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1966 FORD MUSTANG $36,000

LOOKING FOR AN HONEST PONY?

THIS VERY original car is one I am fond of, having acquired it in California for its current owner. It has all the factory goodies including power steering, disk brakes, and air con. Inside the tri-colour deluxe pony interior is featured along with the original wood styling steering wheel, original seat belts, but the exhaust is new and gives the rebuilt 289 V8 a real bellow. The AM radio has been flung for a digital retro job, but the original radio comes with the car. The body is rust free and it has no dents or panel damage and I made sure it was always garaged. Topping it off the íStang wears the hard-to-find spinner caps.

1988 CORVETTE C4 $17,750

1980s Corvettes may not be as sought after as those of the 60s and 70s yet, but the C4 is slowly gathering momentum and admirers and there is only one way prices are going to head in the future... up. Sure, the C4 is the first Vette fitted with plastic bumpers and that might horrify some, but I actually quite like the smooth exterior that really stands out in the burgundy paintwork on this one. You donít have to attack it with a set of Sidchromes either as according to its owner everything works. It is being offered complete with import papers and for the price, you sure get a lot of car.

1975 BMW 2002 E10 $29,500

I REMEMBER these 2002 Bimmers being a bit tricky to drive on the limit and having a tendency to produce truckloads of oversteer. Still, that provided plenty of entertainment behind the wheel. This one is a beauty, with just two family owners and though I havenít seen many in this colour, I reckon the chrome compliments it nicely. The two-litre four belts out a decent number of neddies from memory and this one has a three-speed auto bolted to it. These 2002s are desirable and a real collector car and an orignal one like this is worth a look.

2009 VE COMMODORE RETRO $34,990

NOT THAT long ago I built a Blue Meanie retro ute for Unique Cars based on a VE Commodore and fitted it with HDT go faster and look better goodies. It reminded me of my treasured old Blue Meanie, but with a bigger boot and two less doors. This 2009 SS Commodore follows the same lines and has all the stuff that made the HDT name famous, a genuine HDT body kit and HDT 19-inch Aero wheels and comes with a log book. With 333 kilowatts at the rear wheels it sure will keep the steering wheel twirler busy, especially when the roads are wet.

1964 VALIANT REGAL AP5 $22,900

YOU CERTAINLY donít see these wonderful old Valiants on the streets very often now. When I was a young bloke the AP5, or if you could find a few extra bucks, the Regal, was the thing to have with their powerful slant-six motor that could more than give the General and Henry a run for their money. This one has the push button Torqueflite auto which was quite a novelty in the day and a change from the stick on the column. This one also comes with its original tools and books and has always been garaged. Rare, original local iron is escalating in price so be quick.

1964 STUDEBAKER DAYTONA R1

AS A YOUNG BLOKE I remember the cops rocketing around the neighbourhood driving Studebakers with their bonnet-mounted siren. But they never had the R1 Daytona. This particular R1 Daytona has been fully restored to such a high standard it has won several awards. Still a left hooker and with a genuine 62,000 miles since new, the 4-door R1 Daytona 4-door sedan has its original 289ci Avanti Jet Thrust, (love the name) V8 engine bolted to a 4-speed overdrive automatic. It also has factory aircon and sleeper seats.

1962 FORD FALCON XK $27,950

THE FALCON XK has a huge presence in Australian motoring history being the first locally made Falcon. This 1962 is one of the last of the model before the XL was introduced. I must say I havenít seen an XK for quite some time and certainly not one as clean, original and with a full service history like this one. Under the bonnet is a 2.4-litre straight six, better known as the 144 motor and its clamped to a two-speeed Ford-O-Matic auto. If you think about the XKís rarity and the cost to restore one if you could find one worth doing, the bills would rocket past the asking price of this excellent looking white over green example.

1959 HOLDEN SPECIAL $40,000

THESE EARLY HOLDENS are also becoming rarer than the proverbial rocking horse poo and this one is painted in the stately and unusual colour combination of Cambridge and teal blue. Under the bonnet lies a stock grey motor and hanging off the steering column is a manual shifter for the three-speed manual box. The brakes have been rebuilt and the clutch upgraded and the owner admits to a small rust repair. New seat belts have been fitted but it retains its original upholstery and is adorned with loads of Nasco accessories.