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Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia
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19th Sep 2020
3 min read

Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia

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
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William Davis
Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500
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18th Nov 2015
4 min read

Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500

Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy duty American trucks are now available in Australia as right-hand-drive vehicles, re-engineered to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. The chromed-up 4x4 behemoths launched to the media today as part of their national rollout across an initial network of 20 dealers, planned to expand to more than 30 sites as demand increases.
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Mike Costello
Walkinshaw W497: 955Nm tuned HSV unleashed
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16th Oct 2013
2 min read

Walkinshaw W497: 955Nm tuned HSV unleashed

Holden/HSV tuner Walkinshaw Performance has launched its first supercharged packages for the VF Commodore and Gen-F, offering peak outputs just shy of 500kW and 1000Nm. The Walkinshaw W457 package boosts output of the Holden Commodore's 6.0-litre V8 from 270kW/530Nm to 457kW/780Nm (bettering the production HSV GTS), while the W497 package elevates HSV's 6.2-litre V8 from 317kW/550Nm to an almighty 497kW/955Nm.
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Tim Beissmann
Holden Cruze turned into 180kW Walkinshaw Performance hot-hatch
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8th Aug 2012
2 min read

Holden Cruze turned into 180kW Walkinshaw Performance hot-hatch

The first true Holden Cruze hot-hatch has been unleashed in Australia, with homegrown tuning company Walkinshaw Performance unveiling a high-performance version of the locally made small car with a price tag just below $50,000. Based on the $29,490 Holden Cruze SRi-V 1.4 iTi hatch, the $19,995 WP Cruze Hot Hatch package introduces a number of visual and performance upgrades for a total cost of $49,485 before on-road costs.
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Tim Beissmann