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C5 RS6 on Grey's auction.

Sows ear comes to mind. This car was on Gumtree / Carsales throughout Sep / Oct for $21,000. It looked really rough then and a bit less so now and it just dropped off the sales pages everywhere. This is the engine shot from Carsales I think, even the DV's are incorrectly orientated so the maintenance might have been done by a monkey.

Screenshot_2019-09-23 2003 Audi RS6 Auto quattro.jpg

This is an auction picture, same engine.

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A few distinctive bits make it pretty well identifiable. It'd be a big job even if obtained cheap.

Those prices put the value of some cars into perspective :( These are not one of the cars I'd consider buying cheap and rebuilding. A guy in UK is doing this right now and some of the kit he has been buying makes the eyes water without even mentioning prices, and that isn't a hot up job, just RTS.
 
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Sows ear comes to mind. This car was on Gumtree / Carsales throughout Sep / Oct for $21,000. It looked really rough then and a bit less so now and it just dropped off the sales pages everywhere. This is the engine shot from Carsales I think, even the DV's are incorrectly orientated so the maintenance might have been done by a monkey.

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This is an auction picture, same engine.

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A few distinctive bits make it pretty well identifiable. It'd be a big job even if obtained cheap.

Those prices put the value of some cars into perspective :( These are not one of the cars I'd consider buying cheap and rebuilding. A guy in UK is doing this right now and some of the kit he has been buying makes the eyes water without even mentioning prices, and that isn't a hot up job, just RTS.

For someone who is looking for an all out project might be good.
Engine out full rebuild, standalone ecu and dash, maybe even a different auto gearbox or manual seq??
twin big ass turbos..

hmmm ideas ideas.:secret:
 
I may have thought that until I bought one and started learning all the little bits behind the scenes. You'd need some seriously deep pockets just for the parts, not the labour. Then when it's all finished, you'd really struggle to get $30k for it. In the last quarter it seems that every RS6 sold has been for not much over mid $20k's. The one dealer example languishes at $34+K unsold after 6+ months. May as well just buy some great big cigars and light them with $50 notes. You'll come out on top.

After 6 odd years of RS4 ownership, I'd like to think that I went in with my eyes open when I bought mine recently. More than happy with my car, it should be as good an example as you can get with low miles, some attractive options and fault free. Nevertheless, and this might be partly my obsessions, it's had a another $10K spent over the sticker price and it still isn't registered. Not complaining, it was all voluntary, but my comments are meant as a reality check from personal experience. Mine was, as said, a good example, a poor example will only pay off for the very select few who have the wherewithal and skills to get around the inherent issues with older Audi.
 
I may have thought that until I bought one and started learning all the little bits behind the scenes. You'd need some seriously deep pockets just for the parts, not the labour. Then when it's all finished, you'd really struggle to get $30k for it. In the last quarter it seems that every RS6 sold has been for not much over mid $20k's. The one dealer example languishes at $34+K unsold after 6+ months. May as well just buy some great big cigars and light them with $50 notes. You'll come out on top.

After 6 odd years of RS4 ownership, I'd like to think that I went in with my eyes open when I bought mine recently. More than happy with my car, it should be as good an example as you can get with low miles, some attractive options and fault free. Nevertheless, and this might be partly my obsessions, it's had a another $10K spent over the sticker price and it still isn't registered. Not complaining, it was all voluntary, but my comments are meant as a reality check from personal experience. Mine was, as said, a good example, a poor example will only pay off for the very select few who have the wherewithal and skills to get around the inherent issues with older Audi.

Agree.
They require a lot of money spent which will never be recouped. But its for the passion.

Me personally im waiting on a nice clean blue C6 to come around.
The i might part with my S2.. hmmmmm
 
Completely forgot to look in and see what the last bid was last night. Anyone know what it went for.

Agree the passion. Just for some as it's bush fire season, you wouldn't want another fire around when you put the inevitable match to it in frustration. Just finished wading through a 21 page post on MAF leaks and the design of the twin MAF system. Mind boggling!
 
Let's hope these cars go up in value not further down.
 
Let's hope these cars go up in value not further down.


May be just before the bottom but in a little while if you have a good one it should start to come up again. You'd need to be a bit special to take on a poor example. It was the bees knees when new but the attraction to buyers dropped off sharply. Bit of this depends on our respective governments. Can never predict when large capacity cars are going to get slammed with extra taxes. Been an interesting piece on the new London ULEZ. Approx $25 a time if you drive inside the zone. All done on rego plates and for example the B5 RS4 comes in Euro 2 and Euro 3 specs over it's short life. Have the wrong one, live in the wrong place and it's $50 a day just to come and go.
 
