Mazda RX-7 + Jaguar E-Type + Torana A9X + XY GT Tribute - Auction Action 412

By: Mark Higgins

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Mark Higgins checks out a few highlights from recent auctions around the country


1990 Mazda RX-7 SP Coupe
Sold: $112,000

Lot 69, Shannons Sydney

Desirable Japanese ‘poster’ cars from the 1980s and 90s are getting loads of attention and attracting serious wedge. And there is no more desirable Mazda from that era than the RX7 SP coupe. A homologation special, it’s one of two built in black by Mazda Oz and now the only one in existence. It is fully optioned and features a carbon fuel tank and Bose sound system. Rare, desirable and fast, the perfect weekend road rocket. Hardly surprising it rocketed past its estimate of $80-$90k in no time.


1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1
Sold: $173,000

Lot 62, Shannons Sydney

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This Series 1 3.8-litre E-Type, completed in May 1962 started life as a left hooker and was first sold in New York. It was shipped to Australia in the late 1980s and held by the one owner until 2014, when it joined the renowned Ian Cummins collection, whose estate is now selling it. It has been professionally converted to right-hand drive and still presents well, with new wire wheels fitted in December 2015. It was offered with an original handbook and copy of the Heritage Trust Certificate.


1977 Holden A9x Torana Hatch
Sold: $275,000

Lot 70, Shannons Sydney

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The ultra desirable, Bathurst conquering Torana A9X is arguably the finest muscle car to wear the Lion badge. Only 100 hatchbacks were made so it was no surprise that bidding was fast and furious for this superb example finished in signature Jasmine Yellow with black trim.


1967 Ford Falcon XY GT Tribute
Sold: $75,000

Lot 27, Lloyds Auctions

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With the price of genuine GT Falcons of XY and XW designations off the clock, tribute versions have become a popular alternative. Recently these tributes are starting to mimick the real ones, growing in stature and price as a pair of desirable Henrys proved. Bidding was strong for this superbly built Vermillion Fire XY with 82,000km on the clock while a 1969 XW GT-HO tribute fetched a sizeable $73,000.


1972 Chrysler Valiant XL Charger 265
Sold: $27,000

Lot 44, Shannons Sydney

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This unrestored but mechanically refurbished ‘survivor’ VH XL Charger 265 surprised many when it was offered for sale with no reserve and sold for less than its pre-sale estimate of $28-$32k.

It rolled out of the Adelaide plant with a 245 and column auto. The current owner installed a 265-hemi and a three-speed manual gearbox. The body is in good nick and largely rust-free and the interior retains its six-seat configuration.



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