First a little info of the heritage of this rare old beast:-
The Audi V8 (Typ 4C) is a four-door, full-size, luxury sedan, built by Audi in Germany from 1988 to 1993, as the company's flagship model. It was the first car from Audi to use a V8 engine, and also the first Audi to combine a quattro system with an automatic transmission. Early cars used 3.6 litre V8s, whilst later cars utilized a 4.2 litre version of the engine. The Audi V8 was replaced by the Audi A8 in 1994.
The competition model of the Audi V8 won two back-to-back Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft driver's titles in 1990 and 1991, with the championship winners being Hans-Joachim Stuck and Frank Biela respectively.This resulted in Audi becoming the first company to win back-to-back DTM titles.
Notably, the Audi V8 had a galvanized steel body, with a 10 year anti-perforation warranty (against corrosion). The Audi V8 was specifically designed to be a top of the range 'flagship' car and included a number of luxury features as standard equipment, including leather seating and Audi's famous quattro all wheel drive system.The Audi V8 created a new elevated image for the company, providing a viable alternative to established competitors such as Mercedes-Benz. In this regard, the car was a cornerstone in developing the history of the Audi marque as it is today.
The styling of the Audi V8 resembled the Typ 44 Audi 100 and 200 models, and was based on a stretched version of the Volkswagen Group C3 automobile platform, known either as the D1 or D11 platform. The Audi V8 differed from the Audi 100/200 with a unique grille attached to the hood, new bumpers and headlights, all-red tail lamps, extended wheelbase, wider track, pronounced fenders, and a completely different interior. Furthermore, only alloy wheels were offered, ranging from 15 to 17 inches.
Fresh Japanese import which has just arrived from the Dock's this week.
The first V8 ever to be built by audi.
This is a very rare machine indeed, out of 21,564 that were originally produced, only 44 of these are left, and this is currently the only one for sale in Scotland!!
A homologated vehicle which has its roots in DTM German touring car championships racing series. Therefore a car which is guaranteed to rise up in value with time!!
As you can clearly see from the pics this car requires some attention and tlc to get it back to its former glory.
Im selling as is, because i have too many cars, and too many project on the go at the moment, therefore no time to attend to this one just now, and i dont want to have this car just sitting around throughout the winter.
It has been sat around in Japan for a very long time (10 years to be exact) and as a result, the paintwork has faded. Therefore it will require a respray or a wet & dry sand polish to 9 panels on the car. and a service.
The car will have a fresh years MOT on it by the end of the week, and will also have a new set of alloy wheels put on it.
There is no rust or corrosion anywhere on the car, underneath is solid and bone dry too.
The car starts and drives, on the first turn of the key. Ticks over nicely and the V8 is silky smooth!!
The rear headlining is sagging, (again this is a common fault for older german cars that sit around in japan for long periods of time) I did try to get my car upholstery contact to come out and fix it, but hes going on holiday for the next 2 weeks, so thats out of the question for now.
All the electrics work in the car and the Leather is in excellent condition with no rips, tears or cracks, considering its 24 years old!! The piping around the edge of the drivers seat is a little out of shape though.
All customs duty and tax has been paid. The Nova has also been issued, therefore its ready to be registered with DVLA, which i can assist with once its been MOT'd.
You will then become the first UK owner of the car.
Now for all the specs on the car, and believe me there is alot of them:-
4.2 V8 Quattro 32 Valve DOCH 280 BHP Auto, Left hand Drive!
63,889 Km's which equates to only 39,930 miles.
Full black leather interior
Dual climate control
Front heated seats (even has a separate controls in the back for the rear heated seats, which was virtually unheard of Back in 1993)
Electric sunroof (and yes is also works)
Electric heated mirrors
Procon-ten safety system
Two side galvanized bodywork
Trip information computer (6 function)
Auto check system with radio function display
Front and rear centre arm rest
Original Panasonic radio/cassette player with 8 speaker Bose sound system
Walnut wood trim
Woven Wool carpets, and still has the original Audi mats which are also deep pile wool!!
The mileage on the car is believed to be genuine, as it states it on the auction sheet, which my agent has forward me a copy of.
When a car is entered into a Japanese auction, they have their own inspectors who go around and check every cars minor detail, from bodywork, to mechanical to interior, they also check the dashboards and speedometers to see if they have been tampered with or clocked, if they discover a clock which has either been changed or tampered with in anyway then they note it down on the auction-sheet, and they put either an "x" or a "#" or a "?" in the box next to the mileage on the sheet. A box which hasn't been ticked with an x or # or ? indicates that the mileage hasn't been tampered with nor have the clocks been changed. Also if a car is found to have clocks that have been tampered with or changed and the vendor hasn't declared it to the auction house beforehand , then they are hit with a very hefty fine.
The export certificate shows that the last time this Audi had a shaken (which is the Japanese equivalent of the MOT) was back in 2005, and then mileage then was 54,200 km's. This information is logged onto the shaken database, and it also written on the export certificates which are official documents. Shaken's in japan are carried out every 2 years, whereas in the UK an MOT is carried out once a year.
After a cars shaken runs out in japan then it cannot be driven on the roads until its shaken is renewed. So this Audi's shaken would have expired in 2007, its wasn't renewed and has just sat in someones yard or drive way until 2017 when it was then entered into the auction house. hence the low mileage.
Lastly during a shaken inspection the speedometer and clocks are also inspected so see if they have been tampered with. This is something that is not inspected during an MOT in the UK.
So get buy yourself a piece of motoring history and a classic investment from a bygone era, that will only rise in value! Its worth anything from £7000 to £10000 in my opinion once fully prepped!! maybe more??
If you wish to inspect the car then it can be arranged on most days as im quite flexible.
For viewings or any questions please call me on :- 07380 657751
Please do not waste your time messaging me with silly offers of £1500 (The shipping, transportation to and from the docks, customs duty and VAT alone has cost me more than that, i can assure you)
because if it doesn't sell, then ill wait until ive cleared out some stock, get it fully restored and then re-advertise it for excess of £7000. (just to make it clear i am not looking for anywhere near that figure for the current state that its in)
Ive tried to be as accurate as possible in my description and taken photographs which show the worst, bits on the car that require attention, however if i have missed something out then its not intentional and i apologize in advance, hence why i recommend that you come and see the car for yourself.
for any viewings or questions please call:- 07380 657751
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