Porsche 944 + Jensen Interceptor + HSV Clubsport R8 + more - Phil's Picks 432

By: Phil Walker

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1988 Porsche 944


Here we have a one-owner 944 Porsche and an ideal way to get into the marque. In the late 1970s the Porsche board thought the 911 had run its course so it created the 924, 944 and 928 luxo GT. Time told us the 911 outlived them all. According to the ad this black beauty is in excellent order with full-service history. These front engine Porkers have been in the doldrums pricewise but are starting to gather a bit of momentum and new fans.

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1973 Jensen Interceptor



With a 7.2-litre engine under its long bonnet and a glass house area bigger than most aquariums the Jensen Interceptor can’t be mistaken for anything else. And I reckon the name Interceptor is one of the best ever for a car. The ad states it has travelled a mere 69,000 miles since new and this one has undergone a resto and repaint at some point. This one is being sold with a heap of spares which will save you time and pennies in the long run. Long shunned by collectors, prices have started to climb in recent years. A real head turner.

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1999 HSV Clubsport R8



The HSV Hero of the day was the 5.7-litre LS1 powered Clubsport R8 and this one is finished in iconic Tiger Mica that grabbed everyone’s attention when it was launched. Claimed to be in excellent order it only has 160,000kms on the clock making it a great addition to any collection. It claims two owners, both from the country and has a full-service history. These look as good today as they did when they lit up Holden showrooms, literally, back in the day and they still drive very well too.  

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1976 Toyota Celica RA23



Morley will be going weak at the knees when he sees this. Peter Williamson and his Bathurst exploits, with racecam on-board had a lot to do with their popularity back in the mid to late 1970s. For many years these old Toyotas Sillycars struggled to find buyers and many were either neglected, rallied or had rotaries stuffed into them. Times have changed and now these 70s Celicas are highly sought. This one has more grunt from standard. The ad states it has an upgraded engine, the gearbox shifts smoothly and the interior is like new. It is from a private collection that is being downsized and there are receipts dating back to 2005. Coffee, Cars and Celicas. Has a nice ring to it.

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1971 Ford Capri V6 GT



When I see these early Capris I think of Terry McCann from Minder and Bodie and Doyle from The Professionals. The Ford Capri was the go-to car for most pommy TV shows back then and they had a pretty good reputation as a bullet proof and successful race car too. This is the one to have with the three-litre six up front and a four-speed manual box. This one came to Australia in 1973 in GT Executive trim, a higher spec than ours and between 1986 and 2012 underwent a nut and bolt resto according to the ad. It even comes with its original English rego forms.

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1973 Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior



To me this is the best-looking mass-produced Alfa Romeo ever. Such a shame that Alfa hasn’t seen the need to create a modern rendering as I reckon it would sell like the proverbial hot cakes. This GT Junior has had the same owner for 33 years and is a true survivor car that appears in original condition. According to the ad it is good to go and gives you the option of a resto on the run. As it comes with a spare engine and box that seems like a good place to start before tackling the body. Prices and interest in this gorgeous Italian classic are on the up and about time too.

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