Lloyds brings the Aussie muscle

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Locally made legends are just a bid away

Lloyds Classic, Muscle and Barn Finds auction, which takes place this Saturday June 17, has some truly excellent Aussie muscle up for grabs.

Here are our favourite picks:

1971 Holden Monaro HQ

1971 Holden Monaro HQ

Undoubtedly one of the all-time greats, this HQ Monaro LS (Luxury Sports) is, judging by the photos, in unbelievable, original condition. What’s even more remarkable about this particular HQ is the mileage, or perhaps better put, lack thereof. This 46-year-old car has an absurdly low 7277 miles on the odometer from new! It’s also got the full-fat 308ci (5.0-litre) V8 mated to the 3-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, it appears to have its original paint scheme of metallic gold with a contrasting black vinyl roof.

1970 Ford Falcon XY

1970 Ford Falcon XY

Another home-grown legend, the XY GT can perhaps even lay claim to being the most iconic Aussie muscle car of all, depending on who you talk to, of course. This particular XY is not a real GT; it started life as a standard Falcon with a factory ‘GS’ rally pack. However, it has been faithfully recreated to look and perform just like a real GT. It features the factory ‘Yellow Ochre’ paintwork, saddle brown trim, log books, factory sunroof, braced 9-inch diff, 351ci (5.7-litre) V8, auto meter dash, custom fuel tank and 15-inch globe wheels.

1974 Ford Falcon XB GT

1974 Ford Falcon XB GT

Another prolific car of the Aussie muscle world, the XB GT hardtop coupe is still capable of capturing the imagination of any Blue Oval fan. This particular GT underwent a full nut-and-bolt restoration in 2013 to exacting standards, using only new or new-old stock. Before the restoration, the vehicle sat unregistered in storage for more than 22 years. Being a GT351, it features the stonking 351ci (5.7-litre) V8, which is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. It features ‘Yellow Blaze’ paintwork and has an indicated 42,525 kilometres on the clock, which is impressively low.

2003 Holden Monaro CV6

2003 Holden Monaro CV6

Yes, it’s a V2-series Monaro, but what’s different about this one is that it’s quite possibly rarer than the HQ. Why, you may ask? Because this is a CV6, the CV8’s smaller-capacity, V6 supercharged sibling. And what makes these rare is that, quite simply, not many were ordered instead of the 8-cylinder counterpart. Rumour actually has it that at one point, for every CV6 that was sold, 10 CV8s were sold. This particular CV6 is finished in silver and has an indicated 203,944 kilometres on the clock from new.

There are plenty more excellent cars in this auction and you can check out the full catalogue here.
 

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