Sports cars rule, as any driving enthusiast can plainly see, and here are six prime choices of low-slung canyon carvers in a variety of flavors, now being offered on the AutoHunter online auction website driven by ClassicCars.com.
Getting right down to business, the 928 is a rising star among collector cars, and this one is a special example, having being driving just 44,483 miles since new.
Power comes from a 4.5-liter V8 engine linked with a 5-speed manual transmission feeding power to the rear wheels. In red with a black leather interior, the Porsche GT coupe boasts its original set of “telephone dial” wheels and black spoiler.
These Porsches are excellent long-distance cruisers but still able to hold their own when the roads turn twisty. The interiors are cushy and comfortable, and this one benefits from an upgraded audio system.
A completely different driving experience is offered by this minimalistic little roadster, derived from its near-twin Austin Healey Sprite. These cars are most attuned to the original British definition of sports car, being as close to the environment as possible while completely engrossed in exhaust sounds and highly responsive handling.
While some might see a Midget as a mere puddle jumper, few can drive one on a back road without wearing a grin the entire time. The 4-cylinder engine displaces just 1,098cc, fed by a pair of SU carburetors and linked to a 4-speed manual transmission.
So no, it’s not fast but it is joyous, and this Midget looks to be in very nice condition with just a few minor needs.
From the 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-shifting chameleon paint job, racecar-style rear spoiler and lots of other goodies.
Compact tuners are the hot rods of today, and this Honda looks like something that could thrill the young Japanese car fan on your Christmas list. The Prelude comes from the fifth and final generation and is entirely rust-free, the seller advises, and includes a sunroof, color-matched side mirrors and decal badging on the windshield and rear window.
No doubt fast with the forced induction, the Honda includes the additional performance enhancements of adjustable airbag suspension, aftermarket computer, custom gauges and a recent set of low-profile tires. Of course, the audio system has been upgraded, with a subwoofer set up in the trunk.
If this supercharged Prelude is not fast enough for you, there’s also a nitrous oxide system ready to be hooked up, the seller says, with pillar gauges already installed.
Another low-mileage beauty, this Corvette has been driven just 43,000 miles, and it is favorably equipped with a 5.7-liter LT1 engine rated at 350 horsepower hooked to a 6-speed manual transmission. The seller reports putting just 4,000 miles on the car in seven years of ownership.
The Corvette has the full zoot of features, including heads-up display, power driver and passenger seats, a Bose premium audio system and a fitted roof panel that can be stowed under the rear window when removed.
The fifth-generation Corvette is a great-driving machine, and the 6 speed only adds to the fun factor of this one.
Honda’s stab at supercar fame came with these mid-engine 2-seaters, designed along the lines of 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 US as an Acura, Honda’s upmarket division. Power in this early model is provided by an aluminum 3.0-liter DOHC V6 with variable valve timing and lift control, linked to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
According to the seller, this NSX is one of just 34 examples sold in 1991 with Sebring Silver paint, a black interior and automatic transmission.