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1979 HOLDEN HZ SANDMAN $40,000

WE ALL NEED A UTE IN OUR LIVES

WE HAVE ALL seen a Sandman panel van with that terrible sticker saying: When its rockin’ don’t come knockin’. Right?

Well when was the last time you saw a Sandman ute?

This HZ is a beauty, listed for sale as a genuine 5.0 litre, 4-speed manual car. It is great to see one with the rarer Saddle tan paint scheme, which really sets it apart.

Under the bonnet the Sandman shows that someone has made their best attempts to restore it to factory specs still housing the original air cleaner and valve covers in the correct colour scheme which is great to see.

Inside you’ll find a GTS dash and steering wheel and contrasting beige vinyl seats.

With some minor pieces visibly missing inside hopefully the owner has the last pieces to complete this striking ute.

1971 FORD CORTINA 440 GT CLONE $17,500

HERE IS A CAR that I would happily park in my garage! You can see that this MK2 Cortina is genuinely from a loving home and only offered for sale to fund another project.

Finished in two-pack limelight paint and powered by a Weber-fed 1600 with a trustworthy Celica 5-speed gearbox, its ready to be enjoyed at the next car cruise or club rally.

Wearing 16” Performance wheels and enhanced cosmetically with GT striping and badges it looks the goods.

Complete with a folder of the car’s history of owners and receipts, I would get onto it!

1999 MITSUBISHI EVO VI $27,980

MITSUBISHI REALLY hit the mark with its Evo model lineup and produced cars that were highly desirable and envied.

The unusual thing is that the number of Evos you see nowadays are slim. With most prone to modifications from the ‘Fast & Furious’ crowd, seeing this Evo IV in stock condition is a pleasant change.

With only 124,733kms on the clock, it appears to be in excellent condition. Already equipped with OZ racing wheels, Brembos and a Recaro equipped cabin, why would you modify it?

1988 CHEVROLET CORVETTE $20,000

CORVETTES HAVE always portrayed an image of what life could be like with an American sports car: All sun and fun!

I love Corvettes and I could not look past this C4 as they definitely offer head-turning looks and this unit is offered for sale as immaculate, with only 27,000 miles.

Powered by a 350cid/245hp motor it would have enough punch to make your weekend drives more memorable. Also with it being eligible for historic registration, your dream of sports car ownership is now more affordable than ever.

1975 FORD FAIRMONT XB $29,000

AUSSIE FORDS from the XA-XC generation have a cult following, (check our Classic Falcons mag – on sale now) and the recent price hike in the market is an indicator that everything from a base six-cylinder 500 to a GT is now desirable.

The current owner has put in some hard-earned cash for recent new paint, a reconditioned 351 Cleveland, re-upholstered seats, new carpets and even new wiring! Equipped with a 4-speed manual this would be a fun car to own with a desirable specification.

Some minor engine detailing would make it a winner!

1976 CHRYSLER VALIANT VK $18,900

ITS NOT TOO often that I get excited about a VK Valiant but this particular example is an exception to the rule.

The owner of this car should be congratulated for an outstanding job restoring it back to its original condition.

With fresh Harvest Yellow paint, new chrome and spectacular tan trim, colour combos don’t get any better than this.

With the 215 six and 3-speed manual it apparently runs and drives well. Shame I couldn’t get to see the engine bay!

1949 MERCEDES-BENZ 170 S $53,900

MERCEDES-BENZ has developed a legacy that regards the brand as prestige motoring product. Can you imagine owning this 170S back in the day? If only cars talked!

Promoted as a car for company directors, this black example is said to be beautifully presented, with what appears to be an immaculate cabin with excellent timberwork, upholstery, chrome and paintwork. You would definitely struggle to source another car and fund a restoration to this level.

With a four-cylinder engine and manual gearbox it is said to be a pleasure to drive. Going by the badges of honour on the grille, it’s coming from an enthusiast home, always a good sign.

1980 FORD FALCON XD $20,000

AUSSIE FALCONS from the earlys 80s are finally getting the respect they deserve. For a while people only really cared about XE ESPs but enthusiasts now seem to agree that all our local motoring history is worth preserving.

Here we have a genuine survivor with 89,000kms. Unrestored and powered by the desirable 302 with a C4 it is said to have an unmarked interior and very good paint.

Externally it still wears the original yellow pinstriping and badges and even the Ford dealer sticker.

Go on. Save an original V8-powered XD!

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BEFORE HANDING OVER YOUR HARD EARNED $$$ please ensure you have any potential purchase inspected, as a tight travel budget and a lack of psychic powers mean we cannot vouch for the individual cars we highlight.