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What do you call a comprehensive OEM plus build of a car that never was? Besides impressive, we’re not exactly sure it qualifies as a unicorn because it’s not a factory-built rarity. What we will a cleanly and custom built C5 RS 6 Avant with manual transmission for sale in San Francisco is an amazing find.
The description on the car’s Craigslist listing is a bit streamlined. From what we know that the car was custom built by its owner in the USA, meaning it appears to be completely legal in regards to importation.
Another key point in the car’s build was that it was put together with a manual transmission. That point is not just cool from a purist perspective, but also lends to the car’s already ridiculous rarity because, here again, Audi never built them that way. Yes, there were C5 RS 6 Avant in Europe, but none of them had a manual.
What else dow we know? The car is a 2003 and has logged 72,500 miles. The paint is white, and power is listed at 550 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The lone interior shot shows the car also has the C5-era Recaro seating that also wasn’t offered in the USA for the RS 6. The car also appears to be fitted with some subtle VMR wheels that harken that vintage of RS 6 design, yet bear a more concave face and exposed lugs for more aggressive look.
If we were going to build a C5, it’d probably look a lot like this. In as much, we believe it is well worth the $45,000. Yes, we know that’s about $20K more than market for a factory-built sedan, but comparing the two is a bit of an Apples vs. Oranges play. Those who want this car, will want this car and likely that price won’t scare them away.
More HERE. Thanks Troy and Mike for the tip.