New record for Ford Falcon GT at Lloyds

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

IMG 2192 Ford Falcon XW GT IMG 2192
IMG 2372 Ford Falcon XT GT IMG 2372
IMG 2238 Holden Monaro HJ IMG 2238
IMG 2166 Holden Monaro HT GTS 350 IMG 2166

Aussie muscle cars continue to rise in value

The current growth in values of Aussie muscle cars looks set to continue, if the results of last Saturday's Lloyds auction are anything to go by.

Result of the day was $170,000 for a 1970 Ford Falcon XW GT, which the auction house says is a record price for that model. If you were ever going to pay that much, this was the car that justified it as it was a well-presented one-owner vehicle.

Meanwhile a clean XT GT went for $62,000, which represented solid buying.

So too was an exceptional 1976 Holden Monaro HJ GTS 308 four-door, which went for $52,000.

Top bid for the day was $255,000 for a 1970 HT Monaro GTS 350 auto, which was a little under reserve. However it seemed certain that car would go to the same buyer who paid $310,000 for a near-identical car in the previous Lloyds event.

Meanwhile bidding has opened for the company's first auction in Victoria, at the Shepparton Motor Museum. Some 60 lots are on offer, including classic and muscle cars from most places, plus a movie star ute (lot 47)!

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