HT Monaro scores $225,000 bid at Shannons

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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HT Monaro scores $225,000 bid at Shannons
Survivor HT Monaro scored a hefty $225,000.

Tonight's Shannons Spring Sydney auction proved there is plenty of interest in classic cars, regardless of country of origin. It was a good-humoured event, with talented auctioneering and strong results.

Some highlights:

The glamour lot - the survivor HT GTS Monaro - scored $225,000;

An LJ GTR XU-1 pulled $86,000;

A Fiat Multipla scored $62,000;

And a Jaguar E-type attracted aggressive bidding which saw it reach $155,000.

All but one lot sold. That was a Shelby Mustang, where bidding reached $160,000.

 The lots:

1 MGB - $12,500;

2 Holden LC GTR replica - $36,500

3 MG TC - $29,500

4 Bug-eye Sprite - $38,500;

6 Holden FB wagon - $26,500

7 BMW E34 M5 - $38,000

8 Holden WB Caprice - $35,000

9 Wayne Gardner Racing prototype - $50,000

10 Chevrolet Corvette 1959 - $105,000

11 Lotus Esprit - $55,000

12 VW Kombi with various upgrades - $47,000

13 Porsche 911SC Targa - $76,000

14 Maserati Khamsin - $128,000

15 Jaguar E-type series 2 - $155,000

16 Packard Clipper - $16,000

17 Cadillac Fleetwood - $30,000

18 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser with aftermarket V8 - $33,000

19 Corvette C3 - $73,000

20 Shelby Mustang - bidding stopped at $160,000

21 Fiat Multipla - $62,000

22 Nissan Skyline GTR R32 - $69,000

23 Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 - $86,000

24 Maserati Merak - $84,000

25 HDT VK Group A SS - $106,000

26 Holden HT Monaro GTS350 survivor - $225,000

See the Shannons link for the list of lots.

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