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Autotrader Find: 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12

If you’re looking for a Volkswagen Phaeton, you know just how hard it is to find a nice one — and you especially know how hard it is to find a nice 12-cylinder version. That’s because 12-cylinder Phaeton models are especially rare, representing just a fraction of production — and few have survived in nice shape 15 years after going on sale.

This particular 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton is, indeed, exactly that: a nice Phaeton W12. It’s offered by PJ’s Auto World in Clearwater, Florida, and it’s covered 109,000 miles from new. That’s a fairly low figure for a 15-year-old car, but the especially impressive part is the condition: the interior and exterior look to be in fantastic shape, well maintained, with little wear or other issues.

Of course, in addition to being a nice Phaeton, this particular example is the W12 model, which means it touts a 6.0-liter W12 with 420 hp and about 420 lb-ft — big numbers, in case you’re looking for serious speed from your full-size luxury sedan. The Carfax report for this Phaeton shows that it had trouble finding a buyer back when it was new, as most Phaeton W12 models did, and it sat on the dealership lot for a year before it was sold. It then had one long-term owner in Texas until 2015.

If you’re looking for a nice Phaeton W12, this might just be the one — and it’s offered for $14,995, which is a fraction of its original price. Find a Volkswagen Phaeton for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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