1977 Audi 50 GLS

Every now and then you come across a car that commands your attention. For most it’s a Ferrari 458 or a Bentley. For VW/Audi enthusiasts, it’s a rare and clean Audi like this 1977 Audi 50 for sale on Long Island, NY.

The Audi 50 was Audi’s ultra economy car offered as a three door hatchback with a 1.3l inline 4 that produced 59 bhp. Not exactly a hot hatch, but then again that was not the intention of this car. Rarely seen stateside, the Audi 50 was popular in Europe, both because its bang for the buck. In typical VW fashion, the VW version (Polo) and Audi badged 50 models were sold side by side for 3 years until 1978. As is typical for the economy class of cars, the less expensive VW Polo outsold the Audi 50, ultimately resulting in the 50’s demise. After the death of the 50 Audi changed their focus to the higher market car that they are known for today.

Year: 1977
Model: 50 GLS
Engine: 1.3L inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 111,000 km (70K miles)
Price: $15,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1977 Audi 50 on vwvortex.com

I have the ONLY Audi 50 in North America (predecessor to the mk1 vw polo) and there are few survivors across the pond, I did a ground up resto on it… entire shell in, out and bay was taken to bare metal and resprayed porsche albertblau, seats taken down to the skeleton and rebuilt, 1.3L single carb OG motor refurbished and tuned (odometer stopped at 111,000 kilometers (around 70K OG miles) but I can assure you it cant be much more, 4 speed manual shifts mint, new glass, carpet, nardi wheel that matched OG dash grain, fully fabbed suspension, airlift v2 air ride system, all metal trim and bumpers hand polished and the list goes on. Sitting on custom 3 piece forged rotiform 4 spoke TMB’s (only set ever made) in 14×7 all around with staggered lips (2″ + 3″)

Inside, outside, underneath, this car is newwwww, doorcards and dash are like new etc.

I have an insane amount of original parts at well as the original wheels, filters, brake parts and tune up kit for when they need to be replaced etc.

I’m asking $15,000 (I have roughly $25,000 into the car + 100’s of man hours + its rarity = yes I’m firm at 15)

I may consider a partial trade + cash on your end depending on what you have BUT YOU CAN PM ME THOSE OFFERS… PLZ DON’T GO POSTING PICS IN THIS THREAD.

Here’s a video my friend just shot of the car… http://vimeo.com/68075319

The direction the seller took with this car is definitely cool. The air suspension and one-off wheels just add more uniqueness to this already rare car.  The seller claims that this car is the only  Audi 50 in the states, however, that really shouldn’t be a selling point unless that claim can be substantiated.  As we all know, there are all sorts of crazy hoarders out there with their own stashes of rare cars that never see the light of day.  That being said, you’ll be hard pressed to find one of these, especially one this cool.

With a pricetag of $15,000 this car will certainly need the right buyer, there’s no doubt that the seller has that (and more) in this car, however, the audience is extermely narrow of this car. In looking at the car, and the mods, I’d be inclined to do a bit of negotiating. If this could be had for about $13,000, I’d say it’s a deal for the guy or gal that has to have what noone else has.

-Brian

Theme Week: 1995 Audi RS2

The RS2 was built on Audi’s 80 Avant; it was Audi’s first “RS” vehicle, and the first of their long line of high-performance wagons.  The RS2 was a joint effort between Audi and Porsche, and represented some of the best efforts from both camps.

While most of the car came from the Audi parts bin, the mad scientists at Porsche transformed the 230bhp Audi 2.2l inline 5 cylinder turbo engine in to a 311bhp fire breather with the addition of bigger turbo, larger fuel injectors, a hotter cam, and remapped ECU.  The power was planted to the road through a 6 speed gear box, and Audi’s legendary quattro with locking differential.  The suspension was revised with Bilstein shocks and larger sway bars.  To bring this monster to a halt, Porsche donated the brakes from the Porsche 968 Club Sport.

