Find of the Day: 1997 Nogaro Blue Audi S6 Avant

words: Bill, photos: Cars & Classic

Is there a more iconic color than Nogaro Blue for an Audi Avant? Nogaro Blue is synonymous with the RS2 and Audi reinforced that point with the RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition here in the States. Needless to say, when a Nogaro Blue Audi shows up, it turns head. Now imagine if that Audi was a C4 Nogaro Blue S6 Avant…a right hand drive S6 Avant. Here’s the ad:

Audi UrS6 plus spec avant
Quattro drivetrain with the 2.2 AAN 20vt engine

1997 P reg
170124 miles
MOT August 2020
Nogaro blue
6speed manual gearbox
Half black leather/half blue alcantara seats
Carbon trim
Cruise control
Cassette player and OE 6 disc cd changer. Sound is amazing from the speakers.
Bilstein yellow shocks with H&R springs
Stainless catback exhaust

Had new spark plugs, air filter and fuel filter in Oct 2019.
New handbrake cables about 18 months ago.
New Bosch S4 battery Aug 2019.
Always runs on Fuchs 10w50 oil and OE filter. Changed at least once a year.


I had new plates made to match the originals, as car was sold at Audi Listers of Stratford. These make the car look fresh.

This car is what’s known as Plus Spec. It has all the extras that the European S6 Plus has, but not the v8 engine. For example, black window/grill surrounds, black door pulls and of course the wheels which were only sold on these Plus Spec cars. The S6 Plus was never sold in the UK. To me the 20vt AAN is the best engine Audi has ever made. 1997 s6 cars were the last of the 5 cylinder turbo engines of that era.

Does have some faults. Please bear in mind this car is 23 years old so has the odd mark here and there.

Brake pad warning on dash.
Cruise control and sunroof haven’t work since I boight it. I’ve never got round to sorting these.
Front wings are a bit rusty. Very common C4 problem. Also rubber trim missing from left wing.
Paint flaking off from rear spoiler.

Pulls well in all gears and is very smooth to drive. Great car and i have really enjoyed owning it for the past few years.

Will come on the original Plus Spec wheels. Car is located near Perth, Scotland. Will have a fresh MOT in next few weeks

An S6 Avant plus I’m familiar with but a plus spec I’ve never heard of…everything but the V8. No matter, I love the C4 S6 Avant. While I never owned one, I drove a black one around parts of one summer and it was heaven; albeit a very hot heaven as it was black and the a/c didn’t work but the sweat was worth it. This one is in Scotland and it needs a couple more years for it to be legal to import to the States (Canada…have at it). It has 170,124 miles and is listed at £8,750 ($11,955 USD). A couple of thousand more in import fees and you can have a Nogaro Blue C4 S6 Avant. Thanks for the heads up, Dan.