This is GREAT! I wish I could do something like this. MBN!
Brace yourself, cool story bro:
Several years ago my co worker/friend had the exact same car (which was running fine) and wanted to sell it. After nagging him for months relentlessly day to day I got him to drop down the price and then it evolved to having him just give it to me. I told the wife what I was getting and I got completely denied. Yes you heard right, she wouldn't let me have a free car. Her argument was I unnecessarily spend money on it.
Fast forward to early this year and I bought myself a b5 a4. See what she did wrong.
My friend ended up donating the car to a charity which auctioned it off on ebay. The person who got it bought it at a great price and sent my friend a really nice letter. The letter stated that he bought for his father who was very ill and has wanted one for a long time. So it went to a good home.