Weird & Won­der­ful Sports Sedans

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Last is­sue we listed the best and most sig­nif­i­cant Sports Sedans of all time. This time we present the weird­est and most won­der­ful (and even the not-so won­der­ful).

One great ap­peal of Sports Sedans is the sheer level of free­dom the rules al­low. A Sports Sedan can be pretty much what­ever any­one wants it to be – what­ever en­gine takes your fancy can be fit­ted to al­most any­thing you please, as long as it was a road-go­ing sedan at some point. Like­wise the driv­e­line, sus­pen­sion and brakes and body­work aero and guard flare ad­di­tions are all a mat­ter of per­sonal choice – un­like most other cat­e­gories these days where a set of con­trol spec­i­fi­ca­tions are man­dated from above. The re­sult is a won­der­fully di­verse ar­ray of sedans-on-steroids. Some of them were de­signed and built by some of the braini­est mo­tor­sport en­gi­neer­ing minds in the coun­try; oth­ers were knocked up out the back shed with the help of a bunch of mates. So this is our list of the 25 ‘most dif­fer­ent’ Sports Sedans, but we’d love to hear your se­lec­tions via am­ced­i­to­rial@chevron.com.au

David Krause EH Holden V6

EH Hold­ens were once the main­stay of Sports Sedans. They could be eas­ily up­dated to later-model HD Holden front disc brakes, and lots of power could be ex­tracted from the clas­sic 179 ‘red’ six en­gine. Of course, as we saw in last is­sue’s Top 25 Sports Sedans, if you wanted a re­ally quick EH then what was needed was a V8 trans­plant, or a turbo six. Or, as David Krause uniquely did in the late ’90s, a hot­ted up ver­sion of the 3.8-litre V6 Com­modore VN-VR en­gine.

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