Mileage: 216,000 Miles
Engine: 2.8-Liter V6
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Exterior color: Green Vinyl Wrap
Interior: Sport Cloth
Center Locking Differential
KW Variant 3 Coilovers
General Altimax Arctic Snow Tires
Audi Specialist Mechanic Owned
Recent Top End Overhaul
If you are like me, you think that modern cars are bloated, heavy, overcomplicated, and perhaps a little numb from the driver’s perspective. That leaves no alternative than to look to the past and the greatness of car design that was the 1990s. One of the best examples was the 1991 to 1996 Audi 90 Quattro. Known as the B4 in Audi-speak, the 90 sedan was the last of the classic era of Audi sedans. The successive A4-named sedans marked the beginning of Audi’s modern era and massive market expansion, but with it Audi lost a little soul (modern Audi fans, please send your furious emails to my business partner at Glen Shelly.com). The B4 was the last of the classic body styles and one of the best in my opinion. They were thoroughly enjoyed because of German driving dynamics and luxury that were unstoppable in the snow. As a result there are few remaining, and even fewer wrapped in green!
If you have ever set foot in the Colorado Audi world, then you have probably seen this car. It’s back now and in better form than ever. I’m selling it on consignment for the owner of Autosport Werks, an Audi specialist shop. The Olive Green (removable) vinyl wrap over white Sparco Wheels are an eye-catching combination that would be ideal for a winter Zombie apocalypse, or more realistically, a great way to find your car during a blizzard in the parking lot of A Basin. Life is too short to be boring—seriously! Beyond the wrap, it has all of the bling that you want in a B4 Audi 90: euro bumpers, euro headlights with clear indicators, and the sport cloth interior. KW Variant coilovers are a significant upgrade from stock, making it go around corners properly. A custom exhaust with a Miltek muffler gives a sporty, but unobtrusive exhaust note. Mechanically, it has just had a complete top-end engine rebuild by the seller including:
The result is a very sorted driver, ready for another hundred thousand miles of winter motoring. When the white stuff falls, a center locking differential combined General Altimax Arctic snow tires will allow you to dispatch the white stuff like an ‘80’s cocaine habit!
I scrutinize our cars thoroughly and strive to point out every detail I can find—good and bad. The combination of Olive Green and white wheels are an eye-catching combination to say the least. If you have made it this far into my description then you are in the camp that likes the color combo, or at least isn’t put off by it. Personally, I love it—life is too short for boring cars! The vinyl wrap was done in 2013; overall it is in good shape. It does have a few nicks and tears in spots. I’ve photographed the worst spots (pics are on our website if you are reading this elsewhere). The body is also in good shape; it does have a few dings and dents commiserate with age and mileage. The most glaring is a dent just behind the right passenger rear door. There is another small (golf ball-sized) dent on the hood above the left front headlight. It has always lived in Colorado and is rust-free. The Carfax shows an accident with damage to the left front fender in 2003, but looking at the car it was not significant. The panel gaps are straight, as are the unibody, front subframe, and suspension components. The Euro headlight and indicator lenses are clear and free of cracks. The taillights are good except for a crack in the left rear lens. The seller replaced the windshield in preparation for the sale; it is crystal-clear and unpitted. Window tint on the side windows is in good shape and has protected the interior from UV exposure. The Sparco wheels are true and straight, with no paint chips or curb rash, sans a 2-inch spot on the left rear wheel. The General Altimax Arctic Snow tires have over 70% tread remaining.
The interior of this Audi 90 is what truly makes it special. Sport cloth is the most desirable B4 interior and this example’s is in great shape. It has no odors and has never been smoked or vaped in. The carpet has no tears or stains, although there is some wear around the gas pedal. All-weather floor mats are included. They are not Audi 90 specific, but they fit well. The sport cloth seats are in very good shape, with no rips or failed seams. The dashboard is crack-free. All wood trim is present and in great shape, sans a hair-line crack on the driver’s door and crack on the lower left hand of the HVAC panel (pics on our website). The instrument cluster display has no blown out pixels or burnt out bulbs. All power functions work correctly—the door lock and window regulators all work. If you know Audi B4s, then you know how rare it is to find one with working locks and windows. The sunroof works correctly too, but from my experience with these cars it is wise not tempt fate! I prefer the tilt function in lieu the fully open. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows ice cold. The vent control knob is fixed in the defrost and floor vent position. I was told by the seller not to move it. Two sets of keys and the factory owners manual are included with the sale.
The seller spent a significant amount bringing this Audi 90 up to par with the work mentioned above. The 2.8-liter V6 fires every time, idles smoothly, and pulls strong to redline. It doesn’t spot or leak any fluids. There are no check engine or warning lights. The clutch engagement is correct and it shifts smoothly. The center locking differential engages correctly and the all-wheel drive functions correctly. There is no driveline noise or vibrations. The brakes are strong and have plenty of life left in them. The KW V3 suspension is fantastic. It allows significant corning composure over the stock set up, but a compliant ride on rough roads. Like any Audi, this one will need continued preventative maintenance and repairs, but as it stands it is a turn-key car. We’d like to find an owner who will appreciate it for what it is and enjoy it for years to come.