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Millennial Green: 2000 Audi A4 1.8T quattro, 2001 Audi Allroad 2.7T and 2001 Audi S8

Following up on Paul’s Goodwood Green Pearl Effect RS4 and the Aquafresh duo of Ruf and Eurovan from yesterday, I wanted to take a look at some of the more rare greens from Audi in the early 2000s. Greens have all but disappeared from the color pallet over at VAG, but they featured some fetching shades a decade and a half ago. However, unlike the ubiquitous Emerald Mica or Cactus Green Pearl Effect that seemed everywhere in the mid-1990s, these shades are seldom seen in the wild. Which is your favorite?

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2003 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro

In the late 1990, Volkswagen began the long push to become the segment leader for mid-sized sedans. The B5 Passat was a leap forward over the slow selling and somewhat cantankerous B4 Passat, catching their Japanese competition off-guard. The styling was smooth and almost Bauhaus-like. The Audi A6 that would arrive on the scene in 1997 echoed a lot of the new Passat’s attractive lines wrapped into a more luxurious package. A number of C5 A6s were available, from the garden variety 2.8 to a fire-breathing RS6 with it’s biturbo V8. This 2.7T Quattro splits the middle in terms of performance, with the 2.7 liter biturbo V6 mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This one has had a host of maintenance and comes with an upgraded RS4 clutch.

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C5 Avant-off: Allroad 2.7T 6-speed v. S6

We’ve recently had a good string of Audi Avants up here, including a rare converted 6-speed S6 Avant. Oddly, as several people noted we’ve seen a fair amount of these converted V8 cars come up for sale quickly after the conversion. Economically, that doesn’t make much sense; if selling was your goal, replacement with a used automatic would likely be a better route than going through the expensive swap. What’s even more perplexing is that the similar 01E-equipped allroad V6 2.7T (and its running mate B5 S4 Avant 6-speed) are highly sought and loved cars. So I brought two together today in rare color combinations; if you were going to pick a C5 Avant, which is the one you’d go for?

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2002 Audi S4 Avant

Production numbers. They are just one of those things that people like to keep in their back pocket; a trump card to make your mass-produced automobile feel a little bit less mass-produced. It’s amazing, because along with a general love of cars, it is one of the few things that unite different brands, countries, makes, models and categories – everyone wants to tout how special or unique their particular model is. Of course, some of those cars are, in fact, quite rare; Ferrari 250 GTOs, Bentley 4.5 Supercharged Open Touring Le Mans bodies, Bugatti Type 57s. Yes, if you claim you’ve got one of x number of those, you’re talking very, very special. When we get to the 1960s and production assembly lines really heated up, and especially into the 1990s where even some of the “special” cars such as BMW’s M-division ceased being hand-built, then it’s really a matter of taste and preference, in my opinion. What annoys me about these production numbers is that they’re often misquoted, built on internet legend, and can be manipulated in just about any fashion. But here we are, with an already pretty neat Audi S4 Avant; made more rare by being a 2002, then made more rare by being Pearlesant White Metallic, and even more rare with black leather. I bet it was made on Tuesday, too – that’s a rarity as well. A claimed one of three, what matters to enthusiasts is that twin-turbo V6 in the classic Avant package with a 6-speed manual:

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