal), giant 14 inch Brembo brakes, EFI engine management, Bilstein coil-over suspension, $8,000 HRE 18 inch wheels.. She runs and drives excellent, very dependable, and fast!! on street tires I get wheel spin to nearly 100 mph.. not for the faint of heart.. This is a factory custom ordered Amethyst Metallic over Magenta full Leather interior Turbo, was told it is 1 of 5? easily $100,000 in upgrades invested into this car, motor build alone was $40,000, plus $100,000 original purchase price.. includes a binder 2 inches thick with all receipts.. car made dyno proven 739 horsepower to the rear wheels, on race fuel.. 631 rwhp on 93 octane pump gas.. dyno sheets included.. carfax certified car, no accidents.. AC is cold, Heat is hot, power windows, power moonroof, power seats, wipers, lights, everything works as intended.. this incredible Porsche Turbo is spotless, no scratches, no dents, no door dings, interior is also spotless as well, seats show excellent, no dash cracks.. very rare stunning color, when was the last time you saw a factory metallic purple 964 Turbo driving down the street.. one of the fastest, rarest, aircooled Turbo’s in the country.. Pictures speak louder than words..

Email or call Alan with questions or offers 602-997-6778

..click links or copy and paste in your browser for video of car..


Well, there you go. If you want a modded to the extreme 911 Turbo, it doesn’t get much better than this in the air cooled era. While most of the modifications are very desirable, I can’t help but feel that the very pricey HRE wheels look out of place on this car. Were it mine and I still wanted some polish on those wheels, I’d probably select something like the Speedline-inspired RHs linked below:

Like many of the modded cars we feature (especially of the Porsche variety), the modifications alone are worth at least the asking price in original dollars. This obviously won’t be a daily driver for anyone, but at least with some miles on the body and engine the new owner won’t be afraid to drive it, unlike that investment-grade 968 Paul wrote up. For $60,000, the price doesn’t seem as outrageous as the color combination and it appears well maintained. It also appears this is an expensive car to run, so the entry price will only be the beginning, but you’d be in rarefied air – both in power and color selection. Feeling bold?

-Carter

Reader Ride Success Story: Taking the plunge and purchasing a Legend – Fire up the Quattro!

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While it’s a given that everyone reading this loves cars in general and specifically German cars, the reality is that this “Interweb” thing has developed a serious amount of keyboard warriors who like to brag about how they’d spend their non-existent money on “X” car and what they’d do to it afterwards. There are even more that argue the supposed values of these cars without having actually gone out and bought one. Having spent the last few months writing up some of my dream cars, I can’t tell you how many I wish I had the available funds, space and time to go get, but it’s a very high percentage of the total. When I click “Publish”, I often sigh, resigned in the fact that another car I’d love to own has slipped through my hands.

My only hope is that these cars have gone to a new owner who would love them as much as I would. And every once in a while, you find out someone you know has bought the car that you wish you could have. Such was the case with the Mars Red 20V turbo swapped Quattro I wrote up a few weeks ago. Undoubtedly the best “classic” deal we wrote up last month, the Quattro is the subject of many people’s desire but few have even driven in one, never mind contemplated actual ownership. So when I heard that a fellow Coupe GT enthusiast and GCFSB reader had picked up this featured car, I just had to know what I had missed out on. I interviewed the new owner with the hope that it inspires more of you to take the plunge on some of the great quality cars we write up:

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GCFSB: How close to the posting was the car when you arrived?

Matt: The posting was very fair indeed; perhaps he undersold the fact how clean the car was underneath and in fact there is not a hint of rust anywhere. Even the lower areas where the fenders meet the rockers are in perfect condition. I would agree with the seller in that the body is 7/10 and to me the paint looks 90% original as I can still see white undercoat under some chips. The hood has been sprayed. Driver’s rear quarter has been scraped and needs sprayed, it’s not terrible and shouldn’t cost too much to have done. Overall, the car looks to very sharp from just a few feet away. The interior lower dash and center console has been taken apart to go to a post ’84 setup. Both original dash and another later model dash are included and in good shape, but I think I will stay with the original early dash style. The cracks from California sun give it character! The original Chocolate brown leather is in good shape but drivers bolsters needs to be redone. An aftermarket VDO gauge pod has been partially installed with boost and water temp. An oil pressure guage will complete the pod setup. Looks like all suspension rubber has been done recently as well as CV boots. The passenger side window switch is intermittent and there is no radio, but the sunroof seal was new which is nice since they are difficult to source.

