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Old 29-06-16, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default Selling my Audi Cabriolet :-(
Seller Type : Private
Vehicle Make : Audi
Vehicle Model : Cabriolet 2.8 V6
Price : 3795
Location : Northampton
Additional Details : V5C (Logbook) ,Taxed ,MOT'd

Time has come after 3 years of ownership to part ways with my lovely Audi Cabriolet 2.8 V6 Automatic. It’s a great car and has had literally thousands spent on her during my time of ownership (see breakdown below) and would serve someone with more space than me very well moving forward – I have four cars with space for two and its becoming a bigger problem with new neighbours as I can’t use their drive anymore.

The history of this car is well documented on here and the S2 Forum, she has had her fair share of problems over the years, including water leaks and dodgy electrics, but those days are behind her (at considerable expense to me – with receipts to prove)

She is 19 years old and still wearing her original paint, it’s not perfect as it’s not a show car that lives in a garage and appears only at events, she’s seen all weathers and there is some age related marks here and there as you would expect, but she looks fantastic in the summer with the roof down, or in the winter with the hardtop on, keeping the elements outside at bay.

The hard top is a very rare item, especially with the full mechanical and electrical fittings, this one has all of that as well as a stand and is colour coded to the bodywork. The normal fabric roof is electrically operated on this car and works fully, along with controls for all 4 electric windows – these normally fail in the relay or the rams leak preventing operation.

She’s been all over Europe in my possession and was rock solid throughout swallowing up mileage though France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain without issue.

She has just had a new MOT that runs through till 23rd June 2017, has a full service history from a well-respected German car specialist garage in Northampton – recent work includes a full normal service in addition to a comprehensive gearbox service.

Tyres all have loads of life in them, at least 5mm all round, I have both keys, owner’s manual and associated books as well as a bunch of other related info on the car, including period magazines reviewing the model.

As you have probably guessed, she has been modified, but all with the interests of making the car a long term ownership prospect and more reliable/comfortable, this includes:

• Ultra-rare Brock B1 17” alloys, 9.5J at front, 10.5J at rear
• Ultra-rare Hard top with fitting kit in matching colour and summers stand with cover
• KW V1 Adjustable Coil-overs (cost over 900)
• Fully poly-bushed using Powerflex purple bushes
• Audi S2 ABY front heated black leather seats
• Audi S2 steering wheel
• Audi 2 pot UR Quattro front callipers
• Original Audi wind deflector
• MTEC Uprated front discs & EBC Red Stuff pads
• Custom made floor mats
• Fully upgraded Alpine Audio system (CD//MP3/iPod) with Parrot Bluetooth hands free
• Fli Amplified Subwoofer
• Full black leather interior with carbon effect trim
• Ellipsoid headlights
• New S2 door side skirts
• Upgraded Bosch heater matrix
• US spec twin cup holders

She is well liked and well presented, Audi even featured her in their social media channels on Instagram and Twitter (see pics) and has made a brief appearance in Audi Driver magazine.

https://twitter.com/audi/status/494505792889176064

Depressingly, all this has come at a cost and all receipts live in a folder that the wife cannot find or I will be in trouble. Spend in my ownership outside of the purchase price of the car is as follows and is well documented:

Parts: 5,477.70
Servicing & Labour: 5,223.49

I will also let her go with a pile of spares that should help the next owner of her journey, these include:

• Original bonnet grille
• Rear light cluster panel
• Original suspension
• A mix of lights, indicators, fogs, etc
• A mix of central locking pump parts
• New unopened box of EBC Red Stuff pads
• Battery Cover
• Original door side skirts
• Spare roof relays

Mileage is 131,635

I am looking for 3795 with Hardtop but will consider selling her without hardtop for 2995






















Last edited by 1781cc; 13-07-16 at 02:39 PM. Reason: I am looking for 3795 with Hardtop but will consider selling her without hardtop for 2995
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Old 29-06-16, 04:40 PM   #2
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As much as I have always liked your cabbie 1781cc...
since seeing her at AITP7 anyway, and whilst obviously you will be aware of how sad I am to hear that you have now finally made the decision to sell her , well I do respect your decision but I do have ask just one thing to ask you please buddy, this being:
Please please pretty please bring her to my meet on 17 July so that I can at least get see her properly and close up for one last time, maybe a spin round the block (as passenger of course!) and a photo of me in the drivers seat for a keepsake too if that's not too much to ask?
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Old 29-06-16, 04:43 PM   #3
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As much as I have always liked your cabbie 1781cc...
since seeing her at AITP7 anyway, and whilst obviously you will be aware of how sad I am to hear that you have now finally made the decision to sell her , well I do respect your decision but I do have ask just one thing to ask you please buddy, this being:
Please please pretty please bring her to my meet on 17 July so that I can at least get see her properly and close up for one last time, maybe a spin round the block (as passenger of course!) and a photo of me in the drivers seat for a keepsake too if that's not too much to ask?
I know, its sad for me too, i've spent so much time and effort - but nothing lasts forever... space is a major problem now, and I can't leave her on the street or it won't be long before some idiot round here drives into her.

If I still have her on the 17th I'll bring her down, if I don't, Ill still try and come, but either in the S8 or the Track TT beastie
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Old 29-06-16, 05:15 PM   #4
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What a fantastic looking car!

GLWTS albeit you won't need it

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Old 30-06-16, 12:33 PM   #5
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Hope i get chance to see this in the flesh, have always admired this one !
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Old 01-07-16, 07:13 AM   #6
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Lovely car and the wheels are amazing!!! Any idea what price you will put it up for?
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^^ It's 3795
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^^ It's 3795


Thanks John, it doesn't show on tapatalk!
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Sorry, just seen this! Thanks John
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Price update for possible sale without hardtop
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