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    Daimler SP250: Coventry’s fast but flexible ‘Hemi Under Glass’
    Daimler SP250: Coventry’s fast but flexible ‘Hemi Under Glass’
    Hemi V8s and lightweight fiberglass bodies are usually associated with ‘Funny Cars’ and ‘wheel-standers’ on the US quarter mile.
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    VE-VF Commodore: short-back-and-sides for V8 Supercars' all-time greats
    VE-VF Commodore: short-back-and-sides for V8 Supercars' all-time greats
    The VE and VF were the last Holden Commodore models to be designed and manufactured in Australia. They also share the unique distinction of winning more V8 Supercar races than any other make or model – but they had to downsize to do it.
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    Suzuki Swift GTi: the ultimate 1990s pocket rocket?
    Suzuki Swift GTi: the ultimate 1990s pocket rocket?
    The handling dynamics of the second generation (SF) Suzuki Swift GTi were criticised by Australian motoring journalists when launched in 1989, who considered it to be a backwards step compared to the (SA) original. However, on the racetrack it made a mockery of such derision, proving to be a prolific winner in production car racing for almost a decade.
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    Datsun 180B SSS: Nissan’s outstanding 1970s rally ‘Carr’
    Datsun 180B SSS: Nissan’s outstanding 1970s rally ‘Carr’
    Nissan, through its export brand Datsun, boasts a rich history of international and Australian rallying success in the 1970s including such iconic models as the 1600, 240Z-260Z and Stanza. However, there was another model - the 180B SSS - which played a pivotal role in launching the career of multiple Australian rally champion, Greg Carr.

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    Mercedes-Benz - Bored?
    Mercedes-Benz - Bored?
    Yes, it’s bored – and stroked, tined and substantially tweaked. AMG reinterprets the C Class as a practical, discreet rocket. Wake up and smell the rubber – Bob Hall did.
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    BMW 528i - Gimme Five!
    BMW 528i - Gimme Five!
    The new 528i gives M a clear lead in the race with Mercedes-Benz, says PETER ROBINSON. It may even be the best car in the world...
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    Aston Martin D87 - Supercharged, Not Stirred
    Aston Martin D87 - Supercharged, Not Stirred
    The Bondmobile for the '90s is a tourer in the grand manner, with a 'fine blower noise' to accompany the lunge of acceleration. John Lamm quaffs the coupe cocktail.
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    1998 Mazda MX-5 - Successor
    1998 Mazda MX-5 - Successor
    Pity Takao Kijima, the man assigned to reinvent the world’s premier sports car. Founding father Bob Hall did – until he saw the results.

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