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2002 Audi S8 6-Speed

This is an interesting follow-up on the 135i. For that car, I loved the condition; I wish mine was close to that nice and had 100k less miles than it does. But I’d much rather have the spec that my car is; manual, red interior, non-M Sport (so light headliner) – it really makes the car feel more special.

Where am I going with this? Well, for a bit over 20 years I’ve wanted an S8. Like the 135i, it’s not a perfect car, but it does a lot of things really well and is (in the grand scheme) pretty affordable as a “dream” car. Today’s example also has already had a manual swap to deal with one of the larger long-term issues of S8 ownership; the weak gearbox. Is the result perfection? Like the 135i…no; but it is compelling. Let’s take a look:

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2003 Audi RS6

It hasn’t been very long since I covered the RS6, but when a nice one comes up they always catch my eye. If you want a primer on the model, I covered the bases here:

2003 Audi RS6

Today’s example is LZ5F Sprint Blue Pearl Effect, and yeah – that’s what I noticed first. The color was fairly rare on the S4, accounting for roughly 10% of the total imported to the US. But on the RS6? This is right up there with Goodwood Green Pearl Effect as one of the rarest colors seen on the model. To cap it off, it’s also got Silk Nappa leather and is claimed to be one of one in this combination here in the US. It also has just 63,000 miles. Let’s take a look!

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1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2 Group B Recreation

When it comes to iconic Audis, few surpass this car – the fire-breathing, mountain-jumping, growling and popping full-throttle launching Quattro S1 E2 that saw out the conclusion of Group B. The irony is that this car was ultimately not very successful, though. It was, in fact, the long-wheelbase original, A1, and A2 variants that were very successful – winning the 1982 and 1984 manufacturer’s titles along with the 1983 and 1984 Driver’s title. The bulk of the Quattro’s 23 WRC victories were achieved in the older variants of the car; 1985 saw just one win for Audi at Rallye Sanremo, and there were no wins in 1986. Still, these cars have proven to be the most recognizable variants of the chassis – and there are plenty of copies out there. This one is based on a European-market 1985 Coupe Quattro, and while it’s not original – it sure looks the part. Though, to be honest it’s not a cheap toy…

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1987 Audi 5000CS quattro Avant

Recently I looked at a 1987 Audi 5000CS quattro Avant project that I hoped someone would save. It ended up trading hands just under $2,000 – not bad, considering at least 1/2 that price was worth it for the wheels alone.

1987 Audi 5000CS quattro Avant

Today we’ve got the other side of the coin – a running, driving 5000CS quattro Avant. The color isn’t as exciting, but at this point in my life “no project” beats “yes project” on the ballot almost every time. The thing is, pretty much every old Audi is a project in some form. Is this one worth taking on?

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Winter Beater: 1995.5 Audi S6 Avant

Even though Fall has just crept into our lives, it’s not too early to start thinking about what this winter will look like. While my son has been convinced that global warming will mean that our New England outlook will be more like Florida’s forecast this year, the reality is that…well, it won’t. So why not consider a winter beater to survive the (lack of) roads around here?

Today’s 1995.5 Audi S6 Avant is, you’ll know if you follow these pages, quite a rare bird. Unfortunately, it’s seen better days in New England along its 272,000-mile journey, and consequently it’s rusty, crusty, and a bit worse for wear. But it’s got some neat engine upgrades that are keeping the ticker ticking – plus those knarly three-spoke wheels! So let’s take a look:

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