Ford Mustang Boss 429 + HDT VH SS Group 3 + Bolwell Mk VII + Datsun 240Z - Auction Action 415

By: Mark Higgins

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Some highlights from recent classic car auctions...

 

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

Passed in: $310,000
Shannons, Sydney

Love a bit of American muscle? This restored offering is one of the best going. This model was used to homologate the 429 V8 for Nascar and has become one of the most highly regarded, desired and sought-after pony cars. The Boss 429 was hand built at Kar Kraft, the same mob that made Allan Moffat’s famous Coca Cola Mustang with just 500
made in in 1970.

 

1983 HDT VH SS Group 3 Commodore

Sold: $65,000
Shannons, Sydney

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HDT-fettled Commodores like this VH SS Group 3 Sedan are attracting hefty prices and this one saw keen bidding, being offered with no reserve. It's build number 1013 with
just under 95,000 kms from new, unmolested very collectible. It was in storage for many years and sold with its original books, HDT build sheet and purchase receipt.

 

1965 Bolwell Mk VII

Passed in: $50,000
Pickles, Gosford

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ONLY 400 Bolwell Mark VIIs were built making this a rare opportunity to grab a historic and valuable Aussie coupe. Designed by Campbell Bolwell and featuring a fibreglass body with Holden mechanicals this example underwent a full resto 7806kms ago. Most Bolleys sold
as kit cars ready for assembly but some were pre-made ready-for-sale. The design inspiration came from E-Type Jaguar and Toyota 2000GT.

 

1971 Datsun 240Z

Sold: $55,250
Pickles, Gosford

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NO SOONER had we raved about rapidly rising early Datto prices then one pops up. And what a gem, an Australian delivered 240Z with a full resto under its belt, but keeping many features including the original dash and radio. The 240Z was an eye-opener 2.4-litre six and 5-speed manual boxing propelling it to 210km/h and zero to 100km/h in eight seconds. Quick for its time.


What's moving and shaking:

Holden Gemini

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Simple, cheap, popular was the formula that made the Holden Gemini such a big seller for the General starting in 1975 with the TX. Available as a sedan and coupe it won that year's Wheels COTY. It had a 49kW 1600cc four with a cross-flow head and rear wheel drive as did the following TC, TD, TE, TF and TG models. The TD and subsequent models cornered better thanks to Radial Tuned Suspension. The TE featured new front and rear styling to look like a shrunken Commodore and a panel van and station wagon were added to the range along with a 1.8-litre diesel option. The last of the rear drivers was the TG that included the tarted up ZZ/Z. The last Gemini was the unloved front-drive RB of 1985. It was the least popular model and lasted just over a year.

 

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