Shelby Cobra + HSV Clubsport + GTS350 Monaro - Auction Action

By: Andy Enright

Hot on the block recently - Shelby Cobra CSX2442, '91 HSV Clubsport and over $300k paid for a 1970 Holden Monaro GTS 350 auto

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1965 Shelby Cobra CSX442

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No sale. Est $1.3M
Auctions America,
Fort Lauderdale

Lyle D. Groenwold was not a careful guardian of CSX2442. He acquired it new for $6070.05 from Rossetter Ford, Inc. in Peoria, Illinois on October 30, 1965, promptly crashed it and then had it repossessed. Its next owner, a body and paint guy, took a bit more care keeping the car for over 50 years. Repainted from its original white, it runs with its original 289-cid, 271-hp V8 and four-speed tranny. The brakes are four-wheel discs fitted with painted knock-off wire wheels with AC two-eared spinners. The US market for cars a step down from ultimate and unblemished is a tough one at the moment though, and CSX2442 failed to nail its reserve.

1991 HSV Clubsport

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Sold: Lloyds, Carrara

Crashing back down to earth, here’s a car that’d make a sound investment and a cheap daily smoker. Less than ten grand for a V8 HSV Clubbie with a modest number on the odo seems like a smart piece of business, especially as this one would now be eligible for club rego in Victoria. The key to late 80s/early 90s cars like these is to be patient with any price gains. It’s not going to put your kids through college but it might mean free motoring for a few years.

1970 Holden Monaro GTS 350 auto

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Sold: $310,000
Lloyds, Carrara

This would be our headliner most months, but this big-money coupe is something special. Treated to a two year nut and bolt resto and full galvanization, this matching numbers Monaro is one of 275 made with an auto box, which seemed to do little to dent the enthusiasm of bidders. With a beautifully restored red leather interior, wax top battery and two-speaker radio with under dash OEM fader, this was a $310k glue trap for starry-eyed baby-boomers.

See the Lloyds auction report here.


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