Euro 1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.6

The Audi Cabriolet was no stranger to our shores, and while it wasn’t the most exciting German convertible out there it was also a pretty handsome and competent one. I last looked at one about two years ago:

1995 Audi Cabriolet

In the US we had few options; all were powered by the 2.8-liter V6, all were four-speed automatics, all were front-drive only. You could get nice alloys and sport seats late in the run, but really – that’s about it. However, in Europe there were several engine options and a manual available. Couple that with the much better European-specification bumpers, through in an awesome color for good measure, and it’s easy to see why this particular Cabriolet is appealing:

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Year: 1995
Model: Cabriolet
VIN: WAUZZZ8GZTA000399
Engine: 2.6 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 110,000 mi
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Price: Reserve Auction

Here is my beautiful Audi 1995 Audi cabriolet 2.6. It’s right hand drive with manual 5 speed. She was imported by me. She’s 100% legal to drive, I have a clean NY title with import papers. I’ve added a MS Technic Suspension Lowering Kit, did some cosmetic upgrades and a full tune up. I shipped the car from England and now lives in NYC. She could use a new roof and exhaust. She has 4 new wheel and tires.

Since its an international import, the VIN isn’t recognized but here is the VIN anyway:

WAUZZZ8GZTA000399

I think I’ve said previously that were I importing an Audi, (X) wouldn’t be the one I’d choose – and that certainly applies here. First off it’s certainly possible to grab a left-hand drive model, and if you were unhappy with the performance of the 172 horsepower V6 here, the 150 horsepower 2.6E version isn’t an exciting-sounding proposition. However, two things. 1) it’s already here, and b) it’s got a five-speed manual. And it’s Kingfisher Blue, which is just fabulous, as is the patterned cloth interior. Did I mention that the bumpers look a ton better too? And the lighting? I could do without the BBS knockoffs, but throw a set of European 17″ Boleros on this and call it a day. Pricing? Hard to say. Importation alone probably cost a big chunk of what the current bid is, but these are not hot-commodity cars, so it should remain affordable. Either way, it’s cool to see one here!

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. Very pretty car.

  2. Needs a new roof and exhaust… and the steering wheel on the correct side

    Never understanded why importing rhd cars to lhd countries. Unless their were not available or in small quantities in these lhd countries. Ex. Morgan, TVR, etc
    I suppose they have nice examples in Germany.
    And there is nothing bad about the us bumpers.

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