R34 GT-R Nür, HDT Aero, Diablo, Escort RS Turbo, E34 M5: Classifieds of the Week

Rarities and future classics up for grabs online

GT R Nur HDT Diablo Escort M5 Classifieds of the Week

The five cars for this week are all poster-worthy, and all likely to become collector fodder, if they aren’t already…

2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür - $145,000

Arguably the Holy Grail of R34 is the Nür, no points for guessing what that’s short for by the way. It lapped the ‘Ring in under eight minutes, mammoth stuff at the time, and the car itself benefitted from a wealth of knowledge built up by Nissan since the Skyline R31.

About $145,000 will get you this example from the Healy Factory in Melbourne, but don’t think you’re being ripped off here. Only 718 V-Spec II Nürs were built, and finding a tidy Skyline is a challenge at the best of times.

1996 Holden HDT VS Aero - $55,000

Now, 195kW might strike you as pretty tame, and it is these days. But in the mid-‘90s that wasn’t a bad bit of push.

More importantly, though, owning one of these meant it was only you and 99other who had the privilege.

This Aero’s going for $55,000, but it’s only sporting kays in the low-90,000s, and was apparently the promo car used by HDT for media.

1991 Lamborghini Diablo - $305,000

An Italian car with doors that open weirdly and headlights that pop up sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. And it could be.

But who cares when you can say you own what could be the ultimate poster car, with scissor doors, a glorious V12 and that ridiculous wing.

$305,000 will get you this 34,398km example from WA.

1987 Ford Escort RS Turbo - $25,000

Sure it’s not a Cosworth, in fact it’s front-wheel drive, but it still strikes us as a tempting proposition. Around 98kW (with a few lost over the years, we’d bet) in a 1080kg eighties turbo hatch sounds like everything you’d need to put a smile on your face.

This one’s done 76,000km worth of smiling, in fact, and has a RWC and some spares ready at $25,000.

1991 BMW M5 E34 - $45,000

The last on our list is here because it’s the first M5 we officially saw in Australia, and we’re still waiting for the new one to show up.

The last of the hand-built M cars sports a straight-six derived from the wild BMW M1’s own engine, good for 232kW and a 0-100km/h run of 6.3 seconds.

BMW Australia says only 14 showed up Down Under wearing Alpine White, so $45,000 for this 190,000km example isn’t crazy by any means.


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