A bold, fresh and impressively capable open top cruiser. The Audi Cabriolet of the 1990s was certainly a change of pace for the marque, which was by no means a bad thing. The Cabriolet shod the sensible demeanour associated with many other Audis at the time and offered buyers a well performing stylish cabriolet with that quintessential German build quality.
Surely a future modern classic, these slices of 1990s Audi sublimity, made famous by Princess Diana who notably used one as her everyday car, present as an excellent, solid, stylish modern classic cabrio and the example we have here may be one of the finest on the market today.
Hailing from one of the final years of the models production, this 1999 model comes to us with less than 50 thousand miles on the clock, just three owners from new, the last of which for 23 years, and is finished in a bold and incredibly rare factory colour scheme. Whilst the Cabriolets were made in good, well preserved examples are few and far between and so for the avid collector T363 BRG presents an enticing opportunity to get into the world of Audi Cabriolet ownership with a truly outstanding example of the model.
The History and Paperwork
First registered 01/05/1999
Supplied through Addison Audi of Newcastle, who as we understand kept the had the car as a demonstrator at first
Just three owners from new, the most recent of which has been the keeper of the car for the last 23 years
Accompanied by a solid history file with several invoices present for maintenance and servicing work performed on the car throughout its lifetime
Audi book pack is also at hand with various manuals and pieces of owners literature
Audi service book present with stamped services up to 47,315 miles
Current MOT valid with no advisories until June 2024
Comes with several Audi brochures from when the car was new including the sample booklet for the factory Domino Alcantara fitted to the car
V5 registration document also present with the vehicle
Exceptional interior space, finished in a bold, rare specification from factory
Predominantly upholstered in quality black leather
Complimented with excellent factory green Domino alcantara upholstery an incredibly rare sight to see on this model
Great quality wood trim used throughout, exhibiting with a great high gloss shine
Interior plastics and trim are of a marvellous standard throughout
Wonderful seating front and rear in a leather and green alcantara blend, presenting with just some light, honest patina to some of the front seat bolstering
Well sized cabin with room for four
Pioneer radio head unit
Interior switchgear is in fine fettle, presenting well and all working as we understand
Plush black carpeting used throughout
Beautifully upholstered door panels with yet more leather and alcantara, detailed off with quality wood embellishments and neat door furniture
Carpeted rear boot area is of a good usable size, with just some light staining to be seen in here
Space saver emergency wheel and tool set reside under the boot floor
Overall this is an impressively well preserved, highly original cabin in a rare and alluring colourway
Bold exterior styling which still presents as fresh today
An exceptionally well preserved example which has worn its very limited miles well
Finished in a wonderful, rare shade of Audi Tropic Green metallic an excellent, underutilised Audi colour
The paintwork is of a marvellous standard throughout, with just a very very minor markings commensurate with age to be seen
Contrasting black soft top electric roof
The roof itself is in good standing from an aesthetic perspective and operates quickly and smoothly
External trim and badging is of a similarly high quality presents in great shape
Body coloured trim and mouldings used throughout
Silver six spoke 15” Audi alloy wheels at all four corners
Alloys are in presentable order but do have some blemishing and signs of kerb rash in areas
Glass work and lighting is in great form including the iconic wrap around rear light cluster
In great overall standing with mileage indicated at less than 50 thousand
1.8 litre four cylinder variant
Engine and surrounding engine bay look to be in excellent standing and present well
Mated to a quality five speed manual transmission
The car turns over and fires into life well and provides a great overall driving experience
Certainly not the fastest cabrio of the era but there is an unmatched quality feel to it, especially from a mechanical perspective
Advisory free MOT valid until June 2024 for added peace of mind
The car’s underside appears clean and solid upon inspection
If you’re looking for a stylish modern classic convertible with a solid driveline and an unrivalled quality feel to it, it's hard to ignore the temptations of an Audi Cabriolet. These cars were incredibly popular during the 1990s for good reason and today they stand as a brilliant value slice of Audi on top form.
The example we have here lends itself incredibly well to preservation as a collector car, having such low mileage and being finished in such a bold and rare specification, but naturally, with classic German build quality, is a car that would be more than at home seeing regular use at the hands of a new loving owner.
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1999 Audi Cabriolet 1.8
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