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OTHER MOD­ERN CLAS­SIC TEMPTERS

Motor (Australia) - - BUYING A MODERN CLASSIC -

HONDA NSX

Mid-en­gined Ja­panese hero gets 3.0-litre V6 and sweet han­dling as stan­dard. Avoid au­tos; Type R vari­ants are rare and and weren’t of­fi­cially sold Down Un­der. Prices range from about $100K-$150K, but good ex­am­ples are now quite hard to find in Oz.

AS­TON V8 VAN­TAGE

Still looks fresh – be­cause it’s only just left pro­duc­tion, af­ter de­but­ing in ’05. V8 grew from 4.3 to 4.7 with other worth­while tweaks in ’08. Cabrio feels heavy and wob­bly. Coupes start from about $90K, but prices rise sharply the newer you go.

PORSCHE GT3

The 911 racer for the road, pow­ered by the sub­lime nat­u­rally as­pi­rated flat six (from 3.6 to 4.0 litres), no rear seats and rear-drive. Prices span from about $150K for a 996 ('99-'05), $220K for a 997 ('06-'11) or from $300K for well-kept 991s.

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