Motorsport Monday Part 2: 1985 Audi Coupe GT Race Car

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If this morning’s Quattro was a little too expensive and sacreligious for your taste, there’s a way that you, too can experience the 5 cylinder Coupe magic on a much more affordable basis. The Audi Coupe GT has long been a staple of SCCA’s ITB class; slightly heavier but better balanced and a tad more powerful than the VW GTis, a well built GT is nearly always a front runner in the class when well driven. Today’s example is no exception, as a top contender in the North East. I have a personal connection to this car; at one point, it was mine! I bought this car in pieces and got it mostly together though not running, but the current owner has taken it to the next level and made it a competitive car. Take a look at this rare Oceanic Blue Metallic 1985:

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Year: 1985
Model: Coupe GT
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: $5,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Audi Coupe GT on Audifans.com

For Sale :1985 Audi Coupe GT (2wd) with SCCA logbook. (just passed the annual tech) Details: Bilstiens w/750 ft and 500 rear springs Quaiffe limited slip/Welded diff now in car All new power flex bushings control arms/rear beam New subframe bushings New Windshield ( not installed..and very hard to find ) 2 spare blocks, 1 spare head Spare hood,doors Several bins of misc. parts Lots of other spare Audi and race stuff , (toe plates, camber gauge, ect) $ 5500.00 or best reasonable offer.. 8×20 enclosed trailer also available : $4500.obo Would consider trade of Race/trailer package for running Urq. Email only for details and more pictures. racecar05@hotmail.com -John

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Unlike the Quattro but like most of our builds, you couldn’t replicate this car for the asking price. Though not the cheapest ITB car for sale, this car is well built and well sorted. The GT is a unique car for sure, and while on paper it shouldn’t work well as a track car, they’re a joy to drive, neutral when well set up and make you really enjoy the driving experience. Think of this as the E30 of Audis, and you’ll start to understand the magic. Looking at this car I wish I had finished the build I started, but building two GTs at the same time proved too costly and time consuming for me. Still, seeing it for sale makes me pull up my most recent bank statement to see if I can go grab it. This car is a steal, will be much cheaper to run than a Quattro rally car, and will give you plenty of thrills. Plus, most people will think it’s a Quattro anyway. Win/win!

-Carter

1994 Audi S4

In the early 1990’s, Audi was shaking up their line up and introduced the S4 in 1991 as the performance version of the 100 sedan. Despite sharing its basic structure with the 100, the S4 was intended to take the place of the the discontinued 200 Turbo-Quattro sedan. It wasn’t until the next model year (as always) that the US saw the UrS4. The S4 featured a turbocharged 2.2 L, 20-valve inline 5-cylinder engine that made 227 hp and 258 ft/lb of torque. Standard equipment included Quattro all-wheel-drive and a manual transmission.

After Audi dropped the 100 nameplate and re-badged the car as A6 in 1994, the S4 became the S6, although the only changes to the model were minor cosmetic. It wasn’t until 2001 that the S4 came back as its own model based on the relatively new A4 platform.

Year: 1994
Model: S4
Engine: 2.2 liter turbo inline five
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 169,000
Price: $3,600 reserve not met

1994 Audi S4 on eBay

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1994 Audi S4, very rare blue color, only 500 or so of these made for that year and in blue color I don’t even know how many were made. Clean title, clean Carfax, no accidents! This car is in excellent condition for a 1994. The body is free from any major dents or dings just a couple minor door dings. The interior is clean, the leather does not have any rips in it and has held up well over the years. The dash does not have any cracking or fading and all the wood trim is intact also without any issues. Everything in this car works from the headlights to the taillights. All windows function properly and everything locks properly as well including the keyless entry. Everything on this car is all original no modifications whatsoever and no pieces missing except for the magazine for the CD changer. The car runs great the turbo spools nicely without any hesitation and it feels very strong along with the clutch which also grabs strong and has no grinds or popouts. Brakes still have about 70% life remaining along with the tires which are also about 70% remaining. If you would like some more pictures please send me your email and i will get them to you thank you.

Normal flaws for this car include:

Splintering in paint on the hood only (hard to show in pictures)
Wear on driver seat bolster nothing serious just regular wear and tear over the years.
Low windshield washer fluid warning light is always on unless completely filled to top

Timing belt was done at around 110k but unfortunately, I do not have receipts for this car. It was my stepfathers and it was meticulously maintained anything that was ever wrong with it was taken care of right away that is why it is in such good condition the way it sits today.

While not the most pristine UrS4 I’ve seen, this could be a great project for someone looking to put a little elbow grease in to it. The blue over ecru leater is a great combination and a nice departure from the green cars that seem to have flooded the S4 market. The maintenance history is one of the only things that would concern me about this car. Without documentation, it’s is tough to discern that the T-belt was done 50K miles ago, as well as other issues. That aside, this car would be a good solid buy at $5,000 to $6,000.

