Find of the Day: 2001.5 Cactus Green Audi S4

words: Bill, photos: Haiden Goggin

When I think of B5 S4 colors, Nogaro Blue immediately comes to mind then followed by Imola Yellow and Brilliant Black but then, obviously, there are many colors they came in…including Cactus Green. Purportedly 1 of 54, it’s rare enough and I have never seen a Cactus Green S4. This is a clean example of one. Here’s the ad:

Selling my 1 of 54 Cactus Green 2001.5 B5 S4. ~144k miles.
6 speed manual transmission, AWD. California car its whole life. No codes or lights. Everything works. CA Smog certified. No rust anywhere. 2 keys included.
Original owner used as a daily driver in San Francisco, second owner lived in the bay as well, third was in the bay, and I’m the fourth owner also in the bay. Currently garage kept, battery tendered & driven off-highway once a week.
Recent repairs:
– Oil change 500 miles ago
– New cluster center display
– New ECS coil pack conversion kit ($300)
– New Firehawk Indy tires + alignment ~500 miles ago ($1000)
– New OEM LUK clutch / flywheel / slave / clutch fork / fluid flush 100 miles ago ($1800)
– New heater core ~500 miles ago, incl. coolant flush, AC recharge & new coolant temp sensor ($1600)
Previous upgrades & repairs:
– 20% tint
– RS4 grille
– H&R Coilovers
– XS power exhaust
– ECS lobster claws
– 034 carbon intake
– Depo headlights
– Timing done by PO ~107k
– K03’s replaced by PO ~118k
– New wood interior trim
– Fuel filter
– Fuel pressure regulator
– All spark plugs
– Fuel pump relay
– Flush and fill rear diff
– Upgraded alcantara steering wheel
– Apple CarPlay Sony head unit installed professionally
– Big stack of receipts dating back to original owner
Original paint, except for the passenger rear quarter panel was repainted by the OG owner. I was told it was due to a bicyclist running into the vehicle and they fixed some scratches from this. Small imperfections on the body otherwise. Small ding on driver rear quarter. Light scrapes on front / rear bumpers from its original life in the city. Wheels have light rash as well.
Price is reflective of its California rust-free status, rarity and mostly stock condition. This car has never been tuned or tracked, and has always been garage kept in CA. Any after market parts used were either due to stock parts being unavailable or for better quality / handling, etc.
No trades. Cash or certified check only.

What a great example of the B5 S4 and a lovely color to boot. Seems like it’s lived its whole life in the San Francisco Bay area so no rust. The mileage on that 2.7 may scare off some people but it looks like the owner (and previous owners) took real good care of it. The price? $14,500…not bad at all. If you would like a 1 of 54 Cactus Green, you can find it on our Audi Club North America Classifieds Facebook page HERE.