10K Friday “80s Classic” Edition: 924 Turbo v. 5000CS Quattro Avant v. Golf Rallye v. 535i v. 300CE

One thing I really love about writing up these 10K posts is a odd combinations pricing allows me to come up with. For today’s post, I decided to do something a little different. Instead of maximizing the budget, I decided to look at it from the perspective of what was a classic 1980s car that you could buy and maintain well under $10,000. Obviously, if you’re willing to shill out much more, there are countless classics you can jump in to turn-key; but under $10,000 means with almost certainty that the car you’ll be getting in to today will be at least in part a bit of a project. Is there anything wrong with that? No, I think there’s an inherent appeal to trying to save and resuscitate a car that was in part neglected or just needs attention. Certainly I’ve tried to do that several times with 1980s cars – with mixed results. Today, I grabbed one classic from the 1980s (give or take, we’ll see…) from each of the major manufacturers – which is the one you’d like to save?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo on eBay

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1987 Porsche 959 Cabrio

You’re not seeing things, it’s a Porsche 959. And, it’s got no roof. While you search for a towel to clean up that coffee you just spit all over the screen, and furiously Google search if this thing actually exists in one tab while commenting below “it’s not a real 959”, let me save you some time. It’s the real deal – originally sold to Jurgen Lassig, a factory race driver for Porsche, this 959 was involved in an accident that required a great deal of bodywork, ultimately resulting in a one-off cabriolet/speedster by Becker that was then displayed at the IAA in Frankfurt. I was able to find an image of the car on display originally (it’s linked later), but here pictures of the 959 accident when it originally happened. What do you do with a crashed 959? Rebuild it, of course, but this time with no top. The car has been featured since in many articles and is the topic of conversation on many fora and websites; but ultimately, it’s still for sale today:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 959 Cabrio on mobile.de

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White Christmas Sunday: 1991 Audi 200 20V Avant

Last week’s high-mile but pristine 200 20V Quattro Avant got a lot of attention, and deservedly so. It is a fantastic looking driver despite the high miles and was obviously well cared for. Today we have a car with significantly less miles but not as pristine as the Bamboo Metallic example. Will it be the car that makes your Christmas white though?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi 200 20V Quattro Avant on eBay

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White Christmas Sunday: 1991 Audi V8 Quattro – REVISIT

In the last month or so, I wrote up three different V8 quattros that were all Pearlesant White Metallic 3.6s, all in great condition. One of those cars has popped back up on Ebay with a substantially lowered Buy It Now price. At under $5,000, will this V8 Quattro make your Christmas white? I sure wouldn’t mind finding it under the tree this year!

-Carter

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Redneck Router: 2001.5 Audi S4 Avant

If you never saw the television show “Are you faster than a Redneck”, allow me to save you the agony of suffering through it. It was horrible. Truly, truly horrible. I could go on a pretty lengthy rant about the atrocity that became Speed, but I’d really rather focus on a bright point. That bright point is one of the stars that was on that show; or rather, the car that won one particular episode. I will admit I did tune into the particular episode featuring a modified B5 Audi S4 Avant because…well, because it was an Avant, and I like looking at them. Full of predictably low-brow commentary, the show’s antagonist “Rednecks” were scripted to be shocked that the grocery getter could beat their ‘Merican muscle, but to fans of the S4 Avant it wasn’t too much of a surprise, especially when you see the spec sheet on this particular Pearlesant White S4 Avant:

Year: 2001.5
Model: S4 Avant
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 126,777 mi
Price: $19,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001.5 Audi S4 Avant on Quattroworld.com

2001.5 Audi S4 Avant
Mileage – 126,777
Pearl White/Black
6-speed manual transmission

Interior
Cold weather package
Premium package: moonroof/sunshade
Piano black interior trim
Pioneer Avic-D3 touchscreen head unit w/ ipod interface, Sirius radio, and navigation
PODI boost gauge
Rebuilt gauge cluster w/ OEM display
Bose surround sound premium speakers

Exterior
OEM RS4 Grille
OEM RS4 Mirrors
Ecode conversion headlights
HID foglight conversion
18″ OZ Racing Ultraleggera Wheels
(4) New Kumho Ecsta 4X tires

Braking
Porsche Cayenne S Front calipers w/ JH motorsports lightweight rotors
Hawk street ceramic pads
New rear rotors w/pads

Chassis/Suspension
Complete front control arm kit w/ Bilstein sport struts @ 120k
Vogtland lowering springs F/R
APR snub mount
AWE tuning subframe brace

