In America, the C4-generation Audi A6 isn’t among the most loved A6s. In sedan form, it isn’t very good looking and in Avant form — which does look very good — it only comes with an automatic gearbox, as manuals weren’t offered in America when it was on sale. The same goes for the C4 Audi S6 Avant, which looks great and packs a fantastic 4.2 liter V8. However, it can only be found with an auto ‘box in America. But what if you could find a C4 Audi S6 Avant in America with a manual?
This new listing on Bring-A-Trailer shows off exactly that. This 2002 Audi S6 Avant has been modified to use a six-speed manual gearbox. Not only that but it’s had its 4.2 liter V8 replaced, so it’s quite fresh. All of the work was done by an Audi specialist in New England so the work is likely done well.
It’s finished in black with a light grey interior with the wonderful Audi ‘S’ seats from that era. It’s also been lowered on ST Coilovers, aftermarket downpipes with high-flow cats, a Milltek cat-back exhaust and B5 Audi S4 wheels.
It’s a great looking car, with classic Audi Avant styling. It also has a fantastic engine that’s been given a Stuklr ECU tune. So it should be more powerful than the stock car’s 335 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. When paired with a six-speed manual and Quattro all-wheel drive, it’s probably a ton of fun.
Admittedly, it is an old Audi from an era where the brand wasn’t known for superb reliability and it’s been modified quite a bit. Still, the chassis only has 150,000 miles on it and most of the work is said to have been performed by an Audi specialist. So it’s likely that it will be fine.
Is it worth the asking price? At the time of writing this, there are still six days left on the bid and it’s already at $6,900, so it’s likely to crest into five-digit territory quick. Is it worth it? That’s up to you.