4WD Week: 1995 BMW Alpina B10 3.0 Allrad


The Audis, VWs, and even Porsches featured this week were no real surprises as those companies have been associated with AWD for quite some time. BMW’s ix models have been around for a while, but the company will (hopefully) always be associated with rear-wheel drive sports cars. This means that the obscure Golf Rallyes or Countrys pale in comparison to the rarity of this Alpina, one of just 64 produced. Based on the 525ix, Alpina did their magic to bump the horsepower up 20% to a more-sufficient 231hp. Mixed with all-season grip, this is a unique Bimmer indeed.

Year: 1995
Model: Alpina B10 3.0 Allrad
Engine: 2.5l inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 62,000
Price: $20,515


Click for more details: 1995 BMW Alpina B10 3.0 Allrad on Mobile.de


ALPINA B10 3.0 Allrad (all wheel drive) Number 13 of 64

A rare, almost impossible to find Alpina 4×4, collectible, only 64 produced worldwide. Original 99,959 km! 100% accident free and in perfect condition. Alpina delivered and registered Number 13, complete maintenance history, seamless service book, garaged vehicle.


Recent improvements:
3-phase paint and polish. (Color 309 Artic Silver Metalic)
Underside chassis and body Dinitrol (rust proofing) treatment
Automatic transmission fluid flush
Four new tires, two new shock absorbers, whole new exhaust system
New battery, new E34 Business radio/CD
Extra: Two original, very rare, Alpina Recaro E34 sport seats.
Prepared for export


No crazy stripes or interior here (although it comes with Alpina Recaros, which should be installed ASAP), but the lovely bodykit and wheels are there. These days, our solitary Alpina B7 offering can be had with AWD, but this is a cool rarity as we reach the end of 4WD Week. It’s in the Netherlands and a ways away from importation, but if you’re an Alpina nut who likes the snow, this could open some interesting doors. They made some Tourings as well…


4WD Week: 1993 Opel Calibra Turbo 16V 4×4

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The 1990s was not a bad time for car design. Crash bumpers and DOT approved headlights for US market cars made way for more flush fitting bumpers and aerodynamic lighting thanks to advances in technology. This was also before new pedestrian crash standards raised up the hood and cowl lines of new cars, so you still had some nice, sleek designs out there. One of my favorite designs from this period was a car that was never sold here stateside: the Opel Calibra. This coupe was based off of the Vectra platform and held the title of most aerodynamic vehicle for a time. Offered with a range of four cylinder engines and a 2.5 liter V6, the top model was this one, the turbocharged 16V 4×4. This Calibra 4×4 for sale in Bavaria was stored away for a while


Year: 1993
Model: Calibra Turbo 16V 4×4
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 82,700 km (51,387 mi)
Price: €6,999 (~ $9,612 USD)

Click for more details: 1993 Opel Calibra Turbo 16V 4×4 on Mobile.de

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In March 1992 the Calibra Turbo 4×4 hit the dealers as the new flagship model. In it, the 2.0-liter 16V engine (C20LET) was used, equipped with a KKK turbocharger (K16) and a charge air cooler making 150 kW (204 hp). The turbocharger was a new development, it was not flanged but integrated into the exhaust manifold. The turbo engine was combined with a standard six-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive, an automatic transmission did not come with the turbo. The maximum torque is 280 Nm, which is already at 2400 rpm. The Calibra Turbo was the fastest car of its kind: indicated top speed of 245 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. It cost in 1992 DM 49,880.00

This splendid example was titled in December 1993 the first time. Logged in September 1994. And in the following spring once again logged. This went on for years until March 23, 2007. At this time, a man had decided to put the car in a barn and store it. In the spring of this year I then discovered this car. After being stored, of course, a lot had to be done. Belts, etc. replaced, then brakes, wishbones, accumulator, etc. Then I drove the car on nice weekends to Lake Constance. Most routes were so “long distance.”

