Lot 51 (Chateau Impney, 10th July 2016)
Sold for £15,750
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: FM07OEB
Chassis No: WUAZZZ8E17N905719
Mot Expiry: June 2017
When the press reviewed the most recent automatic transmission-only B8 RS4, they were rightly enthusiastic about what is a great car, yet many mourned the more engaging nature of the smaller, manual gearbox-only B7 model produced between 2006 and 2008 - in hindsight it was more of a driver's car. The exceedingly handsome Phantom Black Avant example offered here has led a cherished three owner existence. It was first registered in July 2007, but by Christmas was in the hands of a fanatical keeper who maintained the car, money no object, via franchised Audi dealers. During his tenure both the front discs and adaptive suspension were replaced under warranty and 'FM07 OEB' served as a show car for Milltek Sport exhaust systems. The current owner, a well-known automotive PR consultant and author, acquired the Avant in February 2011, since when it has again been meticulously maintained regardless of cost - this time by the multi award-winning Audi specialists APS of Brackley. Serviced on the nail every year, it has also recently benefited from: new front discs and calipers; oil cooler; engine de-coke; alloy wheel refurbishment; and new Kumho ECSTA KU39 front tyres.
The car's many desirable factory and aftermarket fitments include: Milltek Hi-Flow performance stainless steel exhaust system and Revo engine remap (440bhp); factory-fitted sports suspension, bucket seats and flat-bottomed steering wheel; technology pack (DVD-based SAT/NAV, 6-CD auto-changer, adaptive headlights); Black optic pack; electric glass tilt/slide sunroof; Tracker. The vendor presently classes the bodywork, Black leather interior trim, 4.2-litre V8 engine and six-speed manual gearbox as 'excellent' and the original lustrous paintwork as 'very good'. Having now covered a relatively low and fully warranted 84,600 miles, this lovely-looking and fully-sorted performance Audi is being made available for another keeper to enjoy and comes complete with massive history file, spare key and a brand new MOT.