2001 Audi S8

The S8 has been Audi’s flagship for nearly a decade and a half, offering top notch luxury combined with 335 bhp and performance upgrades. The S8 is the gentleman’s sports car. This low mileage fixer upper for sale in Edison, New Jersey is a good opportunity to get in to a clean S8, and satisfy your need to tinker (if you have one).

2001 Audi S8 on Cars.com

Check out this 2001 Audi S8 with only 50,712 miles! Please be advised that this car does have the check engine light on and have several codes stored including O2 sensor, ABS unit, etc. The customer stated that the cowling backed up with water and leaked in the car (yes, this was a pretty common issue with this model if not cleaned properly). This car is being sold as a fixer upper needing repairs and show be towed off the premises. Because of the age, this car is being sold as-is no warranty expressed or implied. This is the perfect car for a technician to purchase and fix up and drive for years to come. Again, the body and interior are very clean. Check out the pictures! These S8s are getting very hard to find and even more so with very low miles like this one!

As an Audi owner I can say that the repairs being advertised in this ad are easily managable by the average garage mechanic.  Audis of this generation were still relatively easy to repair and parts will be readily available, either second hand, or in the aftermarket. The issue with the cowl, for example, is common on all Audi models and is remedied with a shop vac, a hammer, and a 12″ rachet extension.

In going to look at this car I would recommend bringing a VAG com to scan the codes to see exactly what they are and do your homework. With only 50K miles and at a price of $12,661, there is still a bit of haggling to do. If the repairs on this car are extensive, the price of $9K is more realistic. Depending on what the car needs, with a bit of money and good old fashoined elbow grease will get you in to an amazingly clean luxury sedan.

-Brian

1994 Audi RS2

In my spare time, I collect 1:18 scale model cars. Living in an urban area with limited parking, it’s a way of enjoying some of my favorite vehicles on a smaller scale. One recent acquisition to my collection was an Audi RS2 made by a specialty manufacturer out of France. I’ve always admired this collaboration between Audi and Porsche, especially when they are painted in the iconic Nogaro blue. In another six years, these cars will begin to be legal for importation into the US. Unfortunately, by that time the prices on these cars will surely have skyrocketed. That’s not at all surprising, given a short two year production run with under 3,000 produced.

This RS2 for sale in Barcelona was treated to a recent restoration to the tune of over €20,000.

1994 Audi RS2 for sale on Mobile.de

Audi RS2 totally restored in December 2011. New engine with 9500 km (current 210,000). Newly painted. Aesthetically perfect. I have the invoices of repair for value (+20000 Euros). Brakes 8 calipers and rims 18″ Porsche 993 turbo with Bridgestone 235/35/18. Exhaust MTM. Metallic catalyst 200. Xenon kit. Bluetooth.

While it doesn’t wear its original Porsche Cup wheels, the 993 Turbo style wheels don’t look out of place on this fast estate. At over $30,000 USD equivalent, this car isn’t for everyone. For some, it is a drop in the bucket considering the combination of performance and practicality. Look up Q ship in the dictionary, and this five-door, 311 horsepower beast with Porsche DNA would fit the profile.

-Paul

1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro

Audi sedans of the late-80s just don’t have the performance reputation of Mercedes and BMW, as the most notable reports of their acceleration were when it supposedly happened with no driver input. The good ones, however, started bringing Audi’s secret weapon, something BMW was just beginning to play with and Benz wasn’t into yet. The irreplaceable Quattro on a good-looking sedan set Audi apart, and today’s 4000CS is a great reminder of this. The seller is a bit of Audi fanatic and it shows.

