The rule of sports cars, like any driving enthusiast can clearly see, and here are six choice picks from low-slung canyon sculptors in a variety of flavors, now offered on the AutoHunter online auction website run by ClassicCars.com.
To get down to business, the 928 is a rising star among classic cars, and this one is a particular example, having driven just 44,483 miles since its inception.
Power comes from a 4.5-liter V8 engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission powering the rear wheels. Red in color with a black leather interior, the Porsche GT Coupe sports its original set of “telephone dial” wheels and black spoiler.
These Porsches are great long-haul cruisers, but they’re still able to hold up when the roads get twisty. The interiors are plush and comfortable, and this one benefits from an upgraded sound system.
A completely different driving experience is offered by this minimalist little roadster, derived from its near-twin Austin Healey Sprite. These cars are more suited to the original British definition of a sports car, being as close to the surroundings as possible while still being completely absorbed by the exhaust sounds and very responsive handling.
While some might see a Midget as just a puddle jumper, few can drive one down a side road without smiling all the time. The 4-cylinder engine displaces just 1,098cc, powered by a pair of SU carburettors and hooked up to a 4-speed manual transmission.
So no, it’s not fast but it’s cheerful, and this Midget looks in great shape with just a few small needs.
Annals of The fast and the furious comes this tricked-out coupe boosted by a supercharged 2.2-liter engine and customized with a color-change chameleon paint job, a race-car-style rear spoiler and plenty of other goodies.
Compact tuners are today’s hot rods, and this Honda looks like something that might thrill the young Japanese car fan on your Christmas list. The Prelude is from the fifth and latest generation and is completely rust-free, according to the seller, and includes a sunroof, color-matched side mirrors, and decals on the windshield and rear window.
Undoubtedly quick with forced induction, the Honda includes the additional performance enhancements of an adjustable airbag suspension, aftermarket computer, custom gauges, and a recent set of low profile tires. Of course, the audio system has been improved, with a subwoofer installed in the trunk.
If that supercharged Prelude isn’t fast enough for you, there’s also a ready-to-plug nitrous oxide system, the seller says, with pillar gauges already installed.
Another low-mileage beauty, this Corvette has only driven 43,000 miles and is advantageously equipped with a 5.7-liter LT1 engine with 350 horsepower mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The seller claims to have driven only 4000 miles on the car in seven years of ownership.
The Corvette is packed with all the features, including a head-up display, power driver and passenger seats, a premium Bose audio system, and an integrated roof panel that can be stowed under the rear window when removed. .
The fifth generation Corvette is a great machine to drive, and the 6-speed only adds to the fun factor of this one.
Honda’s stab at supercar glory came with these mid-engined two-seater, modeled after the Italian exotics but at a much lower purchase price and with the Japanese company’s vaunted reputation for reliability. .
The world’s first production car fitted with an all-aluminum body, the NSX was sold in the United States as Acura, the premium division of Honda. Power for this early model is provided by a 3.0-liter DOHC aluminum V6 with variable valve timing and lift control, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
According to the seller, this NSX was one of 34 units sold in 1991 with Sebring Silver paint, a black interior and an automatic transmission.