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PROBABLY RIGHT up there with the shock of losing your pride and joy would be the shock of discovering that your pride and joy has been travelling on false papers – all the way into your garage, after you’ve handed over your hard-earned. The recent legal case about a rip-off involving what had been a standard Falcon being successfully tricked up to be passed off as a GT-HO has put the issue firmly back on the carenthusiast agenda.
Unique Cars’ classic-car guru, Cliff Chambers, has responded with some handy hints for all prospective buyers of collectable cars. Cliff draws on his serious expertise to tell you what you need to know and how to get the answers. His comprehensive feature will make it much harder for the shonks to pull the wool over your eyes.
IN THE LATEST of Unique Cars reader Claude John doesn’t hold back as he shares his enthusiasm for his lovely GTS-R Nissan Skyline. The on-track antics of Mark Skaife and Jim Richards in the all-conquering Skyline sparked his childhood dream of having his own Nissan ‘Godzilla’ one day. That dream finally became a reality for Claude in recent years when his lovely Group A Homologation car arrived from Japan. Does the reality match the dream? Yes Siree.
To get a sense of what’s going on with this Skyline-love thing, check out the reaction of Unique Cars’ deputy editor Andy Enright as he takes a lovely R33 GT-R V-spec Skyline for a spin. And hear what importer Nuwan Piyatissa, a man who knows Skylines inside out, has to offer in the way of advice for prospective Skyline buyers.
GREAT FACILITIES and easy spectator access make the tight and testing Winton circuit in North-East Victoria the perfect venue for hosting historic racing events. That was borne out recently when the 2016 Winton Festival of Speed, the seventh annual running of the event, attracted some amazing cars and produced some nail-biting action. Whether your pleasure is the traditional ‘tearing-of-calico’ exhaust note of a tuned four-cylinder sports car, or the guttural roar from a muscular V8 – or the myriad angry noises other categories make – you won’t be disappointed. On this occasion our own John Bowe was there, weaving his magic behind the wheel of Joe Calleja’s lovely 1974 March 741 open-wheeler. To whet your appetite for next year’s event, check out Steve Nally’s pictorial coverage of the cars, the people, the action of the 2016 Winton Festival of Speed.
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