1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro for sale on eBay


Selling a 1987 Audi 4000 cs Quattro. Car is white with gray interior. Great condition car. under 140k. Mint Interior. No rust on this car and its a California Car. New Fuel Pump and Cooling Fan switch. Car runs and drives very well. Takes a try or two on cold starts tho. 5 speed manual, rear diff lock. power windows, locks, sunroof. 138K. MINT interior. Like New, cloth is soft. Bolsters solid. Has been redone and is soft like brand new off the showroom floor. no sun damage or anything, its brand new material..Just installed a brand new driver side rear door handle. All Doors open.:) Brakes work perfect and well. Ebrake works as it should. All calipers have audi rings on them. Exhaust sounds good other than catalytic converter problem. Tires are 75% and matching. All Bushings feel good and Steering is tight. Stereo Works and sounds pretty good. Original Leather Wrap Steering Wheel, Horn Works.
Car does need a catalytic converter, the one thats on it rattles at times and needs replaced. cruise control doesnt work, have the unit to make it work, needs installed. Has H.I.D. Bright Headlights. one side needs bulb. power mirrors seem to work, but the mirror isnt moving barely at all. All Glass is good. Has A/C and it works, but isnt ice cold. Great winter car.
Car has been repainted at some point as it was originally black in color. Whoever did the paintwork did not do the best quality of paint and its not the best. Dont expect a perfect paintjob because it is not. Have lots of pics on photobucket. Go to photobucket or http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/hoopster21/ or search for hoopster21 which is my profile there and go to albums and then its there in the 1987 audi 4000cs Quattro album. I have been selling off my audi’s and I need this one gone as I need the room for another project I have.

I love how this car looks. Even if the paint isn’t perfect, white with black accents and wheels looks perfect (though the emblems on the front quarter are a little too big). A new interior is a great addition, and 140k miles isn’t too bad other than needing a new catalytic converter. The 2.2l isn’t magic at 115hp (25 years ago, no less), but I’d say it’s begging for some VW/Audi plug-n-play. With a $2,700 Buy-It-Now, it’s a great start for what could be an amazing Audi. Even as is, it looks like a good buy to me.

-NR

2001 Audi S4 Sedan RS4 Clone

In 2000 Audi introduced the successor to the legendary RS2 Avant, the B5 RS4 Avant. These were the days when the Avant was king, and manufacturers weren’t afraid to field a high horsepower, performance station wagon. The B5 RS4 was based on the same platform as the A4/S4 of the same generation, but the similarities ended with the roofline, and a few shared parts.

The RS4 underwent a major facelift, and featured widened fenders, new front and rear fascias, and wide side sills. These modifications allowed for the wider track of the RS4, and made it more aerodynamic than its mass market counterparts. Under the hood the RS4 again shared little with the S4…basically the block. With upgraded internals, bigger K04 turbos, and upgraded engine management, the RS4 had nearly 100bhp more than the S4.

While the RS4 was never officially for sale in the US, the parts are readily available giving enthusiasts the opportunity to build their own, which is exactly what the owner of this beautiful black RS4 clone has done.

 

2001 Audi S4 Sedan RS4 Clone on rennlist.com

Year: 2001 Make: Audi Model: S4 Mileage (numbers only please): 52000 Options (Please check ALL which apply): Airbags, Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Antilock Brakes, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Sunroof, Traction Control Color: Black Price (no $ sign please): $26000 Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing Location (Region): Midwestern Body Style: Speedster Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed 2 or 4 Wheel Drive?: 4 Wheel Drive Engine Type: Turbo Stereo System: AM-FM CD