-Brian

1992 Audi UrS4

The UrS4 is where it all started for Audi’s S program in the US. With turbo 5 cylinder power and Quattro AWD this was the beginning of an era for Audi; an era that is still going strong. These days it’s becoming incresingly rare to see one of these cars as clean as this black on black S4 for sale in WA state.

1992 Audi UrS4 on audifans.com

Selling a very clean, well maintained, rare UrS4. Possibly the first one that came into the U.S. due to the VIN. Car is black on black, which is one of 50 in this color combo for the year. 148k original. For 20 years old, thats quite low. Only owned, and driven by pure enthusiasts. Bible of maintenance history. Car has never been in an accident, original paint and clearcoat in exceptional condition. Body is laser straight, not one scratch or door ding ever. Always garaged.

Upgrades include RS2 turbo, RS2 exhaust manifold, RS2 green top injectors, software, fuel regulator. Samco black silicone hoses. Custom front mount intercooler, comparable to the Apikol one, yet was made to fit correctly under the front bumper, while retaining the factory bumper grills. Porsche Big Black 4 piston calipers which are needed on a 170mph car. Bilstein struts with lifetime warranty. Powder coated black valve cover. Last timing belt jobe less then 30k ago. Wheels professionaly refinished with warranty. Properly relayed and wired headlights with HID balasts, foglights can run with highs/lows, rockguard on lenses. Dual rear fogs for brake checking, at the touch of a button. All integrated of course. S2 3 spoke steering wheel (original included as well). Not a beverage ever spilt on the interior. Ghost fuel pressure and boost pressure gauges mounted in glovebox. Bose stereo completely overhauled, with OE specs, sounds great. 10 disc in trunk. Everything works flawlessly on the car, inluding heat, A/C, sunroof, cruise, all heated seats, every single light and gauge.

Intentionally professionally built as a daily driver, yet capable on the autobahn. You wouldnt know its pumping 350hp unless you hit the throttle, and hold the hell on. Drives straight, smooth. Runs perfect, looks perfect. No disapointments. This is the ultimate sleeper. 509-869-1669

Pricing on this car isn’t as simple as KBB.com, because if it were, we’d be looking at a $5,000 car. These cars have a huge following with Audi and German car enthusiasts the like and with cars like this becoming increasingly rare, a premium is being paid. Having traveled only ~7,500 miles per year its whole life this gently worn S4 offers all of the right options and upgrades to command a top dollar in the UrS4 market. While not as desirable as the pearl white, a black on black S4 is a close second in desirability. Couple that with the RS2 upgrades and immaculate condition, and this car is with the $11K price all day long.

-Brian

Theme Week: 1995 Audi RS2

The RS2 was built on Audi’s 80 Avant; it was Audi’s first “RS” vehicle, and the first of their long line of high-performance wagons.  The RS2 was a joint effort between Audi and Porsche, and represented some of the best efforts from both camps.

While most of the car came from the Audi parts bin, the mad scientists at Porsche transformed the 230bhp Audi 2.2l inline 5 cylinder turbo engine in to a 311bhp fire breather with the addition of bigger turbo, larger fuel injectors, a hotter cam, and remapped ECU.  The power was planted to the road through a 6 speed gear box, and Audi’s legendary quattro with locking differential.  The suspension was revised with Bilstein shocks and larger sway bars.  To bring this monster to a halt, Porsche donated the brakes from the Porsche 968 Club Sport.

These cars are extremely rare, with only 2891 examples built from 1994 to 1995.  For the longest time, to own one in North America was merely a dream for Audi enthusiasts, but that did not stop the RS2 from developing a strong cult following over here.  Luckily there are enthusiasts like the owner of this Volcano Black beauty for sale in Quebec, Canada to bring cars like this to our shores.

1995 Audi RS2 for sale on vwvortex.com

Hello Folks,
Here is a 1995 AUDI RS2 all original partially restored with 84 000km on the clock (paperwork to prove it).
Car has the famous 5cyl 2.2L turbo engine which has 315hp (tuned by Porsche with bigger turbo just for thr RS2). Car has a 6 speeds manual gearbox with locking rear diff.
Everything in the car works except for AC which will be taking care of eventually before sale.
Only 2981 RS2 were ever produce and only 400 came with that specific color which is call Volcano Black.
Things that were restored over the last 3 months are:
Front and rear bumper repainted All 5 wheels refinished with new tires installed Brakes all redone with refinished calipers New OEM front upper strut mounts New OEM thermostat New OEM engine coolant temp sensor New OEM passenger side molding New front RS2 badge New steering wheel badge New OEM coolant expansion tank New OEM front bumper turn signals Head liner redone Door cards redone A lot of new clips,bolts,screws and what not that were all missing.
Car needs nothing but safety which I manage to get done for Quebec since live in Qc but wont do for Ontario if car get sold to somebody in ON or any other province for that matter. Those who know me on here know I dont screw people around so when I say car needs nothing it litterally needs nothing!
This car is a piece of history on his own and will surely never depreciate as years goes by.
I only know 5 other RS2 in Canada so this is definitly a car you wont see everyday.
Asking price: 32 000$

Have a lot more pictures of the restoration if futur buyer wants to see, I will be glad to show them.
Any other question about the car, feel free to pm me or to call @ 819-329-3443
Thanks for looking

 

 

With less than 3000 built, and having never being offered in North America this car is certainly hard to come by, and even harder to slap a value on.  This beautiful example has only 84,000 kms (52,195 miles) on the clock, and the owner has lovingly restored this car to great original condition.  On most cars of its age, these are great selling points, but this is an Audi RS2…in North America, if you want one of these, it’s not like you can just move on to the next one.  This car is for sale for $32,000, and to be honest, this car is worth every penny.  This is a car that I absolutely would love to own, which makes me wonder…what are kidneys selling for on the black market these days?

