Sports Cars & Replicas - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Sports Cars & Replicas

Australia had a history of building cheap, spectacularly unsuccessful sports cars until Bill Buckle’s Goggo Dart changed the game. About 700 were made, maybe a tenth of those remain and top money today exceeds $30,000.

Bolwells during the 1960s were Holden-based, a lot faster and better-built than a Goggo yet the six-cylinder cars today cost around the same as a Dart.

Eureka and Bufori products were initially VW-based and expanded their appeal by adopting V6 engines or even rotaries. Pay $20-30,000 for either brand.

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Replica Cobras have been with us since the 1990s and remain relatively cheap, with quality and equipment more significant when valuing a car than age or manufacturer.

Anyone with $120-150K to invest might prefer a GT40 replica which will turn heads at the next all-Ford Day and likely grow in value faster than a replica Cobra.

Bolwell Mark 7 $30,000 [2] 

Cobra 1994-2008 $82,795 [10]

GT40 1997-2008 $127,665 [3] 

Eureka 1974-90 $20,665 [3]

Bufori 1988-00 $34,995 [3] 

Goggomobil Dart $25,000 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Aussie Family Car Market Value Guide.

 

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