These cars are extremely rare, with only 2891 examples built from 1994 to 1995.  For the longest time, to own one in North America was merely a dream for Audi enthusiasts, but that did not stop the RS2 from developing a strong cult following over here.  Luckily there are enthusiasts like the owner of this Volcano Black beauty for sale in Quebec, Canada to bring cars like this to our shores.

1995 Audi RS2 for sale on vwvortex.com

Hello Folks,
Here is a 1995 AUDI RS2 all original partially restored with 84 000km on the clock (paperwork to prove it).
Car has the famous 5cyl 2.2L turbo engine which has 315hp (tuned by Porsche with bigger turbo just for thr RS2). Car has a 6 speeds manual gearbox with locking rear diff.
Everything in the car works except for AC which will be taking care of eventually before sale.
Only 2981 RS2 were ever produce and only 400 came with that specific color which is call Volcano Black.
Things that were restored over the last 3 months are:
Front and rear bumper repainted All 5 wheels refinished with new tires installed Brakes all redone with refinished calipers New OEM front upper strut mounts New OEM thermostat New OEM engine coolant temp sensor New OEM passenger side molding New front RS2 badge New steering wheel badge New OEM coolant expansion tank New OEM front bumper turn signals Head liner redone Door cards redone A lot of new clips,bolts,screws and what not that were all missing.
Car needs nothing but safety which I manage to get done for Quebec since live in Qc but wont do for Ontario if car get sold to somebody in ON or any other province for that matter. Those who know me on here know I dont screw people around so when I say car needs nothing it litterally needs nothing!
This car is a piece of history on his own and will surely never depreciate as years goes by.
I only know 5 other RS2 in Canada so this is definitly a car you wont see everyday.
Asking price: 32 000$

Have a lot more pictures of the restoration if futur buyer wants to see, I will be glad to show them.
Any other question about the car, feel free to pm me or to call @ 819-329-3443
Thanks for looking

 

 

With less than 3000 built, and having never being offered in North America this car is certainly hard to come by, and even harder to slap a value on.  This beautiful example has only 84,000 kms (52,195 miles) on the clock, and the owner has lovingly restored this car to great original condition.  On most cars of its age, these are great selling points, but this is an Audi RS2…in North America, if you want one of these, it’s not like you can just move on to the next one.  This car is for sale for $32,000, and to be honest, this car is worth every penny.  This is a car that I absolutely would love to own, which makes me wonder…what are kidneys selling for on the black market these days?

-Brian

 

 

Lower-mileage 1989 BMW Hartge H26 for sale

Update 12.6.2011: Back on eBay, links updated. Previously listed in November. -dc

The Hartge wheels on a local 325is caught my eye, and while I’m usually more of an Alpina fan, I’m starting to really dig the rare Hartge models of 80s Bimmers. With only 113k miles, today’s beefed-up 325i is beautifully clean inside and out. It has obviously been well taken care of, with the pinstripes and spoilers still looking great, the interior nice enough to eat off (if you allowed food inside), and the underside looking close to new. I can’t see paying the premium on these unless you’re a serious enthusiast, but those who do will get a great looking E30 with as much power as the M3.

1989 BMW Hartge H26 for sale on eBay


A nice recounting of provenance and recent care:

1989 BMW E30 Hartge H26
Bronzit/nature tan leather – shadow line trim & mirrors – Hartge logo’s front & back.
· US Spec. 325ia car prepared by Hartge in Germany – delivered through the “Fly & Drive” program that began in 1987 – a very, very rare car. Build sheet code #0841.
· Low mileage 113K – 5200 miles/year – always adult owned/driven.
· Recent mechanical & restoration.

The vehicle was purchased new by Mr. Jung through Vasek Polak BMW in Hermosa Beach, Ca. The original service booklet & manual verify. My Jung picked out his options & order/pay for the car.The German plant would send the vehicle to Hartge Mfg. to have the options installed. Being in the “Fly & Drive” program (started by Porsche). The buyer would fly over to Germany, take delivery at the plant, drive around Europe for a time, drop the car back at the plant, where the manufacturer would ship the car to the US dealer.

