Find of the Day: Former H&R Audi exclusive RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37510"] words: Bill, photos: H&R, George Achorn This particular Audi exclusive Orange Pearl Effect V3 may look familiar to some readers as it has graced both the pages of quattro Magazine and the website (featured in q1_2018 and in the SEMA Show photo gallery on the site). It was my instant favorite at SEMA not only because of its eye-grabbing color but also of the "ghost" Audi rings on its flanks...reminiscent of when I played Gran Turism...

Find of the Day: 1986 Treser Audi Quattro With RS 2 Engine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37276"] words: Bill, photos: Marcusbil AS For Audi fans, especially ones of a certain age, Treser evokes memories of wild and unusual cars but what some may not know is that the genius behind Treser is Walter Treser. I'll admit that my Treser knowledge is a bit...how do you say...lousy but if you want to learn more about him and his creations, check out this article from The Truth About Cars. So why am I bringing up Walter Treser in this Find of ...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi RS 6 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37139"] words: Bill, photos: Audizine member B5stgIII Everyone's attention is on the new Audi RS 6 Avant coming to the States as a 2020 model but what about the other RS 6 that made it to the States? The C5 RS 6 came over as a sedan instead of the uberwagon but it's nothing to ignore. This example found on Audizine has only 83,xxx miles on it and looks like it's had a ton of maintenance in the last year. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size...

Find of the Day: Lifted 1.8T-Powered 1990 Audi Coupe quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37014"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I love the Coupe quattro...I may have mentioned it here before. So instead of gushing about my love for them, let's take a closer look at this one. While quattro is great in the snow, how about a 6" lift? And the lack of power of the Cq? No problem, swap in a 1.8T. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37030"] This 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro is equipped with a custom 6″ suspen...

Find of the Day: Audi C5 allroad AKA The Beast

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36643"] words: Bill, photos: Tuan Pham Word came out yesterday that the 2020 Audi A6 allroad will make its way to U.S. shores and one of its 1st appearances will be at the exclusive Audi Club Nationals 2019 event (there's still time to sign up for the Audi Oktober Concours & Tech Talk on Saturday Oct 19th to see the A6 allroad and meet Tom Kristensen). Naturally with this news, I decided to see what OG allroad was out there for sale. The last...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi A4…TDI

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36443"] words: Bill, photos: eBay.com Yes we are featuring the second B5 in a row on our Find of the Day but the first was Paul Walker's S4 and this...this is another special one. While it may look like another B5 A4 quattro from the outside, it's got a TDI heart. The States didn't get a B5 TDI unless you're talking about the Volkswagen B5 (and B5.5) Passat and even then we didn't get an all-wheel drive version. [gallery link="none" co...

Find of the Future Day: Paul Walker’s 2000 Audi S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36159"] words: Bill, photos: The Smoking Tire, eBay, George Achorn I really don't have to introduce Paul Walker, do I? Star of The Fast and The Furious franchise, it's appropriate that he was a major gearhead. Sadly passing in 2014, he left behind a legacy that still rings loudly today. And now you can own a piece of his legacy. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="36160"] Pictured above is his 2000 Audi S4. It is part of a 21-vehicle coll...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi RS 6 Avant…In The States

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35981"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I need to change the prescription of my glasses. I spotted this the other day on Bring A Trailer and thought it said S6 Avant not RS 6 Avant so I just skipped over it (not that there's anything wrong with that). Too bad but not too late. In my defense, who would have thought a C5 RS 6 Avant would be legal in the States with our 25-year import law? So that begs the question...how is this legal in th...

Find of the Day: 1992 Audi S2 Coupe quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35853"] words: Bill, photos: KFZ Maurer With the earlier Audi RS2 Avant legal to import into the States now, the prices of them have slowly started to rise. That in turn is dragging the lesser sporty Audi vehicles upwards in price also. But some vehicles are worth it and I think this is one of them. Some may prefer the Avant over the coupe and while I love Avants, there's something about a Coupe quattro that I prefer over this generation's Avant....