May be just before the bottom but in a little while if you have a good one it should start to come up again. You'd need to be a bit special to take on a poor example. It was the bees knees when new but the attraction to buyers dropped off sharply. Bit of this depends on our respective governments. Can never predict when large capacity cars are going to get slammed with extra taxes. Been an interesting piece on the new London ULEZ. Approx $25 a time if you drive inside the zone. All done on rego plates and for example the B5 RS4 comes in Euro 2 and Euro 3 specs over it's short life. Have the wrong one, live in the wrong place and it's $50 a day just to come and go.

Yes crystall balling how far off are we from paying subscription fees to use public roads. I.e companies like transurban will have long term leaseson all roads with the gov and charge you subscription / user fees ( a toll on a slow road) with all distances travelled tracked to the meter and different rate apply based on your carbon emissions ( governments carbon emissions collector. So does that mean car clubs of the future will involve you buying a share in private roads in the country along with titled garages and a centralised fuel farm where we will store our high octane fossil engines if you want to experience a bit of WOT with a engine note closer to 100db than silence ( electric motor).
 
Yes crystall balling how far off are we from paying subscription fees to use public roads. I.e companies like transurban will have long term leaseson all roads with the gov and charge you subscription / user fees ( a toll on a slow road) with all distances travelled tracked to the meter and different rate apply based on your carbon emissions ( governments carbon emissions collector. So does that mean car clubs of the future will involve you buying a share in private roads in the country along with titled garages and a centralised fuel farm where we will store our high octane fossil engines if you want to experience a bit of WOT with a engine note closer to 100db than silence ( electric motor).


Check out Londons new ULEZ (ultra low emissions zone). $25 a day! Its on the way.
 
Having just been in London for 3 months, they have an enviable public transport system so one would hope the real need to drive in the centre of London, regardless of whether or not your vehicle is emissions complaint, is fairly remote.
That said the London authorities can charge as much as they see fit and the West End will still be frequented by young, Middle Eastern Bentley owners to whom cost is never an issue.
Australia would do well to break out of its deadlock on accepting the World's worst fuel standards imaginable to allow us to import engines operating at Euro equivalent standards and gain the efficiency dividends that result - performance, consumption and emission.

Dingah
 
Having just been in London for 3 months, they have an enviable public transport system so one would hope the real need to drive in the centre of London, regardless of whether or not your vehicle is emissions complaint, is fairly remote.
That said the London authorities can charge as much as they see fit and the West End will still be frequented by young, Middle Eastern Bentley owners to whom cost is never an issue.
Australia would do well to break out of its deadlock on accepting the World's worst fuel standards imaginable to allow us to import engines operating at Euro equivalent standards and gain the efficiency dividends that result - performance, consumption and emission.

Dingah

Wrong stick Dingah, these guys live in outer London and drive B5 era cars. Just crossing the ring road costs $25 a day, they aren't driving into central London. There is a congestion charge of $20 a day there as well. Example, the early B5 RS4 is Euro2 and the later Euro3 and it's all done via plate recognition and your VIN. Quite complex according the those who are actually in the know and not a little confusing.

They aren't silvertails in Bentleys, normal enthusiasts in 20 year old cars with a problem when new legislation does not cater for residents.
 
To be equally pedantic but correct, the post in question referred to the NEW ULEZ which is central London and the vast majority of Bentley drivers are residents not visitors.
Yes the PROPOSED ULEZ goes out to the ring road but is yet to be ratified and is forecast for a 2021 inception.
There is a let out clause for 'enthusiasts in 20 year old cars' though = GBP12.50/day which is around the cost of a return rail ticket (not including parking) to the City centre.
One imagines when the zone moves out that far and brings in suburbs like Acton, Ealing and Shepherds Bush there will be many who are not enthusiasts but are simply owners of old cars as they can afford nothing newer.

DIngah
 
......................The one dealer example languishes at $34+K unsold after 6+ months. May as well just buy some great big cigars and light them with $50 notes. You'll come out on top.

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Seems this car has been on the hustings since April last year or longer. The price has been up and down and this extreme caught me. Price on 29 Dec
Screenshot_2019-12-29 Audi RS6 C5 car for sale in Australia - carsales com au.jpg

...and then the following week, dropped $10K.

Screenshot_2020-01-11 Audi RS6 C5 car for sale in Australia - carsales com au.jpg
and of course it's been all the variants in between over time. Maybe it's a good buy and maybe there is a reason why no one has snapped it up on the downswings. ????
 
Maybe the RNS being locked (look at screen pic) is a sign that something is not right with the car??
 
Maybe the RNS being locked (look at screen pic) is a sign that something is not right with the car??


Could be. They're a lazy lot, I made an inquiry some time before buying mine and just no reply. Also they may have disconnected the battery in the past but on mine it recognizes the radio and just reconnects automatically so probably not the right answer. You'd think the floor plan is costing them a mint. The ideal buyer is probably someone who has never seen an Audi before.
 
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