It would also explain how Vasek Polak BMW ended up delivering the car as they could handle all the paperwork & arrangements for the Hartge without being an authorized distributor-they never took possession of the car, floored it, or took it into their inventory. It is also interesting to note that they did not fill in the “delivery mileage” in the vehicles service booklet. This being US Spec. it does not have a “federalization sticker” in the door jamb. H26 4258256 received 12 of the 17 options available from Hartge. Over $14,000 worth, according to the Hartge 1988 catalog. That includes the cylinder head and exhaust system, which was recently replaced with Ansa.

    Hartge H26 Option list

11 27 0490 – Performance H26 Cylinder head conversion 190bhp consisting of:
11 22 0432 – Hartge sport camshaft
11 22 0436 – Hartge light alloy valve cover
12 27 0103 – Re-profiled Montronic
18 27 0500 – Tubular 6 branch Headers – free flow exhaust system.

    Suspension

31 22 0420 – Hartge Sport suspension (35mm lower) consisting of:
Hartge progressive rate Coil Springs.
Hartge/Bilstein special valving struts & shocks.
31 27 0470 – Hartge stabilizer set consisting of:
Hartge stabilizer front adjustable @ 22mm, rear @ 16mm.
31 16 0350 – Hartge aluminum front strut brace, added rear strut brace for improved handling.

    Wheels

36 22 0754 – Hartge aluminum wheels 7.5×16” w/custom machined aluminum center caps.

    Car Body

51 22 0500 – Hartge aerodynamic kit for E30 from 9/87
61 22 0435 Hartge mono arm windscreen wiper system *LHD for E30

    Cockpit

62 22 0150 Hartge instrument console oil pressure gauge, amp meter gauge & clock.
32 27 0400 Hartge 4 spoke leather steering wheel@380mm with hub/horn button.
41 22 0100 Hartge foot rest.
Hartge leather shift knob.
Hartge tach.

The paint is original – in some area’s the paint is checking. On the passenger side of the roof has some dents from an object falling on it. Overall the paint shows well.

Maintenance at 112,422
Water pump
Timing belt
Timing belt tensioner
cam seal
Valve adjustment & valvecover gasket.

Maintenance at 113,050
Getrag 5-speed (80K) with new seals and pilot bearing
ZM3 short shift kit – new selector rod bushing
Sachs clutch disc, Pressure plate, T.O. bearing
13lb flywheel was resurfaced
Rear main crankshaft seal – zero leaks!
Balanced driveshaft, new CCB and Guibo
Slave cylinder/ clutch master cylinder
Pedal assembly was inspected – excellent condition.

s3:46 limited slip – Redline 75w-90
Fresh spark plugs
8MM Blue Silicon spark plug wires in loom.
Cap & rotor
Oil filter housing o-ring, new filter – fresh 20w-50 oil
71 degree thermostat – BMW coolant
New belts
New washer bottle – new washer hose

Brakes:
4 Calipers completely rebuilt
BavAuto cross drilled rotors
Carbonfiber brake pads
DOT Stainless Steel brake lines
Fresh ATE brake fluid.

rear strut brace
New Interstate battery
Rear ANSA muffler (have Hartge exhaust tip)

Bidding is moving already, with just under 9 days left at time of writing and 11 bids pushing it to a still-reserved $6,800. Considering the rarity, it’s hard to know exactly where the bidding will push it, but the cleanliness, lack of miles, and heavy optioning should easily push this towards, and maybe even above, $10k.

-NR

Restored 1982 Alpina B7S for sale

What a shark we caught today, readers! This E24 comes directly from reader Lawrence, who is parting with this extremely clean, extremely rare piece of Teutonic perfection. Alpina’s always get me going, as I think they accentuate the best elements of BMWs, especially those from the 80s. Distinctive, simple wheels, Tron-like decals, and sharky body kits are where it’s at. Add in some healthy power upgrades and BMW’s GT becomes an 80’s supercar.

