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 ...

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 2013, 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...