If you’re looking for a cheap way into the potential money-pit that is motorsport, we’ve cooked up a list of cars for sale in Australia which could scratch the itch.
So open your wallet/bank account (or don’t, we’re not the boss of you) and let’s get started.
Currently on offer from Muscle Car Stables in Castle Hill, NSW, is this HQ reportedly built by host of Man and Machine Glenn Everitt.
Everitt has a significant history as a racer and race car builder, as well as an enthusiast in general, so it’s worth checking out this car if it suits you.
The Group NC car seems to be pretty well maintained, with a “fresh 440hp  engine” (or a 328kW 5.0-litre V8 to us in the world of metric).
Its $38,990 asking price seems reasonable, if the car’s in an equally reasonable condition.
Changing flavours slightly, and we come to a Subie WRX STI complete with turbo 2.0-litre flat-four and racing seats, roll bars, and plenty more upgraded race gear.
It’s a Group 3J car, which is classed as improved production, so aside from the racing gear it’s primarily stock. Sort of. Err, for a race car, anyway.
$17,900 will make it yours, but it’s located in WA so those on the east coast should beware of the transport costs.
Since 2014, this car has apparently undergone a transformation from un-driveable non-runner to track car, while still retaining its road registration.
It comes with a roadworthy, but is “set up for tarmac rallying and historic motorsport events.” The asking price is only $14,000.
It doesn’t claim to be the sharpest or fastest racer around, but it’ll certainly look exciting next to the Mirage in your local Woolies carpark. Just don’t park it near the trolley bay.
While a 260Z isn’t the sharpest tool in the Japanese arsenal of potential racers, this one has undergone a few changes we reckon make it a worthy pick.
Among the mods are a set of custom headers, bigger more modern brakes, adjustable suspension, a roll cage, and a close-ratio gearbox.
For $43,000 it’s the most expensive car on this list, but it has run 1:01 at Lakeside Raceway or a 2:53 at Mt Panorama. Pretty good for an old Datto.
We’re going to let the ad description speak for itself on this one.
“Ready to Race Black SC75MGBGTV8 New V8 makes 305HP, new overdrive Jack Knight Close Ratio gearbox, detroit locker diff.”
Sounds good… I think. The seller is asking $35,000, but we really have to admit we just like the idea of a 227kW V8 in a car weighing in at around the 1.1-tonne marker.
Essentially, enter at own risk.