[Es2] S2 opportunity

Kenneth Keith auditude at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 11:22:11 EST 2006

Another thing too.  If you take the stripped chassis to a metal
recycling yard (not a wrecking yard, but where those cars end up after
they are done being stripped), they require no title and don't even
really look at what you are giving them except for to verify that
there is no gas tank or tires/wheels (maybe no motor too).

I was surprised that this was the case out here in the Phoenix area. 
I think the catch is that you can't bring them a car with a driveline
or something like that.  Whatever it was, it didn't prevent me from
scrapping a motorless 90 and Eurovan for the scrap metal value.  I was
not required to provide either title.

I thought it was strange that it seemed like you could potentially
steal a car for the motor, and go have the rest of it crushed without
any questions.

As for my eS2, if that's what I'm building, I'm building it myself
using only some new and used RS2/S2 parts, with the rest being some
form of custom stuff.

'90 CQ
On the car:  S2 steering wheel, RS2 inner door handles, RFI white
gauge faces + polished rings, DIY short shifter, and CAC rear exhaust
"On the bed":  KW V2 coilovers, perforated leather S2 interior trim,
034EFI IIC, 3B motor, various 20vt EM's, Wagner intake, RS2
headlights/bumper/turns/fogs/grill, Rieger side skirts and rear bumper
spoiler (not sure if I'll use them, but maybe), and glass sunroof
Still needing: Assembly, various repairs, B4 hood, S2 hubs, 5 bolt
wheels, big brakes, intercooler, injectors, new Stongard, and more
money, time, and motivation.
Plus 2 or 3 other project-like cars.

On 3/8/06, David Kase <davekase at pdqlocks.com> wrote:
> Damn Jimmy, I think you've got it!  Except one thing.  I wouldn't kill
> myself over what the squids on AW say... (yes, I know, they are not all
> squids...)
> Dave Kase
> Jimmy Pribble wrote:
> >>...and getting their cars registered.
> >
> >The cars are ALREADY registered.
> >
> >So, am I to understand that US Customs will let you import a non-US-spec car
> >on your promise that you won't drive it? Cross your heart and hope to die?
> >That seems unlikely, but let's run with it. So now you have an S2 in your
> >driveway, but it's not titled and you can't get it inspected and you
> >definitely can't get insurance for it...so, you cut your VIN off of your CQ
> >and weld it to the S2. This ruins your CQ, but heck, it wasn't worth but
> >maybe $1500 in the first place. So you go to have the CQ taken to the
> >salvage yard, but whoops, they won't take the car without a title. So, now
> >you have a car you can't even give away, much less sell, so now you spend
> >your spare weekends cutting apart the car and throwing it away
> >piece-by-piece, which is a drag because you only have the regular-sized
> >trash can and the one time you got greedy and tried to use the dumpster at
> >the industrial park down the street, you got caught and had to pay a $200
> >fine. But that's okay because now you have an S2 with a title, plates,
> >inspection sticker, and even insurance. Life is grand! You're so excited you
> >go for a spirited drive, but forget that the car doesn't handle as well as
> >your friend's Evo and you promptly plow yourself into a tree. Whoops. So,
> >the insurance adjuster comes calling. "Nice car," he says. "I like what you
> >have done to it. The Euro gauges in kph are a nice touch. Anyway, that was a
> >pretty good hit, so I'm going to total the car. Let's see...1990 Coupe
> >Quattro...uh, well your car is kind of strange because there is no A/C and
> >you have cloth seats, which isn't even shown in the book. Whatever, I can
> >give you $1100. If you can get me some receipts for your aftermarket stuff,
> >I might be able to help a little, but probably not much." Dejected that your
> >insurance settlement didn't even cover the cost of your real CQ, much less
> >the S2, you go and tell your tale on AudiWorld, where you receive so much
> >humiliation that you go off and kill yourself. But all is not wrong in the
> >world - the AudiWorlders show some heart and everyone ads a little black
> >"arm band" to their sig with your initials and RIP.
> >
> >That's the good version of the story.
> >
> >The bad version of the story goes - you are busted with a fake VIN, you lose
> >the car and go to jail. :-(
> >
> >Still waiting for the final word...
> >
> >Jimmy

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