Now I need to part, unfortunately, due to lack of space and money reasons. The TÜV was a lot (TÜV is new). The mileage is verified! The car is in complete original condition (the original radio is also available). More pics will be in Autoscout, or if you are interested, by email. Of course, I am also reachable by phone for you!
01578 9502543
So do not hesitate to call me!

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The first Calibras produced will soon be eligible for import to the US, but I doubt that many, if any, will show up here. Without a recent visible presence in the US market other than some recent Saturn and Buick offerings that were rebadged Opels, the following for these coupes is not that big. In addition, the transfer case on 4×4 models such as this one is known to be fragile and cause added maintenance expense and headaches. So while it’s 4WD Week here at GCFSB, if you really want a Calibra, it would probably be best to eye up a front-drive variant.


4WD Week: 2004 Volkswagen R32

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The Rallye Golf posted by Paul is one of my favorite Euro-only unicorns. It’s one of those perfect combinations that rarely seem to come together: great small-displacement engine, four wheel drive, and box flares. Realizing this car existed after living in a world where the GTI was VW’s top performance car was mind-blowing. I think it’s this enthusiasm for the rare Euro combo that started my love for the R32. For a long time I thought it was the German I wanted when I had the means, and it may still rise to the top some day. It’s a good time to start thinking about them, though, as they sat above the $20k plateau for several years before a precipitous drop recently. With just 40k miles, this seller is looking for that market, but I think the time of the $25k R32 has passed until they come back as classic status.


Year: 2004
Model: R32
Engine: 3.2l VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 40,510 mi
Price: $25,000 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 2004 Volkswagen R32 on eBay

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See video by searching youtube for “VW R32MkIV for sale” Original owner car. 40,600 miles, 2004 model year – only year for MkIV bodied R32. 245 stock hp, 4 motion all wheel drive. Meticulously maintained and stored in 60 degree heated garage – no snow and rarely even wet. All upgrades are reversible to stock (stock items included) and include:
Bilstein PSS10 coilovers with less than 10 miles on them
OEM HID headlights
“Blue” Haldex awd controller
19″ BBS CH wheels
This car is very well sorted and has been always maintained either at Gezon VW, where I purchased the car, or at German Auto Service in Grand Rapids, MI. All records included, as are the VW supplied spiffs.

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BBS rims look good as ever and positively huge. The all-silver look is clean and refreshing in a world where black is the new everything. No modifications, low mileage, babied – this is indeed a sweet R32. As I spend my December in the chilly PNW, I’m reminded of my long and strong desire for 6-speeds, 4WD and a hot hatchback. Having a nearly-new one is a sweet proposition. This is one of the nicer, unmolested ones out there, but $25k is aiming a bit back to the future.


4WD Week: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 911 has long had a reputation as a savage car that will snap the head off of any unsuspecting driver. With its brazen disregard for the laws of physics, these were cars that could surprise you in unpleasant ways and the 911 owes a large part of this reputation to the 930. As the first factory turbocharged model to be released, the 930 raised the performance bar for street-going Porsches and, even with their wider rear tires relative to the standard car, a 930 was always one dose of throttle away from wagging its tail. Beginning with the 993 Porsche began to equip all 911 Turbos with all-wheel drive and, with the exception of the GT2, turbocharged 911s have remained that way ever since. While its tail wagging characteristics are dulled somewhat these cars will always possess enough power to make any drive very interesting. So as we begin to wind down 4WD week here at GCFSB we come to the car featured here: a 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Chicago, with a little over 31K miles on the clock.


Year: 2003
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 31,503 mi
Price: $45,800

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Black Exterior over Black Leather Interior


18″ Sport Techno Wheels (Originally $1,810)

Aluminum Instrument Dials (Originally $885)

Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes (Originally $765)

Heated Front Seats (Originally $410)

Embroidered Floor Mats (Originally $425)

Wheel Caps with Colored Crests (Originally $175)

3.6 Liter TwinTurbo 6 Cylinder Engine
-415 Horsepower-
-415 lb/ft of Torque-
6-Speed Manual Transmission
All Wheel Drive
18″ Alloy Wheels
Xenon Headlights
Power Sunroof
Automatic Rear Spoiler
Power Adjustable Front Seats
Bose Premium Brand Stereo
Automatic Climate Control
Heated Front Seats
Trip Computer
Cruise Control

ONLY 31K Miles!
Excellent Condition Throughout!

