WHAT'S HOT ON THE BLOCK THIS MONTH
WHEN AN Aussie muscle car appears on the auction floor there is never a shortage of enthusiastic bidders. That was the case for this excellent 1969 Falcon XWGT in the killer combo of Candy Apple red and unmarked saddle interior. An early Windsor 351 sat behind the grille and bolted to it, a four-speed manual box. Totally original with just 66,363 miles and riding on 12- slot GT wheels, this true classic quickly found a new owner.
POWER AND pampering. This big, brawny Bavarian offers plenty of both and at the price, a bit of a bargain. The 4-litre V8 belts out a decent whack of grunt, is matched by a decent aural note. This example with 135,803km showing on the clock and finished in the almost obligatory grey has electric leather seats, cruise and parking control, woodgrain trim, sunroof, Bluetooth, sat nav and climate air.
Just the thing for a wafting through the countryside. Log books are also included.
WIRE-SPOKED wheels, a long bonnet hiding a twin- carb 3.0 litre six, twin exhausts, wooden dash panel, small cockpit and quintessentially English, the Austin Healey BJ8 could reach 120mph.This early Phase II has lived in Australia for many years. Its current owner bought it in 2000 and drives it regularly and apart from a Thermatic fan being fitted, it remains as it left the factory. It was given a respray in Old English White earlier this year, performed by local professionals, it was offered with no reserve.
Early HSV prices are on the up. This one owner SV5000 is one of 291 produced in SV Racing Green, with contrasting grey leather trim. It was delivered to its only owner on May 31, 1991. When new the SV5000 was $52,995. Driven its 68,961 kilometres by the owner’s wife. It hasn't been restored and is the ideal addition or starting point for any HSV enthusiast.
WHAT GIVES Australia’s ultimate muscle car, greater provenance? A Bathurst pedigree. This one, in the hands of Garry Rush and Damon Beck competed in the great race in 1971.
Fitted with one of only 25 ‘Quality Control’ 351 race engines built, it was entered by Baldwin Ford of North Sydney and was recently resprayed.
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MECUM KANSAS CITY November 30 - December 2, 2017 LOT S90
THERE CAN’T be to many unrestored 1964 Corvette’s left in the world, especially in Riverside Red with a black interior and featuring a 327 V8 and fourspeed manual gearbox.
With just 29,000 miles on the clock, original is the perfect description, with it still wearing its factory-fitted clamps, hoses and belts. The original trim tag and VIN plate have never been removed.
This stunner, in what appears to be as-new condition is being offered at Mecum’s forthcoming auction in Kansas City. No estimate was given, but over the past year rare finds like this have sent prices skyrocketing.
THIS RARE 11-window, split-screen, Australian delivered Kombi was first bought in Ballarat before selling locally a few years on. In 1972 its third owner acquired it and then in 2014 its current owner bought it. It has since undergone an exhaustive road-to-roof resto costing $40,000.
It has travelled 150 kilometres since then and came with its original books, plus an extensive history and file documenting the restoration.
THE CSL was a homologation race special for the European Touring Car Championship.
Harder to find than a politician with a straight answer, CSLs are highly sought. With 200 neddies from the straight six, a four-speed box and discs all-round, it’s a real driver’s car.
This is the 120th right-hand drive made and has been with the one owner since 1990.
Refurbed 10 years ago, it has been sparingly driven and always garaged.
IT WON Holden its first Bathurst, became an instant icon and today the hard-to-find Bathurst– spec 327 GTS HK Monaro’s prices keep spiralling up. Finished in Warwick Yellow, it underwent a resto starting with a stripped shell, it has new floors, a repaint, re-upholstery, new carpets and headliner. It’s understood to have the correct tags, firewall stamp and engine numbers and was offered with some parts, requiring a few finishing touches to complete it.
STOP LAUGHING. After all it won the COTY. P76 prices are rising, especially the alloy 4.4-litre V8s, like this one. Boasting powerassisted front disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, MacPherson strut front suspension and concealed wipers, only 18,000 were made. This Bitter Orange coloured example, a trophy winner at the 2012 P76 Nationals with 122,705kms on the clock, has had three owners since new.