Theme Week: 2007 Audi RS4 Sedan

In celebration of Audi week here at GCFSB, here is the car that brought the RS4 badge stateside.  The “RS” initials are taken from the German term RennSport, which is literally translated as “racing sport”, and these cars lived up to that name in grand fashion.  Used as showcases for Audi’s latest technologies, the RS cars are the things that Audi enthusiasts lust after the world over.

In 2007,  Audi released the RS4 Sedan to the US market.  This was the first time an RS4 was offered as a sedan, rather than the Avant.  At first glance there are few differences between the RS4, and an S4, but the differences are many.  Mechanically, the RS4 is fitted with the same 420hp 4.2L V8 used in the R8, vs. the 340hp version found in the S4.  But the differences don’t end there, the RS4 also featured Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control for improved handling, lightweight magnesioum control arms, and an almost 2″ wider track.  In the styling department, the RS4 also featured aluminum front body panels to improve weight distribution, wider arches front and rear to accomodate the wider track, and larger side vents used to cool the additional radiators.

This Mugello Blue over black (ad says Sprint Blue, but that is incorrect) for sale in Carrollton, Texas is an example of an well looked after daily driver.

2007 Audi RS4 on eBay

 

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972-242-5350 •2007 AUDI RS4 QUATTRO AWD

•4.2L V8 ENGINE

•6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION

•ONLY 56,609 MILES

•SPRINT BLUE W/BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR

•CARFAX REPORTS 2 OWNERS NO ACCIDENTS

•APPEARS TO BE A NON-SMOKER

•FOG LIGHTS

•SUNROOF

•NAVIGATION

•POWER WINDOWS

•POWER DOOR LOCKS

•POWER MIRRORS

•TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING WHEEL WITH AUDIO CONTROLS

•CRUISE CONTROL

•ESP CONTROL

•SPORT BUTTON

•RECARO 12 WAY POWER AND HEATED SEATS WITH DRIVER 4 MEMORY POSITION

•ICE COLD A/C

•DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL

•BOSE AM/FM/SIRIUS STEREO WITH 6 DISK CD CHANGER

•BLUETOOTH

•SELF DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRROR WITH COMPASS DISPLAY

•HOMELINK GARAGE CONTROLS

•DUAL LIGHTED VANITY MIRRORS

•REAR HEATED SEATS

•POWER REAR WINDOW SUNSHADE

•REAR PARK DISTANCE SENSORS

•FLOOR MATS

•NO OWNER’S MANUAL

•2 KEYS/2 REMOTES

•19IN ALLOY WHEELS

•CROSS DRILLED ROTORS

•3 TIRES ARE CONTINENTAL 255/35ZR/19 WITH APPROX 20% TREAD LIFE REMAINING

•1 TIRE IS BRIDGESTONE 255/35R/19 WITH APPROX 50% TREAD LIFE REMAINING

•THIS VEHICLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT.

•RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT.

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These have to be one of my favorite Audis of recent years, however I do wish they had offered the Avant in the states.  The Mugello Blue is one of my favorite Audi colors, as it’s a refreshing change from the Black, Silver, or Grey RS4s that you more commonly see.  The price of $39,900 on this car is about $2,000 below retail, and that is certainly appropriate considering there are a few issues with the car that need to be addressed. With the missing manual, and the fact that it will need tires soon, I’d be more willing to pay around $37,000 for this car.  All things considered this RS4 is only priced about $5,000 above your ordinary B7 S4, and for that you get much more car, and one that few others have.

-Brian

Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car

In 1984, Porsche modified a version of the 911 for the sole purpose of competing in the 1984 Paris to Dakar Rally. This car was known as the 953.  While it was quickly replaced in 1985 by the infamous 959, it won overall in its maiden Dakar outing with Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne at the wheel. With a modified off road suspension, and powered by a 300bhp boxer 6, this car served as the test bed for Porsche’s four-wheel drive system that would later be used on the 959.

This implacably detailed tribute car for sale in Bristol, Tennessee is as close as anyone will get to owning one of these legendary cars. The owner spared no expense in transforming this 1989 911 in to a spot on replica of the original 953.

Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car on eBay

 

You asked for it. You got it. You wanted an all-wheel-drive Rothmans Rally Car and here it is.  You may remember July of 2010 when another 2-wheel drive 1980 Rothmans Rally Car sold to GoPro for upwards of $70,000 here on eBay.  Although that car was stunning in everyway the last owner knew it needed something more.  The previous owner searched the country high and low for the perfect donor and finally found an accident free, perfectly maintained, weekend driver, pilot owned, all original with every factory option 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 C4.

Meet AWD Paris……
She is an absolutely stunning freshly completed Porsche 911 Paris, Alger, Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car that has been painstakingly built over the past year from the previous order.  The previous owner spent thousands and thousands of hours building her.  She was built as a tribute to the winning Porsche 953 raced from Paris to Dakar in 1984 Piloted by Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne.  Paris originally started life as a 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 in PERFECT condition.  She is perfectly street legal and was plated and titled in Illinois.

From my understanding there were only three (3) of these factory cars, two (2) owned by Porsche and one in private hands.  Although this is a reproduction, most observers will swear this is the real deal…

here is a link to a short video of the car in action

The pictures of this car speak volumes to the target audience.  The picture of the car in a living room setting shows exactly where something like this should live.  This is a car for a truly hardcore (and wealthy) Porsche enthusiast, paging Mr. Seinfeld.  What is the value of something like this?

The big question is, what is it worth? Since the 953 was a race only car, the closest thing I could equate this to, is a 959, and those are worth north of $300k, however this is just a highly modified ’89 911, which is only worth $20k. Looking at the parts and amount of fabrication it takes to make a car like this, you could not build this for the $80K asking price, so I guess the question can only be answered by the buyer, as to what it’s worth to them.

Whatever its value, this car is 100% cool, and would make a great addition to any living room.

-Brian