A little while back, we spoke about how the Audi RS2 Avant is now officially eligible for import to the United States. Because it was never sold here, the 1994 RS2 needed to wait until it turned 25 years old before it could be legally imported to the US and, now that it’s 2019, that time has come. Fortunately, it seems as if enthusiasts are already doing so because a legally imported RS2 is now for sale in Colorado.
Farland Classic Restoration is currently the company selling it and it’s a stunning example. It’s a 1994 model year, because that was the only year it was sold, and it’s wearing a lovely Polaris Silver finish. We haven’t seen many Polaris Silver Audi RS2 Avants and now we’re wondering why because it’s a great look for the car. Inside, it gets a black/grey, leather/Alcantara interior with wood trim and the classic Recaro seats. It looks fantastic.
In fact, the entire car looks fantastic. It was an Italian market car, so the car’s original service book is entirely in Italian, but it was serviced and restored in Belgium. Now, it’s here in the ‘States, in Colorado, and will be going up on Bring-A-Trailer shortly.
For those of you not in the know, the Audi RS2 Avant began life on the Audi 80 platform and was co-developed with Porsche to become the world’s most exciting wagon in 1994. It uses a 2.2 liter turbocharged five-cylinder developed by Audi but breathed on by Porsche. So it makes a very healthy 311 hp and was actually faster than a Porsche 911 to 30 mph back in its day, thanks to Quattro all-wheel drive. That engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, as the car gods intended.
This car only has 89,000 km (around 55,000 miles) on the odometer, so it’s been used by not abused. Which is about what you want out of such a car. You want to be able to drive it, so you don’t want a three-digit mileage garage-queen but you don’t want a beater, either.
We’re big fans of the Audi RS2 Avant and I’d personally love to buy this. If I could afford it, a bidding war would soon be in my future.