1967 Jaguar 340 MKII + 1966 Chevrolet Impala + 1995 Mitsubishi GTO - Phils Picks #488

By: Phil Walker


Uncle Phil has been out searching for classics and collectables for you to enjoy, now the weather is on the up.

1967 JAGUAR 340 MKII - UNCLE PHIL'S TOP PICK OF THE MONTH

True Brit, with grace, space and pace

$39,900

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Watch any pommy cop show or TV series and one or more of these will infiltrate the screen at some point, guaranteed. A genuine sports luxo model, the advertising slogan used was Grace, Space and Pace.

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This one, made in the last year of MkII production, sports a 3.4lt twin-cam six (hence 340), with an overdrive manual and ticks the period correct boxes in its white paint, red leather trim, timber dash and door tops, and wire wheels. There’s even an HMV push-button radio. I’ll never tire of looking at and driving these symbols of ’60s British motoring. A real classic. 

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2002 HSV VY CLUBSPORT

$35,000

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With the market a bit all over the place right now, cars like this HSV Clubbie don’t fluctuate as wildly. This neat-looking VY Clubbie has a third pedal to operate the six-speed manual box and its V8 up front has 260 killer watts. It has copped a $10,000 repaint and has had a bit of other work done to it, but otherwise it looks quite original and clearly looked after, given its condition and an odo showing 242,365km. As the years go on, collectors are sniffing around to fill their sheds with Aussie muscle classics, young and old. It’s 22 years young and best of all it’s not crammed full of electronic palaver of today’s chariots.

1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA 

$67,500

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What could be better than captaining a land yacht, roof down, on a coast road, with a loved one beside you? Now I’ve whetted your appetite, let’s tuck in further. This Impala convertible is a one American-owner car, with 27,370 original miles. Its auto box is tied to a 396 big block V8 and it rides on 20-inch Chev Rallye rims. I’ve sampled a few over my time and they’re pretty enjoyable for wafting along in. This one comes with a swag of receipts and history, from the original owner and has been here less than a year.

1965 FORD THUNDERBIRD

$36,000

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Before T-Bird owning Angelo, our esteemed Ed, charges over to check this out, go have a look yourself. This ’65 T-Bird appears in fine fettle and is pushed along by a 390ci V8, with an auto box off the back. Caspian Blue, with contrasting white trim, it’s an ex-Hollywood car with 99,456 miles showing and comes with books and paperwork. A left-hooker, it has all the gear and drives well. The carpet is new and so are the whitewalls, complementing the desirable deluxe spinner hubcaps. I’ve enjoyed my time behind the wheel in a few, and they truly are a personal luxury car.

1995 MITSUBISHI GTO

$50,000

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The 1990s was dominated by Japanese performance coupes. They could outblast and outlast just about anything on the road and track. Mitsubishi’s party piece and a poster car for young enthusiasts, was the GTO. This is an MR (Mitsubishi Racing) model with a lightweight body and a gruntier twin-turbo 3lt V6 tied to a six-speed manual, plus four-wheel drive. A lot were shipped here, with most ending up modded, drifted or crashed, and not always in that order. Being unmolested, this is a bit of a gem. 

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