Manual Gearbox: 2002 Audi S8

We get a lot of great tips this past weekend and I thought it would be difficult to determine which car should get the coveted Monday 10:30AM PST posting spot…but then this next car just obliterated the competition. It starts with the car that was the star of the 1998 feature film Ronin…forget DeNiro — he is an extra when compared to the D2 generation Audi S8. And this next example Audi’s V8 powered quattro flagship is equipped with the elusive 6-speed manual gearbox (which you can’t get in any other generation of S8). Find this 2002 Audi S8 offered for $18,400 in Denver, CO via craiglist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

2002 audi s8
VIN: WAUGU44D82N006610
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 125450
paint color: brown
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
125,200 miles meticulously maintained in rare Alpaka Beige Metallic exterior and Ecru (beige) interior w/ a solar-paneled sunroof; almost perfect inside and out. Every scheduled maintenance complete (including two timing belt services). Brand new front/rear pads & coated rotors, brake fluid exchange service, plugs, air filter, fuel filter, serpentine belt, both cabin pollen filters, 4-wheel balance & alignment… Nothing is needed.

When the transmission faltered at 99K miles in 2016, Aaron with Berg Performance (in Denver) engineered the manual conversion (01E 6-speed conversion kit w/ new synchro and B5 RS4 clutch kit & dual mass flywheel). European software was flashed to reprogram and complete the conversion (limited factory manual option only available in parts of Europe).

The car performs and handles like no other D2 S8 on the road today. The power & torque from each and every gear is impressive. I have owned this car since 40K miles and the manual completely transforms the handling and performance of this already extraordinary sports sedan. The conversion also eliminated 150 lbs. further enhancing the car’s response.

Other notable items include:

Two sets of wheels
a. 18’ original S8 design in mint condition including spare (5)
b. 19’ aftermarket powder-coated S7 design on car- a few minor rash marks)

Newer HID Xenon 55W Headlights (both Low & High)
a. OSRAM Xenarc HID Low beam bulbs (6K in color)
b. Phillips HID Xenon High beam bulbs (5.5K in color)
c. Amber (pure yellow) halogen fogs

LED interior light kit

Kenwood DMX906S monitor/receiver with Bluetooth, wireless mirroring & Apple CarPlay Android Auto

2 sets of original floor mats (carpet & rubber)

Audi S8 full-length car cover

New exterior full detail including ceramic finish performed by Kerwin @ Aloha Detailing

Heated front & rear seats w/ ski bag

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