Toranas steal the show at Lloyds auction

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Local muscle car boom continues

Toranas steal the show at Lloyds auction
This A9X cruised to a sale price of $250,000.

Toranas were definitely flavour of the month at Saturday’s Lloyds auction, with three prime examples fetching good money.

A 1976 SS hatch with a 308 and some A9X dress-up bits scored a very solid $92,000, while an exceptional GTR XU-1 pulled $107,000.

Final lot for the day was an A9X hatch for which bidding shot past the $200k mark and finally settled at $250,000.

European cars did pretty well, with a 1976 Ferrari 380GTB pulling $186,000 and a 1979 Porsche 930 turbo pulling $130,000.

Mazda rotaries are still in demand, with an RX2 fetching $38,500 and an RX3 scoring a top bid of $47,600.

Replica or tribute Australian muscle cars are finding solid ground, now that originals are becoming so expensive. A 1970 Ford Falcon XY GT replica fetched $65,000, while a 1979 Holden Commodore VC Brock replica scored a top bid of $29,000.

There were some good pickings for bargain hunters: a 1984 Camaro with no reserve and in need of restoration went for $3250, while a 1988 Pontiac Firebird (also no reserve) needing a little work went for just $6200.

Top bids

(note: some cars will have passed in)

Lot 3 1960 Toyota Celica $2500

Lot 4 1967 Toyota Corona $3300

Lot 5 1981 Honda Prelude $ 2800

Lot 7 1978 Datsun 200B SSS coupe $4100

Lot 8 1975 Mazda 808 $14,000

Lot 9 1978 Mazda 323 $7200

Lot 11 1976 Datsun 260Z 2+2 $10,000

Lot 12 1997 Nisan 200SX $11,100

Lot 13 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser $27,280

Lot 14 1973 Mazda RX2 $38,500

Lot 15 1973 Mazda RX3 $47,600

Lot 17 1948 Austin KZ truck $4200

Lot 18 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 $4700

Lot 19 1976 Leyland Mini Moke $9400

Lot 20 1966 Austin Healey Sprite $8000

Lot 21 19978 Porsche Boxster $17,500

Lot 22 1971 Land Rover 2A $11,200

Lot 24 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC $11,200

Lot 25 1939 Citroen Traction Avant $12,000

Lot 26 1970 Daimler limousine $20,000

Lot 27 1970 Triumph TR6 $37,500

Lot 28 1985 TVR 390i $12,500

Lot 29 1994 MGB RV8 $18,000

Lot 30 1980 VW Kombi $18,000

Lot 31 1986 BMW M6 $42,000

Lot 33 2005 Morgan Roadster $64,000

Lot 34 2011 Morgan 4/4 Roadster $69,000

Lot 35 1999 Ferrari 456GTA $78,000

Lot 37 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo $130,000

Lot 38 1976 Ferrari 308GTB $186,000

Lot 40 1977 Chrysler Valiant van $14,000

Lot 42 1984 Chevrolet Camaro $3300

Lot 43 1988 Pontiac Firebird $6200

Lot 44 1978 Lincoln Continental $6400

Lot 45 1968 Chevrolet Impala $14,500

Lot 47 1956 Chrysler New Yorker $23,000

Lot 48 1982 Pontiac Trans Am $12,600

Lot 49 1984 Chevrolet C10 $20,600

Lot 50 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood $64,000

Lot 51 2011 Chevrolet Camaro $66,000

Lot 53 1962 Chevrolet Corvette $72,000

Lot 54 1965 Chevrolet Corvette $62,000

Lot 56 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass $17,000

Lot 57 1964 Ford Mustang $23,300

Lot 58 1966 Ford Mustang $27,000

Lot 59 1967 Ford Mustang $27,500

Lot 60 1973 Ford Mustang $21,600

Lot 61 1955 Ford F100 $59,000

Lot 62 2017 Ford AC Cobra replica $14,000

Lot 64 1987 Ford Falcon $1900

Lot 65 1979 Ford Fairlane $5000

Lot 66 1998 Ford Fairlane Ghia $3200

Lot 67 2004 Ford Fairlane Ghia $15,750

Lot 68 1974 Ford LTD $16,000

Lot 70 1978 Ford Fairmont $14,500

Lot 71 1977 Ford Fairmont GXL $24,000

Lot 72 1970 Ford Falcon $22,000

Lot 73 1973 Ford Fairmont $28,500

Lot 74 1974 Ford Landau $43,000

Lot 76 2004 Ford Krystal stretch limo $53,000

Lot 77 1974 Ford XB coupe $61,000

Lot 78 1970 Ford Falcon XY GT replica $65,000

Lot 80 1976 Holden HJ utility $3500

Lot 81 1967 Holden HR Premier $11,500

Lot 82 1963 Holden EJ $6900

Lot 83 1992 Holden Commodore $9500

Lot 84 2000 Holden Calais $5100

Lot 85 1984 Holden Statesman Caprice $8900

Lot 86 1995 HSV Clubsport $8000

Lot 87 2002 Holden Monaro $14,500

Lot 89 1989 Holden Calais $7400

Lot 90 1950 Holden 48-215 $15,000

Lot 91 1979 Holden Commodore SL/E $9600

Lot 92 1975 Holden HJ Kingswood $8600

Lot 93 1979 Holden Commodore Brock replica $29,000

Lot 94 1955 Holden FJ $25,000

Lot 96 1990 Holden Commodore SS $75,000

Lot 98 1976 Holden Torana SS 308 $92,000

Lot 99 1972 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 $107,000

Lot 100 1977 Holden A9X $250,000

 

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