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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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