Find of the Day: Former Audi of America Product Planning Q7 S line

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35619"] words: Bill, photos: Daniel VanHeusden Product planners configure vehicles to see what they think will work or not. Occasionally, they will spec out a vehicle that that is loaded with options normally not seen on American shores. When the product planning team is done with it, it's reconditioned and sent out for sale. This Q7 S line is one of those vehicles. It truly is a 1 of 1 in this option in the US. In addition to this Q7 having t...

Find of the Day: 1990 Pearl White Audi V8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35079"] words: Bill, photos: Bourguignon Classics When was the last time you saw an Audi V8? When was the last time you saw one with only 218km (135 miles)? It was Audi's first car powered by a V8 hence the simple name of V8. As the name implies, it's powered by a 3.6L V8 (the 4.2L were in models built from 1991 to 1993). Hans-Joachim Stuck and Frank Biela drove the competition model V8 to back to back DTM titles in 1990 and 1991. [gallery link="...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Mars Red Ur-quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34991"] words: Bill, photos: Hemmings.com With the RADwood and Youngtimer movements, cars from my youth are climbing higher and higher in price. The silver lining though is that examples of these cars are popping up everywhere and in fantastic condition but...the price reflects this. Here's a fantastic example of an Audi Quattro for the low price of $85,000. Ok, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's look at this time capsule. Here's th...

Find of the Day: 2015 Audi exclusive Glut Orange S3 ‘Skittles’

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32889"] words: Bill, photos: Kelly Motorcars How does one stand out of a crowd? Back in 2015, Audi of America had an answer...they let loose their Audi exclusive group to tailor a total of 25 S3s: 5 in Sepang Blue, 5 in Misano Red, 5 in Vegas Yellow, 5 in Viper Green, and 5 in Glut Orange. This particular car is one of the Glut Orange five. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32901"] Aside from the exterior color, each car got an in...

Find of the Day: APR Audi Sport customer racing RS 3 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32424"] words: Bill, photos: APR Every once in awhile, a car comes across my screen that will send me into daydream race car country...like this APR Audi Sport customer racing RS 3 LMS. I've just wasted about an hour dreaming of driving this at Laguna Seca or VIR or anywhere instead of actually finishing this article or packing for Monterey or even cooking dinner for my hungry pack of teenage boys. The last time we featured an R8 race car Find o...

Find of the Day: 1963 Auto Union 1000SP Coupe…The German Thunderbird

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32040"] words: Bill, photos: Stehling Automobile It's been said the Auto Union 1000SP Coupe was inspired by the Ford Thunderbird and there's no argument from me. From grille to taillights, it's a mini 1955 T-Bird. First shown at the 1957 Frankfurt Motor Show, the coupe was in production from 1958 to 1965 (there was a roadster version produced from 1961-1965). Over 6,500 coupes and roadsters were eventually built. But while the Thunderbird was pow...

Find of the Day: 1995 Polar Silver Audi RS2 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="30981"] words: Bill, photos: Konzept Automobile With Audi Sport celebrating 25 years of RS models this year, it got me searching for the OG RS - the RS2 Avant. As one knows, the 25-year exemption for shipping early build RS2s to the States is upon us and the supply of them are very limited...less than 3,000 were produced. We've featured several RS2s as our Find of the Day: here,here, and here. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="309...

Find of the Day: Auto Union Type C…Pedal Car

words: Bill, photos: Luxify, video: 19Bozzy92 The other day, I fell into a Silver Arrow rabbit hole on YouTube and all of a sudden, I wanted a Type C. Sadly, not many survived. They were either scavenged for parts for later models or were destroyed during the war. Over a dozen were rumored to have been taken back to the USSR as war prizes. Today, one Type C, three Type D cars, and a Type C/D hill climb car remain.   There are several drivable replicas in the world and if you're...

Find of the Day: 2019 Audi A4 Ultra sport…the last of the manuals

words: Bill, photos: August Alpern Back in August 2018, we broke the story of the return of the A4 Ultra sport...and the demise of the manual transmission. For those who aren't familiar with the 2019 A4 Ultra sport, Audi of America decided to earmark the last 40 A4s as manual transmission cars. The Ultra sport spec was formulated to be as sporty in appearance as the S4 but with a manual transmission. As we stated in the aforementioned article, all of the cars were built identically. First, the...

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...