The Volkswagen Phaeton is one of the most understated, overlooked luxury cars ever built It’s built around Bentley architecture, as big as an Audi A8, and could be had with a massive 12-cylinder engine It was basically a Continental Flying Spur in sheep’s clothing. Because the VW badge doesn’t carry the clout that buyers expected for the price, VW pulled the Phaeton from the US market not long after its debut The few examples sold here now have a cult following. This one is in basically new condition, and it just popped up for sale on Bring a Trailer You should buy it.Welcome to You Must Buy, our daily look at the cars you really should be buying instead of that boring commuter sedan Shown here is one of the cleanest examples of a W12 Phaeton we’ve ever seen.It has just 7551 miles on the odometer, and looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor The paint, underside, engine bay, and interior all look brand-new. Hell, some of these interior shots seem like they were ripped straight from a VW sales brochure According to the ad, the car is in perfect working condition, right down to the buttons on the dash Even the complex self-leveling air suspension operates as intended. .