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    I am visiting in San Diego in California and I saw a blue Audi a couple of days ago in the car park at the Tourmaline surfers beach with an RS2 /Porsche badge on the rear. This looked kosher but the car looked like a later model - maybe B5. Didn't have a chance to check it out as it drove off but wonder if there is a Forum member who knows about this/ owns it. I don't know if any B4/RS2 original cars in USA
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    I know of two or three RS2s in the US. How they got there and how they managed to stay there without being impounded and crushed is unknown and amazing. One was silver and had something to do with a "student". One was Nogaro blue and it was owned by a tuning company for product development (or something). I think there might have been a pearl one too (but I am not sure about that). There will be more once the official 25 year clock starts going off - Starting in March 2019 for the early build 1994 RS2s.
    RS2'd 93 UrS4 5 spd sedan
    94 UrS4 V8 6 spd manual avant

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    • #3
      Originally posted by UrS4boy View Post
      I know of two or three RS2s in the US. How they got there and how they managed to stay there without being impounded and crushed is unknown and amazing. One was silver and had something to do with a "student". One was Nogaro blue and it was owned by a tuning company for product development (or something). I think there might have been a pearl one too (but I am not sure about that). There will be more once the official 25 year clock starts going off - Starting in March 2019 for the early build 1994 RS2s.
      The Pearl one had a connection with an Audi executive I believe.
      "Nulla tenaci invia est via"

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      • #4
        The pearl one, which I first saw while buying my first S4 at Sewickley Car Store in Pennsylvania, was imported as a "test vehicle" by a local electrical engineer. The guys at Sewickley Car Store serviced it for the owner. It was to be shipped back at the end of the test period, but it never left.
        '95 RS2 America
        If you would like to see more frequent updates and this project finished please PayPal a few quid/euro/dollars to my forum name and at gmail.com. See HERE for more info. Cheers, Tom

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        • #5
          There is one in NJ under visitor visa
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          B2: 82 Urq into Sport quattro, 82 4000 2-door, 83 80q 2 Door, 83 Ur-q CDN, 85 Ur-q Euro with 3B, 86 4kq, 59,000km
          B3/B4: 91 CQ, 93 90q 2.5TDI, 94 80q avant 2.5tdi, 94 S2 Avant

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          • #6
            Originally posted by saltinot View Post
            The pearl one, which I first saw while buying my first S4 at Sewickley Car Store in Pennsylvania, was imported as a "test vehicle" by a local electrical engineer. The guys at Sewickley Car Store serviced it for the owner. It was to be shipped back at the end of the test period, but it never left.
            this car?
            "Thats the CEO of alcoa's car. that one is 100% federalized and legal for US roads because it was imported by audi for him specifically. he got the car from audi because alcoa played a major role in providing and testing the materials used to make the space frame chassis in the A8's back in the day. that car has been around here since like 1999 or 2000. also i did some digging on info about the black one, turns out its owned by bob nickel who owned sewickley audi/porsche. bob passed away last january so who owns this car or his whole car collection now is unknown to me. i talked with his business partner's son which is who i bought my USR6 avant from and bob has the car here on the show and shine law somehow. rob told me he was sort of hiding it till 2020 when it could be legal but who could resist to not drive it. when it was on the street he had used a dealer plate on it so that he could get away with driving it. i guess thats one loop hole you could use if you have access to a PA dealer plate. i guess the car used to spend time down at brumos porsche in florida too as bob was good friends with the people at brumos racing. thats about all i know, not sure if its a 100% accurate but it seems right."
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            • #7
              and there was an other one in California few years ago by GMG racing
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              • #8
                I bought my S4 from Sewickley Car Store in 1996 and the pearl RS2 was there then. My information regarding the car was told to me by the Sewickley staff at that time. I'm not sure where the Alcoa story came from, but maybe he was also an electrical engineer?

                Side note to this.....I remember seeing a pic of the car looking pretty shabby in an airport car park a few years ago. Sad to see it after seeing in almost new shape in '96.

                There is also some nutter in Georgia that bought and S2 avant shell and is building an RS2 from that.........
                '95 RS2 America
                If you would like to see more frequent updates and this project finished please PayPal a few quid/euro/dollars to my forum name and at gmail.com. See HERE for more info. Cheers, Tom

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by varia View Post
                  "Thats the CEO of alcoa's car. that one is 100% federalized and legal for US roads because it was imported by audi for him specifically. he got the car from audi because alcoa played a major role in providing and testing the materials used to make the space frame chassis in the A8's back in the day. that car has been around here since like 1999 or 2000."
                  Not sure who you are quoting. I trust there isn't confusion over which car an ALCOA executive imported because there is also a similar story for the S6 Plus that was imported by an Alcoa executive (maybe somebody from the Reynolds (aluminum) family)). That one went from the exec to a "Bobby Goldsborough" (maybe the singer) to Steve Mills (RIP Steve) in Maryland to Don S. near Montreal who also has an RS2 and posted here from time to time.

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                  RS2'd 93 UrS4 5 spd sedan
                  94 UrS4 V8 6 spd manual avant

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