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New beginnings: James Osborn’s 2002 Audi A6 Allroad

Starting over is not something that is easy to do, especially in the car game. You can pour your heart and soul into a vehicle and then in the blink of an eye it can all be gone. For James Osborn his Audi A6 Avant was on it’s to becoming a great car. The Avant sported a full air ride suspension and some other modifications but James was coming to a cross roads. His A6 needed a lot of work, and he really found the unique look of the All Road Avant appealing so a decision had to be made. Instead of spending a lot of time and money converting his current Avant to an All Road he decided to remove the modifications and start the search for his ideal car. James did some searching and stumbled upon a rare 2002 Sprint Blue Audi A6 All Road. It was a done deal, James signed on the dotted line and had the keys in hand, and then the real fun began.

Audi A6 Allroad (2)

Audi A6 Allroad (3)

The new blue car was now in Osborn’s grasp and the planning started immediately. The first task though was something James had to do; the thought is the previous owner may have kept a little dog in the car, because the rear of the wagon smelled of dog piss, and this was not going to work for James. The floor was removed and a hard wood bamboo floor was constructed, needless to say the preverbal flood gate was opened. Soon enough the air ride that was removed from the old Avant would find its way to the All Road. The custom Bilstein and UV air bag combo would be used to take the All Road to places the designers never though it would go, low. You see, the All Road was made for off roading, camping, fishing, or any sort of back woodsy activity you choose. James’s on the other hand has to be left in the parking lot because this All Road is dumped and the thought of a simple root being too far out of the dirt makes the oil pan shiver.

Audi A6 Allroad (4)

Audi A6 Allroad (5)

Audi A6 Allroad (6)

Audi A6 Allroad (7)

The next step for the Audi was a set of rollers. James knew he has to choose something ill, but he had one thing to do first. You see behind every great car modifying, foolish man stands a very understand, awesome women. Being the dashing fellow he is Mr. Osborn purchased his wife a new, well deserved wedding ring. In return a set of Hamann PG1 wheels were sourced and purchased. Rocking an impressive spec of 19×9 et 6 on all four hubs, the Audi achieved an excellent look when bagged out.

Audi A6 Allroad (8)

Audi A6 Allroad (11)

Audi A6 Allroad (9)

The road for the Avant may have ended early, but the All Road has picked up where it left off and James assures Canibeat that there are still modifications to come. Being a Master Tech that works on German cars Osborn plans to do a 6 speed transmission swap, a turbo upgrade, and maybe a new set of wheels (pending the wife’s approval of course).

Audi A6 Allroad (10)

  • Rhys

    Colour code that front bumper and it’ll set it right off!!

  • Charley

    Not feeling all the black plastic…

  • Blunckhouse

    For the C5 generation, it’s always lowercased “allroad,” not “All Road,” and it was not considered an A6 even though it obviously shares a majority of its parts. (The newest version of the allroad in the US is, however, known as the “A4 Allroad.”)

    The sprint blue allroad is rare because it is 1 of 10 created for the German Ski Team to use in the U.S. during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Later, the U.S. Ski Team used them briefly in 2003. Last I heard, there were only 8 left on the road. Another one just popped up for sale on Audizine.

    @Rhys: Needless to say, color-matching the bumpers to the rest of the body would ruin a rare car.

  • R

    this is porno.. :|

  • A graham

    Hardwood in the boot really tops it off , like this Audi !

  • nattydread

    nice car love the wood floor

  • John Lee

    There are only 10 of these AR’s made and only 8 still in exsistence. This color code was made for the 2002 Winter Olympics US team and only came in automatic. I’m currently in the midst of building a static allroad. Did coilover suspension swap, just finished my Stage 3 K04 turbo install/RS4 clutch (yes my Allroad is a 6spd manual) and am still in the midst of figuring out wheels and getting the lowers shaved and painted. If you’re interested in my build check it out at:

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/506223-New-Allroad-Owner-Build-Thread

  • hmong bullies

    IMO Im not feeling the all the black plastic either regardless if its limited to U.S. Olympic Team or NASA
    Wheels are nice though

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