Ford Falcon XY GT + Porsche 356B roadster + Torana LC GTR XU-1 - Auction Action 419

By: Mark Higgins

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Hot on the auction block recently...

1971 Ford XY Falcon GT

Sold: $110,000

The factory GT-HO racers were painted in the hero hue of Vermillion Fire, like this XY-GT. It’s 1 of 22 built to this spec and apart from the HO, the most collectible Ford muscle car to come out of Broadmeadows. It has recently been given a mechanical once-over and its original radio was popped back in the dash. It has a GT-HO front spoiler, GT-HO rear brakes and a 36-gallon tank, so it’s not totally original today but still a damn fine example of this sought after Falcon. Importantly it has a report verifying its original identity.

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1960 Porsche 356B roadster

Passed in: est $250-300k


The 356B put Porsche on the map. A rear-mount boxer-style motor continues in the 911 today. Launched at the Frankfurt motorshow in 1959, the 356B had a 1600cc engine and chassis tweaks to reduce oversteer. This one, from a prominent Porsche collector, had a recent full resto and was presented in rare stone grey paintwork, green soft-top and trim and two-tone green dash.


1970 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1

Sold: $115,000


On the block last month, into new owner's hands now. This LC GTR XU-1 was one of the first made at Holden’s Elizabeth (SA) plant. It’s owner, prominent Holden dealer Vin Kean, who with Peter Brock masterminded and backed HDT Special Vehicles. Offered with no reserve and with an estimate of $130-$140k the Plum Dinger Torana GTR XU-1 attracted a barrage of bidders all eager to secure such a gem. It went with books and ownership paperwork, and a file of photos. and receipts.

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1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III roadster

Sold: $355,130
Bonhams Goodwood


A rare feline went under the hammer at Goodwood, the scene of so much racing success for the model. This E-Type is number 14 of the final 50 V12 roadsters made and one of only 19 with a manual gearbox. Equally impressive is that it has only travelled 40,000kms since new by its two owners, the present one having had it since 1977. It was sold in outstandingly original condition.

| Read next: Jaguar E-type Series III roadster review


What's moving and shaking:

Porsche 928 1978-1995


In the late 70s Porsche's board was preparing to ditch the 911 in favour of a front engine V8 sportster. Common sense prevailed and the 911 remained, but in 1978 the 928 launched, distinguished by its long bonnet, large glasshouse and pop up headlights. Our first taste had a 4.5 litre V8, then in 1980 displacement increased to 4.7-litres with the 'S'. Also new were front and rear spoilers. In 1986 capacity grew to five-litres and 288 horsepower on unleaded fuel and in 1987 came the S4 with 320 horsepower. The Big Kahuna was the 5.4-litre 928GTS, with larger wheels, tyres, brakes, spoilers and flared rear guards. Most sold here were autos but a few manuals snuck in. Prices have been creeping up and up in recent years.

Contact your local Porsche club for advice if you’re in the market.



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