UNCLE PHILíS choice PICKS

UNCLE PHILíS HAD HIS HANDS FULL GETTING THE FPM MOTOREXPO ON THE ROAD, BUT HEíS STILL GOT HIS BEADY EYE ON WHATíS MOVING AND SHAKING IN THE UNIQUE CARS CLASSIFIEDS.

PHIL WALKER

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1966 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY $30,900

FAST, FURIOUS, FANTASTIC

HEREíS ONE big coupe that rarely, if ever, features in your typical muscle car review, but the Plymouth Sport Fury more than deserves its place at the top table of US tyre fryers. While Road Runners and Cudas attract the big money from the Plymouth brethren, the Sport Fury is the sort of full-sized bargain that appeals to me. This one packs the big heft of a 440ci V8 driving through a Sure Grip diff so itís not going to be found wanting in the trouser department at the lights. Positioned to compete with the Chevrolet Impala Super Sport and Ford Galaxie 500/ XL, this hard top Sport Fury features a three-speed Torqueflite auto, vinyl roof, power steering and brakes and all the right paperwork. Half a century old and with just 53,743 miles on the clock, it looks a lot of car for the money.

1984 PEUGEOT 505 STI $4000

ITíS STRANGE to think that a car as good as the Peugeot 505 has almost been erased from history. It was a solid, good-looking rear-wheel drive car with plenty of space inside and handling that was far better than any of its Aussie rivals back in í84, yet it never gained much in the way of traction here. This example looks the business now and youíre not going to go far wrong for $4,000. This oneís clearly been loved having had the same owner since 1993.

Check out that plate, the trophy and the glossy black paintwork. Peugeotís last rear-driver shifted over 1.3m units and was built right through to 1995 in Argentina. Hereís a rare opportunity.

2010 FALCON G6E TURBO UTE $31,500

SOMEBODYíS OBVIOUSLY put quite a bit of time and effort into this one and, to be honest, itís a bit of a head scratcher. Doesnít stop me liking it though. Weíve done a bit of coverage on the G6E Turbo recently and Iíve got a sneaky liking for Ďem.

This oneís been mated to a tray-back ute, although Iím not sure the white leather seats and cream carpeting look particularly tradie tough. This particular one is showing a mere 38,000 kilometres on the odo which means that it ought to still feel pretty perky. A quick visit to Robbie Herrod and itíd go like a stabbed rat. And if I ever get my AMG rearended, Iím following this guyís example.

1997 HSV (QF1P) F1 PACK $18,900

HEREíS A Holden/Brock history piece with a wholly affordable price tag. This car was given away by Brock at the Ď98 Australian Grand Prix. Itís fitted with factory colour-coded 18 x 8 GTS wheels, HSV spec five-litre donk (roller cam 304) and T700 auto, with a custom fabric and performance option styled interior. A dash build badge reads HSV F1, it sports external F1 decals and Australian F1 logos on the rear doors. Itís one of the few HSV prize cars that was modified in-house at HSV rather than being outsourced to dealers and was pride of place in the corporate hospitality tent during race week.

Looks cheap to me for a low kilometre one-off HSV.

SUBARU IMPREZA TYPE R $17,000

I RECKON THE time is about right to start jumping on board early Impreza WRX STI two doors and this looks to be a good car at the right price. Now clearly, Iíd prefer it if it was bone stock, as it would probably be worth double the money, but the base engine and body are unmodified so thereís real value to be had here in returning parts like oil coolers, radiator and manifold to stock over time. This vehicleís a personal import from the Land of the Rising Sun, which means the base price is way cheaper than an Aussie car which works in our favour as gimlet-eyed tightwads. And itís the right colour. That counts for a lot too.