Engine/Exhaust
OEM RS4 Turbochargers
OEM RS4 Intercoolers
3″ Downpipes
Custom 2.5″ exhaust w/ high-flow cats
Twin 2in-2out highflow mufflers
Aluminum charge air line w/ 034 motorsports hoses
Autospeed performance 85mm MAF housing
OEM RS4 Accordion hose
OEM 225 Audi TT diverter valves
Autospeed performance fueling kit w/ Bosch 044 fuel pump
Autospeed performance tune @ 24psi
Autospeed performance clutch kit
Swepco 201 performance gear oil
034 Motorsports throttle body boot

Full service and top end re-seal @120K:
Gates Racing Timing belt
OEM Water pump
OEM tensioner and damper
OEM rollers
OEM cam tensioner seals
OEM cam plugs
OEM cam seals
OEM valve cover gaskets
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
OEM Cam chain tensioners *BRAND NEW
OEM Coolant reservoir
All fluids have been serviced @120k
Engine oil just serviced w/ Motul 8100x-cess 5W-40 and Mahle Filter

Asking $19,500

Call 828-698-0698 for more information or visit Facebook.com/Eurotechnik

Contact 828-698-0698 for more information.126,777 miles6-speedALL maintenance current.No leaks, no codes, no 2.7 woes$19,500

Posted by Eurotechnik on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Though horsepower figures aren’t supplied, figure this stage 3 avant is in the 400ish range running RS4 gear. That makes this car comfortably fast enough to keep up with just about anything you can toss at it in a straight line, and the Porsche brakes and suspension upgrades help keep that speed in check with things aren’t quite as straight. Further that with a few OEM+ upgrades and this is one sweet looking ride. Were it mine, I’d probably change the color on the wheels to a light graphite, but otherwise this car looks pretty sweet and in great condition. Mileage is average and to want to pay the price you’ll have to want all the modifications that are present; but it’s pretty tastefully done without going overboard and well maintained. Plus, what’s the price of stardom?

-Carter

1990 Audi Coupe Quattro S2 replica

For a long time now, one of the most popular builds that Audi fans have undertaken is coupling the excellent 20 valve turbocharged inline-5 Audi motor to the capable, fun and good looking Coupe Quattro. It makes sense; out of the box, the heavy Type 89 chassis had a hard time feeling fast despite being equipped with the fantastic 7A 20 valve motor. Consequently, both the non-turbo motor and the Coupe got a undeserved reputation as being slow compared to the competition. However, just as the 4000 Quattro was a stout chassis in search of more power, adding the AAN 20 valve turbo to the Coupe Quattro was a match made in heaven – certainly, the factory agreed, since that was basically what they did to create the S2. This particular conversion goes to 11, upgrading the engine, swapping in a TDi-spec 6 speed and all the correct S2/RS2 bits to make a stunning looker with even more stunning performance:

Year: 1990
Model: Coupe Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 116,000 mi
Price: $18,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro S2 replica on Quattroworld

The modifications and work done on this car is well documented. The car is fast and runs flawlessly. Pretty much everything has been cleaned, maintained, refreshed, upgraded, fixed and works. Interior was removed. Carpet shampooed. All interior bulbs were replaced, even the ones that were soldered. Even the underhood light bulb works.

I have over $20k into the car. Email me (ktnguye1@gmail.com) with any questions or for my contact info if you are interested.