GCFSB: What made you take the leap and buy the car?

Matt: The 3B swap hands down sold it to me. I love the 5 cylinder 10v NA coupe GT engine but it really needs a turbo to push you back. When I saw this beautiful 3B swap I knew how much work went into it. It idles very smooth and starts on the first flick of the key! The New Jersey owner only put 20 miles on it in the two years he owned it, Yet it always started for him long after sitting.The 3″ custom exhaust note is sweet, if not too quiet. A forged DV gives a distinct sound and it pulls very nicely and feels like a refreshed engine, not just a swap. The original California owner put the mechanical time into this car, but I heard he ran into tough times. Personally, I like cars that need just a little work, rather than starting with a cheap project and sinking a lot of years and time into it. So, I was more than pleased to drive it 60 miles home smiling the whole way without issue.

GCFSB: What are your plans now that you own this legend?

Matt: The car has H&R springs which are too low and stiff for my taste, especially on New England roads. I’ll go back with the very clean, included stock springs and Koni struts, followed by Fuchs wheels with 15mm spacers. I planned to go to the original Fuchs or maybe 15×8 R8s so I was happy to reduce the price and not take the urs4 wheels which were quite mint. I’m happy to spend more time driving the Quattro rather than making it a restoration project.

GCFSB: Were there any surprises?

Matt: As a diehard Audi Coupe GT fan I was more than thrilled to discover the included “parts”
car was in fact a Special Build. It’s a 5 speed, Tornado Red with tan heated leather and working digital dash. The car started after just a few cranks, runs and drives. Needs a side window and brakes and a tuneup and it would be road worthy. It’s originally a Virginia car, so it’s also rust free. All of this came below asking price.

GCFSB: Thanks, Matt! Sounds like you got a fantastic deal. What else is hiding in your garage?

Matt: I have an Alpine White 1985 Audi Coupe GT (which happens to be one of the nicest in the U.S. – Ed.) and a rare 87.5 “Special Build” in Black with black leather and an automatic transmission. Daily driver is a ‘95.5 S6!

GCFSB: Sounds like a great Audi collection. Thanks for your time and good luck with the new projects!

Do you have a success story you’d like to share with us? Send us an email at germancarsforsaleblog@gmail.com. If we select you we’ll feature your car on Facebook!

-Carter

10K Friday: The ones everyone wanted! S8 v. 740i Sport v. 560 SEL

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Two weeks ago I wrote up executive showdown which featured an A8L against a 745i and S500. The general consensus was that while most wanted the Audi, the Mercedes-Benz (though maybe not that particular one) was the better long-term purchase. Personally, I think Audis of this generation sometimes get an unwarranted reputation, but regardless few people really wanted any of these cars as almost all found some earlier generation more appealing. So, run the tape again, this time with the “Greatest Hits”! Let’s start with the Audi:

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Year: 2002
Model: S8
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 108,572 mi
Price: $9,950

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi S8 on Web2Carz.com

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2002 Audi S8
4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 4.2L
(full specs)

Engine:

Type: Premium unleaded..Cylinders: 8..Horse Power: 360..Variable Valve Timing..Max RPM: 7,000..Torque: 317..Max Torque RPM: 3,400..Compression Ratio: 11.00 : 1..Size: 4.2..Valve Gear: DOHC..Total Valves: 40..Engine Configuration: V..Displacement: 255..Vehicle Emissions: Federal
Transmission:

Number of speeds: 5..Manual / automatic: Automatic..Automatic type: Automatic
Fuel Econ:

15/21
Seating:

5
Safety:

Head airbags: Curtain 1st and 2nd row..Passenger Airbag: Yes..Traction control: ABS and driveline..Stability control: Yes..Child safety locks: Yes..Rear center seatbelt: 3-point belt..Seatbelt pretensioners: Front and rear
Convenience:

