Asking $5,500 O.B.O
Truly hate to be doing this, but finally becoming a business owner has been a dream of mine for a long time now, and unfortunately my S8 has been replaced by a truck to make this all happen, and I'm simply out of room. Otherwise, I wouldn’t consider selling this car, I love it too much.
A small background on me, so you have an idea of who you’re potentially buying from. My name is Buddy and I have been an Audizine and Vortex member for many years now, and for several before I even owned an Audi or VW. Bought and sold many parts on the forums, always great experiences. I still own a 2004 R32 that is my pride and joy and have previously owned a B5 A4 which was bolt on modded, a D2 A8L which was a rough beater for a year and then the S8 replaced that. I keep my cars like all my other stuff, clean and simple, and running well. Anything they need, it gets done, and my mechanic Tommy at Midnight Motors here in Rutland, VT can vouch personally for anything anyone would like to know about this car. I encourage anyone who’s local and interested to come take it for a drive, bring it to a shop for a PPI, whatever you want.
Car is a 2001 Audi S8, Brilliant black on black Recaro leather which according to AoA is 1/178 built with this combination in 2001. It has 220k miles at this point, is still driven here and there so miles will go up slowly until it is sold. Under my ownership, the car has received some needed maintenance and has been an absolute pleasure to own. I have almost every single maintenance record for the car since it was purchased new in Minnesota. I am the 4th owner, and had it shipped to Vermont from Minnesota in the winter of 2016. Car has been fluid filmed underneath (a type of corrosion prevention undercoating, Lanolin based) and as of right now has no CELs. She has lots of power, fully functioning intake manifold flappers, and rides so smooth even on Vermont roads. Suspension is tight, has had arms and links replaced throughout its life, and feels great. Car is hand washed regularly using the 2 bucket method, and cleans up great, but to get the black paint perfect it could use a paint correction if you wanted to take it that far. Without hesitation the car has an 8-9/10 Interior for a 17 year old Audi, and the exterior I would put at a safe 7/10.
Here’s my list of detractions (will show them in pictures):
I had the rear bumper resprayed summer 2017 to fix a giant scrape from the previous owner, as well as replaced and painted the gas door cover. Above the spot that was banged up on the rear bumper, there is still some light scratching and a little bit of denting that was buffed out as best as it could be at the time the bumper was done, hard to notice but its there.
This winter, a nice human backed into my front passenger fender, scraped it all up, left no note or message and drove off, and I decided then that I wasn’t going to fix it. After the car is washed, its noticeable, and annoys the life out of me, but the next owner will have the choice of replacing the fender if they desire to clean it up. That passenger side mirror was also hit, left dangling at my work as well, no note. I epoxy’d the assembly into place, used electrical tape in a clean fashion to keep it in place, and have forgotten entirely about it since. Power mirror function all still works.
Front bumper still has the original fog light grille surrounds, which is rare on these cars, but the drivers side is held in with a screw, and they are a little bit dinged up, but from even 5 feet away you can’t tell.
The sunroof when shut has a little dip in it towards the rear, im sure that somewhere in there its misaligned, but it seals perfectly fine and does not leak at all, but again it bugs me, and prevents the sunroof from sliding back and opening fully. The tilt function works fine.
There are several small little dings around the car, could all be PDR’d. Some of the chrome trim is a little tired at this point, but not surprising at all. Wheels show well from 10 feet when clean but do have plenty of buildup from brake dust in the corners and could use a refinish to look perfect again.
A/C does not blow cold, in the list of maintenance work, the compressor has been replaced, and charged again. Fittings to hook up to these systems are different and I just haven’t gotten around to trying to get it recharged. Not sure if there might be a leak somewhere or not, but I’m gunna guess there is.
The transmission was replaced by Audi at 100k. The second trans in the car has been serviced with new fluid and filter twice, once around 150k and again around 200k. I planned on doing this again around 250k, so the next owner will probably want to continue this schedule to ensure this trans doesn’t fail like they are well known to do in these cars. She shifts great.
Just had the brakes checked out after an oil and filter change, and fresh VT inspection on 7/5 and have brand new rear rotors in the trunk along with a tail shaft seal which is starting to seep. Front rotors probably should be done sometime in the future, they have plenty of meat but I think the car would brake smoother with them being replaced.
-Recaro sport leather interior
-Manual rear side sunshades, power rear sunshade
-Bose sound system with functioning 6 disc in trunk
-Heated/power front AND rear seats, steering wheel heat no longer works
-20mm spacers on every corner, fills out wheel wells nicely
-Audi R8 oil cap
-50% Solar Shield tint on all windows, passes VT inspection (no front tint allowed in the state) because its so light, but it works very well
-K&N drop in panel filter in factory airbox
-Weathertech universal rubber floor mats that I cut to fit. Factory carpet mats included
-Carbon Fiber vinyl wrapped trim, done by myself, not perfect but from inside the car looks almost factory. Wood underneath is still in very good shape.
-Aluminum milled brake block (helps address soft brake pedal in these cars, friction mounted to front strut bar)
Maintenance under my ownership, since 209,000 miles:
-Replaced BOTH driver and passenger catalytic converters with Magnaflow Direct replacement Cats. Not high flow, but federally legal cats, as well as both forward 02 sensors (Beck-Arnley)
-4 new Bridgestone all season tires that ride great, have been on since spring of 2017
-New OEM brake pads at all 4 corners last year
-Replaced throttle body gasket with OEM part (fixed massive VAC leak)
-Installed Mahle water pump, started to leak after several months, so replaced again with HEPU water pump to fix coolant leak.
-At the same time, replaced Serpentine belt, all idlers and tensioners and pulleys. Previous owner changed timing belt right at around 200k, but did not replace all other related items, so I went ahead and did it.
-Headlight washers have been plugged and blocked off so that washer fluid no longer leaks.
-Replaced the annoying and dreaded oil cooler water pipe, as some of you might know, $10 part to fix an after shutdown coolant leak that plagues these timing belt 4.2’s, and like 6 hours labor to get it done. Won’t have to worry about this for another 100k miles.
-Replaced the alternator with a REMANUFACTURED OEM Bosch unit
***New front and rear rotors, new rear caliper, new tailshaft seal, new front wheel bearings all done bewtween September 2018 and January 2019
I’m sure there could be stuff that I’m forgetting, but please feel free to call, text, or email me with any further questions. Car comes with a large sedan indoor universal car cover. The car is going to be a great daily driver for someone to continue to maintain and enjoy as these cars are becoming increasingly more rare. On to the pictures, thanks for looking.