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SL65 Black; VS GTS-R; Lambo Espada - Classifieds of the Week

By Chris Thompson, 04 Dec 2017 News

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We’ve picked out a handful of ads for rare, prestige, and oddball cars for sale

We spend a lot of time trawling used car ads here at MOTOR.

Not only to keep our own dreams of owning a supercar alive, but also to see what’s going on in terms of performance car prices in the used market.

But sometimes we come across cars so rare, odd, or generally interesting that we need someone to share it with. Since we can’t keep telling our partners about cars for sale, we’ve decided to tell you.

So here are our five picks for the first Classifieds of the Week.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

Prestige car dealers Dutton Garage, located in Melbourne’s inner suburb of Richmond, always has a plethora of gorgeous metal to gawk at, but this SL65 Black has the majority of it beaten.

It’s been confirmed by Mercedes-Benz Australia as one of seven allocated to be delivered to the lands Down Under – New Zealand copped two – and it’s only clocked around 9000km.

Its 493kW and 1000Nm is impressive, but Mercedes says it’d top out at around 1200Nm without its limiter.

This one’s sporting a POA tag and a warning from Dutton that it’s “Not for the faint hearted.”



Need some ‘Yellah’ in your life? A HSV VS GTS-R is one of the only ways to get it.

The bight paint scheme drew shouts of ‘Taxi!’ in the ‘90s, but now these things are so valuable you’d be hard-pressed to spot one in the wild.

Its 215kW 5.7-litre V8 has also its power boosted an extra 10-15kW as it’s been given the ‘blueprint’ treatment. This one’ll set you back $174,990 courtesy of Muscle Car Stables in NSW.

1977 Lamborghini Espada

1977 Lamborghini Espada

We might upset a few Espada die-hards here, because we’re not about to talk about how good it looks.

It has its more flattering angles, sure, but the Italian four-seater doesn’t exactly look great in what is known as ‘Marrone Alcestis.’ It’s brown.

However, if this is your thing, it’s a $349,980 ask from Lorbek in Port Melbourne.

1980 Chrysler Lancer

1980 Chrysler Lancer

We reckon this one might be a typo, but if it isn’t…

$235,000 is the asking price posted for this very early example of the Lancer. It’s a far cry from Mitsubishi’s.

Even giving the benefit of the doubt, is it meant to be $23,500? $2350? We’re not sure…


Bluesmobile replica

Though there is likely an abundance of these in the US, it’s pretty unusual to see a Blues Brothers replica car Down Under.

If you’ve got $21,500, half a pack of cigarettes or like wearing sunglasses while it’s dark out, this might be of interest to you.