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Mick’s Five Star Workshop
MICK MCCRUDDEN get a problem? SEND YOUR EMAILS TO: uniquecars@bauertrader.com.au or via snail mail at Unique Cars, Locked Bag 12, Oakleigh, 3166. Yep, he’s gonna fix you up in no time… You might recall we’re in the throes of building up a monster Mon
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Pininfarina Battista
LET’S GET the trick question out of the way first: what is the most powerful car ever to have come out of Italy? Take a bow if you answered the Pininfarina Battista – the sleek object you see on these pages. And yes, it’s electric. For the petrol-hea
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Dead Or Alive
THE CARS DON’T TELL ANYONE but I’ve bought another Commodore. It’s a 1979 VB basemodel (so badged simply Commodore) sedan that has been sitting in a paddock for years. Much of its green paint has been scorched off by 42 shimmering Aussie summers and
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Automo Vehicle Valuations
CLIFF CHAMBERS has been the man behind all of the data in Unique Cars’ many Market Reviews, Buyer’s Guides and Value Guides, since forever. But when he’s not filling the pages in our magazine, he’s manning his own shop at Automo Vehicle Valuations –
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Mr Godzilla
THE CARS IT’S BEEN A while since I’ve penned an update on my Nissan Skyline. That’s partly my fault; it really only just struck me that I’ve owned the car for two years already! That’s not to say I’ve been neglecting it. It’s mostly been simple maint
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UNCLE PHIL’S Choice PICKS
PHIL WALKER FIND ’EM ALL on tradeuniquecars.com.au, or go straight to the car by SCANNING THE QR CODES UNCLEPHIL’S Top Pick OF THE MONTH $35,000 RESTORED AND READY TO ROLL! WITH A screaming little 606cc inline four that borrowed some thinking from th
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What Do You Reckon?
GLENN TORRENS MY P-PLATE car was a 1974 Lancer two-door sedan. Between its Chrysler badges it was all-Mitsubishi (fully imported from Japan – if that matters now!) and like most peoples’ first cars over the years it was more than a decade old. Think
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BMW E31 Coupe
Frighteningly expensive. That pretty much sums up the noty-so-humble origins of the E31, or first-gen 8-series from the point of view of both the manufacturer and the customer. This was a hugely ambitious project for the company, boasting a run at us
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Studs Shafts And Rubbers
JON FAINE I LOVE MY old car. I am nothing if not superficial, but I want the relationship to be based on more than just physical attraction. There has to be something deeper to our bond than just how she looks. Beauty is good, but the appeal must be
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Mazda Rx-7 Series 4-5
Mazda’s original RX-7 changed the rules governing Japanese sports car design, then in 1986 took its challenge to the depths of Europe. It was aimed in particular at Porsche, whose 944 bore a remarkable resemblance to Mazda’s second-generation RX-7. T
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Roller Derby
ROB BLACKBOURN MANY LONG-TERM observers of the Australian car industry are still feeling a bit numb from the successive shocks we’ve suffered as our domestic manufacturers called it quits one by one, before it finally turned off the lights. The numer
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Xy Gs Van
It’s funny how our perceptions of cars change across the years. Seeing the big black Ford rumbling down the road towards us for the first time was a weird experience – with two very different sets of emotions overlaid one over the other. The first wa
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Lynn Pitcher 1958 FC HOLDEN
SEND YOUR UNIQUE CAR TO UNIQUECARS@BAUERTRADER.COM.AU My grandparents bought it new as a wedding present for my parents. It was the family car until Dad bought a new HQ in 1972. In 1980 the police put a canary on it (unroadworthy) and he put it in th
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Too Smart
GUY ALLEN IT WAS Angelo on the speaking trumpet, explaining the dilemma. A friend was at the drive-in (now very much in favour thanks to social distancing) and was foiled by the electronics of those dastardly modern cars. Once upon a time, you could
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X2 Power
The story of this car starts with what may seem like a familiar theme: owner Denis French swears he just went out for a coffee, and he came home with a car. It happens. And what a car – try finding another black 1966 HR Holden Premier wagon in X2 spe
