Toyota Supra + HDT VL Group A SS + 1967 Camaro - Ones That Got Away 443

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1984 Toyota Supra - Advertised February 2007

We’re a little surprised that prices on this second-generation A60 Supras haven’t taken off, given where some of the later versions have gone. That’s a good thing for those of us who one day dream of getting one and we reckon they offer good value for money. Given the baffling mix of grey imports in this market, it pays to do your homework on any car you’re serious about. Get one that’s been looked after, and it should be a whole lot of fun, while at least holding its value.


1986 HDT VL Group A SS - Advertised August 2011


If nothing else, this shows just how recent the whole Australian muscle car market thing really is. When new, this was near enough to a $30,000 car – a terrifying amount of money. And, for some years you simply would not have recouped your money.

However this owner clearly felt a late Brock was now worth something and it was time to cash in. We’ve since seen prices in rare cases reach well over $200k. However they’ve settled to the levels indicated and will probably be there for a while.


1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible - January 2014


One of the impacts of the Aussie muscle car market going nuts over recent years is that, if you bothered to pull up and look around, much of the local American muscle car market had stalled. Not only that, but it was starting to look like great value. Compare the prices of roughly equivalent Monaro and Camaro to see what we mean. We’ve recently seen some steady growth in the numbers for the USA metal, particularly from the sixties, but it’s still decent bang for your buck. This cruiser would be just the thing for Summer, wouldn’t it?


1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V - March 2010


This is one of those cases where you need to walk in with your eyes wide open. If you’d bought a Cosworth-tuned 2.3lt 190E a decade ago for $50,000, then it would still be worth around $50,000. However the one shown here is dressed up as an Evo II, of which only 502 were made, and most live with European collectors. A real Evo is worth north of $300k, partly because it’s a Euro Touring Car homologation special and very much a hero in that part of the world. So what’s a ‘standard’ 2.3 with extra war paint worth? Not so much...


From Unique Cars #443, Aug 2020

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