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...

Find of the Day: Not Your Ordinary 1981 Audi Quattro

photos: PistonHeads I'm rewatching The Grand Tour season 1 and 2 in preparation for the new season and am still fascinated by S2E7 "It's a gas, gas, gas" which tells the story of Jezza’s Favorite Motorsports Battle- Audi vs. Lancia. In that frame of mind, one tends to start looking for an Ur-Quattro to drool over and this one fell into my lap. Featured on PistonHeads, this is a former John Buffum, Hannu Mikola, Robert McBurney, David Sutton Motorsport Audi Rally Team Quattro. The price? ...

Find(s) of the Day: Immaculate 1972 Audi 100 LS plus 1976 1.8T swapped Audi Fox (& rolling shell) plus 520hp 2015 A3 prestige

words: Bill, photos: Aaron K. Nice new shiny Audi vehicles are cool but what's even cooler are nice old shiny Audi vehicles like this one...that just happens to be for sale in the DC area. Here's the Craigslist ad: This is an extremely hard to find 1972 Audi 100 LS. This is the first vehicle Audi brought to to United States and a true collectible. This historic car is the C1 generation, which later became the A6. Exterior is in good condition and has been repainted in the same factory red by t...

Find of the Day: 1994 Audi S2 Avant

words: Bill, photos: Autoscout24.com I know I've mentioned this ad nauseam but you can import RS2s into the States now that it's 2019. Hurray but only if you have the money to find one that isn't beat. However, there is a consolation prize and in itself, not a bad prize at all. The RS2's little brother is the S2. Unlike the Avant only RS2, the S2 came in an Avant, coupe, and the very rare sedan version. I've picked the Avant because who doesn't love Avants? Powered by a 230hp 2.2L turbo 5, it'...

Find of the Day: 2008 Phantom Black RS 4 Cabriolet

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi Mentor Every once in awhile a unicorn pops up and thanks to the sharp eye of a friend, this unicorn came across my Facebook feed. And oh man, what a unicorn. Only 300 RS 4 Cabriolets were brought to the States which made it more exclusive than the flagship R8 and all of them sported a 6 speed manual...pardon me while I wipe the drool off my face. This one is for sale at Audi Mentor and it only has 22,487 miles. Here's the ad: Used 2008 Audi RS 4 C...

Find of the Day: Audi RS 3 4×4 Tarmac Stage Rally Car

words: Bill Cho, photos: Motorsport Auctions For most of our Find of the Day segments, we highlight vehicles that we don't get in the States or are an interesting specimen. I think this counts as both. When I 1st saw this RS 3, I thought it was just a replica with big a## lights and a wing on the back but then I saw pics of the interior. Is this a real tarmac stage rally car?  I mean, I wouldn't know a real one if it was parked in my garage but it looks real. There are no ...

Find of the Day: 1994 S4 Avant (C4)

photos: suchen.mobile.de Yesterday, a 1993 Ur-S4 with just under 12,000 miles sold on Bring A Trailer for $33,000. Thirty...three...thousand...dollars.  With this in mind, I decided to search the sites for a similar S4 to see how much people were asking for them but then I ran across this. This is a 1994 C4 S4 Avant. While it's not a low mileage example (205,631 kms/127,773 miles), it is slightly more affordable at €6,000 ($7,742) and in my opinion, a more desirable ...

Find of the Day: 1994 Audi exclusive RS 2 in Porsche Oak Green

words: Bill Cho, photos: autoscout24.com The last time we featured a FOTD RS 2, it was a 1995 Polar Silver example with only 38,000 miles and was listed for €69,911.00 ($89,597.36 USD). This one can be had for quite a bit less and it's a 1994 model which means you only have to wait a couple of months to legally import it to the States. Located in Amsterdam at De Automobielfabriek, this RS 2 has 126,395 km (78,538 miles) and can be had for significantly less that the Polar Silver...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi A8L

words: Bill Cho, photos: Classic Driver In 1994, Audi debuted a new vehicle at the Geneva Auto Show, the A8 (D2 Typ 4D). Build on the new aluminum Audi Space Frame, it was a competitor for the Mercedes Benz S Class and the BMW 7 Series. This particular Cashmere Grey Pearl A8 is the Long Wheel Based version which added 5 inches of rear legroom. Also, it only has 55,100 miles. That's only an average of 3,250 miles a year! The ad in Classic Driver reads as follows: This 2001 ...

Find of the Day: 1987 Audi 5000S Sedan

It's fair to say that the more obviously collectible cars from 1980s Audi lineup almost always include the word "quattro" or "turbo" in the name... and preferably both of these monikers. Even still, any pristine example of specimen from this increasingly rare era of car is worthy of note. Take for instance this 1987 Audi 5000 S sedan found that's popped up in Gaithersburg, MD. Without the aforementioned badges, this 5000 S is an obviously more tame example. It's front-wheel drive and ...

Glorious Find of the Day: 1982 Audi quattro…Pre-Production Prototype

words: Bill Cho, photos: autoclassics.com Every once in awhile, you run across a car that seems too good to be true. This is one of them...and it's true. This is reportedly one of the twelve right-hand drive prototypes built on the 'C' chassis and is likely the first one in the United Kingdom. When Audi built the production right-hand drive models, they were built on the 'D' chassis making the twelve prototypes very unique. What makes this one even more unique, it's one of two prototypes...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro on Bring A Trailer

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Bring A Trailer] If you have been following our Find of the Day stories, you'll notice that we like Ur-quattros...a lot. So when I opened my daily email from bringatrailer.com, I was excited to see this heading: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro. This Tornado Red example is a Canadian market car and is said to be one of only 99 sold during its run. Here's the ad: This 1985 Audi Ur-Quattro was originally purchased at Capilano Audi in Vancouver, British Columb...