Some of the most powerful, rare, beautiful, and revered cars of all time are currently listed on the used-car market.
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It has been well documented that the price of used cars has risen during the pandemic, following a shortage of new cars due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis – and a surge in the number of workers moving away from public transport to avoid being infected with COVID-19.

However, some truly exotic machinery is up for grabs if your budget stretches that far. Or if, like us, you like to dream.

Here's what we found so far.

1993 Jaguar XJ220

Of the approximately 270 XJ220s built, fewer than 70 were right-hand drive – you can currently bag one of them in Queensland for a cool $799,500.

The concept was a collaborative effort between Jaguar and engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing.

It was originally promoted as a V12 4X4, however the production model is powered by a 3.5-litre turbo V6 producing 404kW and 644Nm.

Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission, and the car will go from zero to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds.

This variant has driven just 7,984km since new.

1964 Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 was immortalised by the James Bond franchise, and, accordingly is extremely desirable among collectors.

Only 1000 or so cars were ever built, but you can currently get your hands on one of them in New South Wales for an eye-watering $1,690,000.

Unfortunately this variant isn't equipped with machine guns or oil slicks (unlike the British brand's modern take on the classic), however it does have the original 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated straight-six power plant producing an impressive 210kW and 380Nm.

This is paired with a four-speed manual gearbox, and is enough to launch the car from zero to 100km/h in around eight seconds.

It's the most travelled car on the list, having clocked 89,990km since new.

1968 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500

The GT500 is one of the most revered examples of American muscle, and one is currently on the market in South Australia for $299,990.

The vehicle, which is a is a performance enhanced variant of the Ford Mustang, is powered by a 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 268kW and 569Nm.

This powertrain is paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission.

Extensive fibreglass bodywork means the car weighs just 1,470kg, and allows it to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in around five seconds.

This example has done just 17,225km since it rolled off its Michigan production line more than 50 years ago.

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Perhaps the most sought after of all the Chevrolet Corvette variants, the Sting Ray C2 was produced between 1963 and 1967.

You can currently buy a 1966 variant in Victoria for $389,990.

The car’s 7-litre V8 engine produces 317kW and 624Nm, and power is sent to the wheels via a close ratio “Munchie” 4 speed manual gearbox.

This example has 69,247km on the clock, and was fully restored prior to the listing.

1991 Ferrari F40

This example of Ferrari's legendary turbocharged supercar is listed in New South Wales for $2,390,900, and has just 8,899km on the clock.

Designed to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary, the F40 was the last model personally approved by Enzo Ferrari himself.

Its mid-mounted 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces 351kW and 577Nm.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, and this launches the 1100kg vehicle from zero to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds.

Just 1,315 examples of the car exist worldwide, with only a tiny handful believed to be in Australia.