This Manual-Swapped Audi S6 Avant Has Everything You Want in a Wagon

Can one car do it all? This sweet V8-powered, all-wheel drive, stick-shift Audi wagon sure comes close.

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If you need one car to do it all, we may have just found the perfect vehicle for you. It's a 2002 V8-powered Audi S6 Avant with a six-speed manual swap. It's . You should buy it.

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It's not often you come across a wagon with a V8, all-wheel drive, and a manual transmission. But thanks to a gearbox conversion done at 120,500 miles, this S6 has that magic combination. Manual S6 wagons weren't officially sold in the US, but they were available in Europe, making this swap pretty straightforward. That six-speed is mated to Audi's 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8, making 340 horsepower in this trim. Audi's signature Quattro all-wheel drive system is, of course, standard.

Though the car has more than 167,000 miles, it looks to be in surprisingly good condition. The seller lists a significant amount of recent maintenance, including a new timing belt, water pump, radiator, and a new front left wheel bearing. It also has Bilstein sport dampers, a short-throw shifter, upgraded motor mounts, and Magnaflow mufflers. The car comes with two sets of wheels, the stock Avus design wrapped in General Altimax winter tires, and a set of RS4 wheels with all-seasons. Additionally, there are several spare parts included.

The car is with an asking price of $12,200. Audi S6 Avants are pretty rare as it is, and we bet only a handful manual-swapped examples like this one exist in the country. This might be your only chance to own one without having to do the swap yourself.

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