Falcon XA GT hardtop tops the price charts at Shannons

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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torana front 1976 LX Torana - sold for $46,000. torana front
1936 rolls royce 2530 hp park ward saloon 1936 Rolls-Royce Park Ward, sold for $70k. 1936 rolls royce 2530 hp park ward saloon
1963 chevrolet impala 327 ss convertible lhd 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS - $54k wasn't quite enough to get the car. 1963 chevrolet impala 327 ss convertible lhd
1965 datsun l520 utility 1965 Datsun L520 - great buying at $7000. 1965 datsun l520 utility
1972 ford falcon xa gt coupe 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT hardtop - sold for $153k. 1972 ford falcon xa gt coupe
1992 holden hsv vp clubsport sedan 1992 HSV Clubsport - value at $17,500. 1992 holden hsv vp clubsport sedan

Torana SL/R 3300, Kombi and Dodge Charger pull solid prices

Falcon XA GT hardtop tops the price charts at Shannons
This XA Ford GT hardtop went for $153,000.

Tonight's Shannons auction saw solid bidding and there were some good buys on offer. The prime Australian lot for the night, a 1972 XA Falcon GT hardtop (lot 73), started the bidding at $120k and settled a touch above the estimate at $153,000.

Perhaps the sentimental favourite was a very original and low mileage 1976 LX Torana SL/R 3300 sedan (lot 74). Its unusual colour and spec attracted lots of interest and resulted in a final price of $46k.

One of the top lots of the night was a 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T coupe (lot 71) in red on white, and one of the nicest examples we've seen. It stirred up a protracted bidding war, which finally settled on $105,000. That was still good buying.

There were lots of options for someone on a relatively modest budget. For example a very tidy 1965 long Datsun ute (lot 7) went for $7000.

People looking for something special in Aussie muscle had three HSV Clubsports to choose from (VP, VR and VT - lots 28-30), all of them in good workable condition, that went for $15-18k each.

Solid money was offered for the right car - for example a 1957 Chevrolet Belair Sports Coupe fetched $73k. That was $3k shy of the result for an equally tidy 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE coupe.

A Porsche 930 attracted a top bid of $155k, which wasn't quite enough to get the keys.

Volkswagen Kombis still hold some magic. A 1959 modified split windscreen 23-window unit fetched a solid $121k.

Numberplates continue to attract a stream of investment money, with bidding strong across the range. Top result went to (Vic) 877, which sold for $170k.

Results

Cars

Lot 7 - 1965 Datsun L520 utility - $7,000

Lot 8 - 1965 Ford Cortina Mk1 440 - $16,000 (under negotiation)

Lot 9 - 1962 Ford Falcon XL utility - $19,000

Lot 10 - 1948 Willys Jeep Overland station wagon (woody) - $29,000 (under neg)

Lot 18 - 1926 Ford Model T roadster - $23,000

Lot 19 - 1939 Willys Sedan - $14,500

Lot 20 - 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe sedan - $21,500

Lot 21 - 1949 Allard M1 drophead coupe - $32,000 (under neg)

Lot 27 - 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix coupe - $14,500

Lot 28 - 1993 Holden HSV VR Clubsport - $16,500

Lot 29 - 1998 Holden HSV VT Clubsport - $15,000

Lot 30 - 1992 Holden HSV VP Clubsport - $17,500

Lot 31 - 1986 Chevrolet Corvette C4 convertible - $24,000

Lot 32 - 1983 Chevrolet Impala 327 SS convertible - $54,000 (under neg)

Lot 38 - 1951 Holden 48-215 FX sedan - $23,000

Lot 39 - 1958 Holden FC Special sedan - $32,500

Lot 40 - 1967 Ford Mustang High Country Special - $26,000 (under neg)

Lot 41 - 1969 Holden HT Premier 308 sedan - $28,000

Lot 42 - 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback - $42,000

Lot 43 - 1957 Chevrolet Belair Sports coupe - $73,000

Lot 44 - 1972 Holden LJ Torana 355 modified - $42,000

Lot 49 - 1985 Jaguar XJ6 series 3 - $8,250

Lot 50 - 1967 MGB MkII roadster - $15,000

Lot 51 - 1997 Jaguar XJ6 Heritage 3.2 - $9,500

Lot 52 - 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 roadster - $20,000

Lot 53 - 1954 MG TF 1250 roadster - $27,000

Lot 54 - 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Park Ward saloon - $70,000

Lot 59 - 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit saloon - $24,000

Lot 60 - 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300D Adenauer saloon - $48,000

Lot 61 - 1999 AC DAX Cobra replica - $78,000 (under neg)

Lot 62 - 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE coupe - $76,000

Lot 63 - 1983 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe - $155,000 (under neg)

Lot 64 - 1959 Vokswagen 23-window Kombi modified - $121,000

Lot 69 - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS coupe - $33,000

Lot 70 - 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire convertible - $47,000

Lot 71 - 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T coupe - $105,000

Lot 72 - 1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 - $65,000 (under neg)

Lot 73 - 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT coupe - $153,000

Lot 74 - 1976 Holden LX Torana SL/R 3300 sedan - $46,000

Number plates

Lot 24 (Vic) 82-826 - $20,000

Lot 25 (Vic) 15-629 - $20,000

Lot 26 (Vic) 6-023 - $42,000

Lot 35 (Vic) 81-118 - $44,000

Lot 36 (Vic) 3-690 - $54,000

Lot 37 (Vic) 985 - $140,000

Lot 46 (Vic) 5-822 - $48,000

Lot 47 (Vic) 2-022 - $58,000

Lot 48 (Vic) 877 - $170,000

Lot 56 (Vic) 60-006 - $42,000

Lot 57 (Vic) 2-555 - $74,000

Lot 58 (Vic) 523 - $165,000

Lot 66 (Vic) 11-356 - $36,000

Lot 67 (Vic) 1-033 - $62,000

Lot 68 (Vic) 469 - $140,000

Motorcycles

Lot 5 c1969 Vespa Sprint 150 - $5,000

Lot 6 c1961 Lambretta 175Li commercial - $12,500

Lot 15 1956 Velocette Viper 350 - $6,500

Lot 16 c1973 Lambretta 150 outfit - $8,000

Lot 17 1988 Dnepr MT11S outfit - $7,250

 

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