Auc­tion up­date

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac -

An orig­i­nal shape GTS Monaro need not be V8 pow­ered to at­tract big dol­lars at auc­tion. That’s the mes­sage from Shan­nons’ most re­cent Syd­ney auc­tion when $80,000 was paid for a well-pre­served War­ri­gal Black 1971 Holden HG Monaro GTS 186S that had been in the same fam­ily since new.

Mean­time, a 1984 Holden VK Com­modore SS Group 3 that was the per­sonal car of nine-time Bathurst win­ner Peter Brock, while he ran HDT Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles, sold for $81,000. That’s the same re­sult achieved for a Walkin­shaw VL Group A. As to the Monza HDT pro­to­type, de­spite keen in­ter­est, bid­ding did not meet the re­serve.

On the Ford side of the ledger, a 351ci 1978 Fal­con XC Co­bra (#77) sold for $100,000, while a nicely ex­e­cuted XY ‘Replica GT’ based on a 1971 Ford XY Fair­mont sedan sold com­fort­ably above its high es­ti­mate for $63,000.

Fi­nally, a Mopar fan paid $48,000 for a Sun­fire Yel­low 1973 Chrysler VJ Valiant Charger E48 coupe of­fered with ‘no re­serve’.

This is­sue went to press just be­fore Shan­nons Mel­bourne Win­ter Clas­sic Auc­tion. The Syd­ney Win­ter Auc­tion is sched­uled for Au­gust 29. View lots for both at shan­nons.com.au/auc­tions

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