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With a fair degree of trepidation Honda Australia introduced the hipo Integra Type R DC-2 here in 2000. Honda needn’t have worried, it was an instant hit and a huge image booster for the brand. Under the bonnet was a fettled 1.8-litre DOHC VTEC engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox driving the front wheels, through a limitedslip diff. It was the first Honda to have double wishbone suspension and also sported bigger wheels, brakes, a sporty interior and body kit. The tacho went to 10,000rpm with an 8400rpm redline. Approximately 250 were imported. The following model had a 2-litre engine and while called a Type R it was really a Japanese-spec Type S. The DC-2 is sought after with one selling for $90,000 $, in the USA. Prices here here will will skyrocket skyrocket too. too.
LLOYDS,LLOYDS LOT 1071
BUILT BY Brock’s Holden Dealer Team, this is the winning car of the 1982 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 driven by Peter Brock and Larry Perkins. In 1983 it became John Harvey’s car with Brock pedalling a new car for the season. Come Bathurst and as John Harvey finished his first stint, Brock commandeered it after his car had failed. It gave Harvey his only Bathurst 1000 victory. Amazing history. Equally amazing was the $2 million achieved at another auction for a super rare Phase IV Falcon XA GT-HO.
RM SOTHEBY’S, LOT 228
THE MICHELOTTI penned TR4A was one of Triumph's most popular sports cars and sadly not many came to Australia. Unsurpisingly the UK seems to have an abundence of them including this smart loking one that sold for a bargain price. This lovely 1966 model, sent to San Francisco when new has a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate and was given a resto in 2012, retaining its signal red paintwork and black leather upholstery. It has a removable hardtop and completing the picture, chrome wire knock off-wheels.
BARRETT JACKSON, LOT 24
HOW’S THIS for rare! Although it looks identical to an XR Falcon look closely and you’ll see it only has two do doors. Damn shame it never made it here. Anyway, this blue beauty has a mere 43,000 original miles on its 170ci 6-6-cylinder engine, bolted to a three-speed manual. Very original it comes w with books and retains many of its unique markings including the dealer sticker and factory dog dish hubcaps. It comes with the original sales agreement and maintenance records.
BARRETT JACKSON, LOT 778
LOVE THE fins that define a 50s Yank Tank. A 289ci Sweepstakes overheadvalve V8 powers this superb 1958 Park Green Studebaker Golden Hawk with a McCulloch supercharger giving it 275hp that would get your attention. Mated to an upgraded 3-speed Flightomatic auto trans. It was given a frame-up restoration including a mechanical overhaul. It was with the one family until 2014.
BARRETT JACKSON, LOT 749
THIS ONE owner jaw-dropping and desirable 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder was owned by a Porsche dealer. It beats me why anyone would buy such a car then only drive it 309 miles before flogging it. Its 4.6-litre V8 engine is ready to frighten its new owner witless and even has a warranty until September 2019. Let’s hope its buyer throws more miles under its wide low-profile tyres.
November 5, 2018
NOT WHAT it looks like, it’s actually a 1989 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 that has been retroed into the RS Carrera of the 70s. With the genuine article now pushing deep into seven figures, this presents an inexpensive way of getting the look of the iconic ducktail RS. It started life in the UK before lobbing on our shores and getting the $46,000 RS makeover in 2010, including a repaint, mechanical and electrical repairs, new glass, replica three-piece Fuchs rims, along with the all-important body kit and ducktail. Going to press pre-auction we're keen to see the result.
BARRETT JACKSON, LOT 711.1
BEST KNOWN for his role in Smokey and the Bandit, the late Burt Reynolds owned this car and used it to promote his USFL Tampa Bay Bandits gridiron team. It was part of Reynolds’ collection and has been autographed by Burt and his great mate, the late Jerry Reed, who drove the truck in the 80s hit movie. It was recently brought back to driving condition and has just 65,967 original miles on it. Given its celebrity owner, I expected it to sell for way more and I reckon it will in years to come.
MECUM, DALLAS LOT W120
AUSSIE MUSCLE cars are looking expensive when you consider what's available in the states, like this 1969 Camaro SS. With a big-block 396ci V8 and Tremec five-speeder there is plenty of muscle to flex and its exterior colour is nearly identical to Bob Jane's Camaro touring car. It has been upgraded mechanically with a high performance clutch, aluminium radiator, new driveshafts and new suspension. So it’s ready to roll…. fast.
MECUM, DALLAS LOT T17
MORE BARGAIN US muscle here, the Chev El Camino ute. This good-looking rig was given a mechanical makeover 100 miles before it went to auction. With a brawny 396 big-block under its bonnet bolted to a four-speed self-shifter, it's a guaranteed tyre shredder. It has discs all round and aircon to keep you cool. The freshen up included a fast ratio steering box, rebuilt suspension and a 3.90 Positraction rear end.
PHASE III FALCON GT-HOs keep attracting buyers with deep pockets, keen to grab the nation’s ultimate muscle car. According to the books supplied, Sinclair Ford of Penrith NSW, first sold this car, numbered 005/300. It’s one of seven in Monza Green with black trim with optional twin mirrors, Super Fringe Deluxe Push-Button Radio and delete Super Roo decals. It underwent a resto around 25 years ago by Cobra Craft in NSW (with photos documenting the car before, during and post-rebuild). With its current owner for over a decade, in dry storage and driven sparingly, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better example. Going to press preauction we're keen to see what it brings.
November 5, 2018