find of the day: 2009 Audi 4.2L Supercharged R8

words: Bill, photos: Streetside Classics In a former life, I was fortunate enough to drive a 2012 R8 V8 6sp manual on the fabled track at Sebring. For the next several months, that car came in and out of my life and let me tell you...it was heaven (humble brag shot of me at Sebring following). My fondness for the OG R8 grew and grew and I decided that if I could ever be in the position to own an R8, it would be a MK1 V8 R8 6sp manual in Brilliant Red. So imagine my delight when I stumbled acr...

find of the day: 2010 Spyker C8 Laviolette

words: Bill, photos: Autosport Designs Inc Well this is different. If you've never heard of Spyker, they are a (very) small Dutch bespoke car manufacturer who just happen to source the Audi 4.2l V8 for their C8 Laviolette coupe (pictured here), C8 Spyder, and the C8 Aileron (long wheel base). Their interior is to die for as you'll see in the photos. This particular C8 Laviolette is for sale on Long Island. It includes the original sticker which shows a price of $209,990. However, the dealer is...

find of the day: 2014 Audi allroad Premium Plus – Former fortitude.com Project Car

words: Bill, photos: George Achorn For every single find of the day vehicles I've featured, I've never had a personal attachment nor even seen one in person...with the exception of this car. This car is owned by our Editor-in-Chief of quattro Magazine, George Achorn. George used to be the one of the owners of Vortex Media Group (vwvortex.com, fourtitude.com, swedespeed.com) but sold the sites in 2015. We were fortunate enough to snap him up when he came back onto the scene. As such, t...

find of the day: 1965 Auto Union F1000-D Bus

words: Bill, photos: E&R Classics The normal find of the day featured here are exotic or sexy or rare. This is, however, none of those. Well, except for maybe rare especially in this condition. This is a 1965 Auto Union F-1000D Bus. Yeah, I had to look it up also. While it wears the four rings up front, its heart is a 4 cylinder Mercedes diesel located between the two seats. The seller claims it has original paint and only 42,556km. It was in Spain for a long time but now resides in The Ne...

find of the day: 2005 Aquamarine Blue S4 Avant

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer Ok I'm going to put this out there...yes, I know this is not Paul Newman's personal vehicle. Several weeks ago, this same Avant popped up for sale and there was confusion on whether or not Paul actually owned it or not and then it delved into a heated conversation. I was planning on doing a FOTD but held off and eventually forgot about it. But then, it popped up again on Bring A Trailer. I just spent the weekend with a B6 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant so the want is...

find of the day: 2007 Daytona Gray Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The B7 RS 4 in a word? Oof. A brawler in a business suit. A bull in a china shop..ok I don't think that one quite fits. Regardless, this is one of Audi's greatest Q-ships. Audi enthusiasts will spot one immediately but the average person? Not so much. They just see an Audi. From the bulging fenders to the big oval exhaust tips in the rear, this car oozes sexiness. This particular example is painted Daytona Grey Pearl with Platinum leather/black ...

find of the day: 1980 Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Classic Car Auctions Wait...didn't we just do this the other day? There have been a plethora of Ur-quattros in our find of the day lately - Der Kommissar 1985 Amazon Blue and the 1985 Zermatt Silver one. Der Kommissar has 83,000 miles and is available for $55,900 and the Zermatt Silver has 209,008 miles and is listed for $58,900. Aside being an Ur-quattro in common, they are both offered in the States so buying them would be relatively easy. This one? She's located i...

find of the day? 1994 Audi 80 Avant…with a 4.2L V8

words: Bill, photos: Ricardas Zizas Autohandel It's been a good several days for Finds of the Day: the RS2 Avant, the Imola Yellow RS 4, the Amazon Blue Ur-quattro, and the Holy Grail, the 1986 Audi Sport quattro. All special cars, all desirable cars, all hard-to-find cars so why would I feature a plain Jane Audi 80 Avant with ugly wheels? Because of this: Some mad scientist shoved a 4.2 V8 under the bonnet. Apparently this isn't an uncommon swap as I've found several YouTube videos on V8 swap...

find of the day: 1994 Audi RS2

words: Bill, photos: DCT Wielsbeke & Maldegem The RS2...almost the Holy Grail of Audi enthusiasts. Good news for us in the States as the 25 year rule falls to the wayside this year. This particular example (located in Belgium) will be legal in October but maybe you should think about jumping on it now and store it until October. Why jump on it now instead of waiting? It's only listed for €39,900 ($44,602.41USD). One RS2 we featured was listed at €69,911 ($78,150.36USD). Granted th...

find of the day: 2007 Imola Yellow Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Sean Roberts RS cars are many things: big, brawny, beautiful...bright? Bright is definitely the word whenever you lay your eyes on Imola Yellow but add the allure of a B7 RS 4 and it becomes desirable...or not. Back in the day (over 10 years ago), I had a friend who purchased the twin to this car. I loved it but for others, it was a love or hate it kind of thing. When he went to sell it though the haters seem to have won. It took him awhile to get rid of it (he finally tra...

