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Performance legends: Classifieds of the week

By Chris Thompson, 04 May 2018 Features

Performance legends: Classifieds of the week

Here's your chance to grab a legend

We’ve pulled out a variety of the best used performance cars, recently advertised on out sister site TradeUniqueCars.com.au.

So, here’s what we think looks good this week:


It’s not entirely in original condition, sure, but the thing looks tough, and you could always revert it back to its standard aesthetic if you were keen enough.

However, it’s incredibly tidy, and the period Royal Plum purple looks excellent after its reported 2010 bare-metal restoration.

Holden Pre-Commodore Heroes: Torana SS A9X

The $125,000 price might seem steep, but if you do check it out in person, there’s almost always room to bargain.


A legendary car with a legendary name attached.

Makinen might oversee Toyota’s rally team now, but fans will always associate him with his successful bout as a Mitsubishi driver in the ‘90s.

Classic MOTOR: Evo VI TME ownership tips

With only 48,485km on the odo and a set of photos that show it to be very well cared for, we wouldn’t mind getting our hands on this iconic beast.

It’s up to you whether you think it’s worth the $48,980 asking price, though.

1972 PORSCHE 911T

Sure, it’s wearing the clothes of a younger model, but so what? The listing also says it’s packing a 2.7-litre engine, so that’s not original either.

At $85,000 we’re sure there’s a MOTOR reader out there with the time and dough to pick it up and tweak this ‘T’ to perfection, or just make it faster.


Got $400,000 lying around? Nah, us neither. But if we did, this SLS might be a tempting investment. It’s rare, and you likely won’t see one for sale often in Australia, plus who can go past a 6.3-litre AMG V8?

Comparison: SLS Black v Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

As a nod to the original ‘Gullwing’ its doors also open upwards… like wings. 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds is also a nice thing to have available, we’d say. Its price might head up just as quickly, some day.


The advertisement calls this car an RS, but the photos say otherwise… SS badges on the car and headrest mean this is a proper ‘Merican muscle car.

Sure, it’s not the fastest thing on this list, and would probably struggle to keep up with more modern muscle, but a 6.2-litre LS engine always goes down well in the MOTOR office, and the raw brutality of a V8 means we don’t really care if it’s not as fast as its rivals.

Sweet Dream: HSV Camaro GTS

$89,990 will land you this right-hook example, with 36,904km on the clock.