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News recap: best stories from the week that was ICYMI
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31st Oct 2020
3 min read

News recap: best stories from the week that was ICYMI

You know you’re rich – or in an industry with, er, fast-moving cashflow – when you can torch a $400,000 Mercedes as a publicity stunt. We don’t know the full story, other than this Russian customer wasn’t entirely happy with his car. It’s real, and there’s video to prove it. We started watching it with our hands over our eyes once he started pouring petrol into and over the car.
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Joshua Dowling
Holden Torana SL/R 5000 A9X with low mileage sells for $425,000
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31st Oct 2020
1 min read

Holden Torana SL/R 5000 A9X with low mileage sells for $425,000

An original 1977 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 has sold for $425,000, thanks to its low mileage and rare options list. What makes this particular Holden so desirable is its rare A9X package, which was introduced as a way for the car company to fit more competitive performance parts to their racing cars, which had to be based on their road-going version. This particular Tuxedo Black sedan has less than 30,000 kilometres on the clock, and was held onto by the last owner for 28 years.
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Ben Zachariah
Aussie young gun tests Renault F1 car
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31st Oct 2020
1 min read

Aussie young gun tests Renault F1 car

Australian Formula One hopeful, Oscar Piastri, has had his first taste of an F1 car, clocking up just under 500km behind the wheel of a Renault R.S. 18 at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain. The 19-year-old was given the opportunity to test the Renault F1 car following his stunning victory in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. Piastri admitted to being nervous before getting behind the wheel of the 2018-spec F1 car.
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Rob Margeit
Toyota says sales are recovering after being held back by stock shortages, predicts 2020 will hit 17-year low
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30th Oct 2020
3 min read

Toyota says sales are recovering after being held back by stock shortages, predicts 2020 will hit 17-year low

Market leader Toyota says new-car sales are recovering quicker than the industry had forecast during the grip of the coronavirus crisis – and dealers are taking orders for more cars than they can deliver, due to severe stock shortages. Analysis by Toyota – which has been market leader in Australia since 2003 – predicts the sales tally for 2020 will fall to its lowest level in 17 years.
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Joshua Dowling
Mitsuoka Buddy unveiled: Retro American styling for the Toyota RAV4
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29th Oct 2020
2 min read

Mitsuoka Buddy unveiled: Retro American styling for the Toyota RAV4

The Mitsuoka Buddy has emerged online, offering buyers the chance to own a modern vehicle with the retro styling of an American SUV. Based on the Toyota RAV4, Mitsuoka has transformed the vehicle into a classic American model from the 1980s, with a design vaguely reminiscent of the Chevrolet K5 Blazer or Suburban from the era.
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Ben Zachariah