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Where: Lap63 (www.lap63.co.uk), United Kingdom
For sale by lap63 (lap63.co.uk) is this fabulous 1954 Citroen Traction Avant dirt racer replica. Built by an enthusiast between 1980 and 2007, the car features great details like Alouette II helicopter seats! £25,000.
Where: finn.no, Drammen, Norway
We don’t know much about this turbo-look 2002 for sale in Norway, but what we do know is that we love it! It’s a very strong price for a modified 2002 but these cars are making money now and any rust-free example is not going to be cheap. £20k to you if you are bold enough!
Price: 250,000Kr (£20,500)
Where: catawiki.nl, Avignon, France
This cute French, Alpine-like coupe is one of only 90 ever made, and one of only a handful left. Made by a French company called CG (CHAPPE et GESSALIN) in 1973, it has been re-painted but is otherwise original. The engine is a 1294cc sourced from a Simca 1000 Rallye 2 and develops just 90hp. The car is said to have traveled only 102,900km since new.
Price: €28,000 (£20,600) NOTE: Auction not complete
Where: hemmings.com, Tampa, Florida
This is no ordinary Gremlin – this little critter packs a 400bhp V8 punch! Subtle Pine Green metallic paint and American Racing Torq Thrust alloys complete the exterior, whilst inside there’s a Grant GT steering wheel and a giant tacho and Hurst T-bar shifter. The 401cu.in.balanced and blueprinted motor includes TRW pistons, AMC dogleg-type heads with AMX SS valves, and a full Lunati package with cam, lifters, springs, and roller rockers. It’s topped with a Holley Street Avenger 750 CFM carburetor and Offenhauser intake. All that for under £15k!
Price: $21,995 (£14,800)
Where: leboncoin.fr, Biarritz, France
This is a bit of fun – the cheeky ‘Golf’ colours caught our eye, but this is in fact a serious race car that is able to participate in HTCC/Group 1 events. It has a Group N exhaust, Kent cam, circuit breakers and extinguisher, additional gauges, uprated springs and shocks etc etc.
Price: €16,000 (£11,250)
Where: finn.no, Sola, Norway
This very smart Opel for sale in Norway is lowered with adjustable dampers and looks great on chrome BBS wheels (not included in the price!). It has an original Irmscher front spoiler and a very clean looking engine bay.
Price: kr 48 000 (£3670)
Where: hemmings.com, Brummen, The Netherlands
This fantastic Alfa race car is for sale in the Netherlands and has been completely rebuilt a year ago, and the vendor has invoices for over €100,000 in parts. It’s a genuine race car with competition history.
Price: €148,000 (£104,000)
Where: hemmings.com, Michigan, USA
How cool is this resto-mod GMC? It’s actually a 1997 quarter ton pick up that has been mated to a 1953 GMC cab and hood with a brand new 350 Vortec V8 with less than 500 miles. The bike has been custom fabricated from a WW11 100lb test bomb casing mounted onto a Baja scooter frame! All in all this set-up cost over $55k to build and we think represents something of a bargain.
Price: $24,900 (£16,440)
Where: hemmings.com, Illinois, USA
How clever is this? Find an old unusual VW based kit-car from the 60s and treat it to a full bang up-to-date refresh! This car features a turbocharged 275hp Subaru motor, coil-overs, independent suspension and disc brakes. It also features a fully electric lift up canopy! It took 5 years to complete and has driven 500 miles since it was finished. You can bet a whole lot more was spent than the asking price to get this level of spec.
Price: $25,998 (£16,800)