The ultimate street sleeper? Could be! With its Civic Type-R engine and Integra gearbox, up-rated suspension, wheels, tyres and brakes, this pocket rocket could frighten the most capable of modern hot hatches, as we expect it weighs about the same as the drivers door of the current Type R resulting in a spectacular power to weight ratio! Mind you, at around £26k at the current exchange rate, it needs to be! Just remove the badge from the boot ASAP please…
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Now we think we are pretty clued up when it comes to cars, but this little cutey has so far eluded us – the fantastically named Mitsubishi Minica Skipper IV. For sale in Norway for a not inconsiderable £7,500, you’d have to really want it to stump up that kind of cash for a car that clearly needs some love. And with parts made of unobtainium, even in Japan, we wish you good luck!
Where: autotrader.nl, Holland
Restored Cosworth Mercedes 190 in the best colour – the same as Ayrton Senna’s famous race car.
New paint, overhauled engine, new rubber and a new exhaust system should make this example as good as new. Cheap, if you consider its period rival, the E30 M3 and the prices they reach now.
£14,484, Feb 2015
WHERE: autobelle.it, Italy
Bargain alert! Get yourselves down to Italy and grab a Euro bargain. The beige DS Special has an auto box and has had body and interior refurbishment last year. Mechanics are said to be ‘perfect’ and the ‘plumbing’ has been overhauled. The car looks sweet in the pictures and at €7500 (£5570 0n 7th Feb) if its anything as good as the pics and description this one should go fast.
WHERE: autotrader.nl, Holland
Restored Nissan Patrol from 1967, imported from the USA. This is one of less than a thousand soft tops imported and has the 4.0litre 6 cylinder engine.
Why have an obvious Land Cruiser FJ when you could have one of these.
WHERE: ocasiao.pt, Setúbal, Portugal
Totally original Datsun, with apparently genuine low mileage of 69,943km (43,460 miles). Very rare in Europe, and good value at €4,900 (£3,828).
WHAT: 1990 VW Golf Rallye
WHERE: segundamano.es, Girona, Spain
Fabulous, rare, original Golf Rallye with only 89,000km (55,000 miles) in a great colour, blood red.
WHAT: 1961 Peugeot 404
WHERE: autoscout24.it, Genova, Italy.
Lovely early 404 in a great colour, just 87,000km (54,000 miles) all original with new paint a few years ago.
Fantastic, art-deco interior and only €6800 (£5320).