HSV GTSR W1 + HDT VC Commodore + Falcon XW GT + Hudson Hornet - Auction Action 405

By: Mark Higgins

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Hot on the block recently - HSV W1, a HDT VC Commodore + a 1969 Ford Falcon XW GT, a Hudson Hornet Club Sport Coupe and a 2002 Reynard Indycar

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2017 Holden HSV GTSR W1

Passed in: $257,500
Manheim Auctions

Saving the best till last, this 2017 GTSR W1 is the last of the 30-year HSV bloodline and many would say its crowning achievement. One of only 300 to be made on the last ever Australian Commodore platform, it is bound to become a future classic. In its snout, a 6.2-litre supercharged LS9 V8 with 474kW/815Nm bolted to a six-speed self-shifter. It is basically a street legal race car and this example, with menacing black paintwork has just 14km on the clock. After passing in at auction, the W1 was sold for an undisclosed sum after negotiations.


1980 Holden HDT VC Commodore

Sold: $100,000
Lloyds Auctions

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The VC HDT kicked off Peter Brock's Special Vehicle operation in the early 1980s.

This example, one of only 28 built in this colour and driveline combo sold for what is believed a new record for this blue-chip Aussie.

It sold with 102,875kms on the clock, original paperwork, service books, rego labels and paperwork from Brock himself.


1969 Ford Falcon XW GT

Sold: $121,000
Lloyds Auctions

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Proving that Aussie muscle cars are as keenly sought as ever, this original and clean Silver Fox XWGT with a Windsor 351 ,auto trans and 42,347 miles on the odometer headed to the auction ring unreserved.

It underwent a mild resto about a decade ago and had all matching numbers to boost its provenance. It is another example of the continuing strength of these desirable Fords from the golden era.


1952 Hudson Hornet Club Sport Coupe

Sold: $56,400
Mossgreen Auctions

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The Hudson Hornet was a star of the early days of NASCAR, which it dominated, with a threepeat of championships from 1951. The 1952 model had a 308ci 6-cylinder engine producing 170hp. Hudson closed its doors on June 25, 1957.

This LHD example features a 3-speed column auto, Weather Eye heating and ventilation. It’s finished in Texas Tan with matching fabric interior and carpets.

2002 Reynard Indycar

Passed in: $45,000
Lloyds Auctions

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This Indycar has strong Aussie connections Bought new by Barry Green and raced by three-time Indy 500 champ Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy, it eventually ended up with Team Australia. It has been driven by Aussies David Besnard, Marcus Marshall the only Aussie to win an Indycar title, Will Power. It wound up as the promo car for the Gold Coast Indy race. Minus an engine but complete otherwise, it would make a hell of a simulator.

What's moving and shaking:

Honda Civic Type R

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Launched in 2007 the Civic Type R revitalised the brand in Oz. Offered in a three-door body with one engine and gearbox combo, it was initially offered in red, silver or black with white joining the palette in 2009.

Powering the Type R was a naturally aspirated, 2.0-litre engine pumping out 148kW/193Nm mated to a six-speed manual. Zero to 100km/h took 6.6sec. Sitting on 18-inch alloys connected to MacPherson-strut front and torsion beam rear suspension, it looked the part. Inside were body hugging Alcantara sports pews. Given that only Just 2162 were sold between 2007-12 for a sticker price of $39,990 it could be a good bet for the future.


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