Hello, Josh ....
Long-time follower of the Phaeton forum here .... I have found it to be very helpful in the care and feeding of my Phaeton over the last 7 years.
Since it seems that you live very close by (And at the risk of looking a bit tacky to other forum members about this forum's use), I am giving you the first shot at my '05 Phaeton which is for sale. It is a V8 5-seater in Coucou gray with black interior, 18-inch wheels and 199,000-plus miles. It was my daily driver from when I bought it in Sept. 2009 with 90,000 miles and, according to CarFax, I'm the 4th owner of the car. I took it off the road late last year after getting the secondary air pump replaced followed by the re-triggering of the engine light due to the combination valves failing (pulling the cat-cons to get to them is required).
As a "noob" to VW Vortex, I cannot post pictures as of yet, but they are available if you want them e-mailed to you ([email protected]). If you're interested, or know someone who might possibly be, please let me know. Thanks.