Cruise control..Power steering: Speed-proportional power steering..Steering wheel: Tilt and telescopic..Audio controls on steering wheel: Audio controls..Cupholders: Front and rear..Remote trunk release: Power..Door pockets: Driver, passenger and rear..Seatback storage: 2..Cargo net..12V DC power outlet: 2..Retained accessory power..Universal remote transmitter

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I can’t deny that I have a serious love affair with the S8. It just looks sooooooo right. This particular example looks splendid in the quite rare Irish Green Pearl and has the preferred look 18″ Avus wheels in good condition from the look of the photos. Interior also looks great, and mileage is low to average for the market. Timing belt service should have been performed so look for that to have been done, and also it appears there is front bumper damage (not uncommon on the low-slung S8), but at below $10,000, this car looks like the best bang for the buck in this group. Older Audis not your thing? How about a classicly styled BMW E38 740i Sport:

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Year: 2001
Model: 740i Sport
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 111,513 mi
Price: $8,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 BMW 740i Sport on eBay

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VERY NICE 740I M SERIES

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Not much info, but this car looks splendid in classic black with equally classic M-Parallels. I love the look of these cars, they’re well proportioned and hide their weight cleverly. With around the same mileage of the Audi, this car is a little less complicated overall but consequently also offers less performance. But maybe performance isn’t your thing, and you’d like something a little more “classic” than the BMW? How about the dictator car of choice, a W126 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL?

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Year: 1990
Model: 560 SEL
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 66,897 mi
Price: $7,999 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL on eBay

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This is a very clean 1990 Mercedes Benz 560 SEL sedan with 66890 miles. This Mercedes has been very well treated and maintained. This is a fully original Mercedes including the Becker stereo system. This 560 has front and rear seat heaters, and reclining rear seats, which are working properly.

We performed a road test as well as a safety and maintenance service on this vehicle in preparation for sale. The engine runs well and the automatic transmission shifts very nicely. All of the brake pads are in great shape as well. The oil and filters were just changed. I checked the equipment in this car for proper operation. I can verify that all of the following power equipment is working properly: All power windows, power door-locks, power seats, power sunroof, power mirror and antenna. The air conditioning and heat are working. All of the gauges and instrumentation are functioning properly. There aren’t any service or warning lights on.

The pearl grey paint is glossy and brilliant over the entire body. The exterior of this Mercedes is in very nice condition with only minor imperfections. There are some bumpers rub marks, a few bumps and some small scratches, but this car still looks really great. All of the trim is intact and in excellent condition, and the alloy wheels are clean, look great.

The interior has been very well maintained and is in terrific condition. All of the leather surfaces are soft and supple with very little wear, even on the driver side. The carpeting is clean and fluffy throughout this car. There aren’t any rips, holes or damage on the seats or carpeting in this Mercedes. The dash and door panels are in excellent condition without any cracks,fading or other damage. This was a non-smoker owned vehicle and there aren’t any smoke odors or burn marks inside this car.

The title is clear without any liens or encumbrances and is mileage are original. This is a beautiful 560 SEL in excellent condition. I would feel comfortable getting in and driving this Mercedes anywhere.

This Car has pass california smog inspection with no problem.

This vehicle is offer for sale by Econo Automotive Center Inc. We are a California licensed and bonded dealer. All California buyers must pay sales tax (varies), documentation fee ($60) , and DMV Registration Fee (varies) as well as SMOG check ($60)

All vehicles sold outside of California are exempt from all of the above fees. The buyer is responsible for registering the vehicle in their own state and paying the fees associated with doing so.

Buyers are to pay a $500 deposit within 24 hours of the ending of the auction and full payment due within 7 days.

PLEASE COME SEE THE CAR BEFORE BUYING OR CALL US FOR MOR INFO AT 714-697-6562 THIS CAR IS IN OUR PASADENA LOCATION.

BUYER PAYS FOR SHIPPING AND CARS HAVE TO BE PICKED UP WITH IN 21 DAYS

THIS CAR CAN BE SEEN IN PASADENA CA.

