Tres Quattros – A Brace of Silver Arrow C4s

Recently I’ve written up a few tasty European market S6 quattros, but what’s available on this side of the pond? Well, even though the used market is a little different here than it is in Europe, there are still several great options in you’re into the C4 chassis and its legendary 2.2 20V turbocharged motor. Today I’ve got three examples of one of the more rare colors to see on the C4 – silver, and two with grey leather. Which will be the one you’d like? Let’s start with the oldest:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Audi S4 on Craigslist.org

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1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet

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Another week, another Porsche 930 Slantnose for sale. Seems like they are everywhere, doesn’t it? As soon as the last Slantnose Cabriolet we featured went live, it sold within one day. If red was a bit too outlandish on that particular car, perhaps this 1989 930 Slantnose Cabriolet for sale from our reader Frank may be more to your liking. Painted in a more reserved Black over Linen combination, this car represents the final year for the 930 Turbo, the sole year to feature a 5-speed manual gearbox with the 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet at Deluxe Car Storage and Sales

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1995 Audi S6 Avant

About a month ago Paul wrote up an Emerald 1995 S6 Avant with reasonable mileage at a reasonable price. Unfortunately for fans of non-dated colors, it seems that most of the S6 Avants came in this shade, and unless it was really well cared for it never makes the car stand out. Today, however, there is a bit of a shining star – this particular S6 is offered in Casablanca White, a very rare option to see. Not much is shown of the interior but the exterior sure looks clean:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant on Cars.com

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Motorsport Monday: Ultima GTR Powered by Porsche Twin Turbo

Let’s be honest; racing – especially at a high level – isn’t cheap. Heck, even running track days in a non-competition car isn’t cheap. For those that go to track days, a cycle usually occurs; they buy a “fast” car, go to the track, and fairly quickly realize it’s not as fast as they thought it was. Then years of modifying an inherently flawed chassis and ruining it occurs, until the owner has both a car which is no longer good on the road and which still isn’t incredible on the track. Frustrated, they sell that car and buy a purpose-built race car for a large sum of money and proceed to blow everyone out of the water, causing the other trackphiles to modify their cars to keep up…you get the point. Now, enter the world of Porsches and you’re taking already very fast cars and making them even faster – and much more expensive. Trick out a new GT3 and you’re looking at a somewhat fragile car that will set you back $200,000. While it would undoubtedly be fast, it wouldn’t be in the same league as today’s purpose-built tube frame 600 horsepower monster – the Ultima GTR:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Ultima GTR on eBay

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1992 Audi S4 6-Speed

It was just a few days ago that we saw the last Audi C4 grace these pages, that time a Emerald Green S6. That car sure looked quite nice but was a little suspect given the lack of information regarding maintenance and was certainly well overpriced. Most of these sleeper super sedans fall in the $3,000 to $6,000 range, and while they’re not spring chickens they offer a tremendous amount of performance for that investment. Considering what that amount buys you in the Audi 4000 market these days, these S4 and S6 sedans are a downright bargain. If you’re willing to forgo looking for a low mileage example that is 100% pristine and instead focus on a solid driver that has been maintained, there are even more options that are affordable than just about any competition. Today’s first year 1992 S4 is no exception to this rule, with a strong history of recent maintenance and a desirable 01E S4 6-speed swapped in place of the original 5-speed:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Audi S4 6-speed on Quattroworld.com

