2001 Audi S3 Euro-Import: Be the King of Your Audi Club!

I’ve only seen one other Audi 8L bodied car for sale in the U.S., and it was an Audi A3, not the S3. This would be a seriously fun ride and one that most Americans never had a chance to experience.

2001 Audi S3 Gray Market import on Portland Craigslist:

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

It is registered and titled as a 2001 Audi S3.

Car is a late model 2001 Audi S3. The late model S3’s had major upgrades over the earlier S3’s, such as the revised front end with better Xenon Headlights, Full Factory Recaro interior, revised climate control systems, better airbags, etc.

Includes the 210 BHP engine, Haldex based Quatrro System, basically this car has a R32 drive train except for the engine.

When I check the ETKA Audi VW Parts system it has the same brakes (down to the same part number), shocks, etc.. I am pointing this out because getting service parts for this car will not be an issue, its as simple as knowing the right Audi (TT 225) or VW (R32) to cross reference too.

When I bought this car I put about $10k into it. That’s right about $10k. I literally rebuilt the car to new car specs.

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New Instrument cluster in MPH. I did this for two reasons, one I wanted a speedo in MPH, makes it easier to know how fast you are going, second, anyone who has owned a newer Audi knows the FIS of the Audi clusters eventually die, since I knew I would be installing a factory Audi DVD Navigation system, I wanted a perfect cluster for it to work with , the Nav info shows on the center instrument cluster also, so having one without dead pixels is very important

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At $25k, you’ll have to be a hardcore Audi enthusiast to make the leap — but if you are, the exclusivity is bar none with this car. And it actually delivers with 210hp and all wheel drive, making for the ultimate hot hatch! {re-read this paragraph as John Davis from Motorweek and it almost sounds convincing!}

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1985 BMW e24 M635CSi For Sale: aka RARE and Affordable!

There are lots of BMW e24 635CSi’s available in North America. However this example is European specification, which is rare to begin with, but the M model was exclusive to Europe until introduced as the M6 in North America in 1987. The only significant differences between the M635CSi and the M6 are the bigger (and uglier) bumpers and emissions controls. Otherwise, this 85 M635csi should be thought of an M6 with the right body work and easier breathing intake and exhaust. Long story short, a bargain with such low miles and an asking of $18k!

1985 BMW M635CSi For Sale on Roadfly

quote from seller after I emailed and inquired about pictures and listing the car on this site:

I am second owner, CA car has 81,500 miles, 5 speed manual trans, pearl leather interior in excellent condition, including dash and speaker pods on rear deck- no cracks. Original paint, diamond black. Original BBS wheels, Dinan chip and Dinan triple gauge cluster installed forward of shifter (see photos), Frank Fahey crank nut lock and cam crank hub upgrades, synthetic oil, 10.5:1 compression, sunroof, A/C, stereo upgrade “Eclipse” with CD/MP3, antitheft, alarm, all keys, drop down tool kit in trunk and trunk lid/liner all intact and like new, with all tools included in the drop down tool kit. All weather seals in very good condition, no leaks. Original crosshatch rubber floor mats. Original carpeting in excellent like new condition and all very clean.

What a fantastic car! If you’re interested and would like to inquire further, please click on his ad on Roadfly.

If you’d like to do more research on what separates the regular BMW e24 635CSi and the significantly improved M635CSi/M6, read more at the BMW Registry FAQ.

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Euro Spec 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo For Sale

Wow, there’s not much not to like on this great looking car. Low miles, gray over tan, beautiful upgrade rims, and rare European specification import make this car highly desirable to the Porsche 951 enthusiast. Here’s a 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo For Sale on eBaymotors:

quote from seller’s eBaymotors listing:

You are bidding on a RARE and UNIQUE 944 Turbo (aka 951). I have owned a number of 951’s over the years, but this one is by far the most unique. This CarFax certified 951 has low mileage (63,239), comes in the rare color combination of Graphite Metallic over Light Grey and has a binder of receipts. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind 951 with pedigree, read on!!!

This 951 has only had 2 owners. The first owner was a physician who purchased the car in Europe and brought it to the United States. The VIN is WP0ZZZ95ZGN101375. This car is 1 of only 2,760 944 Turbos produced for the rest of the world (ROW) in 1986!!! By comparison, there were about 3 times as many US spec 944 Turbos produced in 1986. The European versions had the highly desirable streamlined rear bumper and front fenders with marker lights in them (see photos). The most interesting feature on this car is the instrument cluster. The warning lights are written in German!!!

This car comes with the original European Delivery documents which consist of a Porsche Touring Pass and another book which appears to be a travel guide and is written entirely in German. I have included a photo of both of these items in their original plastic case. They are in pristine condition. The car also comes with the original First Aid kit (never used) which is also written in German.

This car was specially ordered from the factory with a single sport seat which is confirmed by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The car has the following option codes: C00 (Eurospec emissions), M74 (touring package), 197 (heavy duty alternator and higher amperage battery), 261 (passenger mirror – electric, heated and adjustable), 418 (protective side moldings), 431 (4 spoke leather sport steering wheel), 533 (alarm system), 573 (air conditioning) and 650 (removable sunroof).

This 951 was well maintained and comes with the original books, including the stamped service book, and a binder of receipts. All of the important maintenance and updates have been performed and documented.

There’s a little wear detailed in the ad, but none of which detracts that much from what, in my mind, is a really cool and rare example. I’ll update after the auction ends. 3 days to go and currently reserve not met at $6100.

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1987 BMW 325IC b+b For Sale, as in Buchmann of Germany!

I had no idea b+b did anything other wheels and steering wheels. Here is a complete car modified by the tuner! Unfortunately this auction ended before I could post it, but considering I’ll never likely see one again, I’m going to post anyway.

1987 BMW 325ic on eBaymotors, modified by b+b Buchmann:

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

This is one of a kind! 1987 325IC BB with 34,900 original miles. This car was imported to New York in Dec. 1986. B+B Auto Exclusive Service in Frankfurt Germany. Here is more info on B+B http://wikicars.org/fr/Buchmann . I am the second owner of this car. This car has been Garage kept the whole time. I purchased this car about a month ago. I have changed the timing belt, adjusted the valves, changed the valve bolts. valve cover gasket, manifold gaskets, break fluid flush, transmission flush, differential flush. The car came with a 3.64 open differential, I have changed it to a 4.10 lsd. The original differential is included with the car. This car is in like new condition, the A/C works. Sunroof is in perfect condition. There are no leaks of any kind underneath this car. Engine runs super smooth. This car has a performance CAM that came original with this car. Also sport suspension. Momo steering wheel. The car has front fog lights and rear fog lights, there are 2 buttons for fog lights.

$12,500 for a 325ic with only 34k miles is of course high. But the rarity of the parts on this car probably easily make up for the difference. And it’s a euro-spec car so it has the nice bumpers and probably an easier breathing motor. For the e30 uber enthusiast, this car stands out big time!

Here is some background info on b+b at wikicars.

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