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This 560 looks to be in great shape, and while it’s probably the least exciting of the three there is something that is evergreen about the Mercedes-Benz models from this time period. They still exude luxury and opulence even though many of the features are found on base model Kias now. Truth be told, these cars all are bathed in luxury, and although I’m partial to the Audi, I think all three of these cars are winners and offer their own version of classic German motoring with a healthy dose of luxury on a shoe-string budget.

Which would you prefer?

-Carter

1992 Porsche 968

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We haven’t featured many water-cooled front engined Porsches lately, and that’s a shame because they’re one of the best deals going in classic German motoring. For under $15,000, you can still get into a pretty pristine 968 or just about any 944 Turbo of your choice. They offer excellent handling, reasonable practicality in both space and economy, and are one of the cheapest Porsches to run. While many flock to the Turbo hoping to boost them to insane power levels, were it my choice I’d rather get into their equally powerful (out of the box) stablemates; the 944 S2 or 968. With the largest (post WW2) production-based 4 cylinder mill fitted in the front, these cars are like fast, rwd GTis that look a whole lot better. The speed isn’t the rush of the Turbo models, but more of a train that builds and never ebbs until you hit redline, and it’s an addictive trip up the tach. Sound great? Sure does. Take a look, then, at this beautiful 1992 968 on Ebay today:

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Year: 1992
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 142,322 mi
Price: $12,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 968 on eBay

New Porsche trade. Fresh PA inspection. Car is very clean and everything works. A true classic. Please call for complete details.

The first Porsche I got to drive was a 968 and I loved it.That model was a tiptronic, but the second 968 I drove was a 6-speed. Around Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the 968 I drove (with suspension modifications but running a stock motor) absolutely ate up M3s of all three (then) generations – E30, E36 and E46. It drove much like an E30 with more power. The balance – if anything – was better than the E30, and the overall experience was quite memorable. Little detail is offered on this car, but it looks spectacular in classic dark blue over tan leather, and the Cup wheels are some of my favorites on this model. Wishes? Well, I wish I had enough money to go get it, because at $13,000 this car sure seems like a steal, especially considering what kind of E30 M3 that would get you. It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few years away from these cars being eligible for “antique” or “classic” registrations, and they sure would make a great occasional car to liven up your weekend on a budget.

-Carter

Wheels Extra: Mercedes-Benz OZ Futura 3 Piece Wheels

The seller of last week’s great Mercedes-Benz Euro 560 SEC sold the car, but the wheels remain for sale. They’re rare to find OZ Futura 3 piece wheels with excellent condition Continentals. Looking for a period correct upgrade to your late 80s/early 90s Mercedes-Benz or Audi? These will fit the bill perfectly:

Year: N/A
Model: Futura 3 Piece
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8.5″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET20
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Continental ExtremeContact DW 245/45/17 with less than 2000 miles.
Price: $2,500 plus shipping

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Mercedes-Benz OZ Futura 3 Piece Wheels

OZ Futura 3-piece forged aluminum wheels. 17×8.5 , ET20.
Continental ExtremeContact DW 245/45/17 with less than 2000 miles.
Wheels in 9/10 condition, includes center caps, lug bolts, and center cap removal tools.
$2500 plus shipping.

Pics of the wheels and tires in link below, and one pic of them mounted on the car.

http://imageshack.com/a/tt40/1

A nice alternative to the very popular BBS RSs of the time, these wheels sport a larger diameter than most RSs, a great aggressive look, and as an added bonus are much easier to clean.

You can contact the seller at agchoset@gmail.com.