6-Speed 52k miles Driven 3k miles a year , max (while in my possession) Not even driven in rain ALWAYS garaged EPL Stg 3 2 Sets of wheels (iForged and Rota)
Needs nothing! Maintenance up to date. Ready to win…
Never been tracked, abused or driven in snow. Has always hibernated during winter. Professionally detailed regularly.
Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamic…57622914979874
The body and paint is in near perfect condition: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth…ody-S4-content)
Let me know if you have any other questions, I will give you any details you need. I have owned 5 B5 S4s, none as special as this one. I am the 3rd owner of this car and still talk to the first 2 owners.
Thanks for your time.
Widebody Conversion (Rojo Collision) Stage 3 at 34k miles (water pump/timing done) Mercedes Black clearcoat spray respray (deeper black) EPL stage 3 turbo kit RS4 Turbos RS4 Clutch AWE Intercoolers RS4 intercooler piping RS4 engine mounts AWE DPs AWE sport cats/test pipes UUC VM1 exhaust (no longer available) – test pipes will come with AWE DTS APR snub mount Apikol rear diff mount (street) Samco hoses JHM shortshifter Gready Turbo Timer lll New AWE boost gauge Vogtland GT coilovers ECS front/rear rotors (cross drilled) Mintex Pads 19×9.5 IForged Senecas 265/30/19 Pirelli Pzero Nero 18×9.5 Rota P45R 265/35/18 Brand new Michelin PSS Rolled Fenders Valeo Ecodes Custom painted RS4 grills Valentine 1 remote display RS4 piano black console Alcantara wrapped door trim Alcantara E-brake handle 35% window tint Euro RS4 floor mats Custom painted engine bay/covers

This is certainly a car that someone has put a lot of time and money in to make it an almost spot on interpretation of what the RS4 sedan would have looked like had Audi produced it. The owner pulled out all of the stops from the wide body conversion, to the RS4 engine upgrades. While that may be the case, there are still a few glaring issues.

The main issue that I have with the car is the fact that it’s a sedan. Now I understand Avants aren’t for everyone, but they just look better. Another issue with the conversion is the interior, it appears as though it’s more S4, than RS4, which is a nice interior, however to command a $26,000 price tag, I’d want this car to be spot on, and it’s just not there.

At the end of the day this is just a hopped up S4 sedan with some RS4 bits, and even with the low mileage, I’d say it’s worth $15,000 at the most.

-Brian

 

2010 Audi S4

The 4.2L V8 S4s are a hard act to follow. In 2009 when Audi announced that the S4 was returning to forced induction, many were skeptical that this car could live up to the S4 name.

While the supercharged V6 gives up 7 bhp to the predecessors V8, it makes up for it with a 20 ft-lbs torque increase and cuts the 0-60 by about .5 seconds. The B8 S4 puts the power to the ground via Audi’s legendary Quattro AWD and their new active sport differential. With more usable power, better gas mileage and loads of technology, and refinements, the new S4 takes Audi’s sports sedan in to the future, while living up to the S car heritage.

This clean Brilliant Black over Silver Alcantara S4 for sale in Houston, TX is a true gentleman’s sports sedan.

2010 Audi S4 on eBay

Introducing the 2010 Audi S4 that comes with legendary 3.0L V6 Supercharged engine, 6-speed manual transmission, Premium Plus Package, navigation, power sunroof, heated front seats, leather interior, Bluetooth phone system, rear backup camera, rear parking sensors, Xenon headlamps, Sirius Satellite Radio, alloy wheels, fog lights, power front seats, power locks/windows and so much more.

The B8 S4 is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, the only gripe that myself, and many other Audi enthusiasts will have is the loss of the 4.2 V8’s exhaust note, which when approaching the rev limiter is one of the best noises any car could make. That being said, it’s a small price to pay for what you get in the B8. Priced just a hair below retail, this S4 checks all of the right boxes with its black exterior, Alcantara seats, and the 6-speed. The only major option I wish this had would be the dynamic chassis, but that’s certainly not a must have for me. The mileage on this car is a tic high at 42,000, but that’s still relatively reasonable. Given the mileage, if this could be had for around $34,500 this car would be a good buy.

Given the current “competition” from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the S4 is outgunned in the power department; however with Quattro AWD, dead sexy styling, and enough power to get anyone in to trouble, the S4 seems to be the most civilized option in the group.

