SOTW: Audi V8

Today's Shed of the Week hails from an era when Audi was most definitely still the third-choice prestige German marque. As such, anybody picking the first V8 to wear the four-ringed badge was making a brave and unusual choice.

The same applies today, really. Audi V8s weren't exactly the most popular motors when new and now, compared with the ubiquity in the cheaper end of the classified listings of S-class Mercedes or BMW 7ers of the same vintage, the Audi V8 is getting rather like the tooth of a hen.

So unusual is the flagship Audi these days that this particular car (so claims the seller) is one of only four 4.2s left on the road (presumably in the UK).

This SOTW is a chance to bag yourself a real automotive rarity, then. So what do you get for your 895 pounds sterling? Well, you get four-wheel drive (natch), a 276bhp 4.2-litre V8 (earlier 3.6s have to cope with a piffling 247bhp), a 155mph top speed (presuming not too many horse s have fled the engine during its 19-year life) and 0-62mph in 7.7secs (the 4-speed ZF auto cuts this down from 6.8secs).

In the case of this car you also get Oettinger factory-fit alloys, beige leather, a current ticket, the top-end Audi sound system, and a reasonable-sounding 140,000 miles of life beneath its wheels.

We'd take that mileage with the teensiest pinch of salt, however, as the vendor admits that the odometer isn't in what you would call full working condition. There are other problems, too. There's 'minor damage to the front valance', from the sound of it the lacquer has departed from the bootlid, and you will have to fork out for tax.

But hey, the chap's open to offers...

Mucho thanks to Andy Lees (bigcahoona) for pointing this our way...

Advert is reproduced below

1992 AUDI V8 4.2 V8 4dr Auto Saloon £895

140,000 miles, Audi Quattro V8 4. 2, very rare car (only 4 left on the road with the 4.2 engine), outstanding drive, current MOT, tax can be arranged at buyer's cost, Oettinger factory fit alloys, ultra low profile tyres, deep metallic green, galvanised so no rust, beige leather trim in very good condition, Sony audio with full Audi duo sound system, recently completed 500 mile round trip and car drove beautifully, electric sunroof. Price very much reflects condition. Minor damage to front valance, boot lid has lost its shine, 3 dash intruments have stopped working including odometer. In summary, a great car with fantastic road presence, Quattro 4 wheel drive, 285 bhp, attracts attention wherever she goes. I am open to sensible offers close to the asking price but want the car to go to a good home. With a little work, she will be an outstanding buy. Reluctant sale due to change in family circumstances. Please call 0116 2401844 or 07955 263175 anytime. £895 ONO.

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  • Riggers 14 Jul 2011

    S3_Graham said:
    looks lovely mick.
    Seconded thumbup

  • S3_Graham 14 Jul 2011

    looks lovely mick.

  • bigmick11 14 Jul 2011

    Have now taken some photo's, they can be viewed here:

  • bigmick11 29 Jun 2011

    Don't worry chaps, when and if it goes up for sale it will be put in the right location.
    At the moment it's parked in the front garden with a cover on, as the next door neighbour is laying paving slabs and the dust cloud is covering everything.
    I appreciate the car is worth what the market will stand. For a rare car with bags of performance it takes some beating.
    For anyone who hasn't driven the quattro they will be surprised at the grip levels, when you pull away, even in the wet its just instant grip and go, a great traffic light car.

  • Riggers 28 Jun 2011

    J4CKO said:
    Riggers said:
    Hi bigmick11 (or Mike). Firstly welcome to PH. Good to see that shed of the week (not month, but I'll let you off wink ) is bringing new people into the forum.

    One thing to mention, though, is that we don't allow our forum threads to be used for the purposes of advertising, so may I politely point you in the direction of our classifieds section if you wish to sell your car smile.

    Having said that, there's nothing wrong with posting up a few pics of it on this thread...
    Think he was pointing out it is worth more to him to keep than to sell it for a grand, i.e. he is slightly put out that his Pride and Joy may be worth less than a grand, dont blame him really but its so rare I reckon a nice one might make two grand off an enthusiast as they dont come up very often.

    Dont like the sound of teens mpg though !
    Fair point. Nothing like being over-keen though, eh? biggrin (and plugging the PH classifieds in the process...)

    Think you're right - if it's a properly tidy car I don't see why the right buyer wouldn't pay £2k - I suppose it would just be a question of finding said buyer...

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