Auc­tion up­date

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in the mar­ket for an orig­i­nal shape Monaro GTSs should book­mark Shan­nons’ Mel­bourne Late Sum­mer Clas­sic Auc­tion on Fe­bru­ary 27 when two will go un­der the ham­mer.

For the ‘V8s or noth­ing’ set there’s a War­wick Yel­low GTS 327, while a Sil­ver Mink Metallic ex­am­ple of the of­ten-un­der­rated GTS 186S coupe is also up for grabs.

It’s rare for one Monaro GTS to come up for auc­tion at any one time, so for two to be avail­able amounts to a smor­gas­bord.

Then there’s an HQ GTS 308 sedan and a well- pre­sented HR Holden.

Fans of HDT/HSV Com­modores should note the fol­low­ing trio – a 1984 VK SS, a low-kilo­me­tre 1986 VL Group A SS HDT sedan and an HSV Group A Walkin­shaw sedan. The Walkin­shaw is ex­pected to bring $82,000-$92,000.

On the blue oval side of the ledger things are bit qui­eter. In fact, the stand­out is a GT due to be auc­tioned at Shan­nons’ Syd­ney Sum­mer Clas­sic on Fe­bru­ary 6, af­ter this is­sue closed for press, a 1972 XA GT sedan in the very 1970s colour of Cop­per Bronze, one of 104 made by Ford Aus­tralia. First de­liv­ered through New­cas­tle deal­ers Kloster, this early XA GT comes with an 8000rpm tacho and fea­tures the de­sir­able D-block 351ci V8 with 4V heads, mated to an au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. It un­der­went a com­pre­hen­sive re­build in the mid-2000s, which saw the body stripped back to bare metal and re­painted, and the en­gine fully re­built to fac­tory cor­rect spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

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