Lawrence’s pages have some great info, so I’ll let him give the B7S Turbo Coupe history:

The Alpina B7S Turbo Coupe is most powerful (330hp), the fastest (0-100km/hr in 5.8 sec and 280km/hr top speed), and the rarest of all the Alpina 80’s cars. Very few Alpina cars ever made it to North America, as they had to be federalized like the Porsche Turbos and Ferrari Boxers. Alpina made a special edition of their 5 and 6 series cars in 1982, offering 60 B7S Sedans in Alpina Blue with a Blue Cloth/Leather interior and 30 B7S Turbo Coupes, all in Alpina dark green metallic with a green tartan cloth/leather interior. There were only a few cars that differed from the B7S colours-a pair of B7S, a coupe an sedan were painted in Anthracite Grey for members of the Quant family, and there is this car which kept the Alpina green, but had a very special interior in full leather with the top of the line Recaro Ortho C seats.

#14 of just 30, this is a very special BMW. Lawrence provides a great, detailed history of the car worth reading for those interested, but it’s well-summarized thusly:

This Alpina BMW is a unique car. It is the only example of the B7S Turbo fitted with a full leather interior, and the only example fitted with the top-of-the-line Recaro Ortho seats. This is the only B7S that was sold new into North America, and to the collected wisdom of the Alpina community, it is still the only B7S on this continent. Apart from the Alpina race cars, it is arguably the rarest and most collectible of all the Alpina BMW’s.

It has unquestioned provenance, matching numbers and Alpina authentication. Being a California car for most of its life, and given a comprehensive body restoration, it is completely dry and rust free.; It has had a fresh cosmetic restoration done to a very high standard. Mechanically the car was given signifiant upgrades in the mid-90’s at a cost of $17,000. It has just had another $25,000 spent on cosmetics. The car runs and drives perfectly. The Pierburg injection system functions properly and shows no signs of fuel leakage or any other problems. The car has run reliably for the last 10 years and 10,000 miles according to the previous owner, who has only needed to give the car normal servicing-It has done several long distance trips without fault. It remains a truly fast car today, and a very capable Grand Touring machine.

It says a lot that this 1982 6-series, normally a cool car but worth single-digit-thousands, is pictured with Ferraris and Bentleys and currently sitting at $35k. With the provenance, rarity, and restorations, the seller is probably looking for a bit more than that. Too rich for my blood, but an amazing and unique example of German tuner culture in the 80s. The next owner will belong to an entirely different club than the guy in the 550i he rolls up to at the stop light, a club that appreciated sharky clean lines, mechanical purity, and gold and green as a color combo. I like that guy.

-NR

Extremely rare 1989 BMW Z1 for sale

In the car world, being an American is like growing up in a puritanical household. Strong values, but there are some awesome things that are hidden from you. For me, the BMW Z1 is like a rare wine in a robotic bottle to an Amish kid. For many years, the few glimpses I caught melded in my mind as some weird concept car BMW had developed, like the M8 or X5 Le Mans V12. Then I found out that I just hadn’t been exposed to it, and a very real 8,000 of these Z3 predecessors were produced for the European market from ’89-’91. The 325’s I6 contributes 170hp, meaning you get a little more form than function, but the design by Ulrich Bez (now Aston Martin CEO) is gorgeously svelte and it has lowering doors, a clever gimmick that are the main reason it didn’t come here. If only the M20B25 had a sufficient following and tuning community, you could have an unquestionably unique roadster with some go to match. Oh wait…

From the seller:

I am pleased to offer this very rare 1989 BMW Z1. These unique 2 seat BMW’s were produced between 1987-1991 with only 8000 examples produced. Very rare by modern BMW standards. VIN # WBABA91010AL00887.

