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PHIL WALKER

WE SENT UNCLE PHIL OFF ON HOLIDAY, BUT THE WORLDíS FUSSIEST MAN DOESNíT DO RELAXATION. INSTEAD HEíS BEEN ORGANISING FORDíS BIG FALCON SEND OFF AND BUYING MORE CARS. HEREíS HIS PICK OF THIS MONTHíS UNIQUE CARS CLASSIFIEDS

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UNCLE PHILí S Top Pick OF THE MONTH

1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE $35,000

NASTY AND LOVING IT

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE JACK REACHER? Apart from casting a midget in the lead role of a character who stands 6í5Ē in the book, itís a great flick. The best bit is where Reacher commandeers a villainís 1970 Chevelle SS and then proceeds to beat the living snot out of it around the streets of Pittsburgh. Six stunt cars were demolished during filming, which is a bit of a shame because I also love the Chevelle. This 1969 car ticks a lot of the boxes for an entry-level Chevelle but remember, if some toothy dwarf with anger management issues asks for the keys, make sure he has adequate comprehensive insurance cover first.

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LEYLAND P76 SUPER $19,000

THIS MIGHT JUST BE the first Leyland P76 that has ever been offered for sale without a picture of a 44-gallon drum in the boot. Dud, lemon, Car of the Year, call it what you will, but life with a P76 is probably a long way from dull. This oneís the midrange Super model (you could also buy a base Deluxe and a swankier Executive) and has the lovely V8 lump rather than the dour six. Itís also brown. That counts in its favour if youíre looking for period 1970s authenticity.

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1971 LOTUS ELAN +2 $46,500

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE JOKING. Iíve seen Elans half this good sell for a lot more than the $46.5k being asked for this one. If I hadnít just bought myself something sporty for the weekend, Iíd be sorely tempted by this one myself. Itís been built up with some hardcore fast road/race bits including a straight-cut gearbox and a whole host of Tony Thompson race parts. The vendor will also negotiate a deal on a custom tilt trailer if you need one.

Take it from me, unless you speared it into a tyre wall, youíre never going to lose on this.

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1970 FORD TORINO $22,000

WHILE WE CAN ALL speculate how much more this car would be worth if it was a Starsky and Hutchable Gran Torino, fact is itís not but I like it anyway. The 1970 ĎNewí Torino features swooping Coke bottle styling and this hardtop is available for a fraction of the price of an Aussie XB Falcon. As the basis for an OTT project car at an attainable start price, this one has a lot of legs. Itís only got the baby 302ci V8 but these Windsors upgrade well. This could be turned into something seriously outrageous for modest expenditure.

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2006 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO

$435,000

LOOKING FOR A SUPERCAR BARGAIN?

For someone, this could be it. $435k is punchy money for an early Murcielago model but this one will sell because itís a time-warp, immaculate, low-mileage car and supercar purchasers will usually buy on condition. Me?

Iíd be holding out for a manual LP640 which is always going to make serious money as an endof- era car. The last of the proper spaceframe Lambos with the Bizzarrini V12s, the window for snapping up Murcis isnít too far away.

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