*One Master Key*
*Original Owner’s Manuals*
*Floor Mats*


I don’t know why, but in Black I find the shape of the 996 to be much more appealing, and that appeal is especially enhanced on the 996 Turbo. Maybe Black hides some of the curves in a better way, I’m not sure. Regardless, this really is a fantastic looking car. With 415 hp any 996 Turbo remains a bit of a performance bargain and the example here appears to be no different. As I’ve stated before, we may not see these cars become collectors anytime soon so for now they make an excellent choice for someone looking for a supercar that he can actually drive.


4WD Week: 1996 Porsche 911 C4S

I suppose it’s fitting that 4WD Week here at GCFSB coincides with the first snow of the year. Not that many owners of a 911 would feel much desire to take their car out into the snow, whether it happens to be a Carrera 4 or not, and they certainly would never consider such a thing with this car. Here we have a 1996 Porsche 911 C4S that has covered less than 10,000 miles and I would be shocked if a single snowflake had ever dare to touch its bonnet. The C4S came with much of the looks of its more capable turbo-charged sibling, minus the Turbo’s rear wing, but retained its 3.6 liter naturally aspirated engine. For many 911 fans the Carrera S in either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configuration has been a favorite due to its wider rear fenders and on the 993 the design is particularly appealing.


Year: 1996
Model: C4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,879 mi
Price: Inquire

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Porsche 911 C4S on Hemmings Motor News

1996 Porsche 993 C4S
VIN: WP0AA2991TS321424

Engine No. 64T02516
Transmission No. 2002793
Paint: Arena Red
Interior: Cashmere Black – Partial Leather
Production Date: 11/28/95

This two-owner car has only 9879 documented miles. Kept in exceptional condition from new, since arriving at Canepa the all-wheel-drive 993 has been fully serviced and concours detailed. All elements both mechanical and cosmetic have been addressed to make sure this Arena Red example presents and performs as new. Whether to be kept as a low-mileage concours car, or as daily driver this C4S will not disappoint.

Optional Equipment:
Dark Rootwood Brake Handle
Dark Rootwood Shift Lever Knob
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes
Hi Fi Sound Package with Speakers
Technic Package
4 Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
Power Seat Package
US Emissions

About the C4S

The Carrera 4 S shared the Turbo model’s bodyshell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear. The 4S came with all-wheel-drive, and retained the Turbo model’s larger brake discs with the characteristic red calipers. It could be described as a “Turbo without the turbochargers and rear wing.” The C4S also had slightly lowered suspension compared to standard Carrera models.

Horsepower: 285
0-60mph: 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 168 mph

Contact Canepa Design on (831) 430-9940


993 prices in general have been very strong and the C4S has tended to do particularly well. Paul recently featured this Pastel Yellow C4S that did not sell, but was bid up to $75,100. With not too many more miles than the car here, and coming in a fairly rare color, that car sets a decent benchmark for the neighborhood in which this C4S should probably sell. They aren’t cheap, but as the last of the air-cooled 911s there’s a very good chance that a low mileage collector such as this will continue to appreciate and make for a very nice investment.


4WD Week: 1986 BMW 325ix with 20k miles

All-wheel drive is a fairly popular option in many of today’s BMWs, but dial back and few decades and the trend was just staring to take off. In 1985, BMW introduced the “ix” suffix, offering all-wheel drive capability to the 325 sedan, coupe and (eventually) Touring. This 3 series included two viscous couplings filled with silicone which were not computer controlled. Torque split front to rear was a 37:63 ratio. Those who have owned an ix extoll their virtues and the motoring press at the time found much to love about this car, notably its greater bias towards rear drive offering better acceleration and more neutral handling in comparison to the Audi 90 Quattro of the time. This early model 325ix sedan was owned by one elderly owner and is currently located just east of Nuremburg, Germany.

