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1995 AUDI RS2

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This 1995 Audi 80 Avant RS2 is a legendary performance car, presented in a handsome specification, and with a comprehensive maintenance history. It is powered by the Porsche-fettled 2.2-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, producing around 311bhp, and is driven through all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and the Torsen-type quattro system. The odometer indicates 146,717 miles from new.

The RS2 was the result of cooperation between Audi and Porsche, taking the 80 Avant model as the basis and developing it into a giant-killing estate car. It was built at Porsche’s Rossle-Bau manufacturing facility in Zuffenhausen, with significant upgrades made to the familiar Audi engine, and the braking and suspension systems uprated to Porsche-designed components.

Fewer than 3,000 examples were delivered worldwide, but original UK-supplied right-hand drive cars are exceptionally rare, with only 180 units built. The RS2 was also the first model in Audi’s now legendary ‘RS’ performance line. This particular example was first registered in the UK in January 1995. It has been owned by the vendor for the last three years, who has enjoyed around 1,500 miles behind the wheel.

Its pearl-effect Volcano Black paintwork is the original factory colour and is in very good condition. While there are a few minor blemishes around the body, this RS2 is evidently a well-cared-for example, and its freshly polished paint looks great. Its body trims and badges are all present and correct, and it remains unmodified. The tailgate lens is currently not fitted as the vendor is replacing it with a new item on order from Audi Tradition in Germany.

Those in the know will recall that the RS2’s wing mirrors were borrowed from Porsche, as were the 17-inch ‘Cup 1’ design alloy wheels. The latter would benefit from being refurbished to bring them up to the same standard as the bodywork, and house red painted Brembo brake calipers emblazoned with the Porsche logo.

All of the door jambs, bonnet and boot shuts are all in good order, while the original factory production sticker - which confirms the full build details of the car - is retained within the body frame.

Inside, the Recaro sport seats are trimmed in a combination of black leather and grey Alcantara. The upholstery is in great shape, with some discolouration and scuffs on the driver’s seat bolster as you would expect, but little other wear to speak of. Overall, the excellent condition certainly belies the mileage.

The grey Alcantara extends to the finish of the door card panels, where there is also high-gloss carbon-fibre trim that is carried across onto the dashboard. All of the instrument dials have the correct white fascias.

The steering wheel and gear knob appear to be the original factory items, while there is a contemporary Sony stereo head unit fitted in the dashboard. Above the driver and front passenger, the sunroof mechanism works as it should. At the back of the car, the luggage area presents very smartly, with all of the boot carpet in good order.

Its last scheduled maintenance was in March 2019 by Audi performance specialist QST in West Sussex, which comprised an oil service, four wheel alignment and a new throttle body hose. Prior to this, it was also serviced in both 2017 and 2016, with the latter including renewal of the cambelt at 144,243 miles.

The most recent MOT test was on 29 February 2020 at 146,257 miles, when it achieved a first-time pass with no advisories whatsoever. The Porsche wheels are shod in a fresh set of Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres in size 225/45 R17 all round.

It is accompanied by the original book pouch, including the driver’s manual and a duplicate maintenance record, as well as two folders full of old service receipts, invoices and MOT certificates.

This Audi 80 Avant RS2 is a superb example of an iconic 1990s performance car. It is presented in original and unmolested condition, and in a discreet but handsome factory colour scheme. For enthusiasts who have been seeking an RS2 that can be readily enjoyed, this is surely the car they have been waiting for.

Summary of service history:

  • 27 Feb 1997 - 19,866 miles
  • 4 Nov 1997 - 31,010 miles
  • 27 Mar 1998 - 38,843 miles
  • 22 Sep 1999 - 54,252 miles
  • 23 Dec 1999 - 60,144 miles
  • 16 Apr 2000 - 66,641 miles
  • 5 Dec 2000 - 70,440 miles
  • 4 Aug 2001 - 72,592 miles
  • 2 Aug 2002 - 76,114 miles
  • 25 Jun 2003 - 79,206 miles
  • 2 Dec 2003 - 81,707 miles
  • 18 May 2004 - 82,965 miles
  • 6 Dec 2005 - 87,218 miles
  • 28 Nov 2006 - 88,548 miles
  • 6 Dec 2007 - 90,276 miles
  • 10 Jul 2008 - 95,434 miles
  • 4 Nov 2009 - 101,688 miles
  • 14 Jun 2010 - 108,521 miles
  • 22 Oct 2010 - 115,864 miles
  • 4 Mar 2011 - 122,570 miles
  • 20 Feb 2012 - 132,583 miles
  • 23 Feb 2015 - 140,087 miles
  • 9 Mar 2016 - 144,243 miles
  • 16 Jun 2017 - 145,186 miles
  • 26 Mar 2019 - 146,136 miles

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller's knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence through HPI checks and MOT history. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Please note that this car will be provided with a new rear reflector, which is currently not shown in the photos.

£21,000Bid placed by Denguzi

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This car has 6 keepers

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Mr_Simon_Gregg

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