-Carter

Double Take – High Miles, Low prices: Dos Audi S6 quattros

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The undisputed winner of last week’s S4 showdown was the original S4 powered by the legendary 2.2 20V turbo. While prices of pristine examples have been steadily climbing and we’ve featured a few nice ones recently, there are still some higher-mile ones in nice condition which can be had for less than the down payment on some new cars. Today I’ll take a look at two such examples – higher miles with nice modifications and low prices. Let’s start with the Emerald Green example::

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Year: 1995.5
Model: S6
Engine: 2.2 liter tubocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 270,000 mi
Price: $4,950 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995.5 Audi S6 on Craigslist

This rare ‘95.5 UrS6 uber-sedan has been meticulously maintained throughout it’s life with full maintenance records dating back to the original owner. I am the fourth owner, and the first three maintained it at 2Bennett Audimotive (2B); the third owner being Andrew Bennett himself. I have maintained it myself during my ownership, and took record of everything. This car is luxurious, fast, versatile, and efficient for it’s capabilities. You will not be disappointed.

It currently has 270k miles, but any “Ur-S” guru will tell you that this is largely irrelevant with meticulous documented maintenance. The chassis is tight, and there are minimal squeaks and rattles inside. It is far quieter than most cars with half as much mileage. Audi built them to last.

-Driveline-
This car was built in November of ’95, so it is considered a ‘95.5. The 5 speed manual transmission shifts nicely, and the uprated first gear does not whine. The stock clutch engages incredibly smoothly. The Quattro all-wheel-drive provides unparalleled grip, and rain on the street can be largely ignored. The transmission has poly reinforced stock mounts, and the rear diff mount is polyurethane.

-Engine-
The legendary rally-bred 2.2 liter 20 valve turbocharged 5 cylinder (AAN) is a real gem. They are basically bulletproof, and the main reason I bought the car. The stock K24 turbo has less than 1mm of shaft play, so it will not need a rebuild any time soon. The oil has been changed at the factory recommended interval of 5000 miles with full synthetic oil, with a proper German filter (no Fram junk here) its entire life. There are no leaks, though it does consume a quart of oil every 2500 miles or so. A 2B chip coupled with a Scorpion cat-back exhaust, Magnaflow muffler, and Bailey Motorsports dump valve produces an estimated 300 or so horsepower. It is not loud, but has a nice mellow burble and swishy turbo sounds that make it fun to rev. When the turbo spools up, the torque is impressive, making passing on the freeway or in the city a breeze. I have also added a boost gauge that fits perfectly with the interior colors.

-Suspension-
2B sport springs, Koni externally adjustable shocks (with lifetime warranty) and 2B caster/camber plates keep it planted in the corners, and has a really sweet stance without a harsh ride. It gets compliments and turns heads regularly.

-Cosmetic-
Changes include grille surround blackout, clear corner lamps (stock amber included), window tint (with lifetime warranty), and stainless steel exhaust tips. The stock projector headlights have been upgraded with 55W 5000K HID bulbs. These were fantastic when I commuted at night. Spare xenon bulbs are included.

-OEM Features-
-Power moonroof
-Climate control
-Dual power front seats with memory
-Front & rear heated seats
-Power mirrors with parking assist
-Car phone!
-Bose Delta CC stereo
-Collapsible ski boot (allows skis to be put in the trunk)
-Front and rear fog lamps
-One-touch auto up and down power windows
-Securit (OEM) alarm
-Headlight washers

-Issues-
The Bose stereo sounds great, but the tape deck quit working, and the 6 disc changer in the trunk doesn’t seem to be getting power. The radio works fine though. The window washer feed line cracked, and currently does not work. I will be troubleshooting these until the vehicle is sold, so they may be working again soon.

The interior is in very good shape, though the driver’s seat is moderately worn. It has wear on the left bolsters, and has been patched with similar color tape. You don’t feel or see it when driving.

The only other flaw is the paint on the hood is faded and thin. The rest of the paint is pretty good, with small scratches typical of an 18 year old car. It shines up nicely.

-Extras-
The vehicle is pictured with forged 18″ Audi A8L wheels, but it will come with the stock 16″ Avus wheels as well. Also included is the cold air intake pictured, but it was removed to pass smog. I can knock off a few hundred bucks if you don’t want the 18″ wheels or the cold air intake.

This is definitely a driver’s car. I never buy cars that don’t excite me. So if you just want a point A to point B car, look elsewhere. I just did a big tune-up on Saturday 9/28 (documented) and had it smogged for new tags. It passed with flying colors, barely registering on the sniffer, and the new tags should be in the mail. I also have the pink slip in hand, ready to transfer to a new enthusiastic owner.