This Z1 is located in Montreal, Canada and is presented with approx. 76,000 km (47,226 miles). It is absolutely striking in it’s black exterior with black interior with red seats. It is worth noting that only 2,301 Z1’s were produced in black. So many of the Z1’s out there today are very unusual colors such as pale yellow, green etc. This car has tons of eye appeal in my opinion.

The current owner imported the car in 2005 from Monaco. He has had the car maintained by the local BMW dealer in Montreal since 2005 and has only used it approx. 2000-3000 km per year. As shown in the pictures, the car comes with it’s original wheels as well as a set of modern alloy rims with new tires (presently on the car).

The car includes:

– Original hardtop
– New muffler replaced in 2005
– Original rims and tires
– Car cover imported from Germany

Car has been freshly detailed, is in excellent condition and is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.

I’m surprised at how into this car I am. I dig its baby-E31 looks, color/rim choices, and extreme rarity. Probably still can’t get it into the US, and the Cannucks hit with one of their annoying superiorities. Imported from Monaco and impeccably maintained, this 47k-mile specialty will not go cheap, at a reserve-on $15k with 9 days to go. If you’re well-heeled, confident in your masculinity (or femininity… do we have any female readers out there?), and looking for some Euro-Canadian strange, this is the hot ticket.

-NR

Italian Audi Insanity

One of our readers from Italy was kind enough to call attention to a trio of astonishing Audi Quattros for sale online in Italy. We’ve posted some pretty nice Quattros in the past, but these three turn the four-ringed insanity to 11.

First, we have an Audi Quattro Treser hardtop convertible. “A what!?” you say? I know… though I featured a Treser coupe a while back, I had not seen Treser’s convertible creation before. The coupe’s standard hardtop was absolutely mundane compared to the folding weirdness of this Quattro. Walter Treser was the head of development for the UrQuattro and went on to create his own aftermarket Audi business; the success of the parts business allowed him to get even more creative with things like this pre-Benz SLK convertible hardtop. An elegant convertible with the top down, things get a bit weirder when you push the Autobot button… it kind of looks like a Subaru Brat with a tonneau cover. Funky styling aside, I can’t argue with the rarity and inherent coolness in having a coachbuilt UrQuattro. I can argue that there are better places to spend ~$65k though…

1984 Audi Quattro Treser Convertible for sale on automobile.it

We’ll turn the needle up closer to 11 with this next Quattro, another Treser, and a cabriolet at that; but why not throw in a massive widebody kit and some Testerossa-style side strakes for good measure? Instead of a brat, this looks like a stepside truck. With the same funky 2+2 top up, 2-seater top down system, you can bring the family along, as well as hide them when it gets nice out and you need some Italian bird to notice your Ferraudi. Luckily the 2.1 I5 has been brought up to spec too, pumping out 340hp over only 25k km. 78 grand for some truly rare strange.

1985 Widebody Treser Convertible Audi Quattro for sale on automobile.it

Here’s where I say the amp went past 11 and got all Marty-in-Doc’s-Garage on me, a perfect red Sport Quattro, 1,050km (652 miles!) on a 220-hp S2 swap. While cool, the Tresers seem cut out for a specific kind of drug dealer, whereas the only thing the Sport Quattro is addicted to is winning. Decipher the German/Italian ad if you can; something about the Sport’s trick Kevlar roof and some other mild mods. The only way this car could kill it any harder would be if Hans Dahlback himself had modified it. 220hp should be plenty of fun, but the S2 can easily attain much more. Lively on that tiny wheelbase, the pitbull of the Quattro family.

1985 Audi Sport Quattro for sale on automobile.it

The range of $65-$80k for these things makes me think either a) These are even rarer in the rest of the world than I realized or b) cars are extremely expensive in Italy due to taxes and whatnot. I’m guessing it’s a mixture of both. Regardless, three very cool and unique takes on the UrQuattro (though I could only drive the red one).