-Brian

 

 

Theme Week: 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Supercars are great to look at, but let’s face it, how easy are they to live with? It’s not surprising that many of these cars have low mileage, because who would want to put up with a cantakerous engine, poor visibility and the inevitable reliability issues that come along with a high strung motor during your everyday travels? Back in the early 1990s, Honda came along and changed people’s ideas of how livable a supercar could be. The all-aluminum NSX was a legend in its time and is still missed by many, after it’s 15 year production run ended in 2005.

While Acura is readying a second generation NSX, I would argue that Audi picked up where Acura left off in 2008 with the R8. Based around the Lamborghini Gallardo platform and built by quattro GmbH, the R8 Coupe and Spyder has been raking in the accolades on the road and track. Looking through the classifieds, it is apparent that many owners have been successful in racking up higher mileage than your run of the mill supercar. While I’m partial to the hardtop, this V10 Spyder looks resplendent in Teak Brown and skips the R tronic gearbox for the 6-speed manual.

2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder on eBay

This one owner supercar is in Teak Metallic over Nougat Brown leather interior. Loaded with options including navigation, rear back-up camera, front and rear parking sensors, 6-speed manual transmission, enhanced leather package, carbon fiber Sigma interior trim, illuminated door sills, Bang & Olufsen sound with iPod integration, blue tooth hands free, LED headlights and LED running lights, power top, dual heated power front seats with driver’s memory feature, Homelink universal garage door opener and more. With an MSRP of $172,775. This R8 is super fast and in great shape in and out. Comes with all original books, keys, window sticker and Audi Care Program which includes all maintenance and extended warranty.

Audi R8s seem to hold their value well, as even the early V8 coupes are bringing in the $80,000 to $90,000 range to start. I’d suspect the reserve on this later V10 Spyder would be somewhere around $140,000 to $150,000 or so, based on comparables I’ve seen. A car like this just wants me to work that much harder, because I could only imagine the aural sensation of having the top down on an autumn afternoon, dropping down a few gears and listening to the overrun from that 5.2 liter engine.

-Paul

2008 Audi A8

After spotting the V8 Quattro last week, I got on a crazy large sedan kick, and it’s still going. As I’ve been browsing the internet looking for great luxury sedans, a few things are becoming more and more apparent. First, BMW is going off the reservation with 7 series styling. They are one of the most polarizing cars out there, and I’m not sure how I feel. Second, these flagship sedans depreciate like CRAZY, making them some of the best bargains out there. Lastly, the Audi A8, is by far my favorite.

This silver over black A8 for sale in Framingham, MA is a great example of Audi luxury, at a reasonable price.

2008 Audi A8 on ebay.com

Features Navigation, Backup Camera, AWD, Moonroof, Leather

VERY LOW MILES! At just 34530 miles, this 2008 Audi provides great value.
LOADED WITH VALUE! This A8 comes equipped with: Cruise Control, Power Steering, Security System, Power Passenger Seat, Power Locks, Power Windows, Side Airbags, Passenger Airbag, Traction Control, AM/FM, CD Player, CD Changer, Moonroof

This is a great example of a well kept relatively low mileage luxury sedan in one of the best color combinations for a German car. The styling of the later D3 A8, is by far my favorite, It’s the beginning of the “waterfall” grill, but it’s still the generation before they went overboard with it. As someone that is in the market for a new-to-me car, this is certainly one that I would put on my short list. With an asking price of $37,995, it’s priced right about where it should be, and any good negotiator could probably go home with it for around $35K out the door.

-Brian

Federalized 2001 Audi RS4 for sale

If you could bring one Euro-only car into the US, what would it be? Thanks to those selfish debtors hogging the best kit for years, there are so many good choices. Lancia Delta Integrale HF? Yeah, I want that. Any generation of M5 Touring? I want that too. Even the mundane E30 wagons get me going thanks to their status as forbidden fruit. However, the first car that comes to mind for me is the original B5 Audi RS4. As I’ve recounted before, upon first seeing one parked in Paris I stopped dead in my tracks and just stared for a few minutes, only to be doubly shocked when I walked around the block and saw another one. The front fascia and beastly wheel arches are to die for, not to mention the insane 350hp 2.7l Biturbo. There have been some amazing conversions (which are almost as brutally expensive as the real thing), but somehow the previous owner of today’s RS4 went through the whole song-and-dance to get this factory RS4 into the states. You, sir, deserve a round of applause.