Email, call, or text Sean 707-328-zero-one-39 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions. Please, no joy rides and serious offers will be considered. No trades please. Interior pictures on the way soon.

In general, I’d have to agree that the mileage is fairly irrelevant on these cars provided good mechanical work was undertaken, and the Bennetts are some of the best at that. This particular car has some great forged A8 wheels on it, but also comes with the original Avus wheels as a bonus. Green isnt’ the most aggressive looking color on these cars, but is period correct (and popular). The downside? Well, often the clearcoat on the green fails as this car’s is starting to. Despite this, at below $5,000 asking price it’s a lot of car for the money even with the miles. Can the same be said for the even higher mile Silver 1996?

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Year: 1996
Model: S6
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 325,000 mi
Price: $5,300 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Audi S6 on Quattroworld.com

this is the last time i will be posting the car for sale – other life priorities demand the capital from the car sale.

the car is located in picton, ontario, canada. due to US emissions regulations the car can not be registered in most US states; however, some can – michigan, texas, washington, new york are some that legally-registered ’96 and ’97 models reside in.

i have had this car for 3.75 years now and bought it completely stock (except for a boost gauge). it was very well-kept and i have done that and beyond in my ownership. it currently has 525K km’s, or 325K miles. anyone who knows these cars (and this one specifically) will understand what this means. it runs and drives like it has 100K. you will not be disappointed!

full disclosure below, and an extensive excel spreadsheet of maintenance logs are included as well. link at the bottom to a lot more pics.

asking $5300. you simply cannot build this car for anywhere near this number.

Specifications

History
– 3/96 build; 1 of only ~106 S6’s to be brought into Canada for 1996 (none for the US)
– 2 previous owners; 2nd owner was an Audi tech, trained on the UrS cars in 1992 and serviced the car for the original owner – so he was the only person to turn a wrench on the car until i bought it (1/2010)

Engine
– MTM 1+ chipset
– 7A exhaust cam
– ARP head studs
– Recently cleaned and balanced stock injectors
– STR RS2 replica exhaust manifold
– Stromung gen4 downpipe
– 3″ v-banded magnaflow 596cfm metal substrate high-flow cat
– 3″-to-dual-2.25″ magnaflow Y-pipe, mated to stock rear section
– EFIexpress LS2 coilpack kit
– Bosch FR5DTC plugs
– Bosch Motorsport 110 DV
– Samco silicone boost hoses
– All-metal UrS4 intercooler
– Metal UrS4 intercooler cross-over pipe
– Recent 14.5v voltage regulator
– Recent head gasket, ARP head studs, valve seals, valve cover gasket, exhaust manifold gasket, intake manifold gasket, oil pan gaskets, and timing belt job (10K km ago)

Drivetrain
– Apikol poly front snub mount
– Apikol poly rear diff crossmember bushings
– Apikol poly rear diff mount
– 034 Motorsport `street’ density engine mounts
– 034 Motorsport `street’ density trans mounts
– SlaterMounts poly front subframe mounts
– Delrin rear subframe bushings
– V8 Torsen rear diff (only 30K miles on it!!)

Suspension, Wheels and Brakes
– H&R 29828 springs
– Bilstein Sport shocks and struts
– SlaterMounts poly front outer swaybar bushings
– Recent new front LCA inner bushings
– SlaterMounts rear foreward-most trap arm bushings
– Recent new rear inner trap arm bushings (BOGE)
– 1992 UrS4 rear subframe with 17mm swaybar
– SlaterMounts spherical bearing swaybar endlinks
– Porsche 996/Boxster S monobloc front brake calipers (red) with Apikol RS2 brackets, 323x30mm rotors and Pagid RS-421 pads (semi-race pads), braided lines, SpeedBleeders
– OEM rear brakes with Textar pads, SpeedBleeders
– 17×8 ET35 C5 A6 4.2 wheels

