1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hello, Is this a real s3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by gixxerich, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. gixxerich
    Offline

    gixxerich New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, I hope you guys dont mind but I only registered in order to find out if this is a genuine s3, the reason im paranoid is because ive not seen another in this colour.. its in very good condition with lovely black leather interior and it has 90,000 miles ( it had a new engine 30,000 miles ago at the price of £6,000)

    Thanks

    Rich


    <a href="http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/richcosi/?action=view&amp;current=2011-12-03142334.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g267/richcosi/2011-12-03142334.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    #1
  2. Smokey_clark
    Offline

    Smokey_clark 12th Gear

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    1
    You not got a web address?
    #2
  3. macpdm
    Offline

    macpdm Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    3
    Tried entering the url but it goes to a private photobucket account.

    Ah got it. Looks like an S3 but could do with more pics to be certain.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
    #3
  4. A3tell
    Offline

    A3tell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1
    if you can get a photo of the engine bay up on here, someone will be able to tell you in seconds!!!
    #4
  5. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    That looks like denim blue to me. There weren't too many S3s in that colour so it will be a rare version but theres no reason to doubt that this is an S3.
    #5
  6. Broken Byzan
    Offline

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,568
    Likes Received:
    267
    Looks genuine enough and in rare denim blue
    #6
  7. AARON77
    Offline

    AARON77 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,322
    Likes Received:
    25
    The rear arches say S3 to me
    #7
  8. jojo
    Offline

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    25,932
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    I personally don't see the point of making an S3 looky likey from an A3 shell, then sticking OEM RSTTs and S3 OEM look exhaust, I would just buy the real thing. It's an S3 for sure!... of course I stand to be corrected.

    Look underneath and see if there are rear drive shafts, I'm guessing most replicas would be FWD models, since there's not many Quattro Sport models about.
    #8
  9. sportstractor
    Offline

    sportstractor Chugger Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    31
    There's a stupid amount of work to make an a3 identical to an s3 body work wise! I doubt to many people have bothered. Looks clean
    #9
  10. Reesy
    Offline

    Reesy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    3,610
    Likes Received:
    133
    Denim Blue TQS's are rare, especially as I have 2 of them! :) .

    I can't see why it wouldn't be an s3, when I looked at getting one earlier in the year, I saw a couple of Denim Blue one, I think they are rarer in s3 form because noggy blue is available.
    #10
  11. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,682
    Likes Received:
    34
    That's because noggy is the best colour blue :p
    #11
  12. Perplexer
    Offline

    Perplexer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    2
    Agreed :)
    #12
  13. *Rich*
    Offline

    *Rich* Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    1
    Looks exactly like my car, apart from the wheels, Denim Blue....the best colour by far :)
    #13
  14. Syvo
    Offline

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    22
    dont be fooled by rear arches as ive got s3 arches front and rear but ive got a 1.8t quattro hehe
    #14
  15. Syvo
    Offline

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    22
    might be on a limb but the front discs look like the s3 size ones 312mm

    can up with it by looking at my car with old wheels on which were same wheels as on pic and my discs looked smaller than the pic in the thread.

    My 2p
    #15
  16. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    728
    denim blue?....pahhh Silver is the colour and the added benefit of being the fastest......FACT do your research....:)
    #16
  17. Dan-Jnr
    Online

    Dan-Jnr Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    122
    #17
  18. LiverS3Mike
    Offline

    LiverS3Mike New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks like an S3, rear arches look wider.
    #18
  19. S3 Paul
    Offline

    S3 Paul Active Member Staff Member Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,784
    Likes Received:
    75
    Here Here
    #19

Share This Page