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Australian used car prices surge to an all-time high – report
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21st Aug 2020
4 min read

Australian used car prices surge to an all-time high – report

Used cars are increasingly hot property in Australia, with a new report recording a 30 per cent surge in prices since April as buyers rush to avoid public transport and new car dealers face stock shortages. According to data from Moody's Analytics, July used-vehicle prices broke records for a second month running, recording a 16.2 per cent rise on pre-pandemic prices and a whopping 30.8 per cent increase on prices during the April 2020 slump.
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Susannah Guthrie
Rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT likely to fetch high price at US auction
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24th Feb 2020
2 min read

Rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT likely to fetch high price at US auction

Not all Japanese sports cars fetch huge sums of money on the classic car market, but Toyota's 2000GT is one that does. The result of a partnership between Yamaha and Toyota (after Nissan passed on the project), the 2000GT marked Toyota's first venture into the world of sports cars, but only 351 units were ever built from its production debut in 1967 to its 1970 conclusion. Now, one of those units is coming up for auction via RM Sotheby's in Elkhart, Indiana, on May 1-2, 2020.
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Susannah Guthrie
Porsche Type 64: Auction blunder sees historic racer unsold at Monterey
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20th Aug 2019
2 min read

Porsche Type 64: Auction blunder sees historic racer unsold at Monterey

The auction of a car designed by Ferdinand Porsche in Nazi Germany resulted in what could be politely described as a snafu or, in the words of one auction patron, a “massive f*** up”. The 1939 Type 64 – retroactively and somewhat controversially referred to as a Porsche – failed to find a buyer at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, California over the weekend, according to Bloomberg.
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William Stopford
Citroen 2CV racer put through its paces - video
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28th Oct 2018
1 min read

Citroen 2CV racer put through its paces - video

The legendary Citroen 2CV is famously slow, making it an odd base upon which to build a race car. The idea of racing one for 24 hours is a bit insane as well, but that hasn't stopped a cast of crazy Citroen fans in the UK. Here, Chris Harris takes one of the cars used in endurance 2CV racing and punts it around the Top Gear test track. Harris is a card-carrying member of the 2CV fan club – he actually owns one – so it's not an unbiased review, but it makes for great viewing.
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Scott Collie
Porsche 911 Turbo 'Project Gold' revealed
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26th Aug 2018
2 min read

Porsche 911 Turbo 'Project Gold' revealed

Porsche has unveiled its resto-modded Project Gold 911 Turbo, with a brand new 3.6-litre turbocharged flat six engine wrapped up in a lovingly-restored 993 Turbo body. The one-off reportedly took 18 months to create, using a combination of original, restored and 'new' parts. Both the transmission and all-wheel drive system are from the Porsche Classic catalogue, while the aluminium chassis – a first for the 911 when the car was initially released – was stamped by hand for Project Gold.
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Scott Collie