Hero HK Monaro scores big at Shannons

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Hero HK Monaro scores big at Shannons
HK 327 Monaro was the her car for the night.

An HK GTS 327 Monaro Bathurst coupe was the star lot at Shannons tonight, recording a stunning final bid of $302,000, significantly over the $200-230k estimate. Meanwhile a slightly less glamourous (but exceptional) HK GTS 186 Monaro pulled a remarkable $92,000.

One of the most interesting lots was a ZC Fairlane in a rare combo of 351 V8 plus manual transmission. It needed a little work but still looked like good buying at $26,000.

A 1973 Holden HQ GTS 308 Monaro sedan scored very solid bidding, finishing at $60,500 - well above estimate.

Brock cars proved popular with a VK SS scoring $61,500 and a VL Group A with low miles getting a final bid of $70,000.

The most intriguing lot of the night was the HQ Racing Victoria promo car, in aid of the Good Friday Appeal. Bidding was enthusiastic and reached $16,000, substantially above the $10k top estimate.

Our bang for you buck award goes to the buyer of the 1977 Chrysler Cordoba coupe with a 400ci V8, who got it for $6000.

Here is the full list of results.

1 1979 Holden UC Torana SL sedan -$7250

2 1977 Holden HJ 4.2 utility - $8000

4 1926 Morris Cowley bullnose roadster - $10,500

5 1925 Dodge 4 Roadster fire truck - $13,500

6 1953 Riley RMF 2.5 saloon $31,500

7 1967 Holden HR Premier sedan - $29,000 under negotiation

8 1988 Jaguar XJ8 4.0 saloon - $7500

11 1984 BMW 635CSi - $12,000

12 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow saloon - $22,000

13 1963 Jaguar MkII 3.4 saloon - $25,000

14 1977 Chrysler Cordoba coupe - $6000

15 1977 Chrysler Newport sedan - $6000

17 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 saloon - $27,000

18 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible - $35,000

20 1968 Triumph TR6 2500 PI roadster - $52,000

21 1969 Jaguar E-type Series II 2+2 coupe - $61,000 under negotiation

22 1971 Holden HQ race car charity lot - $16,000

23 1971 Chrysler VG Valiant hardtop coupe - $13,000

24 1965 Ford Falcon XP coupe - $33,500

25 1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 308 sedan - $60,500

26 1962 Holden EK Special sedan - $37,000

27 1984 Holden VK Commodore HDT SS sedan - $61,500

28 1988 Holden VL Commodore HDT Group A SS sedan - $70,000

29 1984 Mercedes-Benz 280CE coupe - $14,250

30 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL280 convertible - $31,000

31 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300B limousine - $45,000

32 1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Martin & King coupe - $66,000

33 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III saloon - $80,000

34 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300SE coupe - $68,000 under negotiation

35 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible - $122,000 under negotiation

36 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit saloon - $27,500

37 1925 Morris half ton tray truck - $52,000

38 1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp shooting brake - $25,000

39 1947 Jaguar MkIV 1.5lt saloon - $54,000 under negotiation

40 1934 Ford three-window hotrod coupe - $67,500

41 1978 Porsche 911SC coupe - $81,000

42 1971 Jaguar E-type Series III 2+2 coupe - $80,000 under negotiation

43 1959 Jaguar XK150 roadster - $140,000 under negotiation

44 1969 Ford ZC Fairlane 351 manual sedan - $26,000

45 1972 Ford Escort GT 1600 twin-cam coupe - $70,000

46 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 186S coupe - $92,000

47 1988 Holden HSV VL Commodore Group A SS sedan - $81,000

48 1968 Holden HK Monaro 327 GTS Bathurst coupe - $302,000

49 1983 Porsche 911SC convertible - $45,000

50 1969 Ford XW/XY Fairmont GT replica - $55,000

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