Exterior
– Silver
– Recent respray by Andrew Warner (all but roof), which included proper sandblasting of minor rust (several 3mm bubbles and some surface rust behind front mudflaps)
– Recent lower door moldings
– Some rust on trunk lid in license plate light area; clean trunk included with car
– Minor blemish in front bumper below RF grille (details in pics)
– Recent ding in LR door from my son’s bike (see pics)
– OEM NOS exhaust tips (one is recently missing – trying to locate another)
– VVME 55w 4300K HID kit (low-beams)
– C5 A6 full-size passenger mirror (new mirror glass in both mirrors)
– Custom Reese hidden hitch (very stealth)

Interior
– Black leather, heated front and rear seats
– Everything works!
– Recently replaced sunroof panel with good unit – no broken tabs!
– 2W dash bulbs
– OEM 6-disc CD changer (added by me, was a pain to source)
– 3.5mm input added with DPDT switch to plug in phone or MP3 player
– Boost gauge
– UrS4 passenger seat (open headrest); original passenger seat had mysterious bolster tear when i bought the car – can be repaired by upholstery shop, and is included with sale)

Misc
– Always warmed up and cooled down properly
– A/C was leaking – found leak at compressor, tightened loose connections. Needs recharge, full o-ring kit and new receiver/dryer included with car regardless (compressor still works)
– Spare parts bin included with sale
– Alignment 5.17.13
– Passed emissions test 5.27.13
– Replaced rear calipers, lines, rotors and pads 7.13.13
– Replaced starter two weeks ago!

please feel free to contact me at peter AT tenecom DOT com for any questions.

thanks for looking!

peter

Like the green car, lots of modifications and maintenance, with well placed newer wheels to complete the look. At a few hundred dollars more than the green car, you gain some miles but lose the paint issues as this car has been resprayed. It certainly looks the part and corrects many of the lower fender rust issues and peeling trim these cars experience over time. At $5,000, either one of these cars strike me as good potential deals but I’d take my favorite shade on these – the silver one. Yeah, you’ll have to fix some things, but at least you wouldn’t be worried about putting too many miles on the clock!

Which one do you think is a better deal?

-Carter

1993 BMW “M550CSi” – M5 with S70 V12 6-speed swap

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In my post about last week’s 2JZ swapped M5 many questioned why you would go through the expense and difficulty of swapping in the Toyota unit, or at least that it was downright sacrilegious to do so. Perhaps I have a looser sense of how to do things the proper way, but I certainly can recognize that the 2JZ unit is capable of higher levels of power than the original S62 V8 was for less money, and that at least makes some sense to me even if I wouldn’t do it. When I first came across today’s E34 M5, I was initially struck with awe, but as I’ve sat wondering what to write up about this car, that awe has slowly turned to a bit more confusion. The reason why is fairly straightforward – some enterprising individual has taken a quite nice Euro-market E34 M5 (great start) and swapped in the equally great S70B56 V12 from a 850CSi along with a 6 speed manual transmission. Take a look for yourself at this monster:

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Year: 1993
Model: M5
Engine: 5.6 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,000 mi
Price: $20,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 BMW M5 S70 swap on Willz.Ca

Model: 1993 European M5 chassis
Chassis: WBSHC91090GD63011
Build Date: June 1992
Mileage: 76,000 miles
Colour: Black
Motor: 5.6L 850 CSi engine (S70B56) conversion
Interior: black leather mechanical sports seats, leather stitched center console and door skins
Transmission: new 6 speed manual
Traction Control:
Brakes Front: 2-piece, 355 (14″) rotors UUC 4 piston aluminum calipers
Brakes Rear: vented 328mm (12.9″) rotors
Wheels: 17 x 8 forged system II
Tires: 235-45 and 275-40 Dunlop Sport 5000
Features: front strut bar, HR springs, uprated sway bars, UUC short shifter, Eisenman stainless exhaust, in dash CD
Options: single air bag, ABS, rear deck wing, rear window shades, E code headlights, clear blinkers, Motorsport door handles
Comments: Hand built custom driveline by Brett Anderson from Koala Motorsport, Cleveland OH. Sold and registered as 1993. Self-leveling not removed – still functional. New EDC shocks all ’round. Quaife LSD.