2001 Audi RS4 for sale on eBay


From the seller:

The car is listed as a 1980 because ebay does not recognize the vin number. 2001 Audi RS4 titled, registered and federalized in California as an rs4. I was selling this car for the owner on a consignment sale but when i saw it, i just purchased it from him. I now need the money, so its up for sale. The owner before me originally bought this car for 125k back in 2004 with a little less than 10k miles. This car is super clean and fast. The only mods on the vehicle are awe down pipes, intake, and a chip computer, this was all done back in 2004, it was always serviced at Santa Monica Audi in California. Comes with factory navigation system and tv, the only problem is that its for another country so you cant use it over here in the u.s. The radio works fine and it also has a 6 disc cd changer. Interior is in mint condition, no one rarely ever sat in the back seats, the recaro seats are still in incredible condition. I have the clean california title in hand under my name and its ready for sale, I just had the car smogged 2 weeks ago and it passed with no problem. Tires are still in great condition, comes with michellin pilot sport tires with about 80% life left on them, also comes with a full size rs4 spare tire. This car is a super rare car and any Audi fanatic will love it. The only problem the car has right now is that the LED display on the cluster is going bad, the pixels in it are dying, this is about $150 fix, i might have it fixed by then. The car was also recently inspected at WMS (WIcked Motorsports) in van nuys, buyers are also welcome to do a pre purchase inspection. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you might have.

Beyond its rarity, this dream machine has just 21k miles on it. The only blemish appears to be the standard Audi LEDs-gone-wrong in the instrument cluster. As you might expect, forbidden fruit + low mileage = R$4, and the buy-it-now for this car is $70k. Too much for you? Well, then you can just move on to the next B5 RS4 in the States. Oh… that’s right, there aren’t any.

-NR

1990 Audi V8 Quattro

The predecessor to the modern A8 luxury sedan, the V8 Quattro was Audi’s answer to the BMW 7-series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-class. The Audi V8 was purpose built to be the ‘flagship’ offering for Audi, and served to elevate the image of Audi to that of a serious luxury contender.

With top of the line amenities, and V8 power this well preserved 1990 V8 Quattro is a pristine example of the gentleman’s sedan.

1990 Audi V8 Quattro on craigslist.com

This is an opportunity to own a rare Audi V8 Quattro. This car is unique because it is over 22 years old but still looks and drives like it is brand new. This car only has 34,800 miles on it! I am the second owner of the car and have taken excellent care of it. This car has been dealer serviced its entire existence and I have the records to show it. The car had a complete timing belt service done about 5k miles ago at the local Audi dealer. The car also got new tires all around 5k miles ago. This car is very powerful and is comfortable and quiet. With the legendary Quattro all wheel drive this car is extremely stable in any road condition. You will never again be stranded when it snows it Seattle. Last winter I drove it through 8 inches of snow and the car never lost traction. The car had a professional exterior detail 3 months ago so the paint shines like new. There are not any dents on any part of the body. The engine purrs and doesn’t leak a drop of any fluid. I would like to see this vehicle go to an Audi enthusiast who will continue to take excellent care of this vehicle. With the extremely low mileage and recent timing belt service this car could be a reliable vehicle for many more years.
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These cars are the definition of a tank for the roads. The combination of V8 power, Quattro AWD, and an almost 2 ton curb weight, there was little that mother nature could throw at it that would phase it. The rarity and relative obscurity of these cars means that you hardly ever see them around, they just were never as popular as their German counterparts. These cars are valued in the $5,500 to $6,000 range making the $8,500 asking price tough to swallow, but in this condition, with such low miles, a premium must be paid. If this car were in the $7500 range, I’d be more apt to buy, and if it were the rare 5 speed, I’d already be on a plane.

