Anew Australian auction record was set for a HK Monaro GTS 327 when a Warwick Yellow example sold for $302,000 at Shannons’ Late Summer Auction in Melbourne. A prolonged duel amongst floor, phone and online bidders saw the Monaro easily outstrip its guiding range of $200-230,000.
wEqually impressive was the $92,000 paid for a restored Silver Mink 1968 HK Monaro GTS 186S coupe, while a Tangerine 1973 HQ Monaro GTS 308 four-speed manual sedan made $60,500.
Strong results were achieved by a trio of ‘Bathurst-influenced’ Commodores: $81,000 paid for a 1988 HSV VL Walkinshaw, $70,000 for a 1988 HDT VL SS Group A sedan and $61,500 for a 1984 VK HDT SS.
On the Ford side of the ledger, the standout was a 1972 Ford Escort Twin Cam 1600 coupe that had been faithfully restored and went for $70,000.
Shannons’ next Melbourne auction is scheduled for May 8, while its Sydney extravaganza is set for May 22.