Excellent race cars up for grabs at Lloyds

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

Anyone looking for a new track toy?

Lloyds Formula 3, Iconic Midget and Race Car Auction this Saturday, August 12, has got a plethora of excellent classic and contemporary race machinery that would have any track day enthusiast ready to chuck a bid on.

Here are our favourite picks:

1972 Holden HQ Kingswood

1972 Holden HQ Kingswood

As you can probably tell by the photo, this is not your average HQ Kingswood. In fact, this is a fully stripped-out, race ready HQ with a proven provenance on the track. This Kingswood is, according to Lloyds, eligible for Group N touring car racing and was previously the quickest car in its class (NC) at Bathurst in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Lloyds add that the HQ has a brand new 308ci race engine which features H-beam rods, Ross pistons, roller cam, Holly 830 CFM carburettor, bespoke exhaust and the head has been sent to an American NASCAR team to be rebuilt. All this work has equated to a claimed 416hp engine and we reckon it would be ace to steer around the mountain.

1968 Ford Mustang

1968 Ford Mustang

This epic looking ’68 Mustang has been converted into a full blown race car and a very successful one at that. According to Lloyds, this Mustang was the 2016 Australian Trans Am Sportsman’s winner and has also raced in selected events in the New Zealand Historic Muscle Cars Series in 2015. Performance features include a 450rwhp, dry-sumped, 351ci four-bolt DART block V8 mated to a G-Force four-speed manual transmission. In addition, the ‘Stang also comes with a full floating axle and a nine-inch mini spool diff with an alloy housing. Lloyds reckon it’s a genuine turn-key race car and we’ve got to say, it looks mighty impressive.

1996 Dallara Formula 3

1996 Dallara Formula 3

Now this one is very special, mostly because, unlike the two cars above it, this is a full-blown, single-seater Formula 3 car. The other reason this one is rather special is because it’s an ex British Formula 3 Championship Car. According to Lloyds, there is approximately 2000 kilometres of mileage left on the engine, the car has a current CAMS log book and it qualifies for a number of race categories across the country. Lloyds adds that the vehicle is in ready to race condition and, it’s probably worth noting, this car would have been worth a lot more than $100,000 when new. 

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