Ford Capri + Alfa Romeo Montreal + HT Monaro GTS - Auction Action 432

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1974 Ford Capri RS3100

Sold: $110,000
Graysonline

This Australian-delivered RS 3100 Capri is one of 250 produced globally and is easily recognised by its quad headlights and more purposeful look than the more mundane models with rectangular headlights. This one, in 70s green has travelled a mere 52,688 miles and the vendor has owned it for over 30 years.

It was sold with log books from new and an owner’s manual.

 

1962 Chrysler Valiant S Series

Sold: $18,000
Burns & Co

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Finding a famed S Series Valiant isn't easy and finding one that appears in fine fettle and at this price seems excellent buying. The S Series, with its futuristic shape and slant-six engine looked light years ahead of the offerings from the General and Henry’s mob at the time. This auto gearbox version has travelled 92,464 miles and looks fabulous. Not many exist and it would be hard to resto one for this price.

 

1975 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Sold: $129,530
Silverstone

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One of Alfa Romeo’s greatest creations, the Montreal, was their first supercar. The floorpan was from a modified 1750 GTV chassis and it had independent coil sprung front suspension, live coil sprung rear axle, limited slip differential and ventilated discs. Providing the grunt is a quad-cam V8 and five-speed manual, giving it a top speed of 137mph. This one has travelled 69,000 miles from new, is one of 175 made in right-hand drive, has matching numbers and has been with the one owner since 1993.

 

1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350

Sold: $455,209
Graysonline

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This is the car that kicked off Brocky’s Bathurst career. Fifty years ago Brock (and Moffat in a GT-HO) started their first Bathurst enduro. Brock was paired with experienced campaigner Des West in the recently formed Holden Dealer Team and finished an outstanding third outright. His team-mate Colin Bond won the event in a sister car. It had a nut and bolt resto in the mid-2000s and is a wonderful motorsport artefact.

| Read more: Brock's HT Monaro fetches $455,209 at Graysonline

 

1970 HT Holden Premier wagon

Sold: $40,000
Burns & Co

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Being the more expensive luxo offering from the General, the Premier wasn't a mass-market seller. Rarer still are Prem wagons with 253ci V8s in their snout. This one has a mere 44,432 miles showing. It looks the part in this hard to find combo of gold duco and white roof and gold interior trim. What a lovely thing as a weekend cruiser or to head off to the drive-in, old school style.

 

1962 Holden EK Special

Sold: $12,000
Shannons

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The EK was distinguished from the FB by a few minor cosmetic changes; and was the first Holden available with an auto transmission. Changes aside, it was more or less a mechanical carryover from the FC. This one is pretty much complete according to the blurb and ripe for refurbishment. With two-tone paint with dual accent interior the whitewalls and hubcaps it's a true 60s picture.

| Buyer's Guide: Holden FB-EK

 

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Datsun 280Z

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Datsun 280Z The Datsun 280ZX was the first time the "by Nissan" subscript was badged with the Datsun logo. The 280ZX was a follow on from the 240 and 260Z cars. It was obvious the 280ZX was a bigger, bulkier unit and more GT than sports coupe, but it proved a successful formula. Powered by an inline six that it shared with the 280C limo, the ZX was offered with either a manual or auto gearbox. When new in 1980 it cost $19,800 and, as supply levels dwindle, an upward swing in price is likely. As it's a 1980s car, carefully inspect the body as the anti-corrosion measures weren’t as robust as today but the mechanicals were reasonably strong.

 

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