Bought in Slovakia, this highly-specified, German-made, Audi S8 boasts some unique-to-year options and remains in excellent order given its age and mileage. With the bodyshell and panels made from aluminium there is no evidence of rust, and the panels present very well, minus a couple of small imperfections. Something is slightly awry with the ECUs and circuits as once the diagnostics are engaged, the engine light remains on due to the fuel censor claiming something is faulty. However, the sensors have been replaced and the owner is confident that there is nothing wrong with the engine. The only other known issue involves the light raisers of the Xenon lights. The lights should raise automatically when the car starts, but the system says the lighting system is faulty, despite the lights working on demand.
The car comes with a complete history documented in the service book, which catalogues authorised servicing since 2001. The aluminium-bodied quattro doesn’t rust, it’s very fast and it offers grip on icy roads like nothing else. The owner bought this S8 because he needed a car for winter, so he has used it over three winters and has taken it on numerous winter trips up the mountains. The owner purchased the car in 2019 and he has not had to do anything major to it beyond servicing (more details covered later). The car has been well driven, racking up 226,000km. Nevertheless, the vendor is a reluctant seller and says: “I don’t know why I’m selling it. I can’t find anything better for the winter”.