-NR

1984 Alpina B7 Turbo e28 For Sale

You don’t see these come up for sale very often, especially in the U.S. Check out this with 4 days to go:

1984 Alpina B7 Turbo For Sale BMW e28

quote from seller’s listing:

For sale is one of only 236 Alpina B7 Turbos made in the E28 body style, VIN WAPB7TL014B710051. It is one of only 5 known to be in North America. It is an authentic, original Alpina, very rare in the US especially, and has all of the parts that Alpina installed on these cars when new. The adjustable-boost turbocharged engine puts out 300 horsepower. It has a 5-speed close-ratio (“dog-leg”) transmission. It has a limited-slip differential. It has 16×7″ Alpina open-lug wheels on the front and 16×8″ wheels on the back, with good tires. The paint is fairly new, and is the “Alpina blue” color that Alpina paints many of its cars. It was repainted from graphite, but done professionally so no graphite remains. The wide silver deco set (stripe kit) is new, from Alpina. It has an electric sunroof, a stock cassette deck, power windows and door locks. No A/C, as the turbo takes up the place where the compressor would go. It also has the rare digital extra gauge cluster in the A/C duct on the dash. We have all the documents necessary to register the car here in the US, and will assist the buyer in doing so.

And for those who aren’t familiar with the model, a quote from the Unofficial Alpina Site:

This is the second-generation B7 Turbo, introduced in April 1984. Once again had a car with the name B7 Turbo the title of being the fastest 4-door car in the world. The production ended in July 1987 and a total of 236 cars were built.

[…]

The engine is based on BMW´s 3,5 litre unit, which in standard version produces 218 bhp. Alpina have made many changes to the engine such as a reprogrammed Motronic system, a modified cylinder-head, lighter mahle-pistons, a new camshaft, a special exhaust manifold and of course a KKK K27 turbocharger. The engine has higher compression than the old B7 Turbo so Alpina have decreased the turbo boost to 0,7 bar, because they didn´t want the B7 to have more than 300 bhp. That´s exacly what it has, 300 bhp and a torque of 501 Nm. The catalyst-version had 320 bhp and a torque of 509 Nm. The gearbox is a five-speeder from Getrag.

I absolutely adore Alpina’s of this era (I know, who doesn’t?!) and this is a great chance for a collector to get a car that normally would involve a spendy importation. Being a 1984 model, this should be pretty easy to register.

dc

1997 Brabus E65 W210 For Sale in California

John emailed me a few days ago to inform us that his wonderful and amazing Brabus E65 was on eBay. I fell sick on Wednesday and am just now catching up. But don’t let that delay you — as of right now, there is only 2 days left on his auction.

His ad tells the story well, so without further ado:

This is a full W210 Brabus car; one of one in USA. Built in 1997 from a brand new, zero-mile E420 purchased from Beverly Hills MB. Car was completely disassembled and shipped to Brabus Germany where the M119 motor was enlarged to 6.5 liters. It is a 450hp / 488 ft lb. torque motor (4 cam / 32 valve). This is the only official USA W210 6.5 in existence. Car was fully optioned when it was built. This includes full Brabus power-train, Brabus (Alcon) ft and rr brakes, Brabus full exhaust, Brabus full body kit, Brabus staggered modular wheels, Brabus Mastik leather interior, Brabus hood / trunk badging and trunk lettering, Brabus springs / shocks, Brabus door sills in stainless, Brabus steering wheel etc.

Car has roughly 40,900 original miles and is in excellent condition in all respects. Car is 040 black non-metallic with Black and contrasting Gray interior. There is a large integrated stereo that is aftermarket but period 1997-98. Car was featured in Motor Trend and an original copy of the magazine is included. This car was built at the time to be the fastest sedan in existence. It held this title in the USA as it is capable of 192mph. The only sedan to surpass this M119 6.5 is the Brabus W210 7.3 V-12 (206mph); none of which were imported to the States as they do not comply with USA crash and emissions standards.

This car can be fully verified by the USA Brabus distributor CEC (Claus Ettensberger Corp) in Los Angeles. You are free to call them.

