My experience with the Nogaro project has reached an end.
This was the final condition of the Nogaro S4 prior to being rolled out of the garage onto a transport and hauled away by another B5 S4 owner. With no interest in getting it into running condition, and parting out enough of the car to recoup what I had in it, I couldn’t pass up an offer to haul the rest of it away.
Preceding the Nogaro’s departure by a couple of days was the arrival of a 2001 Brilliant Black Avant. An enthusiast owned car that may be in need of a new engine, but is otherwise in excellent, well documented condition, and possessing minimal modifications.
The Nogaro’s engine and transmission are staying with me for now, with the intent of possibly swapping into the Avant or Silver S4’s.