Market Finds: Audi 5000CS Avant for Sale Features A Stick

Audi 5000CS Avant for Sale Features A Stick

By Petrolicious Productions
September 4, 2014

The car: 1986 Audi 5000CS Avant

Price: $4,000 (firm)

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Seller’s Info: Click Here

In spite of a terrible PR flap in the mid-’80s, Audi 5000s were large, solid German cruisers. And this one in particular is pretty remarkable for a few reasons. First, this wagon is for sale by only its second owner. Second, it has all-wheel-drive and the rare manual transmission, locking differentials, and 2.2L turbo 5 cylinder engine–the engine that won multiple Group B rally championships and Pikes Peak hillclimbs. Finally, this may be the only wagon of its vintage with a manual transmission in Canada.

According to the seller, “The car is great fun to drive and was restored by Mark Motors of Ottawa in 2010. I have had the car for just over three years and have done additional work to it. It is in excellent condition and is an efficient, fun, and practical car to own.” And yeah, it includes a host of new parts, but it still “bone stock with no upgrades.”

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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9 years ago

Eventhough there were square bricks almost everywhere on the roads in the 80’s, this looks even more awful and hideous than anything else in that era. On the other hand it drove like a space ship from Star Trek and these were probably the very first stations wagons or saloons, that had 4WD. The qualities of an Audi Quattro were just impeccable…
Similar example – My uncle had a 1986 Lancia Thema, 2.8 litre V6 – petrol… Horrendous look, but amazing to drive. I just loved that car… It had buttons and dampers everywhere. 😉

9 years ago

one of the [url=”″]Vintage Cars[/url] i was looking out for..

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Boost Retard
9 years ago

An Audi 5000 is still the fastest car I’ve ever been in. In the mid 80’s, my friends dad had an 85 5000 Turbo sedan (as well as an 85 MR2, but that’s another story). At the time, the car seemed like a futuristic spaceship compared to nearly everything else on the road with its flush glass and black leather interior.

This car had a little extra under the hood in the form of 1.6 bar (about 23 PSI, normally 1 bar/14.7 PSI) of boost, as indicated by the factory digital boost gauge. My friend and I got it up to an indicated 160 MPH one night, basically pegging the needle.

It wasn’t much up to about 100, my 240Z (not stock, upgraded cam, headers and exhaust, 280Z 5spd, 15″ 225 Gatorbacks on the rear) at the time could take it from a stop up til around 100, at which point the Audi would pass me and pull away hard!

Benjamin Shahrabani
9 years ago

All Quattro’s from that era had a manual transmission. That being said, with a stick you certainly wouldn’t get that “unintended acceleration”.

Yoav Gilad
9 years ago

Yes, but how many Turbo Quattro wagons did they build? That’s what makes it rare.

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