An iconic Audi Cabriolet with just 11,786 miles from new in exemplary condition.
Fully zinc galvanised bodywork, four-seater capacity, sports suspension, multilayer fabric hood, halogen headlamps, front integrated fog lights, Electronic ABS (anti-lock braking system), anti-theft device with advanced immobiliser, heat insulating tinted glass, heated twin jet windscreen washers, sports front seats, electric windows, central door locking, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, oil pressure gauge, oil temperature gauge, battery voltage gauge, toolkit, warning triangle, load facility ski-bag, tailored front carpet mats. Factory options: Lifestyle metallic paintwork, wind deflector. Dealer accessories; Audi branded brolly.
This gorgeous Audi Cabriolet is a stand out example owing to the ultra-low 11,786 miles covered from new. Finished in vibrant factory optional Lifestyle Pelican Blue metallic, (Code LY5T), the original paintwork is simply exceptional with a glossy uniform finish to the pin straight factory body panels. The beautifully built trim sections and chrome finishing’s are perfect, as is the hood to which the multi-layer fabric is flawless and the rear screen fully intact with only faint marks. All glass is factory fitment including the windscreen showing some minor delamination to the lower corners. The original supplying dealer number plate surrounds and tax disc holder remain fitted. The underside is superbly preserved with the rear crossmember still showing clear factory markings! Outstanding.
This unspoilt example is trimmed in factory original Cubus design with Vienna Leather side facings in respective Azure Blue/Anthracite, (Code W). The door cards are as new and the carpets are preserved and still protected by genuine tailored Audi front over mats. The supreme build quality can be felt in all buttons, controls and functions, all of which operate perfectly and feel like new. All LCD displays are fully clear with no failed pixels and the original Delta RDS radio/cassette is fully operational. The additional three gauges in the lower centre console incorporating oil pressure, oil temperature and voltmeter operate correctly. Even the luggage nets to the rear of the front seats, usually very stretched, are perfectly taught. Lifting the spotless boot carpet reveals the untouched spare wheel, original Jack and tool kit, and the boot floor displays the factory options sticker. The optional wind deflector and storage bag, toolkit and warning triangle are correctly stored along with the Audi branded brolly purchased as an accessory from new.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Factory fitted with the smooth and quiet 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine, this efficient powerplant produces 125bhp with performance figures quoted at 121mph top speed and 0-62mph in 12.2 seconds, only marginally behind the heavier 2.6 V6 variant! The engine bay is pristine with factory plates and stickers proudly displaying the unmolested originality of this example. The five-speed manual transmission operates with exact precision to reflect the ultra-low mileage covered.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The six-spoke design 7J x 15 alloy wheels are unmarked with brand new fitted centre caps, sourced directly from Audi in November 2023 at great expense! Brand new Dunlop SportBluResponse tyres have been fitted in September 2023. The Advanced Anti-Lock System (ABS) features discs to all four wheels to offer powerful, assured and safe braking power.
Supplied new on 3rd October 1997 by Stanwell Audi of Boston, this exceptional example was purchased new by a lady who owned the car until 2014. After 17 years of ownership, a family friend and self-confessed serial car collector persuaded her to allow him to buy the Audi whereby it has remained alongside his collection of 150+ classic cars as well as trains, planes and many other eclectic modes of transport! Dry stored in one of several aircraft hangars, the car has been brought out of its resting and been fully recommissioned to include a major service, cambelt/auxiliary belt, braking system overhaul and inspection and new premium brand tyres, all carried out in September 2023 using genuine Audi parts.
All handbooks, guides and dealership literature have been kept in the immaculate black leather wallet. Completing the history file is a neat folder of invoices and MOT certificates as well as a safety recall to Peterborough Audi in November 2023 which included a heath check, a copy of which is in the file. Three original Audi keys with code tags and dealer leather fobs plus the master blade and Audi Cabriolet sales brochures are included. Stunning in every conceivable respect and one for the perfectionist.
MOT September 2024, HPI Clear.