Falcon XY GTHO + Austin Healey + HSV SV5000 - Auction Action 408

By: Mark Higgins, Unique Cars magazine

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A few highlights from recent auto auctions around the country

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1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III

Sold: $430,000
Lloyds Auctions

What gives Australia’s ultimate muscle car, greater provenance? A Bathurst pedigree. This one, in the hands of Garry Rush and Damon Beck competed in the great race in 1971.

Fitted with one of only 25 ‘Quality Control’ 351 race engines built, it was entered by Baldwin Ford of North Sydney and was recently resprayed.

 

1964 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK3

Sold: $65,000
Shannons, Sydney

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Wire-spoked wheels, a long bonnet hiding a twin- carb 3.0 litre six, twin exhausts, wooden dash panel, small cockpit and quintessentially English, the Austin Healey BJ8 could reach 120mph. This early Phase II has lived in Australia for many years. Its current owner bought it in 2000 and drives it regularly and apart from a Thermatic fan being fitted, it remains as it left the factory. It was given a respray in Old English White earlier this year, performed by local professionals, it was offered with no reserve.

 

1991 VN Commodore HSV SV5000

Sold: $52,500
Shannons, Sydney

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Early HSV prices are on the up. This one owner SV5000 is one of 291 produced in SV Racing Green, with contrasting grey leather trim. It was delivered to its only owner on May 31, 1991. When new the SV5000 was $52,995. Driven its 68,961 kilometres by the owner’s wife. It hasn't been restored and is the ideal addition or starting point for any HSV enthusiast.

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