Ford XY GT hits $127k, Holden XU-1 $112.5k - auction

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Ford XY GT and Torana GTR XU-1 score big numbers at auction.

Ford XY GT hits $127k, Holden XU-1 $112.5k - auction
The XY GT Ford pulled big dollars.

The two star Aussie cars at tonight's Shannons auction in Melbourne hit big numbers.

A 1972 Ford XY GT which we regarded as a bellweather lot sold for $127,000 - an exceptional result. We featured the car earlier in the week.

Arguably the other star local lot was a 1973 Torana GTR XU-1, which comprehensively broke the $100k barrier with a sale price of $112,500.

Overall the sale rate for the auction was very high, with only a few lots passed in.

The results from the auction were, by lot number:

1 MGB 'rubbernose' $10,250;

2 Fiat 124 $13,500

3 Plymouth Belvedere utility $10,000

4 Steyr Puch Haflinger $14,500

5 Ford Capri 1600 $23,000

6 Nash Statesman $9500

7 Alfa Romeo GTV $15,500

8 Triumph Stag $16,500

9 Jaguar XJ6 manual $6500

10 Maserati Biturbo $14,000

11 Mercedes-Benz 220SE coupe $22,000

12 Citroen DS2.3 soft-top $34,000

15 Bentley Turbo armoured sedan $37,000

16 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud $16,500

18 Alvis TD 21 $51,000

20 Cadillac Seville 1981 $8500

21 Corvette C4 $16,000

22 Chrysler 300 hardtop 1968 $18,500

23 Ford Thunderbird $16,500

24 Studebaker 1947 $14,000

26 Auburn 653 Phaeton $104,000

29 Honda S600 coupe $18,000

33 Mercedes-Benz 280SL $24,000

34 Honda S600 Roadster $25,000

35 Alfa Romeo Sprint $39,000

38 Ferrari 308 GTSI $140,000

39 Ford LTD P5 $21,000

40 Ford XC Fairmont $27,500

41 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 $112,500

42 Ford Falcon XY GT $127,000

43 Ford Falcon XY GS $65,000

 

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