UNCLE PHILíS PICKS

UNCLE PHILíS BANK ACCOUNT IS IN REAL TROUBLE NOW THANKS TO A BRITISH INVASION OF UNIQUE CARS! THATíS RIGHT, NOW THEREíS AN ADDITIONAL 8,000 CLASSIC CARS STRAIGHT FROM THE UK ON OUR WEBSITE. PHILíS LIKE A KID IN A BRITISH CANDY STORE.

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1985 HOLDEN HDT VK SS GROUP A

$239,000

6000 KILOMETRES FROM NEW

I KNOW what youíre thinking, thatís a stupid amount of money for a Group A, and normally Iíd agree with you. But this isnít your average Group A. This one looks like a Holden dealer forgot they had one sitting out the back for the last 32 years and had decided to roll it back out onto the showroom floor. Itís done 6000 kilometres from new! In my lifetime I think Iíve walked further than that, and Iíve only got a few years on this one. Everything about this car is mint, the paintwork, the engine bay, the undercarriage, the interior, even the spare tyre is unused. What a car.

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2005 BMW 750Li $23,000

TALK ABOUT bang for buck! This opulent Munich limo was over $220,000 bucks when it first hit our shores a little over a decade ago, and now you can pick it up for same price as a middling Hyundai i30. Unlike the i30 though, this king of luxury has a 4.8lt V8 engine, enough dead cow on the seats to make a butcher blush and a DVD and TV player, because sitting in the passenger seat can be so darn tedious at times. Hardest part of owning this car would be finding people to chauffeur me about while I sit in the back watching telly.

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1985 LAMBORGHINI LM2002 POA

LAST BUT definitely not least, the LM002 perfectly blended Lamboís two main sources of income: outrageous supercars and agricultural machinery. At the heart of the military-looking off-road vehicle was a full-blooded 5.2lt V12 engine, or, for the criminally unhinged, there was also the option of a 7.2lt V12 that youíd normally find attached to a powerboat. It was a crazy car then, itís a crazy car now, and you can be certain of one thing, the new Lambo SUV is going to be nothing like this one.

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1990 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA $193,400

THIS ONEíS not exactly what youíd call a looker, in fact the styling is probably more akin to a wedge of cheese that happens to have wheels, but, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The Lagonda was a contentious car at the time of its release, and had people asking questions like, ĎHow could an Aston go from Bond to Clockwork Orange?í Whatever your opinion, the fact is the Lagonda is a pretty rare car these days, and if youíre driving it you donít have to look at the exterior.

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2008 CATERHAM SEVEN $76,000

IF THEREís one thing the Brits are best at, apart from getting sunburnt on a full moon, itís making open-top sports cars. This Caterham is no exception. Itís essentially a Go-kart for a man-child and has had roughly the same design for the last 60-odd yearsÖ With good reason. For having fun on a spirited Sunday morning blast, there isnít much out there, at any price bracket, which gives you a rush of adrenalin like one of these machines can.

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2008 SHELBY GT500 SUPER SNAKE

$145,888

WANT TO know a sure-fire way to liven up your morning commute? Try driving with 522kW under your right foot! Thatís what this absolute beast puts out thanks to a gargantuan 5.4lt supercharged V8 thatís got enough torque to rip you face off. And itís genuine Super Snake, so it can almost go round corners too. Youíd have to be careful though, a flex of the right foot that went for even a few nano-seconds longer than it should and youíd be kissing your license goodbye and Tracy Grimshaw would be busting down your front door to berate you.

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1976 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE COUPE

$74,777

WHATíS THAT old saying? Rare as hensí teeth. Thatís what this Roller is, rarer than a V8 Commodore that hasnít done a burnout.

This Corniche exudes this exclusivity because, unlike a bunch of other classic rollers knocking around the classifieds, this is an Aussie-delivered Rolls from new.

And itís in immaculate condition, and itís got the right colour combo of Le Mans Blue with a complementary dark blue interior. I reckon these things are still pretty heavily undervalued and it wonít be too long before other punters are thinking the same thing.

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1992 LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE EVO 1

$63,600

YEP, ITíD probably only last about five minutes before something catastrophic went bang and I was up for a bill bigger than what Iíd paid for it, but when it looks this good, do I care? The answerís always no. Why let a little mechanical infidelity get in the way of such a wicked machine? The Lancia Delta is arguably the greatest rally car of all time, winning the World Rally Championship (WRC) six years in a row from 1987-1992. This oneís engine has been fully rebuilt as well, so it might even be a while before you have to shell out some coin.

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