-Brian

Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix GCFS 2012 Audi & Elva

Back from this outstanding event where many a German car are out being put through their paces on the track with my annual post of the German cars for sale that caught my eye. The car that most caught my eye this year, was unfortunatley not for sale. It was a stunning 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing that won the Concours d’Elegance for the weekend. What made it extra special though was this car was driven to the event from Massachusetts, we’re talking a journey of several hundred miles and hours. The owner, upon winning the top prize, took the microphone and remarked how concours cars should be used as they were intended and not trailered to events. This is a good reminder to those attending car shows that if you see a nice car and it has a few rock chips on the front, instead of being a dick and pointing them out, compliment the owner on actually having the balls to get the car on the road rather than using white gloved staff to drive the car the 10 yards off the enclosed trailer and onto the car show lawn. At the end of the weekend the Gullwing’s owner was hopping back into his multiple $100k car and driving back to MA, a journey I’m sure the car and driver both enjoyed. Click the images to see large photos of just how clean this car was despite the highway journey.

Ok on to my two picks for listings. This year the two I’ll post are at vastly different ends of the spectrum.

The first is a facelifted, late 1980s, Audi GT Coupe that needs some love.

Audi Coupe GT

These coupes have unique lines and are pretty hard to come by these days, despite their observed scarcity, other than the Quattro model, they remain quite affordable.

This one has relatively low mileage for the year, 86,000 miles, and a ask price of $1,200. It clearly shows some wear and tear issues. Fading logos, a few rust bubbles, worn interior, etc. I know we usually try to find finer automobiles than this, but this car looked lonely parked on the side of the road under the overcast sky, watching as millions of dollars worth of vintage street and race cars drove past. It has a manual and if it runs well it is certainly worth saving and I bet the seller can knock a couple hundred off the price. You can give your kid a pretty unique fun first car to work on with this on the cheap. A few hours of elbow grease and this car could be a lot prouder. You can see from the photos its not a bad 10 footer at all. I don’t want to post the seller’s phone number, but post a comment if you are interested and I’ll get it to you.

 

The other car for sale that I thought would be fun to list, it being a Grand Prix event and all, is this 1965 Elva Mk.VIIs racer.

1965 BMW powered Elva Mk.7s

The Elva 7s racers were tiny cars, barely coming up to the knee, and were powered by a range of under 2.0 liter engines. While Elva is a British car company, this race car is powered by a very German BMW engine and comes complete with a BMW badge out front. Some Elva cars, think Can-Am, were fitted with very much over 2.0 liter 500 horsepower V8s by McLaren, which must’ve been immensely scary to drive.

The car has eye catching looks, the covered headlights up front present a really nice smooth face. The looks maybe confused for a D type Jag or Porsche Spyder if you squint, but the Elva isn’t like either of those, though Porsche power was found in other Mk.7 Elvas.

This particular car is super fresh, it has a recent restoration in which everything has been gone over. Basically everything is new or rebuilt from the body to the chassis to the engine. Transmission is a Hewland unit which is loaded with new internals. The new parts on the car are too many to list. The owner also states that the car can handle a 6′ + driver thanks to some modifications.

The car is available through Lee Chapman Racing, http://www.leechapmanracing.com

Obviously this is going to run you a bit more than the Audi listed above, but I suspect it isn’t obscene. No price is given, but I’d bet we’re looking at something in the $150,000 range with it in its race ready condition. I’m not really sure, I haven’t seen to many Elva’s cross the block in my time.

 

As always I highly recommend a pilgrimage to Watkins Glen, the birth place of modern road racing in the U.S., to any gearhead and the annual vintage festival is a perfect time to make the trip.

~Evan