-Brian

 

 

Reader-suggested 1995 Ur-S6 Avant for Sale

Thanks go to reader Larry for bringing this first-gen S6 to our attention. S6s have been on my mind this week since I saw a beefy-looking C5 S6 Avant on the street the other day. With the same plenty-powerful 4.2L V8 as the contemporary S4, the combination of muscle, utility, and AWD makes it an appetizing choice. The original S6, itself a re-badged Ur-S4, had a Euro-only “S6 Plus” option with 4.2L V8 , but the main engine was the classic 2.2L I5 putting out 230hp, not bad at all for 1995. Extra sexy as a 6-speed black avant, today’s listing could be a very fun Q-ship.

1995 Audi S6 Avant with 95,730 miles. 5cyl 20vturbo (AAN) gasoline engine with Stage1-Chip and a 6-speed maual (EDU) transmission. 5/95 build date, Black on black leather, OEM Recaro seats, 50% window tint, European Headlights with HIDs and city lights, 3rd row seat, all Seat heaters working, all windows & sunroof working, Heater and A/C working. No rips or tears in seats or side bolsters.

Samco hoses, 034 MAF hose, 034 Engine and Transmission mounts, Timing belt and waterpump replaced at 75K.

Very well maintained. Mostly OEM Audi parts used.

New Cam & Crank sensor, rear Camber links and steering damper. New OEM O2 Sensor and MAF sensor. New V/C gskt, Coolant reservoir, coolant Temp sensor, Auxillary waterpump, front subfram bushings, Parking brake cables and brake hoses. New L/F window regulator. New Sachs clutch along with 6-speed install at 79K.

Major Service done at 90K with Spark plugs, Air&Pollen filter, Fuel filter. All fluids changed incl. Brake Fluid, Coolant, Trans&Diff oil. New Conti Pro Contact tires, Alignment and 4 New Koni shocks installed at 90K. LOF , new wipers and rear brake pads done at 95K (front pads at 50% remaining)

Free extras include a full size spare tire, new starter and some spare parts.

Vehicle is sold as is, no existing warranty. Scratch on L/F fender and rear lid, 2 door dings.

It appears to be very well taken care-of with less than 100k miles,lots of solid maintenance taken care of along with a chip and 6-speed swap (a Euro factory option). Rein in the ride height a little bit and swap some later-model Audi wheels (C5 RS6 or late-model larger S4 Avus, perhaps?) and this will be a responsible all-weather wagon for the enthusiast. Reserve not met at $5,500 with 5 days left. I’d go in for $8k or less.

-NR

Unblemished 1993 Audi S4 for sale

I’m still learning my early-90s Audi history, so a little review:

Right after sudden-acceleration problems in the 80s, and right before the A-nomenclature transitioned Audi into the modern era, there was a weird middle ground.  The 100 begat the S4, which became the A6, which gave birth to the S6.  The Ur-S4 was a good-looking German sedan, bridging the gap between Audi’s square years and the first A4s and 6s.  One great thing about the original S4 is its use of a turbocharged 2.2l inline-5, an engine configuration that is pretty much synonymous with Classic Audi to me (and a great inclusion on the new TT-RS).  In the S4 the engine produced 230 hp, a pretty healthy amount for the time  considering the contemporary and venerable E36 M3 had just 10 more.  All in all, a pretty great way to start the S-sedan lineage.

Today we have an Ur-S4 nearly as beautiful as the day it rolled off the lot.  It’s covered a moderate 100k miles and comes with the manual transmission.  The bonus part of the 5-speed is the automatically-biasing Torsen differential it came with, while autos came with transfer boxes.  It’s looking fine on chunky 5-spokes and sprayed in that trademark Audi Pearl White.

There’s plenty of (deserved) pessimism when it comes to maintenance on older Audis, though I don’t know much about the 2.2l’s reputation in that regard (if you do, please share in the comments!).  Regardless, 101,000 miles is attractively low on a 17 year-old car, moreso when you see how well this car has been taken care of.  The interior is shockingly nice, and who knew they were doing carbon fiber trim in the early 90s?  It looks great, especially with the white leather, but makes the old-school Audi steering wheel a bit anachronistic.  The engine compartment also looks very clean and ready to rumble.  So we’ve got a gorgeous, clean and quick mid-size luxury car including the magic words “turbo” and “manual” with no reserve and currently under $5k?  Yes please.

-NR