Holden HQ GTS + Lamborghini LM002 + Chev CERV 1 - Auction Action

By: Andy Enright

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Hot on the block over the last month - triple zero plated HQ GTS, 'Rambo Lambo', plus historic Chev test car

Look for the upcoming Lloyds classic car auction

1972 Holden HQ 350 GTS

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Sold: $157,500
Lloyds, Carrara, Qld

Triple zero plated internal GMH 350 Monaros don’t crop up for sale too often, so it was understandable that there was a big kerfuffle caused by this Leo Pruneau validated car. Paperwork suggests that this car was the first manual GTS built in 1972, appeared at the Melbourne Motor Show that year and has covered 630 kms since a full resto in 2005 and a total of just 44,500 on the clock.

1988 Lamborghini LM002

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Sold: $255,000
Bonhams, Scottsdale

At the time, the ‘Rambo Lambo’ LM002 was a crushing financial bellyflop. Only 328 were built, sporting the 5.2-litre V12 from a Countach and wearing an outrageous asking price. The LM002 is now the goose that lay golden eggs, the vehicle that lends a ring of historical authenticity to Sant’Agata’s attempt to cash in on the SUV market with its new Urus. Compared to its successor, $255k looks a bargain.

1960 Chevrolet CERV 1

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Sold: $1,74M
Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale

One of the crown jewels of American automotive history, the Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 was developed between 1959 and 1960 by Zora Arkus-Duntov as a mid-engined testbed to better understand ride and handling concepts for future Corvette development.  A landmark in GM history, the CERV 1 paved the way for generations of giantkilling Vettes.


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