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Brock: Over The Top Reveals All
THE INCREDIBLE tale of Peter Brock is recounted in all its uncomfortable reality by those who knew him best in this new biopic To tell the story of Peter Brock isn’t just to spin a yarn about a racing car driver who happened to win a particular race
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BMW E36 M3
Though the history only goes back around three decades, early E30-series cars have been on the collector radar for some time and these, the second-generation E36 machines, are starting to get there. Despite eye-watering pricing, BMW has managed to fl
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EDITOR Guy Allen PRODUCTION EDITOR/DESIGNER Angelo Loupetis STAFF JOURNALIST Alex Affat Mark Higgins, Glenn Torrens, Jon Faine, Rob Blackbourn, Dave Carey, David Morley, Mick McCruddin SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Ellen Dewar STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Nathan Jacobs
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Porsche 996
In the world of Porsche, the leap from air-cooled 993 series to liquid-cooled 996 was both inevitable and earthshattering. Traditionalists didn’t approve and you can kind of see why, but in reality the parent company had no option. The chassis gained
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Jaguar Reproduces Iconic Six
NEED A NEW replacement engine for your Series I E-Type? Jaguar can help with that This week Jaguar announced that it will be restarting production of the iconic and lauded XK straight-six (or XK6) engine, first designed in 1949. It was this engine th
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Peugeot 205 Gti
This potent little hatch’s Gallic appeal is based on how well the sporty body kit complements the car’s basic styling, creating a car with an assertive stance that oozes attitude. It sits low, with fat-tyred ‘pepper-pot’ alloys peeping out from wheel
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Auction Action
RIGHT NOW BUT THE AUCTION SCENE CONTINUES TO BUSTLE ALONG WITH ONLINE AUCTIONS. HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST MONTH. Block party WHAT'S MOVIN' AND SHAKIN' When you think about Pacers, the VF/VG sedans and VG coupes always come to mind. Th
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Fiat 124
With Alfa Romeo and Lancia both having elegant sports coupes in their armouries, Italy’s most prolific car-maker needed to get involved as well. Appearing in 1966, the very modern 124 sedan gave Fiat the platform it needed for a sequence of coupes an
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Ones That Got Away
Lost or lucky Tell us in 60 words the car you should have bought, or were lucky enough to buy! Send your tale to uniquecars@bauertrader.com.au with ‘Gotaways’ in the title 1958 PLYMOUTH FURY Back in 2005 I was in California on holidays and stumbled o
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Mercedes-benz W124 E280/300/320
The W124 Series was developed to fill a gap between Mercedes-Benz ‘compact’ cars that had flourished with minimal alteration since 1968, and the big, technically-complex S Class. Australia’s first exposure to the new shape came in 1986 via the 230/30
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Gearbox Premium
So, how’s your HQ resto going? As we all know, it’s often the finishing touches that drive us crazy, So here’s a part that might speed up the process. It’s an HQ GTS fascia from the good folk at Muscle Car Parts in Moorebank NSW. It’s a new reproduct
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True Blue
The classic car world is full of lists: the first this, the fastest that; the oldest, the most expensive, and the grammatically challenged – the most unique… Many claims do not stand scrutiny. But let us suggest to you that this featured coupe has a
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Nos Corner
ANG LOUPETIS Do you own an FX Holden? No need to wrap this gift to yourself – the factory wrapping is the best part! Can you believe the protective paper is still intact and full of colour after over 60 years? If you want the best for your car or the
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Second Life
Resto file ORIGINAL CAR 1961 GIULIETTA TI TOURISMO INTERNATIONALE LENGTH OF RESTORATION 4 YEARS want to FEATURE YOUR CAR IN READER’S RESTO? Email details to: uniquecars@bauertrader.com.au PRESENTED BY We got sent some photos of it with its nose pokin
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