HKS GTS 327 Bathurst Monaro + 911 SC Cabrio + Aston Martin Lagonda - Auction Action

By: Andy Enright

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Hot on the block recently - Holden HKS GTS 327 Bathurst, Porsche 911 SC Cabrio and an '81 Aston Martin Lagonda

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1968 HKS GTS 327 Bathurst

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Sold: $302,000
Shannons, Melbourne

This Warwick Yellow Bathurst busted through the top of its high estimate and kept on trucking. Here’s proof, if ever it were needed, that there’s still strong demand for the right Aussie muscle car. The Monaro’s prominence at last year’s Motorclassica, albeit a successor HT 350 version, has helped buoy interest in prime condition Sixties models and these 327s actually have a sweeter motor than the later 350ci lumps. Does this stack up as a longer term investment? That one we could debate all day.

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1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabrio

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Sold: $45,000
Shannons, Melbourne

If you thought you needed at least seventy grand before you even started thinking about air-cooled and vaguely roadworthy Porsche 911s, here’s a breath of fresh air. Just $45k would have landed you an entirely presentable 911SC. Okay, so it’s a cabrio, which isn’t as sought-after as a fixed-head coupe, and the hood had seen better days, but with Guards Red paint, Fuchs alloys and a manual box, this one has a lot of potential. Bargain of the night at Shannons for certain.

1981 Aston Martin Lagonda

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Sold: $28,000
Silverstone, UK

What could possibly go wrong with a $25k Aston Martin Lagonda? The first production car in the world to use computer management, a digital instrument panel and second series cathode ray tubes for the instrumentation, the Lagonda is an acquired taste, and this particular Laguna Beige example is in decent mechanical condition but requires extensive restoration, the previous resto having stalled. Now there’s a surprise.

 

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