find of the day: 1985 Amazon Blue Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Classic Car Gallery, lyrics: Der Kommissar by Falco (performed by After The Fire) Zwei, drei, vier, one, two, three, it's easy to seeBut it's not that I don't care, so 'Cause I hear it all the time, but they never let you knowOn the TV and the radio (cha!)She was young, her heart was pure, but every night is bright she gotShe said, "sugar is sweet", she come a-rappin' to the beatThen I knew that she was hot... As I look upon this beauty, bits of Der Kommissar run through m...

find of the day: 1986 Audi Sport quattro

words: Bill, photos: Canepa There are a few vehicles that will increase an Audi aficionado's heart rate like the Sport quattro...even non-fans got to shout. Now can you imagine owning one? Canepa can make your dreams come true. With a reported 224 Sport quattros made for Group B homologation, this is a very rare car. Examples of those that went to auction have fetched prices around $500,000USD. You can expect this one to go for around the same price. There's not a lot of history of...

find of the day: 1985 Zermatt Silver Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Ambassador Automobile There are few cars from my youth that I still fantasize about owning one day - Porsche 930, Ferrari 308 GTS, Audi Sport quattro, etc etc etc but the prices of those have skyrocketed in the past several years. Bummer. So I started looking for the 'lesser' models but they are going through the same cycle. It's the Radwood effect...cars from my youth are climbing in value as people my age are also fantasizing about owning them and the inventory is dropp...

find of the day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant OEM+ Featured in Q2 2019 quattro Magazine

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The latest issue of quattro Magazine (Q2_2019) is on its way to Audi Club members. In it, they'll find an article about a B5 RS 4 Avant entitled Rennsport + Avant = Perfection. I proofread quattro which means reading every issue cover to cover...several several times. So imagine my surprise when this Avant showed up on Bring A Trailer. I recognized it even before I knew what I was looking at. I won't spoil the article before you have a chance ...

find of the day: One of a Kind ‘Star of Lucis’ R8 V10 plus

words: Bill, photos/video: Classic Driver, Audi AG, Square Enix Ok, I have to admit that I had no idea what 'Star of Lucis' was. I'm vaguely familiar with Final Fantasy (I had to ask my 15 year old son) but I'm more familiar with an Audi R8 V10 plus. This one is just that...the only one in the world. The Star of Lucis appeared in the feature length CG film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Audi took that CG car and created what you see here. Final Fantasy Wiki (there's a wiki for everything ...

Runnin’ With The Devil: Eddie Van Halen’s Supercharged 2009 R8 (find of the day)

words: Bill, photos: Performance Auto Gallery via Bring A Trailer First, I promise that I won't put too many Van Halen song titles in this article or else at least I'll try not to. Second, the MK1 R8 V8 is my favorite modern Audi and I ain't talkin' bout love...it's lust. This particular R8 has an interesting history. It's an early build that was spec'd by someone at Audi of America for a very talented person. The person in question? None other than Eddie Van Halen. I always felt that ...

find of the day: 1991 Audi Coupe quattro S2/RS2-ish

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer First of all, I have to say this is how you do an ad for a car. Lots of details, lots of clear photos that are actually in focus. I'm kicking the idea around of picking up a car for my youngest son and the ads I've seen...well, let's just say a kindergartner could do better. Second, Holy Snikes! This 1991 Coupe quattro showed up today on that fabulous website, Bring A Trailer. I really have to stop looking at BaT because it's very tempting to blow the...

find of the day: 2004 Goodwood Green S4

words: Bill, photos: Prestige EuroCars How do you follow up the much beloved B5 S4? Audi had the answer with the B6 S4 and stuffed the 4.2 V8 under the bonnet. The sound of that V8...oh man. So how do you stand out from other B6 S4s? You choose one in Goodwood Green (I have a thing for GG). This particular example has seen some mileage...107,580 to be exact. Aside from the Goodwood Green color, it has the desirable 6 speed manual transmission. The black leather interior has the normal wear ...

find of the day: 2017 Audi exclusive Avocado Green R8 V10

words: Bill, photos: StresslessAuto.com It's not easy bein' greenIt seems you blend inWith so many other ordinary thingsAnd people tend to pass you overCause you're not standing outLike flashy sparkles in the waterOr stars in the sky... As the wise Kermit The Frog once sang, it's not easy being green...unless of course, you just happen to be an Audi exclusive Avocado Green R8 V10. Our friend, Will, sent me a link yesterday that blew my mind. I've never seen an Avocado Green...well...anything. ...

find of the day: 1954 NSU Max

words: Bill, photos: Hemmings.com It's rare that we put a motorcycle as our find of the day...so rare that we've never done it. Also, yes I know that NSU wasn't even in the Volkswagen Group until 1969 but this was too cool not to include. The Max was one of the most popular 250cc motorcycles of the 50s and 60s. It was manufactured from 1952 to 1963. The motor was rated at a whopping 17hp. Here's the ad: The NSU motorcycle is a bike that comes from a company with a fantas...