This original early example of the AE86 is located in Romania, and retains its original 4A-GE twin cam engine, excellent cloth trim and factory red paint. The seller has informed us that the car has some rust in the usual places, but runs, drives and brakes well. The car requires little work to get in full roadworthy condition, and would make an excellent club car or daily driver.
These cars have a big European following, and were very successful in the European Touring Car Championship between 1984 and 1988. Most notably, the AE86 won the European Touring Car Manufacturers Championship in 1986, surpassing some heavy competition including the BMW M6. The AE86 also made its name as a successful rear drive club racing car, and was a pioneer vehicle in the early days of drifting. Those that know the cars well would also recall its regular appearance in the "Initial D" Japanese street racing manga series.
A great modern classic at a very reasonable price, with lots of potential. For more information or to inspect the car, please contact Tirnovean by logging in and clicking the contact seller button above.
The 5th on our small register of XR8 Sprints. This one looks to have been kept in very original condition, with reasonably low mileage for its age (215,000km). Unfortunately, however, the car no longer has its original engine.
AT the time we spotted this car online (Ebay AU), the seller made the following points:
-Feb 1994 Cobalt Auto A/C. No other options.
Spotted on Ebay in April 2019, this EA claims to be an SVO enhanced vehicle, and one of the 600 odd cars enhanced by SVO in 1989 when SVO was trying to establish a contract with Ford, as Tickford successfully did. This one has what looks to be a kit similar to the EB GT fitted, and does not have the grey lower panneling as normally applied to the SVOs - likely modified at some point in its life.
A nice R8 spotted online in 2019 (advertised as a Gordini, but we have since been told it's not a genuine Gordini). Looks to be modified slightly for racing, but overall in excellent condition. This is the R1135 model, with the quad lamps at the front.
This is the first on the register here. If you have one, please sign-up and add yours.
This example was advertised in April 2019, looks to have a bit of rust, but hopefully can be saved by an enthusiast. Located in Melbourne, this one is finished in Monza red, and looks to be mostly complete.
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Spotted on Ebay in 2019. Road Registered all original 1982 Nissan Bluebird TRX 5spd Manual
The owner noted this one has a fully reconditioned Cylinder Head, New timing chain and tensioner, along with most mechanical parts replaced..
Interior is extremely clean and tidy with everything working and no rips or other damage. Body is extremely straight and well aligned, doors, boot and bonnet open and close very nicely with good gaps. needs some rust repairs pics make up description.
From the final year of Australian production, this Leyland Mini is fitted with a 1275cc motor and twin 1.25 inch carbies. Interestingly, the engine number suggests it has come from either a 1275 LS mini, or possibly a Moke Californian. Originally, the car would have had the standard 998cc engine, but the 1275cc makes a far more capable mini, with plenty of power.
The current owner purchased the car a couple of years ago, and has had both front floor pans replaced / welded in. As you can see in the images, there is rust in the normal spots which needs to be addressed. The sills, and below the rear tail lights in particular need attention.
The car is currently yellow - similar or perhaps the same as the original "Yellow Peril" paint available on the Leyland Minis at the time. There is evidence of red paint underneath the yellow, which may have been the original colour (known as "Scarlet O'Hara"). However, the paint sticker is no longer in the engine bay (and the engine bay has been painted black) so looking at those hard to reach spots and under the existing paint is the only way to really tell if that was the original colour.
The current owner recently installed a new fuel pump, after the car started to run a bit rough. The car currently turns over but won't start - likely that it may need something as simple as a new coil, distributor or timing adjustment to get it back on the road. The car is sold as is, without registration.
This would make an excellent club car with the strong 1275cc engine. Parts for the Leyland Minis are easy to come by and the cars are relatively simple to service, making it an excellent entry vehicle to the classic car scene.
The price is negotiable. For more information contact Robert by signing in and clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
This Daihatsu F20 is in amazing condition, the best we've ever seen! It was advertised on Gumtree in 2019, and the seller at the time noted that it was fully restored. It's great to see that someone's put the time into these rare 4x4s - seeing that so many have been destroyed by rust. If you have an F20 or SCAT of any type, please sign up and add yours to the register.
This car belongs to a friend of ours, located in Western Sydney, and we had the opportunity to take a few snaps whilst looking at a few of his other cars. This example is a very rare factory manual 302 V8 XE ESP - one of the most desirable cars in the ESP series. The Gunmetal trim needs a bit of attention on the driver's seat, but overall it's fairly good. The body has bits of rust in the usual spots, and a few bits have been cut out. Certainly worth repairing for this sort of car. Unfortunately, neither cars are for sale sorry! WIll update the images as the restoration progresses.
This one was advertised in early 2019. We like to see them kept original, but at least this one's a survivor. The owner has put some $30K into it apparently, and its engine makes 350hp!
Check out the many other STudebaker Daytonas on the register below - and if you have one, add yours so we can record the remaining cars :)