Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44884"] words: Bill, photos: Nicholas Martinez, Audi Hampton One advantage of being cooped up at home is the time to shop online for that one Audi I would love to own...and I may have just found it. While scrolling through numerous ads, a flash of purple caught my eye. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44835"] An Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8...and it's apparently the only one in the States. Here's the ad: 2020 Audi R8 · Coupe ...

Find of the Day: 1960 Auto Union 1000SP Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44794"] words: Bill, photos: Sewickley Cars via Bring A Trailer The last time we feature an Auto Union 1000SP Coupé as a Find of the Day, it was located overseas and was a Thunderbird-esque red with a white top. This one is much closer and is silver with white leather. How close? Despite wearing Ontario tags, it's located in Pittsburgh, PA. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44801"] Here's the ad: This 1960 Auto Union 1000 Sp coup...

AZ Euros Talks About Paul Walker’s B5 S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40410"] words: Bill, photos: Barrett-Jackson, The Smoking Tire Way back in October, we featured Paul Walker's B5 S4 as a Find of the (Future) Day. In fact, we wrote three blog posts about his car as Paul was an icon in the automotive world (Find of the Future Day is Here: Paul Walker’s 2000 Audi S4 and AZ Euros Buys Paul Walker’s B5 S4). And this one makes number 4...almost as many as there are Fast & Furious movies. We rarely, if ev...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi S2 Coupe…with 1,152hp

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44634"] words: Bill, photos: Neso-Racing It's not a big secret around the office that I love S2 Coupes. From the squared-off bull nose to that rounded rear *shudder*. This one however gives me the vapors. A claimed 1,152hp, this S2 isn't a daily driver...or is it? Here's the ad (translated from German): Description this absolutely unique Audi S2 Coupé is for sale.The vehicle has been in my possession for over 10 years and has been continuou...

Find of the Day: 2018 Audi R8 V10 Rear Wheel Series

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44032"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Marietta Audi Sport built 999 of the R8 V10 RWS with only 320 of them sold in the States. And what makes this series of R8s so special? Well, it's rear wheel drive...the 1st ever rear driven series production Audi model (the Audi R8 LMS GT3 was the 1st RWD from Audi). So yes, this is a special car. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44015"] This R8 V10 RWS has only 1,570 miles on it, hardly enough ...

Re-Find of the Day: 1986 Audi Sport quattro will be at Gooding & Company on Amelia Island

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43962"] words: Bill, photos: Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company If you've never been to the Amelia Island Concours Week (March 5-8, 2020), I highly suggest you make some time to travel to the barrier island on Florida's Atlantic coast. Reasonably warm weather (especially to us in the Northeast), beautiful cars, beautiful scenery, beautiful cars... If this Sport quattro looks familiar, your eyes aren't deceiving you. We've featured it be...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43568"] words: Bill, photos: Josh Decker Find of the Day? Maybe Find of the Year as in you will have to wait until 2026 to import one from Europe (if you live in the States; Canadians have been able to import these since 2016). There are a few B5 RS 4 Avants in the States but none are for sale now and arguably, none in this condition. Also, I happen to know the owner and you may too. Josh Decker founded  QuattroWorld, Achtuning, and is now the...

Find of the Day: 1992 Amazon Green Audi 80 Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42634"] words: Bill, photos: Autosalon Valencia Ok let's just state the obvious: this is not an S2 despite the badges front and rear but it's still a beautiful Audi nonetheless. Painted in Amazon Green, it's perfectly paired with a black leather interior. There are no signs of rust on this 25 year old car and the interior is beautiful. There is no mention of any restoration done on this car which is amazing because it has (hold onto something) 28...

Find of the Day: 2004 Audi S4 Avant 6speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42410"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer Four words: S4, Avant, V8, manual. You could throw another word in there which would be Heaven because that's what this B6 S4 Avant is, in my humble opinion. To quote Mad Max, "She's the last of the V8s... a piece of history!" Well not quite the last but still... [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42428"] This particular example has only 85k miles and over $33,000 in service receipts...

