£13,000 - £15,000
1995 AUDI S2 AVANT
Registration Number: M319 EEC
Chassis Number: WAUZZZ8CZSA007967
- Two private owners from new, the current since 1998
- Comprehensive service history file
Audi’s new sports version of the 80, the S2, was launched in 1991, based on the B4 platform. The 2.2 in-line five cylinder 20-valve turbo engine was carried over from the Sport Quattro, a similar unit to that fitted to the Audi 200 20v and S4. The new S2 came as standard with quattro permanent four wheel drive and a heavy-duty manual transmission, upgraded to a 6-speed for 1993.
In 1993 the 5-door S2 Avant model joined the range, in addition to a limited run of 4-door S2 saloon models, of which 306 were produced. The S2 Avant ran from 1993 and 1995 and formed the basis for Audi's giant-killing RS2 Avant super-sports estate. Always a powerful performer, the S2’s 217bhp engine (later models producing 227bhp) could propel it to 60 mph in 6 seconds, continuing to a top speed of over 150mph. Production of the S2 Avant ended in 1995. Not a common sight when new, the Avant is rarely seen on British roads, and coveted amongst enthusiasts.
This later Ruby Red example was supplied new in Cumbria early in 1995, and we understand used as a dealer demonstrator before going into private hands. The S2 changed keepers once more in 1998, and has been in private ownership since then. Servicing was originally entrusted to dealers Silverstreet and Alan Day, and later to leading quattro specialist AM Cars of Ilminster, who have maintained the car in current ownership.
This S2 has been well maintained, with a large file of invoices for various works completed, running into several thousands of pounds. In particular in 2015, at 166,000 miles, £3,793 was spent with AM Cars on servicing and various minor repairs. There are also bills for servicing, only a few hundred miles ago, with AM in 2016 at 172,254 miles.
Complete with Audi book pack, a thick file of receipts, a new MoT with no advisories, and a number of older MoT certificates, this rare estate version of the S2 makes for an interesting and unusual high performance modern classic.