Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring



With fuel prices gone crazy and set to stay that way and people’s stupid obsession with electric cars, can we expect fun, large engine cars to plummet in value? I fancy buying an old V8 as a weekend toy. Gerry O’Riordan, email

I’ve heard of worse ideas, and you’re playing to one of my weaknesses: unloved giant capacity cruisers. They’re environmen­tally friendly by being too thirsty to drive any distance! I’ve spotted a 2003 BMW 760Li with 6.0-litre V12 for $12,000, a 1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3litre V12 for $16,600 and Audi S8 V10 (pictured) for $30,000. In a world where you pay $32,000 for a new Toyota Yaris hatchback, not much more for a classic V8 Ford Mustang or Chevy Corvette looks a sound investment indeed.

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