VW Kombi Type II + Holden Torana A9X + Ferrari 308 - Auction Action

By: Andy Enright

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Hot auction items from last month include a VW splittie bus, an Aussie muscle A9X and a classic Italian TV star car

Look for the upcoming Lloyds classic car auction

1965 VW Type II 21-Window

VW Bus 2

Sold: $398,000
Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale

Fans of originality look away now. This 21-window splittie that ambled across the block at Barrett-Jackson has had a bit of work courtesy of Kindig-it Design. The body’s painted in a combo of Mercedes Black over Bentley Magnolia White, there’s a Sew Fine custom red interior and there are restomod front and rear Airkewld disc and custom 17" wheels, the fit completed with a Kicker hidden car audio system. As you can see from the final sale price, the updates didn’t do much to dent value.

1977 Holden Torana A9X

Holden -torana -a 9x

SOLD: $260,000
Lloyds, Carrara, Qld

Owned by the last keeper for fifteen years, this stunning Holden Torana A9X is the real deal and it might just be in the most desirable colour combo too, Palais White with a black bonnet. The car’s covered 140,000 kilometres and comes with a set or original rims.

A9X values have been rock solid even when lesser Aussie cars have looked shaky, so if you’re looking for the gold standard, one of the 99 examples of this car is, alongside a GT-HO Phase III, about as good as it gets. 

1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV

Ferrari -308

Sold: $240,000
Bonhams, Scottsdale

Wait, what? $240k for a Ferrari 308 GTSi? Seems a bit strong, until you realise that this one has a bit of history. This 36,000 miler is documented by Ferrari North America as being one of the cars driven by Tom Selleck on Magnum P.I. during the ‘84-‘85 (Series 4) season. Due to the car’s condition and low mileage, it is believed that this car was used for the light action/close-up scenes. So grow that mo, break out the hibiscus shirt and start laying waste to some nature strips.



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