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A Supercharged V6 Monaro?
You’ve gotta be joking?
The only Monaro to have is a V8, right?
In many ways there is no argument about that, but hear me out. Please...
Yes, the Supercharged V6 Monaro was unloved Yes, it didn't last long before Holden canned it.
But only 475 were built, so they were a rarity new and even more so now.
Right now they’re as cheap as chips and as such, could be a good bet for the future.
Available only with an auto, the supercharged 3.8-litre V6 produced a respectable 171kW/375Nm.
$76,000 SHANNONS, SYDNEY THE 968 was the zenith of the Porsche 924/944 platform – the lightweight Club Sport its ultimate expression. A 3-litre 240hp four with a six-speed gearbox. Only 1743 were made. This three-owner car sold with books and 138,900km on the clock. Imported from New Zealand in 2008, it featured Koni racing shocks, lightweight exhaust, Superlock LSD, half roll cage, a 968 Turbo S front splitter, adjustable rear spoiler and close-ratio motorsport gearbox.
$140,000 SHANNONS, SYDNEY THE FIRST Falcon to win Bathurst and the first ever win for a V8 at Mt Panorama, the XR GT is becoming rarer and more collectable. Available only in GT Gold the XR GT was developed in tandem as a Bathurst racer and police pursuit car. This example featured in UC in 2013 after a ground-up resto. Offered for sale by a NSW Aussie muscle car collector, bidding was intense for the refurbed Henry, finishing well above the estimate.
PRICES FOR Torana GTR XU1s of both LC and LJ Torana persuasions keep climbing and while it doesn’t have a bent-eight engine, it's still an endearing Aussie classic.
This example, in March 17 Green, was built late 1972 and according to its original books, was delivered January 1973. It has only had three owners – the last for 21 years – and underwent an extensive resto in 2002. It was sold showing 106,150 miles on the clock. $140,000 SHANNONS, SYDNEY
WHAT A FIND!
A genuine RT Charger, one of only 638 R/T 2-barrel carb versions made has 79,451 miles on the clock. Powered by the matching numbered 265 hemi (in running order) and three-speed manual gearbox, this Mustard coloured RT Charger is a refurbishers delight.
Built on the 11/11/71, it has been in storage for the past 20-years. $66,000 LLOYDS AUCTIONS
$215,000 SHANNONS, SYDNEY THIS GENUINE XW Phase II GT-HO was one of 13 to wear the Diamond White/ Dark Saddle trim combo.
It has been with its current owner since 2002, who gave it a cosmetic refurb inside and out. Sold with a good history file, plus a rare Phase II GT-HO Amendment brochure.
MECUM AUCTIONS LAS VEGAS 16-18 November 2017
THIS LONG, wide, two-door land yacht with a soft top is a Bicentennial Edition Cadillac Eldorado, built to mark 200 years of American Independence.
The five-litre V8 auto Caddy with 8,920 miles on the clock has a poweroperated soft top and features a red dash and carpet that tastefully complement the white leather and red-piped seats.
It has power windows and seats, power steering and brakes, power doorlocks and factory air.
The Caddy comes with a certificate from General Motors Heritage, service books and delivery documents.
A similar example sold in 2014 for US$60,500.
$30,509+ LLOYDS AUCTIONS THIS GENUINE BMW M6 was offered for sale in untouched, unrestored, unmolested and original condition, with a tad over 125,000km on the clock.
A LHD car with the high-performance 3500cc M6 straight-six engine, it came with matching numbers, original owner's manual, tool kit, spare wheel and fully documented service history from new.
BUILT UNTIL 1975, the E-Type stunned onlookers when revealed at the 1961 Geneva Motorshow. This example features the later drivetrain of a 4.2-litre straight-six, coupled to a manual gearbox and showing 53,649 miles on the clock.
Beautifully presented, this original and genuine Australian-delivered 1970 Series 2 E-Type Jaguar had its authenticity confirmed by its matching numbers. $114,000+ LLOYDS AUCTIONS
THE MINI Cooper S is considered the grandad of today’s hot hatches.
The Cooper S was a star on the track and the screen, filling the top nine places at the 1966 Bathurst 500 and starring in the first The Italian Job movie. Prices for genuine versions are skyrocketing, spawning a strong replica market, delivering the same performance and thrills without the huge pricetag. This superb example sold for $25,000. $25,000 SHANNONS, SYDNEY
$35,000 SHANNONS, SYDNEY CHRYSLER’S FIRST Australian Valiant, launched in 1962 was based on its US counterpart but beefed up to handle Aussie conditions. The next-in-line ‘S’ Series Valiant, used the same sheet metal and underpinnings, but with a revised grille, tail lights and upgraded brakes. It still had the 225ci slant six-cylinder engine, which outperformed the Holden and Ford competition of the day.