1997 Audi Cabriolet 1.8

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  • Full service history from new
  • Recently bought and garaged under current ownership
  • MOT valid until May 2025
  • New top controller and various cosmetic updates

The Appeal

Quintessentially nineties and distinctly luxurious for its era, the Audi Cabriolet marked a big turning point for the German brand - shedding much of that sensible, utilitarian image and instead providing a fabulous, very capable and stylish top-down tourer that was bound to turn heads and get pulses racing. Indeed, these cars were made famous as Princess Diana chose one as her daily driver, which was about as fashionable as it got back in the day!

This particular '97 Audi Cabriolet stands out due to its comprehensive service history and recent mechanical updates. With a striking Europa blue exterior and a cream interior, it presents very well for its age and has clearly been meticulously maintained, with a full service history and recent cosmetic improvements. The result is a fabulous little roadster - and a very worthy consideration for anybody looking for a particularly stylish modern classic.

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History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1997
  • The DVLA records 10 previous keepers
  • Previous owner was in the trade and performed a number of mechanical services on the car
  • Bought in 2022 and garaged under current ownership
  • MOT valid until May 2025
  • Full service history from new
  • Comes with 2 keys
  • Supplied with plenty of paperwork, lots of invoices, MOTs and a printed service history
  • Currently indicates 66,624 miles

The Condition

  • Europa blue paintwork in fine order with plenty of shine
  • New top controller and various cosmetics done, including paint treatment
  • Bodywork looks in very good order for the age of the car, with no obvious dents or dings
  • Side sills have been replaced 
  • Upgraded 19-inch Audi A8 wheels in good order
  • Underside in excellent overall condition
  • Interior presents well with plenty of late-90s luxury
  • Seats steam cleaned and present very well
  • Door cards are in equally good order
  • Dashboard is clean and well-kept
  • All instruments are clean and legible
  • Carpets and headlining in good order

The Mechanics

  • All original 1.8 4-cylinder engine
  • Manual transmission with 5 gears
  • Engine bay in good order
  • Some rust to the silencer area, but doesn’t need replacing as of yet
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues
  • We understand the car is driving very well 
  • The vendor highlights that it's a very usable modern classic with great MPG
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Auction Details
  • Year 1997
  • Make Audi
  • Model Cabriolet
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 66,624 Miles
  • Engine size 1800
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ashford
  • County Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
3 Bids from 2 bidders
  • MrBAH1 £1,000 18/07/24
  • LisaSim•••• £500 18/07/24
  • MrBAH1 £100 18/07/24

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