Lloyds hot rod auction looks awesome

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Some excellent American metal is being auctioned off right now!

Lloyds auction house has got a simply awesome array of hot rods and American muscle up for grabs at their forthcoming Auction this Saturday, June 3.

Here are our top four picks:

1970 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum

1970 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum

The ’70 Charger was the first year of production for the third generation of the big American Coupe, and many argue that the third-gen Chargers were the best looking. This particular Charger is finished in ‘Curious Yellow’ with contrasting grey and black interior and, most importantly, is a genuine matching numbers R/T (Road/Track) fitted with the monolithic ‘Magnum’ 7.2lt V8. The donk the size of a small house pumps out a very healthy 240kW and is mated to a 3-speed automatic gearbox. The vehicle appears to be in immaculate condition and these R/Ts are getting harder and harder to find.

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

This isn’t just any normal C3 Corvette, this is a ’71 Stingray with the LS6 7.4lt V8, which was only ever offered to customers for one year. As a result the LS6 Corvettes are very rare cars, with only 188 ever being made with the gargantuan donk. What makes this particular one rarer still is that the LS6 Stingrays could be optioned with either a 4-speed manual or 3-speed ‘Turbo-Hydramatic’ automatic. According to Lloyds, 181 of them were optioned as manual, 7 were optioned as an automatic. What a car!

1968 Chevrolet Camaro

1968 Chevrolet Camaro

This, as you’ve probably guessed, is not your everyday, run of the mill Camaro. In fact there is nothing ordinary about this American muscle coupe, and it all starts with the engine. The eagle eyed among you may have already noticed the ‘572’ on the side of the car, and, if you haven’t guessed it yet, this denotes the engines size, 572 cubic inches, or 9.4lt! That is simply absurd, this thing would make a Dodge Viper blush. Other staggering modifications made to the vehicle include 6 piston Wilwood brakes, 9-inch rear end with 35 spline axles, 355 ratio alloy centre, ‘Tru Track’ adjustable rear shocks, HD tail shaft and a plethora of billet alloy parts under the bonnet. According to the seller, the Camaro is pumping out 462kW, and we don’t doubt it with an engine that big.

1971 Chevrolet C-10

1971 Chevrolet C-10

Is there anything more American than a pick-up truck? This ’71 C-10 does look like a big salute to the Red, White and Blue. It isn’t exactly what you’d call stock though. There have been a fair few modifications going on here, which include: Centreline wheels, HID Headlights, Kenwood stereo with full sound system (including speakers in the tray, polished water pump, optima red top battery, tinted glass, heavy duty tow pack, alloy dash pod, alloy radiator, polished air-conditioning compressor, maple timber rear floor and a vinyl lift up rear lid.

There are plenty of other excellent cars in the auction, and you can check out all the lots here.

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