Year: 1986
Model: 325ix
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,800 km (~ 19,138 mi)
Price: €17,900 (~ $24,551 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 BMW 325ix on Mobile.de

Additional tank
Central locking
Electric passenger mirror
Model logo elimination
Brown tinted glass
Electric sunroof
Front electric windows
Sports seats for driver/passenger
Low beam headlight range control
all-wheel drive
Power Steering
Blaupunkt radio/cassette
Fog lights
Alloy wheels
Electric antenna
On-board computer

Rare BMW 325ix in pristine original condition. The only owner (born 1930) of the car was a doctor from northern Germany. The sensationally low mileage and like new condition all-wheel drive 3 Series, makes it a unique, unrestored example. All vehicle documents, like the original vehicle registration document, log, including service book, birth certificate from BMW are available. The BMW E30 is shipped with a new MOT and service. More pictures and information on your vehicle, please visit our website: www.birgland-classics.de

It’s not too hard to find a mint condition E30, but when it comes to the ix, choice is scarce, especially stateside. The US market didn’t get the four-door ix until 1989, so this euro market example, replete with unique wheels and trim would make for a conversation piece at the next BMW CCA meet. Admittedly, it would take one dedicated enthusiast to bring it over at the price listed. While it didn’t have the low mileage, the 1988 325ix we featured not too long ago was priced closer to reality. And that car was here in the US, so any shipping or importation costs would be mitigated. You’d probably be edging close to $30,000 by the time all was said and done in getting this thing to these shores. With exception of the M3, that’s stratospheric money for an E30.


4WD Week: 2003 Audi RS6


When I think 4WD German car, I think Audi. They’ve cultivated that image very deliberately over the last 30 years, and the other German makes are just recently catching up in making their full lines available with AWD. But while Mercedes is getting shade for removing some of the AMG fun with the E63 now AWD-only, when Audi released the RS6 there was no question that part of its allure was surefootedness to control the insane 450hp Biturbo V8. The monster is now accessible to the masses as long as they have steady significant income to continue the maintenance. With just 67k miles, the subtle Mugello Blue makes this one of the secretive RSs ever.


Year: 2003
Model: RS6
Engine: 4.2 liter biturbo V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 67,531 mi
Price: $26,550 Buy It Now

Click for more details: 2003 Audi RS6 on eBay


Attractively finished in Mugello Blue over silver and touting a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, this 2003 Audi RS6 is a desirable performance sedan that has had only two owners since new. It was originally sold new here in Seattle for $87,310 and features an impressive list of performance and luxury features. All servicing is up-to-date with this RS6, and a new timing belt was installed during the Park Place LTD Service Center’s pre-sale inspection upon arrival.

This RS6 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.2L V8 engine that develops 450hp/415lb-ft of torque and is backed by a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission. Pair that with Quattro All-Wheel Drive and you’ve got a performance luxury sedan that sprints to 60mph in just over 4 seconds on its way to a top speed just shy of 160mph. This example’s V8 powerplant also features the factory Sound Enhancing Exhaust system that elevates the soundtrack to deadly. Luxury amenities include heated leather sport seats, optional GPS navigation, Bose premium audio with iPod integration, heated rear seats, dual-zone auto climate control and an Alcantara headliner. Xenon head lamps, rear parking sensors and 18-inch wheels are also featured. Additionally, this RS6 is equipped with optional rear side-impact airbags, bringing the total to 10.

Included with the car is the original Audi window sticker, two remote keys, owner books, CarFax history report and thorough service records that date back to 2005. With a fantastic look and 450hp to boot, this RS6 is an attractive alternative to an M5 or E55 at a fantastic price point.


Even at less than 1/3 of the sticker just 10 years ago, we’ve seen examples just as nice for a little less. Still, few AWD sedans can claim the quiet brute force that the RS6 unleashed. My kind of 4-season brawler right here.