1990 CQ
VIN: WAUGE58B9LA015479
Mileage: 116,XXX
Clean Title

Maintenance
Stainless Steel Brake Lines 116
Brake Fluid Flush and Fill Motul RBF600 116
Timing belt, TB roller, idler, water pump, thermostat 115
Crank, cam, rear main seal 115
PS belt, alternator belt, A/C belt 115
Throttle Body, Valve Cover, Intake Manifold Gaskets 115
Oil filter, oil, quick drain valve 115
OEM G11 Coolant Flush/Change 115
OEM Mineral PS Fluid Flush/Change 115
Transmission Fluid Change 115
Diff Fluid Change 115
Replaced rear block coolant outlet (034 billet) 115
Replaced new power steering reservoir hose (OEM ordered from Germany) 115
Replaced coolant banjo bolt crush washers 115
Replaced coolant feed/return turbo hose 115
Replaced Rear Tranny Output Seal 115
Replaced all vacuum hoses with silicone hoses 115
Replaced all hose clamps with ABA HD clamps 115
Replaced all silicone hose clamps with CT spring clamps and used seal all sealant 115
Leather door cards reupholstered 115
Seat back swapped to Cabriolet with updated seams 115
Fore/aft seat motor replaced 115
Replaced all interior bulbs (dash, buttons, window, mirrors, memory, seat heater switches, cluster, aux, climate control, ash trays, cig lighter, grab handles, dome lights) 115
Fixed/replaced missing/broken parts: (rear parcel shelf, rear seat latch trim/seat belt trim, headlight glass clips, rear parcel shelf trim, mounting brackets for rear cards, brackets/gaskets/seals for front doorcards) 115
Lubricated all hinges, sunroof rails, seat rails, window rails 115
Replaced Exhaust hangers with HD chained hangars 115
New OEM under headlight trim plastic inserts 115
New Driver and Passenger side door seals (all 4) 115
Head gasket, timing chain 109
Spark plugs replaced, tri electrode (PN FD5DTC) 109
Lubricated rear wiper motor 108
Brand new OEM windshield with correct installation (flush a pillar riveted in place) 107
Brand new Behr main radiator 106
Fuel Filter 104
New heatercore 104
HVAC heaterbox rebuilt with all new foam 104
Window regulators replaced 104
Interior carpet replaced with better condition black carpet 104
Replaced 6 piece lower trim moldings 104
N75 replaced 105
Rear tie rods replaced 104
Front ball joints 104
Wheel bearings 104

Interior
S2 3 spoke steering wheel 115
S2 cluster and aux gauges 104
VDO boost gauge w/ matching white face/red illumination (vent mounted) 104
OEM “quattro” floor mats 104
OEM driver side lower cubby shelf 104
Manual heater control conversion with new OEM heater valve 104
S2 euro only black interior (A, B, C pillars, trunk trim, grab handles, dome lights and more) 108
Headliner reupholstered in black B5S4 type headliner 108
Carbon Fiber Trim (door, ash tray, climate control, aux gauge) 115
JHM weighted 6 speed shiftknob 115

Exterior
S2 front bumper 104
S2 rear bumper 104
LHD RS2 projector headlights 104
DDM HID 55W lights 104
S2 fog lights, brand new when installed 104 (French spec yellow)
S2 indicators, brand new when installed 104 (yellow)
Treser tail lights 105
B4 hood and core support conversion 104
OEM front/rear S2 badge 104
LED license plate bulbs 115
Front and rear B5 mudflaps 110
35% tint all around, except front windshield 104

Brakes
S2 5×112 hubs 104
Front Porsche 996 calipers 106
Front RS2 Caliper carriers 106
Front S8 rotors (323x30mm from 00-03 S8, pads from 996 911 non-turbo) 106
Brand new rear rotors/pads (B6 A4) 106

Suspension
KW V1 Coilovers 107
034 Motorsport Aluminum subframe mounts 106/115
034 Motorsport street density engine mounts 104
034 street density rear diff mounts (both) 115
034 street density rear diff bushing 115
034 Motorsport/Meyle HD strut mounts 110
Apikol snub mount 104
CQ front and rear sway bars with sway bar links attached to KW coilovers 115
OEM HD Rear control arm bushings 115

Wheels/Tires
5×112 17×8 OZ Chrono Evo (16.4 lbs ea) 105
245x40x17 Pilot Sport Tires 105
Front/rear 5mm H&R hubcentric spacers (PN 1055571) 105
034 wheel stud conversion 106

Engine Block
1992 AAN Block
Block honed 109
Brand new OEM AAN forged pistons 109
Brand new OEM piston rings 109
DM Forged/Scar rods with ARP hardware 109
Calico RS2 coated main bearings 109
Calico coated rod bearings 109
7A harmonic balancer 104
7A oil pickup tube 109
7A oil pan 109

Engine Head
1990 7A Head
7A cams 105
7A head machined for ABY water manifold 109
Brand new OEM head guides 109
Brand new OEM hydro lifters 109
Brand new OEM valve seats 109
Brand new OEM intake valves 109
Brand new stainless steel exhaust valves 109
ARP main 109
ARP head studs 109