As I said, initially I thought “Holy beep that is awesome!”; seeing that monster V12 in a real M car is sort of like 1995 got all sorts of better. But then I sat on it and thought about it some more, and came away confused. The S38 is a pretty strong motor and this car didn’t have many miles when it was yanked from what I can tell, so there’s that question. Then, the replacement motor is that awesome 5.6 V12. Well, at least it was awesome in 1995, but my main question comes from the result. That V12 is effectively two inline 6s, meaning you have double of nearly everything in the engine bay. On a 20 year old car, that’s not always a good thing – especially those early computers, which seem to have hiccups.

Then there is the second main question when you look at the performance. Sure, the S70 has a healthy bump of torque over the S38, but only 70 horsepower more than even the lowly 3.5 – bump up to the optional 3.8, and those numbers are closer. Then there’s the question of availability; it’s not like the S70 is a cheap motor to come by, so this was intentionally done at great expense. Further, unlike the all-aluminum M73, the M70-based S70 has a big old iron block, so you’re throwing off the balance some. While I have no doubt this car is a blast to drive and looks fantastic, I am left scratching my head a bit. Still, like the Supra-powered E39, I’m happy that someone went through the effort and created what would have been the ultimate handbuilt M-car. And it can all be yours for less than the price of most E39 Ms…

-Carter

2002 Audi S6 Avant 6-speed

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The other day I wrote up a questionably modified 2JZ-GTE swapped M5 that, while it wasn’t to everyone’s taste, had clearly undergone some pricey modifications. Well, today we have another rare ride that has gone under the knife for a pricey swap few engage in. While C5 S6 and RS6s came to the U.S. in automatic-only format, the seller of this 2002 S6 Avant has ripped out the ZF unit and swapped in a O1E 6 speed. The addition of the 6 speed to either an S6 or S8 on these shores sure makes the choice of which fast executive car to buy more complicated! While some of the other mods may not be to your liking, let’s see if we can redeem it a bit:

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Year: 2002
Model: S6 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 135,514 mi
Price: $13,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi S6 Avant on eBay

2002 Audi S6 quattro AVANT AWD WAGON

MATTE PEARL WHITE PAINT

MANUAL:6-SPEED CONVERSION

RS6 FRONT CLIP

CUSTOM EXHAUST

FULLY SERVICED

TIMING BELT & WATER PUMP REPLACED 2,000 MILES AGO

FRONT & REAR HEATED LEATHER SEATS

POWER HEATED LEATHER FRONT SPORT SEATS

SIDE AIRBAGS

BOSE PREMIUM CD CHANGER SYSTEM

POWER SUNROOF

20 INCH AXIS BLACK ALLOY WHEELS WITH RED STRIPE

ABS LIGHT IS ON DUE TO CONVERSION
OF TRANSMISSION TO MANUAL-6 SPEED

SALVAGE TITLE DESPITE LIMITED DAMAGE

PLEASE CALL ALBAN..CELL:561 306-8241

First things first – while I’m not a fan of the matte white paint, I could probably live with it, if it wasn’t for the wheels. I’ve made it no secret that I’m not really a fan of black wheels, and these horrible units look like something that should be adorning a Chrysler 300 or Dodge Magnum wagon. I can’t stand them. Swap on something from the factory, though – such as these S6 wheels linked below, and the story might change quickly as to how you feel about the rest of the car:

Further, replace the poorly painted grill with an RS6 grill on Ebay and those smoked taillights with some OEM taillights and I think the rest of the car is pretty liveable. Sure, it has a salvage title, so you probably want to delve into why that’s the case and if the repairs – most likely to the front – were carried out correctly, but this isn’t an aluminum A8/S8 so I’d be a little less concerned about that.

The S6 isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and usually that comes down to the transmission. Alleviate that problem and you’ve got a fast large wagon that can be had on a budget. Considering the quotes I’ve seen on manual swaps for the C5 and D2 range from $6,000 to $9,000 having this swap completed not only changes the character of the car but saves the future owner a lot of potential transmission headaches. If you’re feeling brave and can sport for some extra dough to “fix” the modifications, this car could be a stellar deal.

-Carter