Sport Sedans

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AMC presents the best, and the most sig­nif­i­cant, Sports Sedans of all time.

With our re­cent fo­cus on the bur­geon­ing Group U His­toric Sports Sedan scene, and some of the mag­nifi cently re­stored old beasts we are be­gin­ning to see re­turn­ing to the track, a top 25 list of Sports Sedans is long over­due. But nar­row­ing it down to just 25 cars from the broad church that is Sports Sedans over the past half cen­tury – which is how long they’ve been around – was no easy task. W e’ve listed the cat­e­gory’s heavy hit­ters and the high achiev­ers. W e’ve also recog­nised those which ei­ther set new stan­dards for oth­ers to f ol­low, or which came up with an ini­tial idea which oth­ers then went on to per­fect. And oth­ers which maybe weren’t all that suc­cess­ful, and which maybe didn’t break any new tech­ni­cal ground, but were sim ply too cool to leave out. There are, we must con­cede, some leg­endary ma­chines that are con­spic­u­ous by their ab­sence from this list. We know which ones we’d have liked to also in­clude; we’d love to h ear yours, too. Also tell us which car you con­sider to be the great­est.

Bob Jane Chev Monza

By the time the Monza was ready to race, Jane was step­ping back­from driv­ing. In his place, Peter Brock would have some leg­endary bat­tles in it with Alan Jones’ 935 Porsche, and then Al­lan Grice drove it to vic­tory in the 1984 Aus­tralian GT/SS ti­tle. It also ran in Sandown’s World Sportscar race. Then Bryan Thomson bought it and re­fash­ioned it into a Toy­ota Supra. Sold to Des Wall, it sur­vives in Supra-Chev form to­day. See AMC #62 for more.

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