Engine Misc
K26/GT3071R 109
S2 ABY oil feed and return lines (oil pan extension return style) 104
034 Motorsport silicone boost hoses 104
034 Motorsport silicone heater hoses 104
034 1.9 Bar wastegate spring 104
S4 windage tray 104
Metal headgasket 109
RS2 Aux Radiator 115
Euro ABY engine heat shields 115
Billet cam gear w/ new OEM bolt/washer115
Billet crank gear w/ new OEM bolt 115
Carbon Fiber Radiator shroud, timing belt cover, coil cover, ABY airbox cover 115
7a distributor as cam position sensor w/ 034 metal distributor gear 115
034 billet distributor cap 115

Exhaust
RS2 exhaust manifold 105
Stebro exhaust 105
3″ Iroz Motorsport v-banded downpipe 109
Vband cat for DEQ 115

Intake
RS2 intake pipe 104
ABY intake manifold w service channels removed for increased airflow 104
S2 ABY front crossmember 104
S2 ABY intercooler 104
Forge 007 DV 104
034 phenolic intake spacer 104
ABY airbox 115
ABY/S2 headlight/airbox ducting shroud (6 piece) 115
Custom powder coated EFIExpress MAF Bypass Tube for ABY Airbox 115
Euro ABY Silicone Inlet Hose w/ N75/valve cover breather, N75 hooked up 115
Mann Catch Can with Oil Return Line 115

Electronics
S2 ABY wiring harness 104
24 psi AAN PNP VEMS standalone tuned by Marc Swanson at EFIExpress 105
Wideband sensor 105
EGT sensor 105
LS2 EFI express coilpacks 105
Stock VR sensors for the crank 105
7a dizzy for the hall sensor for cam trigger 105
Internal 4bar MAP sensor 105
Rclick code hopping keyless entry integrated into alarm w/Audi flip key 115

Fueling
RS2 fuel rail 105
4 bar FPR 105
Siemens 60# Deka Injectors EV1 109
Brand new fuel pump 115

Transmission
Spec Stage 3+ clutch 104
034 short shifter kit 104
7A style Fidanza 12 lb (vs 25.5 OEM) flywheel 106
034 Motorsport street density trans mount 106
Iroz Motorsport RS2 transmission mount with spacer 106
B5 S4 modified linkage 106
4k driveshaft 106
01E TDI 6 speed with longer stronger flexible main shaft, longer 4,5,6 gears and 100mm output flanges 115
Retrofitted 6 speed lockout 115
New driveshaft support bearing 115
New (not rebuilt) driveshaft U-Joint 115

Audio
Alpine headunit w/ipod cable and remote (matching red illumination, model CDA-9887 HD/XM/MP3/BT, 4x 50W) 104
Alpine Amp (model MRP-M350 200W) 105
Alpine 10″ Type E subwoofer in enclosure 105
Alpine Type S 2 way front/rear speaker (4″ and 5.25″) 107

Extras
Brand new 6 piece lower trim moldings
Brand new set of 4 door card weather seals
Winter wheels: Ronal R38 17×8 35ET w/245/40/17 blizzaks
Bentley Manual
Laptop and tuning cable
S2 leather binder and manual
Driver side seat base
Stock US spec tail lights
Crank position sensor
Donut tire/rim that fits over Porsche BBK (fits into stock location in trunk)
Brand new sealed A/C dryer

Reading through the build list on this car, it’s easy to see the claimed $20,000 invested; indeed, I bet if I started to add up the details on my car I’d come up with somewhere around that figure too. The question is, does that make the car worth $18,000? Well, that’s a bit harder to justify – especially when you consider that there recently was a real factory S2 for sale in Canada for $10,000. I have to believe that over the next two years, the market price on these built S2 replicas is going to crumble as real cars make their way over since you can pick up a pretty good example for the equivalent of $5,000 – $6,000 in Europe.

However, about this car; it’s pretty awesome, it’s undoubtedly fast, it looks fantastic – there’s a lot to like here! I really like the incorporation of the correct S2 front end rather than the commonplace RS2 “catfish” bumper cover which often looks out of place. For me though, despite the great condition and quite impressive build sheet, I’m just not sure it’s worth $18,000. For that price, I’d really rather have very nice 944 Turbo or 968 in all honesty, but if the S2 is your goal, perhaps this strikes your fancy.