Find of the Day: New German Performance 2001 Audi B5 S4 Racecar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41730"] words: Bill, photos: New German Performance If you've ever been at a track day with the Audi Club Potomac-Chesapeake or Waterfest or H2Oi or etc etc, you've probably seen the big trailer of New German Performance (NGP)...it's kind of hard to miss. And with that trailer providing track-side support for the participants, you've probably seen a silver B5 S4 with blue/grey/black vertical strips snarling its way around the track and wished it ...

Find of the Day: quattro Magazine Featured 2018 Audi S4llroad

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40933"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer In the 1st issue of the redesigned quattro Magazine (q1_2019), we wanted a cover photo that would grab attention and show that the magazine was moving in a new direction. We in the States sadly lack wagon/Avant options so when we ran across Pacific German's S4-converted B9 allroad, we knew we had a winner. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40990"] And we did. Not only did the magazine ...

Find of the Day: Former Magnus Racing 2017 Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Chassis 074)

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="40692"] words: Bill, photos: Magnus Racing Awhile back, we featured a 2010 Audi R8 LMS ultra as our Find of the Day. If you wanted it, you would have had to ship it from France but here's your chance to avoid the shipping costs as this one is available in New York state. What we have here is a 2017 Audi R8 LMS GT3 that was campaigned by Magnus Racing based out of Utah. If you aren't familiar with Magnus Racing, they are one of the top GT teams in...

Find of the Day: Not Rocky’s 1986 Lamborghini Jalpa

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40524"] words: Bill, photos: Interstate Motorsport LLC Two things: Rocky's Jalpa was black and Audi was 20 years in the future but I'm including this here because why not? When was the last time you saw a Lamborghini Jalpa? For me, I've never seen one in real life. Only 410 were produced so it's a pretty rare car and probably even more rare to see one driving down the road. What's interesting to me about the Jalpa is that it was the last V8 power...

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

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40410"] words: Bill, photos: Barrett-Jackson, The Smoking Tire YouTube Channel A couple of months ago, we featured Paul Walker's 2000 Audi S4 as a Find of the Future Day. It was a FOTFD because we knew it was going up for auction but just didn't know when. Now we do. There is a collection of Paul's cars at the Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction that runs from January 11-19, 2020. Here's the list of the collection: 1963 Chevrolet Nova Wagon 196...

Find of the Day: 1992 Audi 80 quattro Fire Vehicle

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40325"] words: Bill, photos: GR Auto Gallery This Find of the Day ticks off so many boxes: Rad-era Audi [√], manual transmission [√], quattro [√], low mileage [√], fire engine red [√], actual fire engine...wait what? Ok so while it's not an actual fire truck, it did serve as a German fire department vehicle and it has all the bells and whistles still intact. Better yet, it's already here in the States. Here's the ad: GR Auto Gallery is...

Find of the Day: Audi Sport quattro…Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40112"] words: Bill, photos: eBay.de So what do you get when you have an old Audi 90,  a speed shop, and an idea? A truly awesome Frankenstein Sport quattro...sedan. JEMO Motorsport in Germany did just that but their Frankenstein is a beautiful monster. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40082"] And guess what? It's for sale on eBay.de. Here's the (translated) ad: The conversion was completed in 2016/2018 to SportQuattroLimo incl...

Find of the Day: 2016 Audi SQ5…Manual Swap

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="39810"] words: Bill, photos: Craigslist Normally I wouldn't feature a newer Audi here on our Find of the Day unless it's something very special...and this SQ5 is something very special. What you see here is a manual transmission swapped SQ5. Wait...what? Our quattro Magazine editor-in-chief posted this on Facebook with a caption that just said "Interesting build". You don't say *Nicholas Cage face*. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ...

Find of the Day: 2001 724HP Audi S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39189"] words: Bill, photos: New German Performance and Classic Auto Mall Audi B5 S4, whether sedan or Avant, have acquired almost legendary status amongst Audi fans and this one is no exception. Finding a well sorted out example that is not ragged or rusty is getting harder these days so when we saw our friends over at New German Performance (NGP) post this one, we took a closer look. It also didn't hurt that the caption for their picture was th...

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 ...