You will notice that the car does not wear the Brabus front spoiler lower extension. I have a brand new, in-box unit that comes with the car. I do not have it installed, as my driveway is too steep with it in place.

What an opportunity and talk about rare! Can you imagine what the total cost of this conversion had to cost? A true MB collectors piece that deserves a good home. Good luck on the sale John,

dc

Very rare, very clean Audi Quattro Treser

Today we have a fantastic reader submission with many thanks to Valerio for finding this very rare, very cool, and amazingly well-kept Audi. I am quite a fan of the Quattro, as boxed fenders are just about my favorite styling element of all time and I’m quite enamored with AWD and Audi in general. Valerio’s tip points to a little-known piece of Audi history involving the head of Audi’s rally team, Walter Treser. More can be read here, but essentially the rally boss went on to sell aftermarket offerings for Audis, here including bodywork, wheels, engine improvements and a nice black interior. Adding to the specialness of this car is an amazingly low mileage of 35k, obviously having been owned with an eye towards future collectibility. It’s a very rare, very 80s-tastic improvement on the venerable Quattro, even foreshadowing the style of the later 90-based Coupe Quattro.

1984 Audi Quattro Treser for sale on Classic Driver

Some of the owner’s description:

This Treser UR Quattro is a two owner car which has covered a mere 35, 800 miles from new in the hands of two owners. It has been in the current ownership since 2005, since when just 3000 miles have been covered and it is stored in a heated and dehumidified garage when not in use. It has only ever been used in fine weather.

Finished in metallic black with Treser full black leather interior and high-back, rally style Recaro sports interior, the car is equipped with a host of other Treser options, which include 250bhp engine with high lift camshaft, big valves, a 8 port metering head, larger intercooler and a special airbox. The body has Treser wrap-around rear spoiler, front apron and Treser alloys road wheels, which are now shod with new Michelin TRX tyres.

A Treser UR Quattro is a rarity in itself but an example with just 35,800 miles on the clock and only two owners form new must be unique. It is taxed and mot’d and currently in daily use by ourselves! This car has to be seen to be believed.

The wheels and the wrap-around wing just add to the Quattro’s very epoch-specific styling and the cache of having it be an ultra-rare edition drenched in Audi history is great. Add to that an nicely warmed over 250-hp engine and this thing has some serious grunt to back up the unique looks. If you can get over the babied-low miles (or right-hand drive), it has to be a TON of fun. At 17,677 Euros, or about $23,600, this seems like an awesome deal. Shame it’s in Britain.

-NR

Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport For Sale on 6SpeedOnline.com

The link love continues tonight with another rare sighting: A 1988 Porsche 911 Club Sport. One of only 28 officially imported to the U.S. and sporting the excellent Gulf Blue paint. Check it out on 6SpeedOnline.com for best offer over $60k:

1988 Porsche Carrera Club Sport For Sale in Gulf Blue

quote from seller’s listing:

Many of you have seen photos of my Club Sport. Business opportunities lead me to very reluctantly sell this car. When selling cars that I’ve owned in the past I’ve been guilty of saying, “I’ll find another one”. I cannot make that statement with this car.

The 1987-1989 Club Sport is arguably the most-rare, lightweight production 911 that Porsche has ever produced. It took me over two years to find this one. Not only is this Club Sport rare from a production standpoint, this is a “Sonder-Wunsch” or Special Wishes 911. The rarest of the rare, one of the 28 North American Carrera Club Sports painted by the factory in Gulf Blue. Believed to be the only Club Sport worldwide painted this color. The car was built with Chrome rather than black window trim and a Burgundy pinstripe velour interior. It is a car that is all original including the paintwork with extensive paperwork back to 8,000 miles.

Granted that’s a lot of cash for a Carrera of that vintage, but again I agree with the comments that this car isn’t going down in value anytime soon. I think it would make for an excellent collector car as well, and would be so awesome on back roads this time of year!

dc