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Here Are 5 Great 1980s Performance Cars for Sale on Autotrader

These days, fun 1980s and 1990s cars are “in” — that’s become the hot new era for collectible vehicles, and many car enthusiasts are trying to add cool 1980s and 1990s models to their garages. If that describes you, you’re in luck: I’ve rounded up five cool 1980s performance cars currently listed for sale on Autotrader, all of which are impressively exciting — and all of which only seem to be getting more desirable as they age.

1989 Alfa Romeo Spider

1989 Alfa Romeo Spider – $11,981

Although Alfa Romeo has had an on-again, off-again history with the U.S. market, few can deny the enjoyment of a 1980s Alfa Romeo Spider. These were fun cars then and they’re still fun cars — and this one is in unusually nice shape, which is rare for one of these. It’s offered by Accelerate Auto Group in the Dallas area, and it’s listed for $11,981 with just 45,700 miles on the odometer. Find an Alfa Romeo Spider for sale

1988 BMW M3

1988 BMW M3 – $46,900

The “E30” BMW M3 is a highly desirable car, and it’s only becoming more valuable as the years go by and people are nostalgic for its connected driving feel and its amazingly wonderful flared fenders. This particular E30 M3 is the cheapest one on Autotrader, and yet it’s still big money, considering how cheap these things were just a decade ago. It’s offered with 148,000 miles by Motorcars by Bill Nuccio in the Chicago area for $46,900. Find a BMW M3 for sale

1987 Buick GNX

1987 Buick GNX – $189,900

The Buick GNX was the ultimate version of the Buick Grand National, which itself was the ultimate version of the 1980s Buick Regal. The GNX is the rarest, most desirable of the bunch, though, and this particular GNX is especially nice: it’s covered just 460 miles from new, and it’s in pristine condition. It’s offered for sale by RK Motors in Charlotte, where it’s listed for $189,900 — huge money, but reasonable considering recent sales of similar cars. Find a Buick Regal for sale1986 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z

1986 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z – $31,999

If you’ve ever wanted to relive the 1980s with an IROC Camaro, now’s your chance to buy the new one you didn’t get back then. This particular 1986 Camaro IROC-Z is offered with just 2,700 miles from new, surely making it one of the nicest examples in existence. It’s listed by Exotic Car Trader in South Florida for $31,999, and you really are very unlikely to find a nicer third-generation Camaro in existence. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale

1989 Lamborghini Countach

1989 Lamborghini Countach – $439,465

You can’t do a roundup of 1980s performance cars without mentioning the Countach. Here’s a 1989 Lamborghini Countach finished in black with gold wheels — and even though it’s a late-production Countach, generally agreed to be the least attractive, and even though it has its massive U.S.-spec bumpers, it’s still so amazingly cool. It’s listed with just 9,950 miles, and it’s offered by Ferrari of Denver in Colorado for a whopping $439,465. Find a Lamborghini Countach for sale

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  1. AWESOME article!  I actually love all of those, but for some reason that M3 gives me the most tingles in all the right places.  Could never justify the money for any of those, but I do admire them from afar.

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