1999 Audi Cabriolet 1.8


  • Low mileage example
  • Just 3 owners from new
  • Rare and desirable specification
  • Backed by a solid history file

The Appeal

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

The Interior

  • 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

The Exterior

  • 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

The Mechanics

  • 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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Audi
  • Model 80
  • Colour Tropic Green
  • Odometer 47,738 Miles
  • Engine size 1781
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Watford
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
15 bids from 9 bidders
  • Sn•••• £4,250 25/09/23
  • wa•••• £4,100 25/09/23
  • Sn•••• £4,000 25/09/23
  • Sn•••• £3,500 25/09/23
  • te•••• £2,995 24/09/23
  • da•••• £2,700 24/09/23
  • gw•••• £2,600 24/09/23
  • da•••• £2,500 24/09/23
  • da•••• £2,200 24/09/23
  • gw•••• £2,100 23/09/23

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