[V8] FW: DaveC's V8 5-speed FS (plain text)

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Mon Jul 21 12:04:01 PDT 2008

Hi All,

My how things change.  That said, I'm going to go a little Roger on you all and start the process of putting my '91 V8 up for sale.

As is the case with cars worth less than the value the owner places on them, I won't let it go for 50 bucks -- but I am also realistic about things.  So in the off chance there's someone dying to throw me an offer, I'm holding off on publicizing a firm price... ballpark:  it'd be on the cheap end of the $5k to $10k range.
Anyway, here's the deal:


1991 5-speed
~220k miles 
White / black
Runs great, goes like stink
Feels dead-on solid from walking speed to 160 mph
Factory radio w/ 6-disc changer
Exceptionally clean & straight exterior
Interior standard V8 excellence (Comfort seats)
A/C properly converted to 134, cold cold cold
Recently replaced every sub-frame bushing, front and rear
Recent rear brake system overhaul
Recent OEM battery
Extra set urS4 wheels with slightly-used snow tires
Extra pair of black sport seats but one has a small tear in butt area

Cool stuff:

-- Engine is a 4.2 ABH that Keith / AudiConnection installed a few years back; there's some pics on Bruce's site (now germanautoconnection.com).
-- Semi-comp Spec clutch... super smooth take-up, zero slippage ever.  Has about 30k on it... (Original disc had 190k when replaced, unnecessarily)
-- Repainted alpine / pearl white; appears contemporary but not street-punk-like....  The respray was very comprehensive... if it weren't for having a good friend in the biz, I'd have never been able to afford it.
-- BIRA brake conversion with 996/Brembo calipers and big drilled rotors.
-- OEM Evo trunk spoiler (the only one in the US, s'far as I know)
-- Euro headlights, CAC clear corner lites and side repeaters
-- Koni / H&R suspension
-- Exhaust:  gutted cats, Magnaflow center (SS), OE 4.2 rear muffler

Stuff I'd do next if I weren't selling:

-- Sunroof headliner is crap
-- ABS light always on
-- Needs tires like nobody's business (17")
-- Valve seals (occasional smoke puff on startup)
-- Rear defrost (suspect switch)
-- Radio works fine, though the door speakers act up every full moon
-- Rearview mirror set screw needs tightening
-- A couple-few interior lights out

Stuff that I'd never do:
-- Fix the driver's side seat heater

Anyway, I'm forgetting stuff for sure.  Let me know if you know anyone who might like additional info.

Dave Coleman
Wilmington, DE

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