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1995 Audi S6

By 1995, it really seemed that the large fast executive sedan was leaving the U.S. for good. The E34 BMW was replaced in 1997 with the E39, but there was no word of an M5. Indeed, the 540i was considered so close in performance to the outgoing M5 it seemed BMW wasn’t planning one. The era of hand-constructed M-cars was over. The 500E had also left us in 1994, with the W124 chassis also on its way out. That legendary car and chassis still haunts the dreams of many enthusiasts both in and out of the marque. For Audi, it was also the end of an era with the demise of the turbocharged inline-5, an engine that had defined the company’s success in motorsport as well as the unique individuality of the brand. That motor last appeared in the United States in the 1995 Audi S6, like the other super sedans a high water mark for the brands whose memory would not be easy to shake. Now over two decades after its introduction in the 1991 200 and 1992 S4, the 3B/AAN motor is still a growing legend amongst Audi fans. Many of these super sedans were used hard and well over their life, providing countless memories of effortless overtaking and miraculous drives through snowy conditions. For those who haven’t yet experienced the great C4 chassis mated to the phenomenal motor that the WRC helped to create, time hasn’t run out. There are still good examples of the C4 chassis floating around, and unlike good examples of the E34 M5 and W124 500E, they’re quite affordable. Take this black over grey S6 for example:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 on craigslist

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1991 Audi 200 20V Avant – REVISIT

In a new location, from a new seller and with 700 more miles, the “White Christmas” Audi 200 20V Avant I wrote up in late December is now back up on the market. I included both descriptions as there was information in the original that was not present in the new advertisement. The car sold in the mid $3,000 range last time, so expect that’s where the reserve is set this time too.

The below post originally appeared on our site December 22, 2013:

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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

While Porsche introduced all-wheel drive on the Carrera in 1989, it wouldn’t be until the 993 generation a few years later that Turbo 911 with all four wheels being driven would work its way into the lineup. Thus, in 1991, the rear-drive Turbo would have its last shout in the form of the 964. The first 964 Turbos, introduced in 1990, had an evolution of the 3.3 liter engine from the 930. It wouldn’t be until early 1993 when the 3.6 Turbo would arrive on the scene, of which less than half of the amount were produced in comparison to the 3.3 version. This early 3.3 Turbo is on offer in Texas, the perfect place to live out your Cannonball Run fantasy.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

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1984 Audi 4000S Quattro Turbo

We’ve been lucky enough to see a string recently of very nice condition 4000 quattros, with the nicest and highest priced breaking the $10,000 glass ceiling on these models. That’s apparently signaled to other 4000 owners that the market is prime to get out at current top dollar, ignoring the confluence of factors that combined to create that record sale. A super well documented, fully sorted and all original example, that car also found the right buyer at the right time. In contrast, today we have a decidedly unoriginal 4000S quattro with an asking price unsurprisingly right around the sale amount for that 1985 model. Will a modded 4000 bring stronger money than the average? Take a look and see what you think:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Audi 4000 Quattro Turbo on Craigslist.org

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Party Like It’s 1989 Week: 1989 Audi Quattro

It’s hard to remember that there was a time before the M3 and the 944, but before they rocked their flares into the collective consciousness of every school aged and school aged-acting boy there was the Quattro. For as the 944 brought Le Mans development and the M3 brought Touring Car development to the street, the Quattro was born in the fire-breathing World Rally Championship. The technology that filtered down created a extremely competent GT car; it wasn’t the fastest around a given corner, it wasn’t the fastest in a straight line, but it would be the fastest all year long. By 1989, though, the B2 chassis had been retired in favor of the new B3 – complete with a new Coupe. But Audi didn’t retire the Quattro without a bit of fanfare just yet; for 1989 the car was upgraded with a development of the Group B Sport Quattro motor now sporting 20 valves and electronic fuel injection. The motor is now as legendary as the car, and the combination of the two created perhaps the best all-around GT car of the 1980s; the “RR” Quattro.

A veritable highlight show of the line, the last of the run 1989-1991 Quattros featured the 20V motor, the chunky looks and box flares of the original covering the best 8″ wheels (okay, the Sport got 9″ wheels made from unobtanium), better suspension, ABS, smarter-on-the-road Torsen center differential, painted body color spoilers and the flush-mounted H1/H4 lights, new better steering wheel, the revised later dashboard – and of course, the best digital dashboard. What did all of this make? Arguably, the best Quattro, of course!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Audi Quattro 20V on Mobile.de

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