My friend Brian has been able to find all sorts of history and old photos on his RS over the past several years. Originally a Swiss car, it spent much of its time in New Zealand. A recent issue of Spiel featured an awesome period photo of Brian's car lined up against a Jag XKE on the cover. This car was definitely "used as intended" and is in beautiful original condition today!
A more recent pic (OK, maybe not quite 'recent' since my old BMW M3 is parked alongside!):