-Carter

1991 Audi V8 Quattro

If you read my last V8 quattro post during V8 week, you’d understand the love/hate relationship I have with the V8 Quattro. It’s been nearly a decade on from parting company with my 1994 4.2 V8, and while it’s true we didn’t always have the best relationship it’s the car that I miss the most out of those I’ve owned. Every time that one comes up for sale I ponder how much it would take to get it into nice condition; and then, every once in a while, a nice one pops up! Such was the case with the 1990 I wrote up for V8 week, and while that car was probably overpriced (and is still for sale), today it’s 1991 twin has come up for sale at a more reasonable price. In period correct and perfect Pearlesant Metallic over grey Connolly leather comfort seats – pretty much the only optional extras available on the V8 – today’s example is taunting me:

Year: 1991
Model: V8 Quattro
Engine: 3.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 106,000 mi
Price: $5,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi V8 Quattro on eBay

Vehicle Overview
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***Very Hard To Find

***3.6L V8 Powerplant

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***Beautiful Pearl White Exterior

***Non-Smoker Gray Leather Cabin

***Original BBS Mesh Wheels

***Eclipse Detachable Face CD Player W/Ipod & USB Inputs

***Heated Leather Seats

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Having spent many a day cleaning those original BBS wheels, seeing them in good condition is very refreshing. The BBSs were quite light and a nice upgrade from the original “Aero” wheels 1991 on to 1994. The condition of this car looks to be near perfect, and if you’re interested in a V8 Quattro that’s what you want. As with the last one, you’d want to make sure to check if there are maintenance records – specifically, the timing belt service should have been completed. I see a missing headlight wiper, but that’s not really the end of the world. The early V8s are noted for vacuum leaks and oil leaks, so you’ll want to check for those – and the automatic is fairly trusty but you’d probably want to service that, too. This would be a perfect candidate for a 5 speed swap out of a 200 20V, or go crazy and pop in a 4.2 40V motor out of an A8 and a 01E 6-speed if you want a true sleeper. In stock form, the 3.6 with the automatic is underwhelming around town but fun on the highway. $5,900 may seem like a lot for an older Audi, but finding a V8 in this condition is just about impossible – and I think this one is well worth it!

-Carter

1990 Audi Coupe Quattro

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It’s been a few months since we posted the rare Ginster Yellow Coupe Quattro. That’s indicative of the market; coming by clean and well sorted Coupe Quattros or 90 20V Quattros is extraordinarily hard. Already rare cars to begin with, unmolested and clean examples are as rare as the proverbial hen’s tooth. Those that are unmolested are usually pushing 200,000 miles or in need of serious repair. However, once in a while a clean example pops up, as this sharp Pearlesant White with grey leather example proves today:

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Year: 1990
Model: Coupe Quattro
Engine: 2.3 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 126,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro on eBay

This is the cleanest audi coupe that I have ever seen. It has new bbs 17″ wheel with new tires, (original speedline wheels included). This car is an early production model which has the tubular header. The car has many new parts including a new fuel pump and a new water pump. This car is also for sale locally. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions, I can be reached at 908-685-2671 Tom

I’ll start off with the likes; like a big, all-wheel drive GTi, these cars are fun to drive. Though not seriously quick in stock form, they’re also not hugely slow, especially once on the move. Yes, you need to rev the 7A 20V to get the car to shift, but that’s where it makes great noises, so enjoy your trip up the tach – which you can easily do for the next 100,000 miles or more given proper maintenance. The early models have the stainless tubular header which is a work of art though unfortunately covered by the necessary heat shield. Some recent maintenance ticks the right boxes, and while Pearlesant may not be everyone’s favorite it sure fits the character of the late 80s/early 90s Audis well.

Is there a downside? Well, I don’t really feel like the wheels fit the car particularly well despite being one of the biggest BBS fans in the world. I’d rather see the mentioned Speedline wheels clean and on there. Want an upgrade? Plenty are available, such as these Team Dynamics wheels currently on Ebay (click the picture to link to the auction):

Otherwise, I think the only drawback is the entry price; clean Coupe Quattros have maintained a strong market in the mid to high single digits; still, it’s a lot of car for that amount – most enthusiasts are now considering $10,000 the number for a clean E30 non-M3 to put this into perspective. Ditch the US spec diving board bumpers for some S2 units, throw in some Euro lights and an S2 wheel, and if you have to go crazy, drop a 20V turbo into it; you’ll slay E30 M3s in a drag race and with proper suspension components, you can keep up with them around turns, too – all for less than half the amount of a well sorted M3, and you’ll be in a much more rare car. That’s a win to me.

On Ebay right now are some parts to dress it up and make it quicker (click the item to take you to the auction):

AAN 20V Turbo Motor

RS2 OEM Headlights

Audi Sport Nardi Steering wheel

-Carter