Brock Magnum + Torana A9X + AC Ace Roadster + Aston Martin DB6 - Auction Action 413

By: Mark Higgins

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Highlights from recent car auctions around the world

1984 Holden WB Brock Magnum

Passed in
Lloyds Auctions

No sooner had the HDT Magnum starred in issue #412 ‘Luxo Grunt’, than one popped up at auction. Only 100 were made and it’s unknown how many are still around.

Described as an unmolested, two owner Series 2 Magum Caprice, this 1984 example comes with HDT authentication, build plaque ‘WB1494’. The big 5-litre V8 iron lion has travelled 280,000km and has been with the one female owner for the past 25 years. Finished in white it came with the original spare tyre and jack.


1977 Holden LX Torana A9X sedan

Sold: $365,000
Lloyds Auctions

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Has the world gone mad? I know the A9X is among the most revered Holden muscle cars and yes, this is the first production model built, with 58,000km on the clock but, this is a massive premium. I suppose it proves the A9X is clearly the GT-HO of the Holden world and follows hard on the heels of the $275,000 paid for the more exclusive hatch, that sold in Sydney last month. It’s gonna be interesting to see where prices sit for the fastest ever T’rana, in a few years time.

See the auction results: Holden Torana A9X sets auction record 

1958 AC Ace Roadster

Sold: $331,754
Bonhams Goodwood

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While it was cold and snowing outside, the action was red hot inside, with multiple bidders chasing the prize of this 1958 AC Ace Roadster, that doubled its pre-auction estimate. This AC Ace with chassis ‘AE413’ was one of 21 made in 1958 with most being exported. From new it had three owners until 1996. It underwent an eight-year, ground-up resto of its body, interior, new wire wheels and mechanicals starting 2007. It was offered with a log book, registration certificate and original owner’s handbook.


1967 Aston Martin DB6

Sold: $302,427
Bonhams Goodwood

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This beautiful was another fiercely fought over classic. The DB6 built on the success of its predecessor and its longer wheelbase improved handling, interior comfort and high-speed stability. The four-litre six, fed by triple SU carbs was bolted to a five-speed manual gearbox. This example had many options of the time fitted and had spent most of the past two decades garaged.


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